Howardsville Christian takes home district title over Colon

Howardsville Christian takes home district title over Colon

Robert TomlinsonMar 1, 20246 min read

Howardsville Christian’s players lift head coach Ken Sparks in the air with the Division 4 district championship trophy following the Eagles’ 66-52 win Friday night over Colon in the district finals in Athens. (COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON) By Robert TomlinsonNews…

TRHS students to put on production of ‘Freaky Friday’

TRHS students to put on production of ‘Freaky Friday’

Robert TomlinsonMar 1, 20246 min read

In one of the opening scenes from the Three Rivers High School production of “Freaky Friday,” Katherine Blake (left, played by Arwen Burkey) and Ellie Blake (right, played by Natalie Moore) get in an argument and break a magical hourglass,…

Preliminary injunction issued in Lowry lawsuit; annexation of property can be pursued

Preliminary injunction issued in Lowry lawsuit; annexation of property can be pursued

Robert TomlinsonMar 1, 202411 min read

St. Joseph County 45th Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman issues his ruling on a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit by Tom Lowry against Lockport Township and Park Township during a hearing Wednesday. (COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON) By Robert TomlinsonNews Director…

Presidential primary recap: Millage increases shot down, many take part in early voting

Presidential primary recap: Millage increases shot down, many take part in early voting

Robert TomlinsonFeb 27, 20245 min read

A “Vote Here” sign outside Riverside Church in Three Rivers shows the entrance to where residents in the city were able to vote during Tuesday’s presidential primary election. (COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON) By Robert TomlinsonNews Director ST. JOSEPH COUNTY —…

Constantine wrestling season ends in state semis

Constantine wrestling season ends in state semis

Robert TomlinsonFeb 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 TomlinsonFeb 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 TomlinsonFeb 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…

White Pigeon receives funds for demolition of Tasty Nut Shop building

White Pigeon receives funds for demolition of Tasty Nut Shop building

Robert TomlinsonFeb 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 |…

Four inducted into TRHS Athletics Hall of Fame

Four inducted into TRHS Athletics Hall of Fame

Robert TomlinsonFeb 17, 202411 min read

(From left to right) Kirk Mason, Michael Peterson, Amy Newell and Drew Shutes were inducted into the Three Rivers High School Athletics Hall of Fame in a ceremony held Friday, Feb. 9 at the high school gym. (COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT…

TR wrestling wins team regional championship for first time since 2001

TR wrestling wins team regional championship for first time since 2001

Robert TomlinsonFeb 17, 20242 min read

The Three Rivers wrestling team celebrates their first regional title since 2001 following their 59-13 win over Jackson Northwest in the Division 2 Regional Finals Wednesday. (Photo provided by TR Athletics) By Robert TomlinsonNews Director JACKSON — Three Rivers’ wrestling…

Injunction decision in Lowry lawsuit expected soon

Injunction decision in Lowry lawsuit expected soon

Robert TomlinsonFeb 17, 202411 min read

Vince Duckworth, the attorney for Tom Lowry, makes his case to Judge Paul Stutesman during a hearing on Lowry’s lawsuit in St. Joseph County 45th Circuit Court Thursday, Feb. 8.(COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON) Lockport Township lawyer Thomas Meagher states his…

Habitat for Humanity, CTE celebrate completion of new house

Habitat for Humanity, CTE celebrate completion of new house

Robert TomlinsonFeb 17, 20245 min read

(From left to right) Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County Director Nick Metzger, Amber Ellis, Three Rivers High School Principal Carrie Balk, and St. Joseph County CTE Director Jim Berry celebrate the completion of a new Habitat house on…

Three Rivers still testing above Action Level for lead in water

Three Rivers still testing above Action Level for lead in water

Robert TomlinsonFeb 17, 20245 min read

A file photo of the Three Rivers water tower. The City of Three Rivers announced Friday that they have exceeded the action level for lead in tap water for a second time in the last six months. (COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT…

Marcellus’ Jones-McNally reflects on national championship journey with Michigan football

Marcellus’ Jones-McNally reflects on national championship journey with Michigan football

Robert TomlinsonFeb 9, 20245 min read

Marcellus native and Michigan Wolverines walk-on kicker/punter Cordell Jones-McNally takes in the atmosphere following the Wolverines’ College Football Playoff National Championship game against the University of Washington Huskies at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX on January 8, 2024. (Photo by…

TR wrestling wins first team district championship since 2014

TR wrestling wins first team district championship since 2014

Robert TomlinsonFeb 9, 20244 min read

Three Rivers’ wrestling team celebrates its first Division 2 team district championship since 2014 Thursday, defeating Niles in the semifinals 78-3 and Sturgis in the finals 82-0. (COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON) By Robert TomlinsonNews Director THREE RIVERS — It’s been…

Police seek two suspects in Three Rivers bank robbery

Police seek two suspects in Three Rivers bank robbery

Robert TomlinsonFeb 3, 20242 min read

Three Rivers police are seeking these two suspects in connection with a robbery at Sturgis Bank and Trust in Three Rivers Saturday. (Photos via Three Rivers Police Department) By Robert TomlinsonNews Director THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers police are searching…

Constantine man killed in crash on U.S. 131

Robert TomlinsonFeb 2, 20241 min read

THREE RIVERS — A 66-year-old man from Constantine was killed Friday in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 131 near M-60. According to Michigan State Police, the incident occurred late Friday morning when the southbound Ford Escape driven by the 66-year-old…

Former county prosecutor appointed to TR school board

Former county prosecutor appointed to TR school board

Robert TomlinsonFeb 2, 20246 min read

Former St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough (right) gets sworn in as the newest board member of the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education following interviews and board selection Monday. (COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON) By Robert TomlinsonNews Director THREE…

Gilliam let go as Three Rivers football coach

Gilliam let go as Three Rivers football coach

Robert TomlinsonFeb 1, 20241 min read

By Robert TomlinsonNews Director THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers High School’s varsity football team will be in search of a new head coach for the 2024 season. TRHS Athletic Director Matt Stofer confirmed in an email to the Commercial-News Thursday that…

Two hospitalized after apartment fire in Three Rivers

Two hospitalized after apartment fire in Three Rivers

Robert TomlinsonJan 22, 20242 min read

Firefighters work on cleaning up after a fire at the Erie Street Apartments complex in Three Rivers on Sunday night. The incident displaced 14 families, with two people transported to Three Rivers Health. (Photo via Three Rivers Fire Department/Facebook) THREE…