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Boulette named Citizen of the Year

A 96-year-old woman, who has played a key role in two longstanding local traditions, has been selected as Three Rivers Citizen of the Year for 2013. Carol Boulette was named the recipient, bestowed annually since 1965 by members of the Three Rivers Lions Club. Boulette played a hand in the formation of the Three Rivers Water Festival as well as ... Read More »

Thank You Sturgis for the help

Three Rivers municipal officials on Monday issued a public thank-you to the city of Sturgis for its help with cleanup efforts from the 2012 Water Festival. According to a Three Rivers news release, after the city’s street sweeper failed to operate over the weekend, Three Rivers DPS crews turned to their counterparts in Sturgis for assistance. Sturgis sent its own ... Read More »

56th TR Water Festival a success

The 56th Three Rivers Water Festival is in the books and event organizers are declaring the three-day celebration a success. Saturday’s car show, stage performance and fireworks display were met with large crowds, continuing the trend of strong audience participation that started with Thursday’s opening-night parade. A Friends of Scidmore Park fundraising event, “Kiss the Pig,” raised more than $4,000 ... Read More »

Free vision screening at Water Festival

The Three Rivers Lion Club will provide free vision screening for people of all ages Friday and Saturday afternoons, during the Three Rivers Water Festival. The screenings will take place near L. A.’s Coffee Café, on West Michigan Avenue, starting at 1 p.m. Infants through children age 5 are seated on a parent’s lap and photographed with a vision screener, ... Read More »

Gray’s Community Band to perform

Organizers of the 56th annual Three Rivers Water Festival have announced the Three Rivers-based Gray’s Community Band will perform on closing day of the three-day festival. The band has been booked to perform 3 to 4 p.m. June 16 at the rear of Scidmore Park. Parking for the free concert is along Spring Street. Read More »

Carnival Midway Ride armbands on sale

Members of the Three Rivers Water Festival organizing committee have announced that Carnival Midway Ride Armbands are on sale now for a discounted rate. The $12 cost represents a $4 savings and are available at the reduced rate while supplies last. Wristbands may be purchased at the Three Rivers Chamber of Commerce, Harding’s grocery store or Hoffman Street Grocery. Schmidt ... Read More »