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Police investigating death of person at Three Rivers residence

Police investigating death of person at Three Rivers residence

ByRobert TomlinsonJul 12, 20242 min read

Police investigate a deceased person found behind a house in the 200 block of Middle Street in Three Rivers Friday. (COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON) By Robert TomlinsonNews Director THREE RIVERS — A person was found deceased behind a residence in…

Lockport Twp., TR Public Library in process of negotiating library services contract

Lockport Twp., TR Public Library in process of negotiating library services contract

ByRobert TomlinsonJul 12, 20249 min read

Could showdown be coming between township and library? Lockport Township Supervisor Mark Major addresses the ongoing contract negotiations between the township and the Three Rivers Public Library during Monday’s monthly township meeting. (COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON) By Robert TomlinsonNews Director…

Constantine: Sewer spills at force mainoccurred in mid-June; 65k gallons spilled

Constantine: Sewer spills at force mainoccurred in mid-June; 65k gallons spilled

ByEditorial StaffJul 12, 20242 min read

CONSTANTINE — A sewer spill from the force main that send effluent from Constantine to Three Rivers experienced two failures in mid-June, according to the Village of Constantine.The village announced in a release Wednesday that on June 18, the pipeline…

Eishen honored with proclamation fromSturgis City Commission

Eishen honored with proclamation fromSturgis City Commission

ByEditorial StaffJul 12, 20243 min read

Eric Eishen poses for a photo with vice mayor Aaron Miller and mayor Frank Perez after receiving a proclamation of achievement plaque from Sturgis City Commission. Dennis Volkert/Sentinel By Dennis Volkert Sturgis City Commission on Wednesday presented a proclamation to…

Resurfacing project begins at Augspurger CourtsSturgis Public Schools receives $34K USTA grant toward cost

Resurfacing project begins at Augspurger CourtsSturgis Public Schools receives $34K USTA grant toward cost

ByEditorial StaffJul 12, 20242 min read

Power-washing at Augspurger Tennis Courts in Sturgis, the first phase of a resurfacing project. The district has received a grant to use toward cost. Dennis Volkert/Sentinel Resurfacing of Augspurger Tennis Courts is underway in Sturgis.The resurfacing process started this week,…

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Sports

Local softball team 4-1 in Kentucky

Local softball team 4-1 in Kentucky

ByEditorial StaffJul 12, 20242 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – Michigan Expos 18U team from Marion triumphed over Midwest Pride 18U in Kentucky on Wednesday in the USSSA Great Lakes Nationals tournament.
Michigan Expos 18U, coached by Ryan Raymond of Marion, took the lead late in…

Clare softball looking forward to next season

Clare softball looking forward to next season

ByEditorial StaffJul 12, 20241 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent CLARE – Clare’s softball team came off a Division 3 state semifinal finish last month but many players are on summer teams to get ready for next year.Only two seniors graduated and standouts such as Madison Jones,…

Antkoviak reflects on Olympic Trial experience: Allegan grad competed in 400-meter hurdles

Antkoviak reflects on Olympic Trial experience: Allegan grad competed in 400-meter hurdles

ByEditorial StaffJul 10, 20245 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor EUGENE, Oreg.—Be bold. Be strong. For the Lord your God is with you.Those lyrics are from the the worship song “Be Bold, Be Strong.” And those are the words that were playing in Hannah Antkoviak’s mind…

Baseball team best in state

Baseball team best in state

ByEditorial StaffJul 10, 20241 min read

The Valley 10U baseball team were crowned state champions.

Mattawan athlete to play college golf

Mattawan athlete to play college golf

ByEditorial StaffJul 10, 20242 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent MATTAWAN – Matt Novak enjoyed his senior golf season for Mattawan High School.“It went great,” he said. “It was a good season, a fun golf season. Fortunately the team didn’t qualify for state but it was fun.…

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Columns

Out and About: Kentucky Derby, elections, and faith

Out and About: Kentucky Derby, elections, and faith

ByEditorial StaffJul 12, 20243 min read

Every year, in early May, Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky is the place to be if you’re a fan of horse racing. The Kentucky Derby is definitely a race like no other. Horses are beautiful animals and a thoroughbred racehorse…

Postcard from the Pines: Next Holiday, Please

Postcard from the Pines: Next Holiday, Please

ByEditorial StaffJul 12, 20243 min read

Now that July 4th has come and gone, Marion’s Old Fashioned Days is rising fast on the horizon. Almost before we can turn around, we’ll be off to the Friday night Main Street Cruise, the Saturday morning parade and visiting…

Pat’s Bits and Pieces: Hot, hazy and humid days

Pat’s Bits and Pieces: Hot, hazy and humid days

ByEditorial StaffJul 12, 20243 min read

Another summer week has flown by.We spent part of the holiday weekend (the 4th of July) enjoying time with family. It was my brother Jim’s 92nd birthday – quite a milestone. He told me afterwards that there were 45 and…

May I Walk with You? CALL FOR VOCATIONS

May I Walk with You? CALL FOR VOCATIONS

ByEditorial StaffJul 12, 20243 min read

It’s no secret! All the churches are in desperate need of vocations! While we generally focus on vocations to the ministry, as priests, ministers, consecrated life (nuns and brothers and lay ministers), we are also desperately in need of baptisms,…

Blue Star

Blue Star

ByEditorial StaffJul 10, 20244 min read

By Scott SullivanEditorChinatown“Let’s go to the Asian shop,” said Flannery.“Which Asian shop?” I asked.“The one I went to when I was 16.” That was eight years ago. “They had seaweed,” my daughter said.“I didn’t know you liked seaweed.”“I don’t,” she…

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Obituaries

Obituary: Kathleen Wagner

Obituary: Kathleen Wagner

ByEditorial StaffJul 12, 20242 min read

Kathleen Wagner of Three Rivers died at Ascension Borgess Hospital on Tuesday, July 9, 2024. She was born in Three Rivers, Michigan, on February 1, 1948, to Harold and A. Juanita (Cole) Anderson. She graduated from Three Rivers High School…

Obituary: Justin Noel Norton

Obituary: Justin Noel Norton

ByEditorial StaffJul 12, 20243 min read

Justin Noel Norton June 10, 1975 ~ January 28, 2024 (age 48) Justin was born to Pratoom (Toy) Sommai Norton and Richard (Ric) Norton nearly a half century ago in the city of Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. From the time he took his first…

Obituary: Joyce Edna Moore

Obituary: Joyce Edna Moore

ByEditorial StaffJul 12, 20242 min read

Joyce Edna Moore, 72, of Three Rivers, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at her home. She was born August 6, 1951, in Three Rivers, the daughter of Armond and Dolores (Arndt) Moore, and graduated from Three Rivers High School…

Obituary: Hugh Clifton Wilson

Obituary: Hugh Clifton Wilson

ByEditorial StaffJul 12, 20242 min read

Hugh Clifton Wilson, 91, of Three Rivers, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at Centrica Rose Arbor Place. He was born April 10, 1933 in Kenton, Ohio, the son of Hugh C. and Marjorie (Frost) Wilson. Hugh served his country…

Obituary: Caroline Rose (Hoeft) Modrzynski

Obituary: Caroline Rose (Hoeft) Modrzynski

ByEditorial StaffJul 12, 20244 min read

July 27, 1930 to June 3, 2024 Caroline was the only child of Agnes Susan (Klingshirn) and Charles Henry Hoeft of Rogers City, Michigan. She attended St. Ignatius Catholic School in Rogers City and Siena Heights in Adrian (boarding school)…

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