“The Three Rivers Commercial-News was a fixture in this community for 127 years. It preserved the town’s history, and provided vital information for its readers across parts of three centuries. It was the old guard, a publication that withstood so much, and meant even more to the people it served.”
Author: Alek Haak-Frost
The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department announced it will conduct overtime speed enforcement beginning on December 1, continuing through the end of February 2023. The initiative, which is also being deployed by the Michigan State Police and a number of municipalities statewide, hopes to curve a recent spike in speed-related fatalities.
#GivingTuesday is also #GivingNewsDay and we’re hoping you’ll consider donating to Watershed Voice this giving season. Our goal is to raise $5,000 by day’s end in order to hire freelance journalists to bolster our already award-winning coverage.
This week’s episode of Keep Your Voice Down includes the harrowing tale of a vet visit with three cats, thoughts on Doug and Alek’s respective and very different Thanksgiving dinners, an award-winning trip to Austin, #GivingTuesday, and future plans for Watershed Voice.
A 22-year-old Three Rivers man was transported to an area hospital Thursday after crashing his vehicle in Park Township.
A 74-year-old South Bend man died Tuesday after the vehicle he was riding in left the roadway and struck a tree in Constantine Township.
Attorney T.J. Reed will succeed longtime Three Rivers City Attorney J. Patrick O’Malley upon O’Malley’s retirement at year’s end. Reed, currently serving as assistant city attorney, was named O’Malley’s successor by the Three Rivers City Commission Tuesday.
Former Three Rivers DDA executive director Brian Persky is moving up in the world after earning an expanded role with Discover Kalamazoo, the local convention and visitors bureau for Kalamazoo County.
Your friendly neighborhood newsperson needs a favor. So hear him out, yeah?
Election Results: Allen wins at-large Three Rivers commission race, Shaffer returning to county commission with win
Lucas Allen will be the next at-large Three Rivers city commissioner after receiving 73 percent of the ballots cast, collecting 1,128 votes against the 401 write-in votes tallied against him, defeating write-in candidate Danielle Moreland in Tuesday’s general election.
Alek and Doug discuss all things Austin, as Alek heads to Texas for the Independent News Sustainability Summit and 2022 LION Local Journalism Awards. The pair go over which categories Watershed Voice nominated for, Doug decides which sessions Alek and Deborah will attend at the summit, and Alek talks about being a writing mentor for the Voices of Youth program in Kalamazoo.
A 13-year-old was struck by a vehicle just before 7 a.m. Monday on Fawn River Road west of Big Hill Road in Fawn River Township.
White Pigeon man, the victim of a hit-and-run, transported to hospital with life threatening injuries
A 33-year-old White Pigeon man was transported to the hospital Tuesday with serious injuries after a car struck him on US 12 in Mottville Township before fleeing the scene.
A 26-year-old Mishawaka, Indiana man was transported to the hospital Tuesday after the vehicle he was driving crossed the centerline and struck an oncoming semi in Constantine Township.
Alek and Doug are joined by #MomLife columnist Steph Hightree, and Mark Quinn of Heart 2 Heart Autism Center to discuss the Three Rivers-based center and the services it provides. The quartet also talks about the importance of respite care, the stigma and misconceptions surrounding autism, and coping mechanisms for parents/caregivers of children who have autism and/or other cognitive disorders.
Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department are actively investigating a breaking and entering of a Lockport Township storage unit that likely occurred sometime in the last two weeks.
Terrell Lamont Reese of Mendon was arraigned on several felony charges Tuesday following a standoff with police near Mendon Elementary over the weekend.
A 77-year-old Lawton man died Monday due to injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash in Fabius Township.