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MDOT to make pavement repairs on M-60 and M-86

MDOT to make pavement repairs on M-60 and M-86

ByRobert TomlinsonJun 18, 20241 min read

Photo via Michigan Department of Transportation By Robert TomlinsonNews Director THREE RIVERS — The Michigan Department of Transportation announced that starting Tuesday, June 18, they will be performing some pavement repairs on stretches of M-60 and M-86 in Three Rivers.…

Delinquent water bills to be added to summer tax bills, Senior Housing coming closer to reality for Albion

Delinquent water bills to be added to summer tax bills, Senior Housing coming closer to reality for Albion

ByEditorial StaffJun 14, 20245 min read

Those who owe delinquent water bills can expect to see them added to their summer tax bill. At Monday’s meeting, the Albion City Council voted to approve the addition of delinquent water bills and receivables owed to the city to…

180 graduate at Marshall High School Commencement

180 graduate at Marshall High School Commencement

ByEditorial StaffJun 14, 20246 min read

Albion High School graduate, Dr. Chris D. Coleman, is guest speaker, urges graduates to “focus on the task and the effort at hand, but don’t limit your possibilities” By John Hendler On a sunny, cloudless evening, 180 students were given…

Flowerfield Twp. approves Road Commission gravel operation, but litigation looms

Flowerfield Twp. approves Road Commission gravel operation, but litigation looms

ByEditorial StaffJun 14, 20248 min read

Flowerfield Township Supervisor Ron Shaver reads over a Finding of Facts document prior to a vote on approving the conditional rezoning for a property on Cranberry Lake Road to be used for a St. Joseph County Road Commission gravel operation.…

‘Sturgis Fest’ week ready to roll

‘Sturgis Fest’ week ready to roll

ByEditorial StaffJun 14, 20245 min read

Doug VanMeter Mary Kay Schultz 12th ‘Sturgis Fest’ week ready to roll. Keith James/Indigo Web Services via Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce By Dennis Volkert “Sturgis Fest” takes place June 18-22.Theme for this year’s festival is “Disney Days.”Festival week opens…

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Sports

TR girls’ soccer earns academic team All-State; two players named Honorable Mention All-State

TR girls’ soccer earns academic team All-State; two players named Honorable Mention All-State

ByEditorial StaffJun 14, 20241 min read

THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers’ girls’ soccer team was honored with a few awards for their efforts on and off the field in the 2024 season.The team as a whole earned Academic Team All-State Honors for their efforts in the…

Marion baseball players earn honors

Marion baseball players earn honors

ByEditorial StaffJun 14, 20241 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – It was another championship seaosn for the Marion baseball team with some excellent players.The Eagles, coached by Chad Roy, won both West Michigan D League and district titles. The West Michigan D all-conference team was…

Clare boys take second at state meet

Clare boys take second at state meet

ByEditorial StaffJun 14, 20242 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent CLARE – Pewamo-Westphalia edged Clare on Saturday June 1 at Kent City to win the boys Division 3 title.“On the guys side, it was one of the greatest finishes in school history with our Division 3 state…

Mendon softball on to Final Four with big win over Dansville

Mendon softball on to Final Four with big win over Dansville

ByRobert TomlinsonJun 12, 20244 min read

Mendon’s Cienna Nightingale slides safely into home during Tuesday’s quarterfinals victory over Dansville. (Photo courtesy Brandon Watson) By Steve Eldridge JACKSON — With Tuesday’s 12-0 state quarterfinals win over Dansville, the Mendon Hornets got the rematch they wanted. The Hornets will…

Saugatuck golfers place 10th in state

Saugatuck golfers place 10th in state

ByEditorial StaffJun 12, 20242 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports EditorThroughout the regular season, the Saugatuck boys golf team was ranked in the top 10 in Division 4. At the State Finals Friday and Saturday, June 7-8, the Trailblazers showed themselves worthy of that status.Saugatuck shot a…

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Columns

Historical Notebook: ALBION HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1924

Historical Notebook: ALBION HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1924

ByEditorial StaffJun 14, 20243 min read

Each year at this time we feature the Albion High School Class of 100 years ago. The Class of 1924 had 94 members; 39 were boys, and 55 were girls. Most of them had been born around 1906. It was…

Looking Out: The Mick

Looking Out: The Mick

ByEditorial StaffJun 14, 20243 min read

Two days ago I met a guy from Chicago.  He was trying to sell me a car and must have thought it was important to tell me that he used to be a major league baseball pitcher. I needed new…

Out and About: Sheriff’s forum, Water Festival, and important things

Out and About: Sheriff’s forum, Water Festival, and important things

ByEditorial StaffJun 14, 20243 min read

Next Monday, June 17, the Riviera Theatre, in historic downtown Three Rivers, will host a forum featuring the five candidates for St. Joseph County Sheriff. This FREE event begins at 6:30 p.m., and is sponsored by the St. Joseph County…

May I Walk with You? Catholic

May I Walk with You? Catholic

ByEditorial StaffJun 14, 20242 min read

What does it mean when we say that the Church is “catholic”? Automatically, we think of the Roman Catholic Church as one of several denominations of Christians, but what is meant by that descriptor. The United States Catholic Catechism for…

Pat’s Bits and Pieces: Don’t Bring those babies home!

Pat’s Bits and Pieces: Don’t Bring those babies home!

ByEditorial StaffJun 14, 20244 min read

Watching the wildlife has always been one of my favorite things about living in Michigan, and it is a hobby that can be pursued just about anywhere, even in town, where, one spring, a deer trotted past the windows of…

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Obituaries

Obituary: Laureen Ann (Lark) Thomason

Obituary: Laureen Ann (Lark) Thomason

ByEditorial StaffJun 14, 20242 min read

Laureen Ann (Lark) Thomason was 69 when she passed peacefully surrounded by family at her side on May 5, 2024. Laureen was born July 28, 1954, in Albion Michigan. After graduating high school, she went right into the workforce in…

Obituary: Donald Major Dean

Obituary: Donald Major Dean

ByEditorial StaffJun 14, 20242 min read

Donald Major Dean, age 76 of Mendon, passed away at his home on June 7, 2024. He was born in Ypsilanti, MI on July 21, 1947 the son of Charles and Mary (Barnes) Dean. Donald attended Colon High School and…

Obituary: Marlene Rochelle Moore Gilger

Obituary: Marlene Rochelle Moore Gilger

ByEditorial StaffJun 14, 20242 min read

Marlene Rochelle Moore Gilger, aged 53, passed away peacefully on June 6th, 2024, at home. She was born on March 26th, 1971, in Three Rivers, Michigan, to Jack and Virgina Moore. She was a beloved resident of Murray, KY and…

Obituary: B. Douglas Troup

Obituary: B. Douglas Troup

ByEditorial StaffJun 14, 20242 min read

B. Douglas Troup, 74, of Jones, died Monday evening, June 10, 2024 at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo.Doug was born October 4, 1949 in Elkhart, Indiana, to Boyd and Charlotte (Konneck) Troup. He spent the first 13 years of his…

Obituary: Sherman Dee Greider

Obituary: Sherman Dee Greider

ByEditorial StaffJun 14, 20243 min read

Sherman Dee Greider, Sr., age 90 of Leonidas, passed away at his home on June 6, 2024. He was born on December 29, 1933 in South Bend, IN the son of John and Evelyn (Hudzinski) Greider. Sherman attended Riley High…

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