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Water Festival theme announced

Organizers behind the 61st Three Rivers Water Festival have announced the theme for the 2017 event. Slated to begin June 15 as St. Joseph County’s first of eight community festivals, the 2017 Water Festival theme is “TR Looks to the Future.” Water Festival Committee members encourage participants to incorporate a futuristic theme in their events, especially during the opening-night parade. …

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Kalamazoo Concert Band will perform as part of Water Festival

Hohner Funeral Home in Three Rivers has announced a concert it is helping sponsor at the end of the week. The Kalamazoo Concert Band will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday behind the old hospital. The event is a part of the Three Rivers Water Festival, a three-day event that begins Thursday. The concert is free and prospective guests are invited to …

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Water Festival armbands on sale

Organizers of the Three Rivers Water Festival said an opportunity to save money on armbands for rides at next week’s event is available for another week. Rides and games require tickets purchased at the midway site in the West City parking lot at a cost of $18 per person. Advanced sales for the armband tickets are available for $15 until …

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Water Festival planning meeting scheduled today

Members of the Three Rivers Water Festival Planning Committee are inviting anyone interested in helping organize the 2016 event to a special meeting this evening. The 60th annual community festival takes place June 16, 17 and 18, and event organizers are seeking input regarding ideas for a theme, activities and entertainment. Today’s meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Three …

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Three Rivers Water Festival a success

Organizers of the 58th Three Rivers Water Festival are calling the 2014 edition a success. The three-day community celebration concluded Saturday with an enhanced fireworks show, thanks to an extra financial contribution from Omni Community Credit Union. Thursday’s parade was capped at the maximum 80 participants, and live music Friday and Saturday nights was enjoyed by hundreds of people. The …

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Baker passes away

A longtime Three Rivers city employee and community icon has passed away. Ken Baker, who served in a variety of roles for the municipality, died Tuesday evening following a long battle with kidney cancer. He was 71. Baker started his career with the city as a patrol officer for the Three Rivers Police Department. He was later promoted to sergeant …

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