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Basketball Roundup

Editorial StaffJan 13, 20236 min read

BOYS TR boys victorious against Gull LakeTHREE RIVERS — Three Rivers’ boys’ basketball team notched its second win of the season Tuesday night, defeating Gull Lake in a non-conference matchup 62-47.The Wildcats were led on the scoresheet by Andrew Brown…

Obituary: Maryjane Myers

Obituary: Maryjane Myers

Editorial StaffJan 13, 20232 min read

Maryjane (Borger) Myers, 78, of Portage, passed away Friday, January 6, 2023 at her home.Beloved wife, mom, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend, Maryjane was born in Elkhart, Ind. on April 23, 1944 to Carroll Ellsworth and Mary Elizabeth (Francisco) Borger.…

Obituary: Mary Jeanette Ridgley

Obituary: Mary Jeanette Ridgley

Editorial StaffJan 13, 20233 min read

Mary Jeanette Ridgley, 80, of Three Rivers, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2023 at her home surrounded by her loving family.She was born September 25, 1942 in Vicksburg, the daughter of Leslie G. and Dorothy M. (Roberts) Greenman.After graduating from…

Centreville BOE seats new board,approves bond pre-qualification

Centreville BOE seats new board,approves bond pre-qualification

Editorial StaffJan 13, 20235 min read

COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSONCentreville Public Schools’ Board of Education was seated for the first time in 2023 Monday. Pictured in the front row (left to right) are Board Vice President Jackie Bowen, Tegan Stuby-Hekter, Timothy Hall and Pam Riley. Pictured…

TRAM receives $10k donation fromIndiana company

TRAM receives $10k donation fromIndiana company

Editorial StaffJan 13, 20233 min read

COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSONThree Rivers Area Mentoring received a $10,000 check from Lennard Ag Company of Howe, Ind. on Tuesday, Jan. 3, which will be going to program costs for the Three Rivers-based mentoring nonprofit. Pictured from left to right…

Road Commission assesses holiday snowstorm performance

Editorial StaffJan 13, 20237 min read

By Robert TomlinsonNews Director CENTREVILLE — The St. Joseph County Road Commission gave itself a mostly positive review for how they handled a holiday snowstorm during their first meeting of 2023 on Wednesday, Jan. 4.Road Commission Manager John Lindsey said…

Destruction, death hard to face

Destruction, death hard to face

Editorial StaffJan 11, 20233 min read

By Mike WilcoxPublisherMany of us watched pioneer newswoman Barbara Walters for many years. Whether on NBC or ABC, I always tried to watch her interviews with high-profile people at that time. I was saddened when I learned of her death…

Obituary: Greggory Keith Griffith

Obituary: Greggory Keith Griffith

Editorial StaffJan 9, 20232 min read

Greggory Keith GriffithAugust 10, 1962 ~ January 1, 2023Greggory Keith Griffith, age 60 of Jones, Michigan passed away unexpectedly Sunday January 1, 2023.He was born August 10, 1962 in Hammond IN to David, who precedes him in death, and Betty…

Obituary: Ruth Mary Slade

Editorial StaffJan 9, 20232 min read

Ruth Mary Slade, 92, of Canton and formerly of Centreville, passed away Monday, January 2, 2023 at her home.She was born June 28, 1930 in Highland Park, the daughter of W. J. Clayton and Millicent Grace (Reed) Bartlett.On July 18,…

White Pigeon wrestling 3-2 at Lawton tournament

Editorial StaffJan 9, 20231 min read

LAWTON — White Pigeon’s wrestling team finished with three wins and two losses at the Bryan Sosinski Wrestling Tournament held in Lawton on Dec. 28.The Chiefs got wins against Carson City Crystal 60-22, Watervliet 63-18, and Lakeview 60-14. They were…

County swears in new commissioners

County swears in new commissioners

Editorial StaffJan 9, 20234 min read

COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSONAll seven St. Joseph County Commissioners were sworn in during Tuesday’s first St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting of 2023. COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSONSixth District Commissioner Ken Malone was named the new commission chair for 2023…

Midnight on Main rings in 2023

Midnight on Main rings in 2023

Editorial StaffJan 9, 20234 min read

COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSONDozens of people gather on Main Street in downtown Three Rivers to watch the ceremonial ball drop during Saturday’s Midnight on Main event. COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSONEllie Etter of Marcellus participates in a game of cornhole during…

Mike’s Musings: Free Assange in 2023

Mike’s Musings: Free Assange in 2023

Editorial StaffJan 6, 20233 min read

It’s a new year, and I’m counting on President Biden to do the right thing in 2023, when it comes to imprisoned journalist, Julian Assange.Assange, founder of Wikileaks, began publishing millions of pages of classified materials critical of the United…

Mendon wrestlers drop two matches

Editorial StaffJan 2, 20231 min read

MENDON — Mendon’s wrestling team dropped two matches on Wednesday, Dec. 21 to Centreville (42-23) and White Pigeon (61-18).Against Centreville, Nate Vergauwen got a win at 132 lbs., Caleb King defeated Brady Miller at 138 lbs. by pin, Kaiden Scott…

Obituary: Norris R. Youngs

Editorial StaffJan 2, 20232 min read

Alamosa resident Norris R. Youngs, 79, died December 21, 2022 at the UC Health Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. Norris was born at home in Pipestem Valley Township, North Dakota, the son of Ray C. Youngs and Mildred E. (Marlow) Youngs. …

Obituary: Margean Bonnetta Marantette Cupp

Editorial StaffJan 2, 20233 min read

Margean Bonnetta Marantette Cupp is a descendant of the very first pioneers of the Mendon Prairie and she cherished that prairie. Her third great-grandfather, Francois Mouton opened the first trading post on the banks of the St. Joseph River in…

Obituary: Robert L. Thompson

Editorial StaffJan 2, 20231 min read

Robert L. Thompson, 99, of Fisher Lake, MI passed away December 26, 2022 in Kalamazoo. A graveside service will be held at Riverside Cemetery in the spring. Hohner Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

City Commission honors O’Malley for service as city attorney

City Commission honors O’Malley for service as city attorney

Editorial StaffJan 2, 20236 min read

COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSONThree Rivers Mayor Tom Lowry (right) presents longtime City Attorney J. Patrick O’Malley with a framed proclamation honoring him for his 48 years of service to the city during a ceremony at the Tuesday, Dec. 20 Three…

Emotionally-impaired program shut down by ISD

Editorial StaffJan 2, 202310 min read

By Robert TomlinsonNews Director CENTREVILLE — Brandy Gillespie’s 15-year-old son Carson was making progress with his learning.A student in the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District’s emotionally-impaired (EI) program through the Pathfinder Center, Carson had been diagnosed with what Gillespie…

Basketball Roundup

Editorial StaffDec 26, 202210 min read

Colon doubles up St. PhilipCOLON — Colon took care of business at home against visiting Battle Creek St. Philip Friday, taking down the Tigers 52-25.Colon, now 3-1 on the year, led 19-8 after the first quarter, stretching the lead to…