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

By Robert TomlinsonNews Director THREE RIVERS — One of the most gifted athletes to ever compete in Three Rivers High School history passed away earlier this month. Sam Brown, a key member of the 1990 Wildcats boys’ basketball team that made it to the state Class B Final Four, passed away on May 2 at Read More…

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

By Robert TomlinsonNews Director CENTREVILLE — Nearly a month after Dennis Allen’s surprise ouster from the county’s Law Enforcement Committee, a discussion was had among county commissioners regarding conflicts of interest, while Allen blasted the move made last month. The issue was brought up by Seventh District Commissioner Terry Conklin during Tuesday’s Executive Committee meeting Read More…

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Sewer, water commodity rate increase, new road projects highlight city budget preview

By Robert TomlinsonNews Director THREE RIVERS — An incremental hike in sewer and water commodity rates and new road projects highlighted a preview of what is to come in the budget for the City of Three Rivers. City Finance Director Bobbi Schoon presented the Fiscal Year 2025 budget proposal to the Three Rivers City Commission Read More…

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‘Cruise-In’ features vintage cars, musicand ‘Art Around Town’

By Dennis Volkert “Spring Car Cruise-In and Eats” took place May 10 in Sturgis. It was presented by Downtown Development Authority.It featured more than 100 classic automobiles. Live music was provided by Marjorie Beryl-Shelito, Bethi Lewis and Ben Prowett.“Cruise-in” also marked the official unveiling of “Art Around Town,” which features work by 17 artists. Those Read More…

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Details amended for downtown social district 

At its May 6 meeting, Sturgis city Commission amended details of the downtown social district, in connection with a new event that begins this month. On April 10, a seasonal “Two-Wheel Tuesdays” was approved by commissioners. The gathering takes place at parking lots 9 and 11, located at North Nottawa and East West streets.As part of Read More…

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Roundup of happenings in the Sturgis area

Coming events May 17“Wacky Trivia Night,” with Craig Tornquist, 7 p.m., Sturges-Young Center for the Arts.May 18Inaugural “Spring 5K Run/Walk for the Residents,” 9 a.m., Thurston Woods Village; registration period begins at 8:30 a.m.May 20Sturgis Public Schools Board of Education meeting, 5:30-6:30 p.m.May 21Sturgis Planning Commission, 5:30 p.m., city hall.“Two-Wheel Tuesdays,” 5-9 p.m., North Nottawa Read More…

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TR girls’ tennis splits doubleheader, win against South HavenWildcats finish 7th at Conference Tournament

THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers’ girls’ tennis team wrapped up their regular season this past week, with a win, loss, draw, and participation in the Wolverine Conference tournament. On May 8, Three Rivers played a weekday doubleheader against Sturgis on the road and Bronson at home, losing 8-0 to Sturgis and tying Bronson 4-4. Against Read More…

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Out and About: Riding bikes, toothbrushes, and phone scammers

“Success is a journey, not a destination.” –Arthur Ashe A few rules to remember, when out riding bicycles: The St. Joseph County Conservation & Sportsman Club, located at 23640 Featherstone Road, Sturgis, has activities available for every member of the family. Here are some of the Educational Activities: The club totals 182 acres and offers Read More…