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

Editorial 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…

Obituary: Donald Major Dean

Obituary: Donald Major Dean

Editorial 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

Editorial 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

Editorial 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

Editorial 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…

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

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

Editorial 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…

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

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

Editorial 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.…

Obituary: George Richard Diethrich

Obituary: George Richard Diethrich

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20243 min read

George Richard Diethrich, of Marcellus, a man of unwavering strength and a sharp engineering mind, passed away on June 10, 2024, in Cassopolis, at the age of 86. Born on August 16, 1937, in Constantine, MI, to Wilbur and Marjorie…

‘Sturgis Fest’ week ready to roll

‘Sturgis Fest’ week ready to roll

Editorial 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…

Resident addresses Sturgis City Commission regarding incidents of speeding

Editorial StaffJun 14, 20242 min read

By Dennis Volkert During public comment Wednesday at the Sturgis City Commission meeting, resident Greg Lomax addressed the board regarding a problem of speeding in areas near the roundabout, Thurston Woods Village and Doyle Community Center. He said drivers continue to…

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…

Mike’s Musings: My Father, MY Hero

Mike’s Musings: My Father, MY Hero

Editorial StaffJun 12, 20243 min read

(I wrote this a year ago but wanted share it again. Heck I might share this column over and over for years to come. The man meant so much to me) This week I give pause to reflect on my…

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…

Track and Field State Finals RoundupSturgis crowns three individual D1 state champions

Editorial StaffJun 7, 202410 min read

EAST KEN TWOOD — Keyanna O’Tey of Sturgis has been one of, if not the fastest high school female runner in the state of Michigan all season. And once again, the junior has the hardware to go with that title.With…

Obituary: Paul William Coffman

Obituary: Paul William Coffman

Editorial StaffJun 7, 20244 min read

Paul William Coffman, 50, of Three Rivers, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2024 in Jefferson Township.Paul was born April 4, 1974 in West Palm Beach, Florida, the son of Daniel Coffman and Cathrine Anne Baker. Paul grew up in Berryville,…

Obituary: Linda Marie Leensvaart

Obituary: Linda Marie Leensvaart

Editorial StaffJun 7, 20244 min read

Linda Marie Leensvaart passed into the arms of Jesus peacefully in her sleep on Friday, May 24, 2024 at her home in Three Rivers.Linda was born in Harvey, Illinois to Wray and Rhoda Davis on November 23, 1954 and married…

Out and About: Remembrance, Water Festival, and gold

Out and About: Remembrance, Water Festival, and gold

Editorial StaffJun 7, 20243 min read

“America is another name for opportunity. Our whole history appears like a last effort of divine providence on behalf of the human race.” -Ralph Waldo EmersonThis month is filled with days of remembrance. Eighty years ago, June 6, 1944, allied…

TR Water Festival ‘goes for the gold’ in its 67th year

TR Water Festival ‘goes for the gold’ in its 67th year

Editorial StaffJun 7, 20249 min read

A look at the Three Rivers Water Festival midway at night during the 2023 festival. This year’s festival kicks off on Thursday, June 13 and runs through Saturday, June 15. (COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON) By Robert TomlinsonNews Director THREE RIVERS…

Downtown lighting concept comes into focus

Downtown lighting concept comes into focus

Editorial StaffJun 7, 20242 min read

Rendering of food truck hub proposed as part of a downtown lighting initiative. Wolfe Makes Art/City of Sturgis By Dennis Volkert For the past few years, Sturgis Downtown Development Authority and business owners in the city have explored a concept…

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