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Myers named executive director at Sturgis Neighborhood Program

Myers named executive director at Sturgis Neighborhood Program

Dennis VolkertNov 10, 20231 min read

Kathryn Myers has joined Sturgis Neighborhood Program as its next executive director.  Myers succeeds longtime director, Monica Smith, who announced her resignation in July. Myers is a graduate of Spring Arbor University and has worked in talent acquisition, human resources…

Constantine wins district title over Buchanan

Constantine wins district title over Buchanan

Editorial StaffNov 10, 20234 min read

STURGIS SENTINEL | STEVE ELDRIDGEConstantine’s football team celebrates with the district championship trophy after defeating Buchanan 21-14 on Saturday. By Steve Eldridge CONSTANTINE — On a beautiful day for a high school football playoff game, Constantine did not disappoint, as…

Cross Country Finals Recap: TR cross country ends season at state finals; boys’ team finishes 26th

Cross Country Finals Recap: TR cross country ends season at state finals; boys’ team finishes 26th

Editorial StaffNov 10, 20234 min read

Three Rivers’ Sulley Zietlow competes at Saturday’s MHSAA Cross Country finals at Michigan International Speedway Saturday. Photo provided BROOKLYN, Mich. — Three Rivers’ boys’ cross country team, as well as Jennifer Hernandez from the girls’ cross country team, competed in…

Obituary: Mark Allen Hardesty

Obituary: Mark Allen Hardesty

Editorial StaffNov 10, 20232 min read

Mark Allen Hardesty, age 66 passed away November 6, 2023 at Optalis in Three Rivers, MI.He was born in Goshen, IN on October 1, 1957, a son to Hurbert Hardesty and Shirley Norton.Mark spent his early years in Goshen, IN…

Obituary: Paul David Irelan

Obituary: Paul David Irelan

Editorial StaffNov 10, 20232 min read

Paul David Irelan, age 55, passed away November 1, 2023 at his home in White Pigeon, MI.He was born August 15,1968 in Sturgis, MI, a son to David Lee and Naoma (Carpenter) Irelan.Paul lived his whole life in White Pigeon,…

Obituary: Stephen Virgil Slemp

Obituary: Stephen Virgil Slemp

Editorial StaffNov 10, 20232 min read

Stephen Virgil Slemp, 73, of Colon, Michigan, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2023 after eight years with non-alcoholic liver cirrhosis. Steve was born July 5, 1950 in Elizabethton, Tennessee, the oldest child of Jack Lafayette Slemp and Rosie Pauline…

Obituary: David Frederick Recher

Obituary: David Frederick Recher

Editorial StaffNov 10, 20233 min read

David Frederick Recher, 94, of Three Rivers, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2023, at Edgewood Health & Rehabilitation. He was born October 19, 1929, in Terre Haute, Indiana, the son of the Rev. John M. and Mildred (Summit) Recher Sr.,…

Obituary: Huberta Jean Nisonger

Obituary: Huberta Jean Nisonger

Editorial StaffNov 10, 20232 min read

Huberta Jean Nisonger, 89, of Three Rivers, passed away Thursday, November 2, 2023 at Angela Hospice in Livonia. She was born June 23, 1934 in Three Rivers, the daughter of Hubert and Pauline (Wetherbee) Spade, and graduated from Schoolcraft High…

Obituary: John Robert Hoffman

Obituary: John Robert Hoffman

Editorial StaffNov 10, 20233 min read

John Robert Hoffman, 72, of Three Rivers, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2023. John was born in Three Rivers, MI on March 23, 1951 the son of Robert Bruce and Margaret Phyllis (Welty) Hoffman. John has been a lifetime resident…

Obituary: Marilyn Alice Bullard

Obituary: Marilyn Alice Bullard

Editorial StaffNov 10, 20234 min read

On August 22,1931, Marilyn Alice Bullard was born in Three Rivers MI at home to Maude Alice (Burgess) and Cecil LaVern Bullard. She was the middle daughter of the five children in her family. Terrie Joyce Bullard and Willa “June”…

