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Out and About – Week of October 25th

Three Rivers Department of Public Services has been busy for almost two weeks now sucking up the leaves that the citizens of Three Rivers have raked or blown to the street. I learned the hard way, and I thought I’d better pass on the fact that the leaves must be in the street next to the curb and not on ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of October 18th

The weather cooperated with us for this last weekend. Norman Rockwell could have done a fall portrait almost anywhere in St. Joseph County. Homecoming was a complete success, if my opinion matters. Friday’s parade was worth coming out to watch. The floats were filled with imagination, and school spirit was abundant. The weather was perfect for playing football, and the ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of October 11th

OUT AND ABOUT by Norm Stutesman Some weekends are busier than others, as far as things to do here in St. Joe County. This next weekend promises to be one of the busier ones. Friday, October 15 is Homecoming for alumni of Three Rivers High School. The Homecoming Parade steps off at 5 P.M. from the intersection of Kelsey Street ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of October 4th

Every so often, I have readers mention how much they enjoy reading the items of trivia or unusual facts that I include in this column from time to time. I usually insert these items when I have extra space in the column. This week’s column is for those trivia lovers. I will, of course, include items that might make you ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of September 27th

The 2010 St. Joseph County Grange Fair is now in the history books. As of this writing, I’m not sure how successful the fair was, but I was a part of the crowd for four out of the seven days, and from what I observed, everyone seemed to be having a grand time. For the most part, the weather cooperated ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of September 20th

This is “Fair Week”, which means that the chance of having a couple days of rainy weather is very good. We could go three months without a drop of rain, then during that one week in September, the idea of building an ark doesn’t seem too far fetched. Anyway, this week Centreville’s streets are busy with people making their way ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of September 13th

Last Friday, September 10, in my mind, was a flawless day. The weather was fantastic, the Three Rivers Wildcats beat Plainwell 21-0 at Armstrong Field, and the local firefighters took in boots full of money in their annual “Fill the Boot” campaign for MDA. From 4 to 7 P.M. local firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics stood at the intersection of Michigan ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of September 6th

Sometime last May, I mentioned that it is customary for gentlemen to wear white shoes after Memorial Day. Those of you under fifty years of age might not understand, but during the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day, it is quite fashionable for gentlemen to wear white shoes. Labor Day was yesterday, which means that summer is officially over ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of August 30th

“There’s nothing to do in the Three Rivers area”. As I get Out and About, I hear this phrase more than I’d like. It’s simply not true. There’s plenty to do if you know where to look. Granted, you may have to check this newspaper or listen to the local radio station. If you do so, you’ll discover that there ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of August 23rd

Once again, the last Saturday of the month has slipped up on us, which means that the Spirit Rhythms Coffee House, inside St. John’s Lutheran Church on Buckhorn Road, north of Three Rivers, will be the place to be this Saturday, August 28. This month is a little different from others, in that the Coffee House will hold a fund ... Read More »