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Three Rivers police identify body as missing woman’s

Robert TomlinsonJul 17, 20242 min read

Police investigate a home in the 200 block of Middle Street Friday, July 12 following a dead body found there. Police identified the body Wednesday as 41-year-old Nicole Wood, who had been missing since July 7. (COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON)…

Mike’s Musings: Tone down political Rhetric demand answers from ss

Mike’s Musings: Tone down political Rhetric demand answers from ss

Editorial StaffJul 17, 20243 min read

Like many of you I was in shock when I heard there was an assassination attempt on former president Trump’s life while he was speaking at a rally in Pennsylvania. It had been 43 years since the barbaric act of…

Contributions accepted at Patronicity for Sturgis downtown lighting project

Contributions accepted at Patronicity for Sturgis downtown lighting project

Dennis VolkertJul 15, 20241 min read

Sturgis “Electric City” lighting project is live at crowdfunding site Patronicity.  Each dollar donated is matched by the state, up to $50,000. The contribution period closes Aug. 12. DDA received approval to use grant funding from Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s…

Disaster assistance now available for those impacted by May tornado, storm

Disaster assistance now available for those impacted by May tornado, storm

Robert TomlinsonJul 14, 20243 min read

Crews clean up trees along Driftwood Drive north of Colon on the night of May 7 following an EF-2 tornado that passed through the area. Disaster assistance for homeowners and businesses affected by the storm were recently made available by…

Police investigating death of person at Three Rivers residence

Police investigating death of person at Three Rivers residence

Robert 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

Robert 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…

Obituary: Kathleen Wagner

Obituary: Kathleen Wagner

Editorial 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

Editorial 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

Editorial 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

Editorial 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

Editorial 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)…

Out and About: Kentucky Derby, elections, and faith

Out and About: Kentucky Derby, elections, and faith

Editorial 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…

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

Editorial 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

Editorial 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

Editorial 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,…

“MI Art Fest” takes place today in downtown Sturgis. 

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20241 min read

A variety of attractions are featured at various locations.  Here’s a roundup of a few of the highlights.  “Color Run,” 5 p.m., begins at Free Church Park. Pokagon Band of Potawatomi performance, 7 p.m., art stage, North Street.  Jeep cruise-in,…

Roundup of happenings in the Sturgis area

Editorial StaffJul 12, 20243 min read

Coming events Roundup of happenings in the Sturgis area. Through July 26“Youth Community Art Show,” Open Door Gallery. Submission deadline July 9.Through July 29Adult summer reading, Sturgis District Library.Through July 31“Meet Up and Eat Up,” Sturgis District Library book give-away,…

TR police searching for missing Three Rivers woman

TR police searching for missing Three Rivers woman

Robert TomlinsonJul 11, 20241 min read

THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers Police Department is currently asking the public’s help to find a woman it says is “missing and endangered.” Police say 41-year-old Nicole Wood of Three Rivers has been missing since Sunday, July 7, and…

Mike’s Musings: STR’s Are They good or bad?

Mike’s Musings: STR’s Are They good or bad?

Editorial StaffJul 10, 20243 min read

STR’s, or in layman’s terms, Short Term Rentals are a hot topic all over the United States, and even abroad, but nowhere are they a heated topic of discussion than in resort communities.In the areas, some of my newspapers cover,…

Railroad work in Schoolcraft to take place July 15-29

Robert TomlinsonJul 9, 20241 min read

MDOT advises detour routes By Robert TomlinsonNews Director SCHOOLCRAFT — U.S. 131 will be shut down at the railroad tracks in Schoolcraft for the next two weeks for major railroad crossing work. The Michigan Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that…

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