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East Street construction continues

Here’s an important construction announcement regarding work being done in the city of Three Rivers. Niles-based Northern Construction on Monday was planning to start laying cement curbs in the 700 block of East Street. It is anticipated that the entire street will be closed to all traffic, including residents who live in the area. Residents impacted by the work have ... Read More »

Three Rivers City Commission meets tonight

Five agenda items of new business will be handled this evening by the Three Rivers City Commission. Items before Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners include the setting of a show-cause hearing for 512 W. Michigan Ave.; an order of demolition at 310 Jackson and 707 Seventh streets, and 407 and 261 South Main Street; and a proposed paving project at ... Read More »

Dogs – Breed-specific bans

An effort is about to begin in Michigan to prod lawmakers into prohibiting all communities from banning a specific breed of dog. A coalition of animal welfare organizations and others are spearheading what they call the “Make Michigan Next” campaign in an effort to “eliminate all breed discrimination laws” in the state. Some Michigan communities have banned dogs such as ... Read More »

St. Joseph County Fair opening day well attended

Sunday’s opening day of the 164th St. Joseph County Grange Fair was met with strong attendance, fair officials said. Though daily attendance figures are not released until the end of the week, fair officials said ideal weather and the novelty of opening day were factors in the strong attendance. In addition, the farm-truck pulls drew a large and supportive crowd ... Read More »

Sturgis city manager a finalist for Portage city manager

Sturgis city manager Mike Hughes is one of five finalists for the job of city manager in Portage. The 40-year-old Hughes will interview Thursday morning during a 90-minute session with an interview team and the public. Hughes, who has served as the top administrator in Sturgis since 2005, has been the recipient of high praise from the Sturgis City Commission. ... Read More »

Cassopolis woman arraigned on arson charges

A Cassopolis woman was arraigned last week on charges related to a fire she allegedly set at the Three Rivers Walmart earlier this summer. Fawn Mott, 30, was charged with third-degree arson in connection with the June 23 fire that forced the store to close for two days. She was arraigned in St. Joseph County District Court Friday. Bond was ... Read More »

Sturgis Police warning residents of phone scam

The Sturgis Police Department wishes to alert the public that residents have been receiving phone calls from individuals posing as a representative from the Internal Revenue Service. The phone calls are scams and an attempt to obtain personal information. The suspects use the threat of jail time if they do not cooperate and provide information relating to a Social Security ... Read More »

Bond revoked for White Pigeon man

A St. Joseph County judge has revoked bond for Mark Holst, who was arrested last week on methamphetamine-related charges. Early Tuesday, St. Joseph County Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman revoked the bond on two charges leveled against Holst in June, citing issues of public safety. Holst, 50, of White Pigeon, had been out on bond from the June charges; he ... Read More »

St. Joseph County Fair begins Sunday

Sunday marks the start of the 164th St. Joseph County Grange Fair, and it has been declared Family Day. The roster for opening day includes mule and pony pulls, 4-H horse and rabbit shows, live music and farm truck pulls at 4 o’clock. The 4-H dog show takes place at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and the 4-H poultry show later in ... Read More »

Woman responsible for Walmart fire identified

Three Rivers police said they have positively identified the woman responsible for starting a fire at Walmart earlier in the summer June. Though the woman’s name was not disclosed, police said they know who she is and are in the process of finding her for questioning related to the June 23 fire that forced the Three Rivers store to close ... Read More »