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Reba to be at fair

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 ... Read More »

Christmas in Colon

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 ... Read More »

Kennedy’s Kitchen at the Riviera

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 ... Read More »

Christmas celebrations in the county

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 ... Read More »

Christmas season kick 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 ... Read More »

Mendon Kiwanis Showboat opening night

More than 150 people attended Thursday’s opening night of the 57th Mendon Kiwanis Showboat. “The Not-So-Wild West” is the theme of the music and comedy program, which continues tonight and Saturday. A cast of about 35 members drew audience laughter for its between-song skits and jokes and strong applause for its two dozen musical numbers. The cast paid tribute to ... Read More »