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Alan Turner and the Steel Horse Band will perform

Organizers of the 2012 Three Rivers Water Festival have announced Alan Turner and the Steel Horse Band will perform the final night of the three-day celebration. The group will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16. Turner, a Michigan native, is renowned for his connection with fans and his rich, baritone vocals. The band gained prominence in 2009 …

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Colon honored by State

State legislators last week honored a St. Joseph County community for its contribution to the world of magic and an upcoming milestone. The Michigan Senate passed a resolution honoring the village of Colon and the impending 75-year anniversary of the Abbott’s Magic Get-Together. Led by Sen. Bruce Caswell, Resolution No. 154 was read on the senate floor before a small …

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Admission to musicals to be lowered

The price of admission to musicals presented by Three Rivers High School will be lowered starting next year, a measure being taken following action taken this week by the district’s Board of Education. Superintendent Roger Rathburn said $15 for adults and $12 for students was found to be the highest among schools in the county as well as in the …

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Farmer’s Market in Centreville

The Centreville Downtown Development Association has found a seasonal use for the property that previously housed the Village Market grocery store. An attraction called the Centreville Farmers Open Market will start in the parking lot May 4 and run through mid October. It will feature a farmer’s market, crafts, baked goods and flowers. The market is projected to run 2 …

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Weenie King to stay at Harding’s

Mike King, proprietor of the Weenie Kings push-cart hot dog stand, said he has decided to keep his business in the parking lot at Harding’s grocery store on West Michigan Avenue for the rest of the season. After the Three Rivers Public Library Board earlier this year evicted King from his five-year location at the Three Rivers Public Library parking …

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TR Library may see changes

A potential change in the leadership of the Three Rivers Public Library Board could be forthcoming. Mayor Tom Lowry and members of the Three Rivers City Commission on Tuesday discussed the option of removing Sharon Rogers as president of the library board. Commissioners, however, agreed to wait until after the library board stages its monthly meeting Tuesday next week and …

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What’s Going To Happen To Weenie King?

The fate of where the Weenie Kings push-cart hot dog stand will set up for business in 2012 remains unresolved. Three Rivers Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners on Tuesday discussed the situation after being told by Weenie Kings proprietor Mike King that the Three Rivers Public Library Board has approved a policy that prohibits commerce from taking place in the …

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Sturgis Library To Get New Carpet

The Sturgis District Library has issued a notice advising patrons that it will be closed from Saturday through March 12, as new carpet is being installed. Library officials said the current carpet is 18 years old and is showing its wear. They said approximately 1.5 million people have patronized the library over the time period. The children’s room is expected …

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Alan Jackson Tickets Selling Fast

The first day of ticket sales for Alan Jackson’s appearance this fall at the St. Joseph County Grange Fair was overwhelming, fair manager Bill Johnson said. Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday and a line of more than 250 people was in place outside the fairgrounds ticket window. At the head of the line was a group that …

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Alan Jackson To Headline Fair

Officials with the St. Joseph County Grange Fair announced Monday that country/western singer and songwriter Alan Jackson will headline the closing night of the 2012 fair. Jackson, who gained national prominence in 1990 with the hit, “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow,” will appear Sept. 22. Bill Johnson, fair manager, said tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 29 at …

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