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COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Holding the backpacks they just got from the Three Rivers Area Faith Community booth, 7-year-old Johnnie Redmond (left) and 5-year-old Charleigh Redmond (right) of Three Rivers enjoy the annual Back-To-School Celebration at The Huss Project Saturday. Around 300 backpacks were available to be given out at the festival free of charge, filled with school supplies for the new school year.
THREE RIVERS — With the back-to-school season rapidly approaching, a local nonprofit in Three Rivers helped local kids and their families get ready with a festival this past weekend. The Huss Project held its annual Back To School Festival Saturday, featuring games, activities, food vendors and...
FABIUS TWP. — Residents of Fabius Township will soon have their opportunity to weigh in on their proposed master plan update before it’s sent to the township’s board. The Fabius Township Planning Commission announced at their Aug. 9 meeting that a public hearing to gather feedback on the updated...
MENDON — The event many people consider to be the last hurrah of summer in St. Joseph County is coming back to Mendon for its 34th year. The 34th Mendon Riverfest will make its way back to town Thursday, Aug. 18 through Saturday, Aug. 20, with a number of events old and new at Reed Riverside Park...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - United States Rep. Fred Upton speaks to those in attendance at Glen Oaks Community College Tuesday, celebrating a $900,000 distance learning grant the college received as an earmark in the newest federal budget. Upton helped spearhead putting the earmark in the bill, which the college looks to use to put videoconferencing equipment in classrooms to allow lessons to broadcast synchronously to students.
CENTREVILLE — A sitting United States Congressman was in Centreville Tuesday morning to mark a special occasion for Glen Oaks Community College. U.S. Rep. Fred Upton was on hand at GOCC’s Dresser Business Development Auditorium as part of a celebration of a $900,000 congressional grant the college...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Fabius Township Trustee Judy Holman comments on the Three Rivera Ambulance contract proposal during Wednesday’s Fabius Township Board meeting.
FABIUS TWP. — Some of Fabius Township’s board members said they have little trust in the City of Three Rivers with regards to how it manages its ambulance funds. Those prevailing sentiments delayed a vote by the Fabius Township board Wednesday on a new ambulance contract between four local...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Brandon (right) and Ashley Magnus are co-owners of the new Constantine brewery River Trade Brewing Company, which opened its doors to the public at its location at 145 S. Washington St. Saturday, Aug. 6. The brewery offers in-house brewed beer, food and dessert.
CONSTANTINE — There have been many different businesses that have called 145 S. Washington St. in Constantine home over the last few decades, from furniture stores and flower shops to breweries and more. Now, a new brewery will occupy the space, and brings a brand-new eating/drinking establishment...
Photo provided - Boy Scout Troop 410 leaders Larry Springer, Dan Becker, and Keith Knisley present Chase Gray (left) with his Eagle Scout neckerchief, badge and medal at a ceremony at the Constantine American Legion on Aug. 1. Gray, 15, became an Eagle Scout during the ceremony, earning 35 merit badges.
CONSTANTINE — A local Boy Scout recently received one of the highest honors a scout can get: Becoming an Eagle Scout. At a ceremony at the Constantine American Legion on Aug. 1, Chase Gray of Troop 410 was presented with his BSA Eagle Scout Award, something only 4 percent of all youth who enter...
THREE RIVERS — A draft of classroom display guidelines that will be discussed by the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education at their next meeting Monday, Aug. 15 appears to codify the status quo when it comes to those displays. According to a draft of the guidelines, obtained by the...
THREE RIVERS — Possible guidance on how Three Rivers Community Schools handles classroom displays in schools will be headed to the full TRCS Board of Education next week. The school board’s policy committee held a public meeting regarding a potential policy on classroom displays Monday, ultimately...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - St. Joseph County Prosecutor David Marvin (right, standing) questions Colon Police Department Sgt. Joel Herr (left) during a preliminary examination hearing Thursday for Michael Lafler, who is accused of murdering Chelsea Wallen in Colon back in October of 2021.
CENTREVILLE — A man accused of murdering 33-year-old Chelsea Wallen in Colon will be going back to St. Joseph County Circuit Court in the near future. During a three-hour preliminary examination hearing Thursday for Michael Shane Lafler, St. Joseph County 3B District Court Judge Jeffrey Middleton...

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