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Road Comm. in progress of developing Safety Action Plan for roads; public input requested

Road Comm. in progress of developing Safety Action Plan for roads; public input requested

ByRobert TomlinsonJun 21, 20245 min read

By Robert TomlinsonNews Director CENTREVILLE — The St. Joseph County Road Commission is looking to make streets in the county safer for the future. The agency is currently working on what is called a Comprehensive Transportation Safety Action Plan (CTSAP),…

City shoots down Brownfield redevelopment plan for Coolidge housing development

City shoots down Brownfield redevelopment plan for Coolidge housing development

ByRobert TomlinsonJun 21, 202413 min read

First District Three Rivers City Commissioner Pat Dane discusses her objections to a Brownfield Redevelopment Plan for a proposed housing project at 611 Coolidge Pl. in Three Rivers during Tuesday’s City Commission meeting. The plan was shot down by a…

‘Another successful year’ for Water Festival in 2024

‘Another successful year’ for Water Festival in 2024

ByRobert TomlinsonJun 21, 20246 min read

New events, high participation highlight festival; parade postponement, wrestling show cancellation explained Saturday night’s fireworks show capped off the 67th Three Rivers Water Festival with a bang over the midway of the festival, while onlookers watched from the hill near…

Schultz, VanMeter honored as Citizens of the YearKeynote speaker Tremblay gives overview of the life and career of Walt Disney

Schultz, VanMeter honored as Citizens of the YearKeynote speaker Tremblay gives overview of the life and career of Walt Disney

ByEditorial StaffJun 21, 20242 min read

Mary Kay Schultz addresses the gathering at Sturgis Fest kick-off, after receiving Citizen of the Year honor. Doug VanMeter, Citizen of the Year, speaks at Sturgis Fest kick-off. Photos by Dennis Volkert/Sentinel Christopher W. Tremblay, keynote speaker, gives an overview…

Family Night a huge success at Sturgis Fest

Family Night a huge success at Sturgis Fest

ByEditorial StaffJun 21, 20241 min read

Story and photos byDennis Volkert Scenes from “Family Night” at Sturgis Fest, held Wednesday at Sturgis High School.The popular annual attraction featured carnival rides, train rides, tricycle races, bounce-house and water games.A signature feature is the vintage baseball game, Sturgis…

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Sports

TR’s Forman named First Team All-State in softball

TR’s Forman named First Team All-State in softball

ByEditorial StaffJun 21, 20241 min read

THREE RIVERS — A key contributor to the Three Rivers softball team’s success received a glowing honor yesterday.Senior first baseman Ava Forman was named First-Team All-State in Division 2 by the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association Tuesday. She was…

Russell posts solid season for Clare soccer

Russell posts solid season for Clare soccer

ByEditorial StaffJun 21, 20241 min read

Ivy Russell By John RaffelCorrespondent CLARE – Ivy Russell had a solid year for a Clare soccer team which finished as runners-up this season in the Divison 3 district tournament.“The key is communication and talking to each other,” Russell said,…

Marion finishes at 14-15

Marion finishes at 14-15

ByEditorial StaffJun 21, 20241 min read

By John Raffel MARION – Coach Ryan Raymond’s Eagles finishes the season recently at 14-15.“We had a lot of good players on the team,” he said. “We didn’t have that dominant pitching that we’re used to. We had some girls…

Rock named Saugatuck varsity boys basketball coach

Rock named Saugatuck varsity boys basketball coach

ByEditorial StaffJun 19, 20244 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports EditorDuring his tenure as head coach of the Fennville varsity boys basketball team, Ty Rock had a front-row seat for the rivalry between the Blackhawks and Saugatuck.Now, he’ll experience that rivalry from the other side.Rock is the…

Antkoviak qualifies for U.S. Olympic trials

Antkoviak qualifies for U.S. Olympic trials

ByEditorial StaffJun 19, 20245 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor Have you ever dreamed of donning the red, white and blue and representing the United States in the Olympics?Allegan native Hannah Antkoviak has. And later this month, she’ll head to Eugene, Ore., for the opportunity to…

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Columns

Looking Out: Oops

Looking Out: Oops

ByEditorial StaffJun 21, 20243 min read

Yard work must be done, so I’m out pruning and clipping when my old pal Tikins calls. As we talk, I stroll up into the shade next to the garage door. Tikins begins telling me a funny story which  is…

Out and About: S.S. Badger, pickleball, and gardening

Out and About: S.S. Badger, pickleball, and gardening

ByEditorial StaffJun 21, 20243 min read

The Mighty Mac opened for traffic in 1957. This meant you could drive directly from the lower peninsula of Michigan to the upper peninsula. You no longer had to wait hours to get on the ferry that transported everyone between…

Outdoor Experiences: Three ways to summer panfish

Outdoor Experiences: Three ways to summer panfish

ByEditorial StaffJun 21, 20243 min read

8 year old caleb with double of bluegill I got one yelled eight year old Caleb. Indeed he did, another double of bluegill ended up in the livewell. For the second week in roll young Caleb was putting a hurt…

Postcard from the Pines: The Old Swimmin’ Hole

Postcard from the Pines: The Old Swimmin’ Hole

ByEditorial StaffJun 21, 20245 min read

Summer has settled right in and no one can dispute that it is just plain hot. The temperature has topped 90 for three days now and leaves hang in want of water. It is oddly quiet and there is next…

Pat’s Bits and Pieces: Summer’s officially here this week…and HOT

Pat’s Bits and Pieces: Summer’s officially here this week…and HOT

ByEditorial StaffJun 21, 20244 min read

Officially, or unofficially, hot summer weather has arrived and our air conditioner – and the generator—are getting a real workout today (Tuesday). I’m looking at the calendar and the June, or Summer Solstice arrives Thursday. That is “officially” the end…

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Obituaries

Obituary: Jack Ford Pearson

Obituary: Jack Ford Pearson

ByEditorial StaffJun 21, 20242 min read

Jack Ford Pearson, 80, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully on June 14, 2024, at his home with his wife at his side after a long and courageous fight with Parkinson’s Disease. Remaining to cherish Jack’s memory are his loving…

Obituary: Betty Jean Garrison

Obituary: Betty Jean Garrison

ByEditorial StaffJun 21, 20242 min read

Betty Jean Garrison, 97, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully in her sleep Thursday, June 13, 2024 at LakeHouse Three Rivers. She was born October 1, 1926 in Three Rivers, the daughter of Arthur C. and Irene (Fox) Acker, and…

Obituary: Ann Marguerite Coon

Obituary: Ann Marguerite Coon

ByEditorial StaffJun 21, 20245 min read

Marion – Ann Marguerite Coon, lifelong resident of the Marion area passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at Pioneer Golden Estates in Clare. She was 90.Ann was born on April 25, 1934, at home in Middle Branch Township to…

Obituary: Ronald Devere Chapman

Obituary: Ronald Devere Chapman

ByEditorial StaffJun 21, 20241 min read

Ronald Devere Chapman, age 89 of Clare, passed away Friday, June 14, 2024 at Medilodge of Clare. Ronald was born the son of the late Muril J. and Dorothy (Brooks) Chapman on April 4, 1935 in Pontiac. He was united…

Obituary: Andy Wilson Branham

Obituary: Andy Wilson Branham

ByEditorial StaffJun 19, 20242 min read

Andy Wilson Branham, of Allegan, passed away May 28 at age 89. He is survived by Arlene (Brown) Branham, his wife of 67 years and his daughter, Linda (Tim) Nielsen of Commerce Township, MI. He was a 1953 graduate of…

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