“Out and About” Vacation, fall colors and lactose intolerance

“Out and About” Vacation, fall colors and lactose intolerance

Editorial StaffNov 10, 20234 min read

Being retired usually means you don’t have any time to work, because you are too busy with other things. This reasoning fits me perfectly. I find myself too wrapped up in volunteering and find it difficult to even get out…

Lowry, Dane survive close calls; Brown re-elected by 20 points in city commission races

Lowry, Dane survive close calls; Brown re-elected by 20 points in city commission races

Editorial StaffNov 10, 20234 min read

(From left to right) Tom Lowry, Pat Dane and Torrey Brown won re-election in the mayoral, First District and At-Large races respectively in Three Rivers Tuesday. Photos provided By Robert TomlinsonNews Director THREE RIVERS — Three hotly-contested races for Three…

City completes letter of agreement with Asker Corporation for purchase of Sturgis Hospital 

City completes letter of agreement with Asker Corporation for purchase of Sturgis Hospital 

Editorial StaffNov 10, 20233 min read

By Dennis Volkert On Oct. 31, the city of Sturgis completed transactions related to a multi-party letter agreement releasing Sturgis Hospital Inc. from the terms of a sublease tied to hospital improvements from 2004. Completion of the transaction allowed Sturgis Hospital…

Albarran formally joins Sturgis CityCommission on 2nd Precinct seat

Albarran formally joins Sturgis CityCommission on 2nd Precinct seat

Editorial StaffNov 10, 20233 min read

Alan Albarran is sworn-in as 2nd precinct city commissioner by city clerk/treasurer Kenneth Rhodes. Seated is city controller Holly Keyser. Photo by Dennis Volkert. Alan Albarran was seated formally Wednesday as a member of Sturgis City Commission.Albarran joins the board…

Future Farrand Road bridge project gets $5.75m funding boost from stateProject nearing full funding

Future Farrand Road bridge project gets $5.75m funding boost from stateProject nearing full funding

Editorial StaffNov 10, 20235 min read

COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSONA look at the Farrand Road bridge in Colon Township back in March. The St. Joseph County Road Commission recently received $5.75 million in state funding for repairs to the bridge, which is expected to occur in…

Mike’s Musings: Despite naysayers, space exploration important to US

Mike’s Musings: Despite naysayers, space exploration important to US

Editorial StaffNov 8, 20233 min read

We have a weekly column in one of our Michigan newspapers called Faces in the Crowd. Random bystanders are asked a question each week and we publish their answers. This week the question had to do with sending man back…

Lowry, Dane survive close calls; Brown re-elected by 20 points in city commission races

Lowry, Dane survive close calls; Brown re-elected by 20 points in city commission races

Robert TomlinsonNov 7, 20234 min read

(From left to right) Tom Lowry, Pat Dane and Torrey Brown were re-elected to the Three Rivers City Commission in the mayoral, First District and At-Large races respectively Tuesday. (Photos provided) By Robert TomlinsonNews Director THREE RIVERS — Three hotly-contested…

Cross Country Roundup: TR boys’ team makes state finals, Hernandez qualifies for girls; WP girls make first-ever state final

Cross Country Roundup: TR boys’ team makes state finals, Hernandez qualifies for girls; WP girls make first-ever state final

Editorial StaffNov 3, 20233 min read

Three Rivers’ boys’ cross country team qualified for the state finals by finishing third at the Oct. 28 regional meet in Portage. Photo provided Three Rivers’ Jenny Hernandez finished in 12th place in Saturday’s regional cross country meet in Portage,…

“Out and About” Benefit Concert, an extravaganza, and store facts

“Out and About” Benefit Concert, an extravaganza, and store facts

Editorial StaffNov 3, 20233 min read

The Riviera Theatre and Bar would like to invite everyone to a special benefit concert for the Three Rivers Promise. This Saturday, November 4, Mick Kolassa and the Endless Blues Band will take the stage at the historic Riviera Theatre,…

November 2023 Election Preview: TR City Commission races, Constantine Twp. proposals highlight

November 2023 Election Preview: TR City Commission races, Constantine Twp. proposals highlight

Editorial StaffNov 3, 202311 min read

COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSONPictured is the absentee ballot drop box in front of Three Rivers City Hall. Three Rivers’ city commission races are the big-ticket items on the ballot Nov. 7, but there are three other proposals that voters in…