Fireworks planned in TR

July 19, 2013 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Officials with the Three Rivers Water Festival have announced the postponed fireworks display will take place in conjunction with the city’s annual Harmony Fest.

Bad weather prohibited the display on the June 15 closing night of the Water Festival. Instead, the show will take place Sept. 1 to cap off the one-day Harmony Fest.

A makeup date was established following negotiations between officials from the Water Festival, Harmony Fest Committee, the pyrotechnics company and the City of Three Rivers.

The fireworks are expected to start around 10:45 p.m. following the final musical act of what will be the 20th annual Harmony Fest. The fireworks will be launched from Memory Isle.

Schmidt’s Family Amusements in town

June 12, 2013 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Schmidt’s Family Amusements is back in town with many fun rides and games for the young and daring during this year’s Three Rivers Water Festival!

The midway will open at 4 p.m. on Thursday (June 13) and will remain open until 10 p.m.; Friday’s hours are from noon until 11 p.m., and Saturday’s hours are from 11 a.m. until midnight.

Rides and games require tickets purchased at the midway site in the West City Parking Lot at a cost of $16 per person. For those wishing to save some money, advanced purchase “armband” tickets are now available for $13 until noon on Thursday, June 16. The armbands, good for unlimited RIDES on any ONE day of the festival, can be purchased on a cash-only basis at the Chamber of Commerce office and Harding’s Market.

Chili cook-off a success

February 14, 2013 by WLKM · Comments Off 

About 100 people attended the inaugural Three Rivers Harmony Fest chili cook-off and home-brew beer fundraiser Feb. 2.

More than $800 was collected to help fund this year’s Harmony Fest, which marks its 20th anniversary Labor Day weekend.

In the chili competition, Fred Pruitt from Three Rivers Health took top honors, with Pub 21 and Paisano’s Bar and Grill coming in first- and second runners-up, respectively.

Also participating were Frankie’s, L.A. Cafe, and Main Street Cafe.

The beer competition featured seven beers. Matt Ryan, from Constantine Brewing, took top honors in the dark beer category.

Frank Farrand was second runner-up in the pale competition, while Oak Everitt was second runner-up.

Josh Turner to headline fair

February 11, 2013 by WLKM · Comments Off 

A two-act evening of entertainment will be the musical highlight of the 2013 St. Joseph County Grange Fair in September.

Fair manager Bill Johnson said Josh Turner will headline the Sept. 21 show. Meanwhile,

Kix Brooks, who teamed with Ronnie Dunn to form Brooks and Dunn and reel off a string of hits starting in the early 1990s, will serve as the warm-up act.

Tickets for the two-act package go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Turner, a 35-year-old South Carolina native, has a résumé featuring four No. 1 hits: “Your Man,” “Would You Go With Me,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance” and “All Over Me.”

His breakthrough hit, “Long, Black Train,” was released in 2003.

Ticket prices are $55 for rows, $45 for regular track seating and $35 for grandstand seating.

More information about the 2013 entertainment may be obtained by phoning the fair office, at 467-8935.

Fair set to announce entertainment

February 8, 2013 by WLKM · Comments Off 

Officials from the St. Joseph County Grange Fair are set to announce the entertainment lineup for the 2013 event.

Fair manager Bill Johnson said the announcement will be made public Saturday, which is about two months later than usual.

The fair drew a winner last year, as country/western artist Alan Jackson played to a sold-out crowd of more than 5,000 people. Tickets for that show went on sale Feb. 29.

The seven-day fair this year begins Sept. 15.

Information about its 2013 entertainment will be available through local media and on the fair’s website, which may be found at

Mendon Kiwanis Showboat tonight

November 1, 2012 by WLKM · Comments Off 

The Mendon Kiwanis Showboat kicks off for the 56th time this evening, the first of a three-night run.

“White Christmas” is the theme of this year’s presentation, which begins at 7:30 p.m., with additional shows staged at the same time Friday and Saturday at Mendon Elementary School’s gymnasium.

Dale Eickhoff, head of this year’s Showboat, said rehearsals have been taking place for the past month. A group of about 40 members are a part of the cast, which will present about 15 songs.

Cost is $8 in advance and $10 at the door. All proceeds go to the Mendon Kiwanis Club, whose members use the money to support scholarships for high school students and other school-related benefits.

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