Tickets for Reba are on sale

December 17, 2013 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Here’s a reminder that tickets for Reba McEntire’s performance at the 2014 St. Joseph County Grange Fair are on sale.

Tickets are $94.50 for VIP seating in the first 10 rows, $84.50 for track seats and $79 for grandstand seating.

Tickets may be purchased at the fair box office, over the phone at 888-873-0550, or online at

The show starts at 8 p.m. Sept. 20.

Reba to be at fair

December 13, 2013 by Administrator · Comments Off 

A big name in the country/western music genre will bring her talent to Centreville next year.

Officials from the St. Joseph County Grange Fair announced Reba McEntire will be the headline entertainer at the Sept. 20, closing-night performance. The 58-year-old Oklahoma native has won 15 American Music awards, 13 American Country Music awards, nine People’s Choice awards and two Grammy awards.

Her more-recognizable songs include “Fancy,” “For My Broken Heart” and “Is There Life Out There?”

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Seats in the first 10 rows are $94.50; track seats are $84.50 and grandstand seats are $79.

Johnson said in terms of cost, McEntire is the biggest act the fair has ever booked.

Christmas in Colon

December 9, 2013 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Nearly 200 people took part in Friday’s Christmas in Colon holiday gathering  in downtown Colon.

Despite cold weather, a crowd gathered along State Street well ahead of the annual parade. The procession started at Colon Elementary and concluded at Colon Community Park, where hot chocolate, cookies and a visit with Santa were available.

Sponsored by the Colon Area Chamber of Commerce, the event also featured extended hours at downtown Colon businesses, where finger foods and treats were offered.

Village president Tom Tenney declared the 2013 event a success based on the number of people who participated and spent the evening in its downtown district.

Kennedy’s Kitchen at the Riviera

December 9, 2013 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Kennedy’s Kitchen and the Celtic Fire Irish Stepdancers will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Riviera Theatre in downtown Three Rivers.

All proceeds from the show will benefit the Huss Project, an effort to build community in Three Rivers through food, art, play and friendship. The evening will feature Irish music, dancing, sing-along Christmas carols, complimentary appetizers and a cash bar with drink specials and a range of microbrews.

Tickets range from $10-$100, with a suggested ticket price of $15. Moe information is available online at:

Christmas celebrations in the county

December 5, 2013 by Administrator · Comments Off 

A variety of Christmas-related celebrations are taking place over the next three days throughout St. Joseph County.

In Constantine, the annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony takes place at 6 o’clock tonight.

The village is also staging its Fourth of July fireworks fundraiser dinner tonight at Meeks Mill. Dinner settings are at 5 o’clock, 6:30 and 7:30.

Also in Constantine Saturday, downtown stores will feature a Christmas scavenger hunt 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Santa and reindeer will be at Shelby Park from 11 a.m. until 2. Prospective participants are advised to bring their own cameras.

Christmas in Colon takes place Friday, when a downtown parade starts at 6 p.m. Santa and carolers will be at the Colon Community Park at 7 p.m.

Meanwhile, the Centreville Downtown Development Authority has announced Santa will be coming to Centreville at 7 p.m. Saturday. The village’s Christmas tree lighting will occur at the same time in the courtyard gazebo.

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.

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