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Memorial service set for Stark

The family of former Three Rivers Police Chief Earl Stark has scheduled a memorial celebration for 11 a.m. Nov. 21 at Riverside Church. Stark, who went on to serve as a member of the Three Rivers City Commission, passed away Friday at the age of 64. He had been ill for some time and Stark’s health was a factor in ... Read More »

Church seeks downtown location

Members of the Three Rivers Planning Commission are expected to handle a matter this evening regarding a special-use permit to allow a church to locate in a downtown storefront. The proposal, being sought by Verse By Verse church, is the main focus of the 6:45 p.m. meeting. At issue is whether downtown is a suitable location for a church. The ... Read More »

Stark’s funeral arrangements to be announced

Three Rivers municipal officials said former police chief and city commissioner Earl Stark has passed away. Stark, who chose to not seek reelection for a third, two-year term a year ago, had represented the city’s Third District. Details about Stark’s funeral arrangements are expected to be announced today. Read More »

Meetings in the area tonight

A few meetings in the area are on deck this evening. Members of the Constantine Public Schools Board of Education plan to assemble at 6 p.m. One matter of potential discussion may come from last week’s defeat of a Headlee renewal. The setback is keeping the district from more than $100,000 Elsewhere, 7 o’clock meetings are slated for the Lockport ... Read More »

Matson considering post

Larry Matson, who was defeated Tuesday in his bid for a one-year term to the Three Rivers City Commission, said he is considering applying for the vacancy created by the resignation of Judith Gilchrist. Matson, 67, was appointed to the board following the resignation of Ken Baker. He was defeated Tuesday by Diane Haley-Clay. The opening created by Gilchrist’s departure ... Read More »

54 percent voted in Tuesday’s election

More than 23,000 St. Joseph County residents participated in this week’s general election. The figure means about 54 percent of the county’s registered voters participated in Tuesday’s vote. County Clerk Pattie Bender said the overall number of voters was down from more than 25,000 in 2008. Park Township led St. Joseph County Tuesday with the highest number of residents voting, ... Read More »