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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 |…

Boys’ Basketball Roundup: TR loses to Paw Paw in home-and-home, Parchment

Editorial StaffFeb 23, 202411 min read

PAW PAW — Three Rivers added another three losses to its record this past week, losing twice to Paw Paw in a home-and-home Friday, Feb. 16 by a final of 81-55 and losing Tuesday at Parchment 55-37.Against Paw Paw Friday,…

Obituary: John Douglas Brackett

Obituary: John Douglas Brackett

Editorial StaffFeb 23, 20241 min read

John Douglas Brackett, 70, of Scotts, passed away Monday, February 19, 2024 at Ascension Borgess Hospital.He was born May 2, 1953 in Three Rivers, the son of John and Adella (Bresnick) Brackett, and graduated from Three Rivers High School.John worked…

Obituary: David Allen Bannow

Obituary: David Allen Bannow

Editorial StaffFeb 23, 20242 min read

David Allen Bannow, 64, of Jones, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at Bronson Methodist Hospital surrounded by his loving family.He was born October 2, 1959 in Dowagiac, the son of Norman and Carolyn (Mott) Bannow, and graduated from Dowagiac…

Obituary: Brian Seitz Krull

Obituary: Brian Seitz Krull

Editorial StaffFeb 23, 20242 min read

Brian Seitz Krull, 48, born to Carolyn and Robert Krull on May 24, 1975, set his final sail on January 16th, 2024. Brian was a beloved father, brother, son, cousin, nephew, and a friend to all. He was a lover…

Obituary: Laura June Cook

Obituary: Laura June Cook

Editorial StaffFeb 23, 20242 min read

Laura June Cook, 77, of Three Rivers, will always be our Valentine. After being surrounded by those she loved, she passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at Optalis Health and Rehab in Three Rivers in the arms of her oldest…

Obituary: Shirley Jane Salisbury

Obituary: Shirley Jane Salisbury

Editorial StaffFeb 23, 20242 min read

Shirley Jane Salisbury, 84, of Three Rivers, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at Optalis Health and Rehab in Three Rivers surrounded by her loving family.She was born January 21, 1940 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Orville and Violet (Skinner)…

“Out and About” Cheaper prices, gas and saving money on fuel

“Out and About” Cheaper prices, gas and saving money on fuel

Editorial StaffFeb 23, 20243 min read

There are at least five things that are or will be getting cheaper in 2024. They include: Gas prices. The colder months and lower demand from drivers are largely why there’s been much relief at the pump. According to the…

The Cycles of Earth

Editorial StaffFeb 23, 20244 min read

by Larry-Michael and Becky Lynn Hackenberg A Weekly Almanac GuidePlan, Do, Finish, Rest.Living in Harmony With EarthWeekend of February 24-25, 2024 Earth-Sun-Moon NotesIn A Nutshell…The Full/Doing Moon occurs Friday, February 24 at 7:30 a.m. EST. The Potawatomi named it Mnokesis,…

County to begin terminating architect’s contract for Centreville courts project

County to begin terminating architect’s contract for Centreville courts project

Editorial StaffFeb 23, 202410 min read

COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSONShawn Parshall of architectural firm TowerPinkster addressed the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners in public comment at Tuesday’s meeting prior to discussion of the county possibly terminating their contract with the firm for a courts building…

Mike’s Musings: Recognizing Washington and Lincoln- two of the best

Mike’s Musings: Recognizing Washington and Lincoln- two of the best

Editorial StaffFeb 21, 20243 min read

Presidents’ Day has come and gone but I can’t help but reflect on two of my favorites, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.Washington was our first president. He led an army of rag tag colonists of victory over the well-trained, formidable…

Life as Performance Art

Life as Performance Art

Editorial StaffFeb 21, 20243 min read

Step back in time to midsummer in Paris, 1945. After five years of German occupation, the war in Europe had ended. Paris had been liberated the previous August.At first the city was full of joy again. Despite the Bavarian corporal’s orders,…

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…