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  • TR wrestling shuts out Sturgis, wins Corey Fuller Invite
    THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers’ wrestling team got huge wins this past week, shutting out Sturgis on the road 72-0 on Jan. 25, while taking home the title at Portage Central’s Corey Fuller Invite.Louis Smith, Landon Moreland, Jeremiah Detwiler, Alex Bryant, Jaxon Smith, Jacob Howes, Lloyd Ruesink, Jacob Reynolds, Clinton Kaiser, Kylan Eckler, Talan Flowers, Read More…
  • “Out and About”: Recycling, the heart, and balancing
    Recycling is something we should all be involved in. Unfortunately, there are some things that cannot be thrown in with the paper, tin cans and other normal recyclables. Fortunately, there are several cures to this situation. About once-a-year, we are all invited to take somethings to the county fairgrounds in Centreville. They will accept things Read More…
  • Obituary: Susan Gayle Ferguson
    Susan Gayle Ferguson, 62, of Mendon, went home to be with her Savior Monday, January 30, 2023 at Bronson Methodist Hospital. She was born January 16, 1961 in Aurora, IL, the daughter of Fred and Cynthia (Hedblade) Schomer. Susan graduated from Westview High School in Kankakee, IL with the Class of 1979; she earned her Read More…
  • Obituary: Connie Lyanne (Peters) Stoppenback
    Connie Lyanne (Peters) Stoppenbach, deeply loved wife and mother, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at Fairview Nursing & Rehabilitation Community in Centreville at the age of 75. Connie was born December 21, 1947 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Charles and Phyllis (Reed) Peters. She was raised in Constantine, Michigan and graduated from Constantine High School Read More…
  • Obituary: Suzanne Civiletti
    Suzanne Civiletti, age 81, formerly of Centreville, died Saturday, January 28, 2023 at Borgess Place Assisted Living in Kalamazoo.  She was born in Three Rivers, Michigan on April 26, 1941 the daughter of Leslie and Hilda (Paull) Rambadt, and was a lifetime resident of St. Joseph County. She was married to Harry Walsh Civiletti on Read More…
  • Fabius solar ordinance clears planning commission: To be taken up by county PC, township board
    By Robert TomlinsonNews Director FABIUS TWP. — A highly-contentious solar ordinance in Fabius Township cleared a major hurdle Tuesday.Following a public hearing in front of a packed house of supporters, detractors and everywhere in between, the Fabius Township Planning Commission moved forward with the ordinance, and send it to the St. Joseph County Planning Commission Read More…
  • A new leash on life: Dog hit by train gets second chance at life thanks to deputies, vet, and adoptive family
    By Robert TomlinsonNews Director CENTREVILLE — When St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Jeremiah Abnet and Deputy Joseph Hughes responded to a call on Oct. 7 of a dog lying down on the railroad tracks a quarter mile south of Featherstone Road outside of Constantine, they immediately assumed the worst had occurred.“He got hit by Read More…
  • Mike’s Musings: Time to get control of Big Pharma
    I’m not a fan of Big Pharma. If you read my columns regularly you know I have railed against the industry consistently. After all the sacrifices we made through the COVID pandemic, I think it is time to give them a piece of my mind again.Never mind that Big Pharma, if you believe what one Read More…
  • 91-year-old dead after apartment building fire in Fabius Twp
    FABIUS TWP. — A 91-year-old man from Three Rivers died in a fire that occurred in FabiusTownship Sunday night.According to the Fabius-Park Fire Department and the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department,firefighters were dispatched at 8:19 p.m. to assist with a fire occurring in the 14000 block ofCoon Hollow Road. Fire officials say units arrived on Read More…
  • Local band students reflect on All-State experience
    By Robert TomlinsonNews Director THREE RIVERS — Four Three Rivers band students earned the opportunity to perform on stage with talented students from across the state last weekend. Three Rivers Middle School eighth-grade students Lillian Blakley, Sophia Hussey, and Todd Wadsworth, along with Three Rivers High School senior Blake VandenBrink, performed on Saturday, Jan. 21 Read More…
  • Three Rivers HS alum to make national TV debut on ‘Chicago Fire’
    By Robert TomlinsonNews Director CHICAGO — A Three Rivers High School alum will be making her national television debut next month on a hit NBC show. Corinne Gahan, who graduated from TRHS in 2012, will be making her debut on Wednesday, Feb. 15 on “Chicago Fire.” She will be in a co-starring role in the Read More…
  • Three Rivers notches two conference wins,
    wins Marcellus Invitational
    THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers’ wrestling team had a successful week on the mats, taking home two conference victories and winning the Marcellus Invitational on Sunday.On Thursday, Jan. 19, the ‘Cats earned wins over Vicksburg 61-16 and Paw Paw 52-26 on the road in Vicksburg. Earning two victories on the day for the Wildcats were Read More…
  • Obituary: Tyler Alexander Townsend
    Tyler Alexander Townsend, 22, of Three Rivers, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2023 at Bronson Methodist Hospital.He was born November 7, 2000, in Three Rivers, the son of Kirk and Norma (Solis) Townsend.Tyler attended Pathfinder Educational Center in Centreville, where his smile brightened up the classroom. He was loved by his family, friends, and caregivers.Remaining Read More…
  • Obituary: Verlyn Leonard Borton
    Verlyn Leonard Borton, 89, of Three Rivers, Michigan, passed away on January 9, 2023, at Beacon Pointe in Richland, Michigan.Verlyn was born October 14, 1933, in Vicksburg, Michigan to Leonard and Erma (Martin) Borton. He was the youngest of seven and the only boy. Verlyn grew up helping on the family farm. Verlyn graduated from Read More…
  • Centreville schools create special ed
    administrator position
    By Robert TomlinsonNews Director CENTREVILLE — Centreville Public Schools is looking to fill a new position to address special education in their district.During their meeting Monday, the CPS Board of Education approved adding the position of special education administrator to the district. According to Board Vice President Jackie Bowen, the new position was created to Read More…
  • “Out and About” Law enforcement, rain and fog driving, and trivia
    We’ve all had encounters with law enforcement at least once in our lives. These encounters are usually minor traffic stops because we failed to come to a complete stop at a stop sign, or we were caught driving over the speed limit. I personally don’t know of anyone who has had the police break down Read More…
  • Stabilization begins at former Tasty Nut Shop building, Mesh cover placed, foundation stabilization in progress
    By Robert TomlinsonNews Director WHITE PIGEON — More than two months after the go-ahead was given for restoring the former Tasty Nut Shop building in White Pigeon, the efforts have begun in earnest.On Monday, crews from Building Restoration Inc. placed a mesh bracing on the much-maligned southwest corner of the building, located on the corner Read More…
  • Classified document scandal needs to be put to rest
    After re-reading my opinion last week that the Trump/Biden classified documents scandal was much to do about nothing, I realized I left out a couple of major points.First, I minimalized the importance of classified documents, by writing many of them are rendered useless by age. We are going crazy over documents relating to policies and Read More…
  • Mike’s Musings: Who cares who has classified documents? Not I
    Much ado about nothing, or so that’s what I would call the most recent hysteria about classified documents. As background for those not following the storyline, classified documents which President Biden was required to return to the federal government at the end of his vice-presidential term, were discovered in three locations- one being his personal Read More…
  • Basketball Roundup
    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 with 25 points, Caleb Quake with 12 points and Heston Saunders with 10.With the win, Read More…

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