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COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Shelly McBride, who was previously the principal at Central Elementary in White Pigeon, officially began July 1 as superintendent of White Pigeon Community Schools.
WHITE PIGEON — Shelly McBride is a familiar face in White Pigeon’s school community. A graduate of White Pigeon High School, McBride was the principal of Central Elementary School in the village for 13 years after teaching in Centreville for seven years prior. Now, McBride is staying with her...
CONSTANTINE — The Constantine Village Council reviewed an application from Tranquility Fields, Inc. (TFI) of Ann Arbor to install a marijuana consumption center for events at 230 N. Washington Street, between Locust and Birch Streets, at a July 18 council meeting. Tranquility Fields also applied...
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County received a positive audit report from the 2021 fiscal year during a presentation at Tuesday’s St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting. Joe Vierling of Gabridge and Company, the county’s auditors, said the county presented financial statements “fairly” and...
THREE RIVERS — A second marijuana grow facility in the city limits was permitted Tuesday by the Three Rivers City Commission. Commissioners approved a special exception use permit for Merrillville, Ind.-based Native Leaf LLC to build the grow facility following a public hearing. The facility would...
Photo provided by Michigan State Police - A two-vehicle crash on U.S. 131 killed a driver and passenger of a pickup truck Thursday. The northbound pickup reportedly crossed the center line and struck a semi-truck going southbound on the highway.
CONSTANTINE TWP. — Two people were killed in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 131 near Youngs Prairie Road in Constantine Township Thursday. According to Michigan State Police, a 2019 GMC Sierra pickup truck was traveling northbound on the highway when it crossed the center line and struck a semi-truck...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Francis Sehy of Centreville tries to eat as much ice cream as he can during the kids’ ice cream eating contest Friday during Centreville’s Covered Bridge Days.
CENTREVILLE — Despite weather issues on Friday at last weekend’s 50th Covered Bridge Days in Centreville, organizers said things rebounded well enough the next day to deem this year’s edition a successful event. “We obviously had some rain on Friday, but we were able to reschedule the fireworks and...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Soon-to-be 100-year-old Betty Rutz (right) shares a special waltz with line dancing instructor Richard Leeth (left) during a Friday class at the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging’s Rivers Enrichment Center in celebration of Rutz’s upcoming 100th birthday this Saturday.
THREE RIVERS — Every week, Betty Rutz participates in line dancing classes at the Commission on Aging’s Rivers Enrichment Center in Three Rivers. During these classes, seniors get exercise in by doing line-dancing routines to different songs in a variety of styles. Depending on the style of music,...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Glen Oaks Community College President Dr. David Devier gives his State of the College address during Thursday’s meeting of the GOCC Board of Trustees.
CENTREVILLE — A recap of major initiatives and projects, as well as a look back at the academic year that was, highlighted Glen Oaks Community College President Dr. David Devier’s State of the College address Thursday. Giving the address to GOCC’s Board of Trustees at their monthly meeting, Devier...
CENTREVILLE — Centreville Public Schools’ Board of Education meetings will have a different schedule going into the next school year. During their Monday, July 11 meeting, the Centreville Public Schools Board of Education approved a measure to change their meeting schedule to have one meeting a...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - During an Executive Committee meeting of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, St. Joseph County Undersheriff Jason Bingaman discusses a proposed contract between the sheriff’s department and White Pigeon Community Schools to place a deputy in the district as a school resource officer. The contract would be for five years.
CENTREVILLE — A school resource officer from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department could soon be placed in a local school district. At Tuesday’s Executive Committee meeting of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners, commissioners placed on their July 19 regular meeting agenda...

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