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COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured is the Riverside Church polling location in Three Rivers during the November 2020 election. The primary election for the 2022 election cycle will be held Tuesday, Aug. 2, with a number of contested primaries and proposals to vote for.
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY — Michigan’s primary elections for the 2022 election cycle occur Tuesday, Aug. 2, with a number of contested local, county and state primaries on the ballot. Polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning and go until 8 p.m. Polling locations around the county are as follows: Burr Oak...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured is the Constantine Village Office Thursday. The Village of Constantine will have three proposals on Tuesday’s primary ballot, looking for permission to create special assessments for fire protection, police protection and ambulance service.
CONSTANTINE — Police, fire and ambulance services are considered to be essential services to any community to keep people safe. With rising expenses in recent years, however, one community is hoping residents will give them permission to let them get more funds for these essential services. The...
THREE RIVERS — The St. Joseph County Transportation Authority has had plenty of importance as an asset for county residents since it was formed in 2002. In 2019, the service provided 81,965 rides to patrons, and already has reached 75 percent of that total in 2022, something SJCTA Director Al Balog...
THREE RIVERS — Those who want to challenge material at the Three Rivers Public Library now have a revised form and policy to do so. On Tuesday, the library’s Board of Trustees approved revisions to their policy on controversial materials, which would revise the process of how the library handles...
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Mich. — Monkeypox, a virus that was recently declared a public health emergency by the World Health Organization, is not in St. Joseph County at this time, according to the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency (BHSJ). However, it has been reported in St. Joseph...
Photos provided - Pictured is the field for the 36th District House of Representatives Republican primary on Aug. 2, which covers all of St. Joseph County and eastern Cass County. Pictured are (clockwise from top left) current State Rep. Steve Carra, Navy vet and St. Joseph County Road Commissioner Jack Coleman, pastor Jerry Solis, and businessman Scott McGraw.
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY — One of the most hotly contested races in the 2022 election cycle in the local area is the race for the Republican nomination for state representative in the Michigan House of Representatives. Following redistricting after the 2020 census, St. Joseph County resides in the new...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Confluence Cannabis co-owner Mara Kore (left) and receptionist Bailey Dodson (right) stand under Confluence Cannabis’ logo in the reception area Friday. Confluence Cannabis, a brand-new locally-owned recreational marijuana shop, opened its doors in Three Rivers last week.
THREE RIVERS — The first cannabis company to receive a retail permit in Three Rivers became the second recreational marijuana store to open in the city last week. Confluence Cannabis, located in the old Goodwill building at 104 S. U.S. 131, opened its doors to the public officially on July 18,...
WHITE PIGEON — The White Pigeon Village Council is looking to do make a couple financial tweaks to a snowplow contract with White Pigeon Township. During their meeting Wednesday, July 20, the council tabled action on a contract with the township for the village to provide snowplowing services to...
STURGIS — A long-awaited pickleball court at a park behind the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging’s (COA) Rivers Enrichment Center in Three Rivers could soon be open to the public. In her director’s report during Wednesday’s COA board meeting in Sturgis, COA Executive Director Pam Riley told the...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Nottawa resident George Wolfinger voices his disapproval of a zoning request and site plan for Dollar General in Nottawa during the Nottawa Township Planning Commission meeting Tuesday. Wolfinger was one of nearly 20 residents to voice their objection to Dollar General’s plan, most of which cited Dollar Generals already within driving range and the potential of losing the village’s rural character.
NOTTAWA TWP. — A rezoning request and site plan that would have laid the groundwork for a Dollar General store in Nottawa was recommended to be denied Tuesday night by the Nottawa Township Planning Commission. After a near two-and-a-half hour meeting, the planning commission recommended to the...

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