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

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

Robert 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.…

Mendon softball on to Final Four with big win over Dansville

Mendon softball on to Final Four with big win over Dansville

Robert 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…

Mendon softball rallies to win regional championship over Burr Oak

Mendon softball rallies to win regional championship over Burr Oak

Robert TomlinsonJun 9, 20247 min read

Mendon’s Kaidee Gonser (left) and Mattea Bingaman (right) celebrate after scoring on a two-run single in the top of the sixth inning of Saturday’s MHSAA Division 4 regional final against Burr Oak, which tied the game at 3-3 after being…

District Softball Roundup: Burr Oak, Mendon, Vicksburg advance to regionals

District Softball Roundup: Burr Oak, Mendon, Vicksburg advance to regionals

Robert TomlinsonJun 7, 20244 min read

Burr Oak’s softball team won their Division 4 district championship Saturday with a 5-4 win over Colon in the finals. (Photo via Jena Root) Burr Oak wins district championship COLON — The Burr Oak varsity softball squad won its second…

Late score by McDonald nets TR girls’ soccer district championship

Late score by McDonald nets TR girls’ soccer district championship

Robert TomlinsonJun 4, 20244 min read

Players on Three Rivers girls’ soccer team celebrate after a goal by Paige McDonald (4) with 92 seconds to go in regulation in Friday’s MHSAA Division 3 district final against South Haven in Dowagiac. Three Rivers won 1-0 on McDonald’s…

Woman killed in Mendon Twp. crash

Robert TomlinsonMay 30, 20241 min read

MENDON TWP. — A 45-year-old Mendon woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Mendon Township Thursday morning. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, the incident occurred at 8:02 a.m. on Silver Street north of Pinhook Road. Police…

Three Rivers to make second attempt at state funds for lead line replacement

Three Rivers to make second attempt at state funds for lead line replacement

Robert TomlinsonMay 24, 20247 min read

Three Rivers Department of Public Services Director Amy Roth addresses the city’s project plan for potential funding through the state’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund during Tuesday’s Three Rivers City Commission meeting. (COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON) By Robert TomlinsonNews Director…

‘An endearing, genuine person that you just want to be around’: Family, friends and former teammates remember life of Sam Brown

‘An endearing, genuine person that you just want to be around’: Family, friends and former teammates remember life of Sam Brown

Robert TomlinsonMay 18, 20249 min read

Sam Brown, one of the most decorated student athletes in Three Rivers High School history, a father and husband, passed away May 2. (Photo via Harper Funeral Home) By Robert TomlinsonNews Director THREE RIVERS — One of the most gifted…

Conflict of interest discussion held by county commissioners after Allen ouster from law enforcement committee

Conflict of interest discussion held by county commissioners after Allen ouster from law enforcement committee

Robert TomlinsonMay 18, 20249 min read

St. Joseph County Fifth District Commissioner Dennis Allen (left) and Board Chair/Sixth District Commissioner Ken Malone (right) discussed the surprise ouster of Allen from the county’s Law Enforcement Committee during a discussion on conflicts of interest during Tuesday’s Executive Committee…

St. Joseph County tornado confirmed as EF-2

St. Joseph County tornado confirmed as EF-2

Robert TomlinsonMay 9, 20242 min read

A tree fell down on this property on Driftwood Drive north of Colon during Tuesday night’s storms, which also caused a car to be lifted up onto its front side. Multiple homes on Driftwood Drive were damaged by the storms,…

Storms pass through St. Joseph County with widespread damage; state of emergency declared

Storms pass through St. Joseph County with widespread damage; state of emergency declared

Robert TomlinsonMay 7, 20245 min read

A pole barn owned by Nottawa Gas in Centreville was significantly damaged in a storm that tore through St. Joseph County Tuesday. The possibly-tornadic storm tore through areas of Centreville and Colon Tuesday night, causing significant damage to both businesses…

Three Rivers man killed in stabbing, suspect arrested

Three Rivers man killed in stabbing, suspect arrested

Robert TomlinsonMay 7, 20241 min read

THREE RIVERS — A 46-year-old Three Rivers man was arrested on an open murder charge after allegedly stabbing a 61-year-old Three Rivers man Sunday night. According to the Three Rivers Police Department, police and the St. Joseph County Major Crime…

Newton named new president of Glen Oaks Community College

Newton named new president of Glen Oaks Community College

Robert TomlinsonMay 3, 20246 min read

By Robert TomlinsonNews Director CENTREVILLE — Dr. Bryan Newton has been officially named as the ninth president of Glen Oaks Community College. In a press release Friday, the college announced that Newton, who previously served as the vice president for…

GOCC to offer Newton presidential position

GOCC to offer Newton presidential position

Robert TomlinsonMay 3, 20246 min read

Dr. Bryan Newton addresses the public at a presidential forum Tuesday, April 23 at Glen Oaks Community College. Newton was offered the position of president by the college’s Board of Trustees Thursday, April 25. (COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON) By Robert…

Mendon, White Pigeon schools seek bond renewals in May election

Mendon, White Pigeon schools seek bond renewals in May election

Robert TomlinsonMay 3, 20248 min read

By Robert TomlinsonNews Director MENDON — Two local school districts are seeking approval of bond renewals in an election next week. On Tuesday, May 7, voters in the Mendon and White Pigeon school districts will be putting forward bond renewal…

Labor trafficking charges levied against three former TR business owners

Labor trafficking charges levied against three former TR business owners

Robert TomlinsonApr 30, 20245 min read

Pictured is the former location of Broadway Market Tuesday. Three former owners of the business, Ikbahl Singh Machhal, Kartar Chand, and Shila Devi were charged with labor trafficking by the Michigan Attorney General’s Office, accused of labor trafficking a now…

Fire Chief: Electrical short caused barn fire at fairgrounds

Fire Chief: Electrical short caused barn fire at fairgrounds

Robert TomlinsonApr 30, 20243 min read

An aerial view of the aftermath of a barn fire at the St. Joseph County Fairgrounds Saturday. Centreville’s fire chief said Tuesday the cause of the fire was an electrical short on a power pole. (Photo courtesy Todd Haifley) By…

Suspect in Mendon break-ins arrested

Robert TomlinsonApr 30, 20242 min read

By Robert TomlinsonNews Director MENDON — An arrest was made Tuesday in connection with three break-ins in the Mendon area over the weekend. According to Mendon Police Department Chief Mike Kline, a 46-year-old Three Rivers man was arrested in the…

Police seeking surveillance footage in Mendon break-ins

Robert TomlinsonApr 29, 20242 min read

MENDON — The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone for security camera footage to help catch a suspect in a recent rash of break-ins in the Mendon area over the weekend. There were three incidents reported between Sunday…

Fire engulfs, destroys barn at St. Joseph County fairgrounds

Fire engulfs, destroys barn at St. Joseph County fairgrounds

Robert TomlinsonApr 27, 20243 min read

Firefighters work to put out a fire that occurred at Barn 42 on the St. Joseph County fairgrounds Saturday afternoon. (COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON) By Robert TomlinsonNews Director CENTREVILLE — A fire erupted at a barn on the St. Joseph…

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