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  • 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…
  • Obituary: Maryjane Myers
    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. She was very close to her siblings Jon Borger and Judy Herrold who precede her, Read More…
  • Obituary: Mary Jeanette Ridgley
    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 Vicksburg High School with the Class of 1960, Jeanette attended Ferris College to become a Read More…
  • Centreville BOE seats new board,
    approves bond pre-qualification
    By Robert TomlinsonNews Director CENTREVILLE — A new-look Centreville Public Schools Board of Education conducted its first business of the calendar year Monday, passing a pre-qualification application for its upcoming bond proposal.Superintendent Chad Brady said the application was a formality, and is a requirement by the state to continue down the road of getting a Read More…
  • TRAM receives $10k donation from
    Indiana company
    By Robert TomlinsonNews Director THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers Area Mentoring (TRAM) got a significant financial contribution last week from an Indiana-based agriculture company.On Tuesday, Jan. 3, Lennard Ag Company, based in Howe, Ind., donated $10,000 to the program, which pairs Three Rivers-area students with adult or high school-age mentors to help with schoolwork, reading Read More…
  • Road Commission assesses holiday snowstorm performance
    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 he was “very thankful” for the snowplowing crew, led by Director of Operations Don Preston, Read More…
  • Destruction, death hard to face
    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 last week.Difficulties can debilitate us. Walters survived her own struggles, including four divorces. Her reported Read More…
  • Obituary: Greggory Keith Griffith
    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 Griffith who survives.Gregg was a graduate of Minonk-Dana-Ruthland High School in Minonk IL, and attended Read More…
  • Obituary: Ruth Mary Slade
    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, 1953, she married Lawrence Slade. In 1978 they moved from Livonia to this area and Read More…

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