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Screenshot via Zoom - Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency Health Officer Rebecca Burns discusses the health department’s plans for COVID-19 vaccine distribution during Tuesday’s St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting.
CENTREVILLE — A COVID-19 vaccine will be coming to St. Joseph County in the near future. Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency (BHSJ) Health Officer Rebecca Burns told St. Joseph County commissioners Tuesday the county will be on track to receive Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine once it...
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County Career and Technical Education Director Tommy Cameron gave an update on the program’s progress during Monday’s St. Joseph County Intermediate School District Board of Education meeting. Cameron’s presentation, entitled “Deliver the Promise, Stick to the Plan,” was...
CENTREVILLE — In a move college officials say will “better safeguard” the campus from COVID-19 for the winter 2021 semester, Glen Oaks Community College announced Wednesday they will move a larger percentage of its in-person classes to either online or hybrid formats. The college’s Coronavirus Task...
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers Community Schools are now officially scheduled to return to in-person and hybrid learning on Jan. 25, 2021. TRCS Board of Education members made the decision in a unanimous vote during their regular meeting Monday, the last one for the 2020 calendar year. Under the plan...
Photo provided - Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon talks about a revision of the department’s epidemic order during a press conference in Lansing Friday. DHHS announced that under the revision, high schools will be allowed to re-open for in-person learning and will allow some entertainment venues to reopen.
LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced an update to its epidemic order Friday that will “cautiously” reopen in-person learning at high schools and allow some indoor entertainment venues to reopen. The order will be effective Monday, Dec. 21, and will last until...
Photo provided - Pictured is St. Joseph County Treasurer Judie Ratering, who will be retiring after almost nine years as treasurer and over two decades total working for the county. Her final day as treasurer is Thursday, and she will be succeeded by current Chief Deputy Treasurer Kathy Humphreys.
CENTREVILLE — When Judie Ratering first started working for the St. Joseph County Treasurer’s Office back in 1990 as a deputy treasurer, things were much different in the office from a technological standpoint. “When I first started in 1990, there were five typewriters and one computer,” Ratering...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A group of citizens gather at Bullseye Marketplace in Three Rivers Saturday morning as a stop on a “Refuse to Obey” tour to intentionally defy pandemic orders from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Barely any social distancing occurred, with only a few people wearing masks.
THREE RIVERS — A large group of citizens, some from the Three Rivers area, publicly chose to ignore state health department orders Saturday morning during a stop at Bullseye Marketplace in Three Rivers. The people who participated in the dine in protest did so as part of a statewide tour put on by...
Screenshot via YouTube - Pictured is one of the trees that was lit as part of Saturday’s Three Rivers Health Auxiliary Lights of Love ceremony. This year’s ceremony was held virtually, with a video premiering on YouTube. Donations for this year’s event went toward a new powered clinical chair for the hospital’s cancer care center.
THREE RIVERS — Many things have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the annual ceremony for the Three Rivers Health Auxiliary’s Lights of Love fundraising campaign. However, what wasn’t affected was the generosity of donations to the campaign, which helped the hospital procure a new...
CENTREVILLE — The St. Joseph County ISD Board of Education re-confirmed the district’s instructional delivery plan during their monthly meeting Monday. There were minimal changes to the plan, with the ISD still offering both their virtual and hybrid learning models for their special education...
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers City Clerk Melissa Bliss has officially tendered her resignation as clerk, effective Jan. 8. The announcement came unexpectedly at the end of the commissioner comments section of Tuesday’s Three Rivers City Commission meeting, when Mayor Tom Lowry asked City Manager Joe...

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