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THREE RIVERS — One of the two write-in candidates for the At-Large seat on the Three Rivers City Commission this November has dropped out of the race. In a statement to the Commercial-News Thursday, Travis Loker announced he would be dropping out of the race, endorsing fellow write-in candidate...
Photos: Allen, Moreland: provided; Loker pic: COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - (from left to right) Lucas Allen and write-in candidates Danielle Moreland and Travis Loker are vying to be the next at-large commissioner for the City of Three Rivers.
THREE RIVERS — Most people might not know it from looking at the ballot on Nov. 8, but the race for the At-Large seat on the Three Rivers City Commission might be one of the more hotly contested ones locally this election cycle. Three people, which include two write-in candidates, are running for...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Elise (left) and Emmitt Harrison (right) of Three Rivers smiles for the camera as they get ready to go on a train ride at the Corey Church of the Nazarene during Sunday’s Fall Color Tour around the Three Rivers area.
ST. JOSEPH AND CASS COUNTIES — Thousands of people from around the area, and even out of state, came out to experience the fall colors of both St. Joseph and Cass counties last weekend. The Fall Color Tour, put on by the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce, occurred on Saturday, Oct. 8 and Sunday...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Daly Broekema (center, holding scissors) cuts the ribbon on Daly Dope, the newest recreational marijuana dispensary in Three Rivers, located at 113 Portage Ave. Also pictured is Broekema’s staff (center, behind), Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority Director Cameron Mains (left) and TRDDA Board Chair Andrew George (right).
THREE RIVERS — Sometimes in business, certain circumstances can allow business owners to pivot to a new plan if something happens that would let you do so. That is exactly how Daly Dope, the newest recreational marijuana dispensary in Three Rivers, came to be, opening for business for the first...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A view outside of the Old Hospital site Thursday. A structural engineer deemed some parts of the inside of the building unsafe, halting the last stages of an asbestos abatement project before it was completed. City Manager Joe Bippus estimated that “90 percent” of the abatement had been done before the structural engineer’s determination.
THREE RIVERS — Asbestos abatement at the old Three Rivers Hospital building has been temporarily halted, and city officials are awaiting a final inspection to receive permission to potentially begin the demolition process. That update on the progress of the demolition of the Old Hospital building...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Atlas Cannabis Company employees celebrated the grand opening of their recreational marijuana dispensary Monday. Pictured from left to right are Terra Bourassa, Gillian Dawson, Steve Monti and Nikki Monti.
CONSTANTINE — The fourth recreational marijuana shop in the Village of Constantine opened its doors to the public this week, and could possibly be the smallest store by square footage in the region. Atlas Cannabis Company, located at 135 S. Washington St., cut the ceremonial ribbon on its...
THREE RIVERS — A clearer outline of what may or may not be allowed as classroom displays in Three Rivers schools could soon be taking shape. The Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education briefly discussed draft guidelines for a new classroom display policy during their meeting Monday. The...
CONSTANTINE — The Constantine Village Council tabled proposed amendments permitting marijuana consumption lounges, and Sunday marijuana sales at an Oct. 3 council meeting. Over two dozen people attended the meeting to speak at a public hearing. The council listened to opinions on Sunday marijuana...
Here is how some of St. Joseph County’s state and national representatives voted on selected legislation in the month of September. State Rep. Steve Carra and State Sen. Kim LaSata’s voting records and details of the legislation are courtesy of MichiganVotes.org. United States Rep. Fred Upton’s...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Jacques Fourie (left) and his wife Wendy (right) are the owners of Deadlift Coffee, which opened its first storefront at the corner of U.S. 131 and Hoffman Road in Three Rivers Saturday.
THREE RIVERS — This past Saturday, Oct. 1, is known as International Coffee Day in many countries, including the United States. How fitting it is, then, that the newest locally-owned coffee shop in the Three Rivers area held a grand opening celebration for its first-ever building on just that date...

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