Empty Bowls Dinner

January 28, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Officials from Three Rivers Community Schools have announced the date for this year’s Empty Bowls soup dinner is Feb. 6

The 19th annual event runs 5 to 7 p.m. at Three Rivers High School. Its goal is to raise awareness and donations to combat hunger

Clay bowls made by first, third, and fifth graders from the district’s four elementary schools will be on display and are available to be taken home by those who donate. The empty bowls are to serve as a reminder of the hunger that some members of the community have to face.

All proceeds from the event will go toward the Three Rivers Area Emergency Care Network Food Site.

In 18 years, Empty Bowls has raised more than $50,000.

Snow-removal policy

January 27, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Three Rivers officials intend to look at a potential sidewalk snow-removal policy following concerns raised during a commission meeting last week.

Three Rivers Board of Education member Waneta Truckey said children walking to and from school are forced into the street when sidewalks are not cleared of snow. The fact children are walking in the streets is a safety concern, she noted, adding the matter is most relevant to students at Hoppin and Andrews elementary schools.

Commissioners discussed the pros and cons of an ordinance, and agreed to seek public input on the matter at its Feb. 4 meeting.

Girls named to all-state squad

December 10, 2013 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Seven area high school girls were named to the all-state volleyball squad.

Members of the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association named Brooke Howard of Mendon to its Class C first-team. Her teammate, Alexis Russell, was named to the second team, while fellow Lady Hornet Jordan VanOss made the third team.

In Class B, first team honors went to Rachel Anderson of Sturgis, while Three Rivers’ Teagan Reeves was named to the second team. Kelsey Metzger of Sturgis was named to the third team and Hannah Landis was an honorable mention recipient.

Rathburn to run for state rep

December 6, 2013 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Three Rivers Community Schools Superintendent Roger Rathburn has announced he plans to run for state representative next year.

The 51-year-old Rathburn, who is retiring in June following a 13-year tenure as superintendent in Three Rivers, will seek the 59th District State House seat currently held by Matt Lori. Lori, who will begin his sixth and final year as state rep in January, is term-limited and unable to run again.

Rathburn said he planned to retire to seek other opportunities, preferably in the arena of education. But after being approached by a number of county residents, Rathburn said his interest in the state representative’s position grew in its appeal.

To date, John Bippus is the only other candidate to declare his plans to run for the seat.

The 59th District covers St. Joseph County and all but a small pocket of Cass County.

Christmas season kick off

December 2, 2013 by Administrator · Comments Off 

The Christmas season officially kicked off Friday in Three Rivers, as a crowd gathered for the annual tree-lighting ceremony.

Staged in the downtown mural mall, the ceremony included music from the Three Rivers High School Aristocrats. It also marked the first of a three-day celebration in downtown Three Rivers, where the Riviera Theatre hosted events Saturday and Sunday.

Cookie decorating at World Fare and pet photos with the Grinch at Downtown Dog also took place Saturday.

Sturgis to join league

August 5, 2013 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Three Rivers High School will have a neighboring rival in its league in the 2014-15 school year, as Sturgis Public Schools is expected to join the Wolverine Conference.

An invitation requesting St. Joseph County’s largest school district to join the league was extended by conference officials late last week. Sturgis school officials have indicated they intend to accept the offer, and approval by their board of education is the final formality needed.

The addition of the Trojans would make the league an all-Class-B conference and even it out with 12 members.

Sturgis will replace Comstock, which is departing the league after the 2013-14 academic year.

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