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White Pigeon receives funds for demolition of Tasty Nut Shop building

White Pigeon receives funds for demolition of Tasty Nut Shop building

Robert TomlinsonFebruary 23, 20246 min read

The Tasty Nut Shop building in White Pigeon is slated to be demolished this year, with the Village of White Pigeon recently receiving a $578,556 grant from the state to complete demolition work on the Civil War-era building. (COMMERCIAL-NEWS |…

County to begin terminating architect’s contract for Centreville courts project

County to begin terminating architect’s contract for Centreville courts project

Editorial StaffFebruary 23, 202410 min read

COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSONShawn Parshall of architectural firm TowerPinkster addressed the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners in public comment at Tuesday’s meeting prior to discussion of the county possibly terminating their contract with the firm for a courts building…

Clare will submit grant for new police equipment, okays SCADA purchase

Clare will submit grant for new police equipment, okays SCADA purchase

Editorial StaffFebruary 23, 20245 min read

By Pat MaurerCorrespondent Following a Public Hearing Monday (with no public comment) the Clare City Commission approved a motion to submit an application for a grant from USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) that would pay 55 percent of the…

Moolenaar honors fallen veterans

Moolenaar honors fallen veterans

Editorial StaffFebruary 23, 20241 min read

Congressman John Moolenaar recently presented certificates to the families of fallen soldiers including one from Clare. He said, “Today, I had the privilege of presenting military honors to the families of the late Kenneth Fink of Clare (photo) and the…

Primary election to select presidential candidates next Tuesday

Primary election to select presidential candidates next Tuesday

Editorial StaffFebruary 23, 20244 min read

By Pat MaurerCorrespondent If you are planning to cast your primary ballot the old-fashioned way, Tuesday is the day to do it at your township or city headquarters.If not, you can still take advantage of early voting, or casting an…

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Sports

Constantine wrestling season ends in state semis

Constantine wrestling season ends in state semis

Robert TomlinsonFebruary 24, 20244 min read

Constantine’s Gregg Reed pins his Dundee opponent in the 190-pound match of Saturday’s team state wrestling semifinals at Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo. (COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON) By Robert TomlinsonNews Director KALAMAZOO — Constantine’s second straight final four appearance in…

Late rally by Greenville sinks Three Rivers wrestling in state quarters

Late rally by Greenville sinks Three Rivers wrestling in state quarters

Robert TomlinsonFebruary 24, 20246 min read

Three Rivers’ Jaxon Smith (top) attempts to bring down his opponent, Greenville’s Nick Earles (bottom) in the 190-pound match at Friday’s Division 2 team wrestling state quarterfinals at Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo. (COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON) By Robert TomlinsonNews…

Constantine wrestling advances to state semis for second straight year

Constantine wrestling advances to state semis for second straight year

Robert TomlinsonFebruary 23, 20244 min read

Members of Constantine’s wrestling team celebrate with 120-pounder Jace Vavul (center) following his match Friday night against Hart’s Kole Thomas in the Division 3 team state quarterfinals. Despite Vavul losing the match 4-2, the loss did not give Hart enough…

Boys’ Basketball Roundup: TR loses to Paw Paw in home-and-home, Parchment

Boys’ Basketball Roundup: TR loses to Paw Paw in home-and-home, Parchment

Editorial StaffFebruary 23, 202411 min read

PAW PAW — Three Rivers added another three losses to its record this past week, losing twice to Paw Paw in a home-and-home Friday, Feb. 16 by a final of 81-55 and losing Tuesday at Parchment 55-37.Against Paw Paw Friday,…

Marion girls defeat MCE 52-30

Marion girls defeat MCE 52-30

Editorial StaffFebruary 23, 20242 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent MARION – Marion’s girls basketball team defeated Mason County Eastern on Feb. 16 with a 52-30 verdict.“Our energy wasn’t there at the start of the game but we were still leading until a buzzer beating three at…

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Columns

“Out and About” Cheaper prices, gas and saving money on fuel

“Out and About” Cheaper prices, gas and saving money on fuel

Editorial StaffFebruary 23, 20243 min read

There are at least five things that are or will be getting cheaper in 2024. They include: Gas prices. The colder months and lower demand from drivers are largely why there’s been much relief at the pump. According to the…

The Cycles of Earth

The Cycles of Earth

Editorial StaffFebruary 23, 20244 min read

by Larry-Michael and Becky Lynn Hackenberg A Weekly Almanac GuidePlan, Do, Finish, Rest.Living in Harmony With EarthWeekend of February 24-25, 2024 Earth-Sun-Moon NotesIn A Nutshell…The Full/Doing Moon occurs Friday, February 24 at 7:30 a.m. EST. The Potawatomi named it Mnokesis,…

Postcard from the Pines: Yikes!! Ice!!

Postcard from the Pines: Yikes!! Ice!!

Editorial StaffFebruary 23, 20244 min read

Great Ice Storm 2-22-1922 Up Carland from Main 442-10 On Wednesday, February 22, 1922, Marion, the rest of the state, and a large swath of the Midwest, awoke to a glittering, ice laden, and broken world. Just outside the door…

May I Walk with You? ACCEPTANCE AND REJECTION

May I Walk with You? ACCEPTANCE AND REJECTION

Editorial StaffFebruary 23, 20243 min read

Can I love someone and accept them, even if I don’t like how they believe and act? Good question for today. Once, when I was preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) the priest made this comment, “God loves the…

Pat’s Bits and Pieces: Valentines and Birthdays

Pat’s Bits and Pieces: Valentines and Birthdays

Editorial StaffFebruary 23, 20244 min read

Valentine’s Day is over.I miss my old buddy Al. He used to proofread the paper every Thursday. And every time I wrote a column about family, love or anything like that, he would be sitting at his desk behind me…

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Obituaries

Obituary: John Douglas Brackett

Obituary: John Douglas Brackett

Editorial StaffFebruary 23, 20241 min read

John Douglas Brackett, 70, of Scotts, passed away Monday, February 19, 2024 at Ascension Borgess Hospital.He was born May 2, 1953 in Three Rivers, the son of John and Adella (Bresnick) Brackett, and graduated from Three Rivers High School.John worked…

Obituary: David Allen Bannow

Obituary: David Allen Bannow

Editorial StaffFebruary 23, 20242 min read

David Allen Bannow, 64, of Jones, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at Bronson Methodist Hospital surrounded by his loving family.He was born October 2, 1959 in Dowagiac, the son of Norman and Carolyn (Mott) Bannow, and graduated from Dowagiac…

Obituary: Brian Seitz Krull

Obituary: Brian Seitz Krull

Editorial StaffFebruary 23, 20242 min read

Brian Seitz Krull, 48, born to Carolyn and Robert Krull on May 24, 1975, set his final sail on January 16th, 2024. Brian was a beloved father, brother, son, cousin, nephew, and a friend to all. He was a lover…

Obituary: Laura June Cook

Obituary: Laura June Cook

Editorial StaffFebruary 23, 20242 min read

Laura June Cook, 77, of Three Rivers, will always be our Valentine. After being surrounded by those she loved, she passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at Optalis Health and Rehab in Three Rivers in the arms of her oldest…

Obituary: Shirley Jane Salisbury

Obituary: Shirley Jane Salisbury

Editorial StaffFebruary 23, 20242 min read

Shirley Jane Salisbury, 84, of Three Rivers, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at Optalis Health and Rehab in Three Rivers surrounded by her loving family.She was born January 21, 1940 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Orville and Violet (Skinner)…

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