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Schmidt’s Family Amusements in town

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. …

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Grand Marshal of parade

Former Three Rivers Mayor Ken Baker has been named the grand marshal of the 2013 Three Rivers Water Festival parade. Baker was chosen by virtue of his many years of service to the city, including his time as chief of police and later as mayor. Baker also is lauded for founding the Friends of Riverside Cemetery organization as well as …

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Backyard BBQ Competition

Organizers of the 2013 Three Rivers Water Festival are promoting a new addition to the annual event. A backyard barbecue competition, sponsored by Kackies Que and Century Bank and Trust, will take place 2 to 9 p.m. June 14 in the Community Tent area at the back of Scidmore Park. An entry fee of $55 will include fees, awards, prize …

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Boulette named Citizen of the Year

A 96-year-old woman, who has played a key role in two longstanding local traditions, has been selected as Three Rivers Citizen of the Year for 2013. Carol Boulette was named the recipient, bestowed annually since 1965 by members of the Three Rivers Lions Club. Boulette played a hand in the formation of the Three Rivers Water Festival as well as …

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Thank You Sturgis for the help

Three Rivers municipal officials on Monday issued a public thank-you to the city of Sturgis for its help with cleanup efforts from the 2012 Water Festival. According to a Three Rivers news release, after the city’s street sweeper failed to operate over the weekend, Three Rivers DPS crews turned to their counterparts in Sturgis for assistance. Sturgis sent its own …

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56th TR Water Festival a success

The 56th Three Rivers Water Festival is in the books and event organizers are declaring the three-day celebration a success. Saturday’s car show, stage performance and fireworks display were met with large crowds, continuing the trend of strong audience participation that started with Thursday’s opening-night parade. A Friends of Scidmore Park fundraising event, “Kiss the Pig,” raised more than $4,000 …

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