Wednesday night’s Sturgis City Commission meeting was the last for Commissioner Travis Klinger, who announced his resignation on March 8. A newly appointed commissioner will finish Klinger’s term, and will be sworn in on May 10.
Author: Beca Welty
Sturgis Hospital Board President Jeremy Gump provided Sturgis City Commissioners with an update Wednesday regarding the hospital’s new designation as a Rural Emergency Hospital (REH). Effective May 1 at 7 a.m. Sturgis Hospital will cease admitting inpatients, as it will be discontinuing that service.
Poet, voice actor, author, and Three Rivers community activist Aundrea Sayrie is passionate about helping people in all capacities. Having blindly navigated her own way through becoming a voice actor, she decided to write a DIY book for others in her situation: A Closed Mouth Won’t Get Fed.
Read Aundrea’s interview with Watershed Voice and learn about the trials, tribulations, and small victories that led to her grassroots guide for anyone interested in becoming a voice actor.
Spence said he believes he will bring an important virtue if elected as sheriff: accountability. While serving with MISSION Spence investigated other sheriff agencies in their internal investigations for several years — a job he says is necessary, though many don’t want to do it.
“Those investigations are important for our profession,” he said. “If there are things like misconduct they need to be dealt with, and they need to be held accountable so we can keep our professions the way they should be.”
Skyridge Church of the Brethren in Kalamazoo will be celebrating Earth Day this Saturday by hosting “One Earth, One Chance;” a workshop and discussion on environmental sustainability and social justice in the surrounding communities. The event will be led by grassroots activist David Radcliff of the Virginia-based New Community Project (NCP), and will be held April 22 from 1-3 p.m.
The Three Rivers City Commission Tuesday adopted a resolution to apply for the Michigan Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for its Public Gathering Spaces Initiative (PGSI) to help pay for a downtown outdoor amphitheater on the Portage River. The city is requesting $1,953,445 in CDBG funds along with local funds from the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) budget in the amount of $195,344.50.
Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services will host their annual Survivor Stomp fun-run and fundraiser in Cass County on Saturday, April 22. This year’s event has evolved into a color-run, and will feature a 5K for runners and a 1.4 mile option to walk. The funds raised by the Survivor Stomp will allow DASAS to provide services to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.
‘Shouting fire in a crowded theater’: Roberts called FBI warning he would commit a mass shooting at Three Rivers Middle School
James W. Roberts, 54, was arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Centreville in connection with making terrorist threats toward Three Rivers Middle School (TRMS). According to St. Joseph County Prosecutor David Marvin, Roberts called the FBI saying he planned to commit a mass shooting at Three Rivers Middle School.
Students from St. Joseph County’s Intermediate School District Career Technical Education’s (CTE) Public Safety program will be recognized at the Michigan State Capitol this week as part of the CTE Showcase. The students will visit Lansing on Thursday to explain what the public safety program is, what they’re doing in and outside of the classroom, and what they hope to accomplish.
Tonight the Three Rivers Community Players (TRCP) will debut “9 PM, Saturday Night,” an original show written and directed by Eathan Bingaman. The show will run for two weekends, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays beginning at 7:30 p.m., and matinees on Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15, and $13 for students and seniors.
Join the Three Rivers Promise at Armstrong Park on Saturday April 15 at 9 a.m. for the second annual Run for the Future 5K and one mile Fun Run/Walk. All proceeds from the event, which will include a post-race celebration with drinks, food, and awards, will benefit the Three Rivers Promise.
In a partnership between St. Joseph County Habitat for Humanity and Intermediate School District Career and Technical Education (CTE) students, a home is being built in Three Rivers for a family in need.
Three Rivers High School Senior Giovani Gioiosa has been selected by The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation as one of 60 graduating high school seniors to receive the Cooke College Scholarship, an organization dedicated to advancing the education of high-achieving students with financial need.
During an upcoming work session on Wednesday, April 12, the Sturgis City Commission will interview two candidates for the 2nd precinct commissioner seat being vacated by Commissioner Travis Klinger.
Watershed Voice will be celebrating its three-year anniversary on Saturday, a feat that was hard earned and accomplished through the contributions of many. With that in mind, we reached out to several of those valued contributors for their thoughts on Watershed Voice some 1,094 days after its launch on April 8, 2020.
The City of Three Rivers is looking for a new director of finance and administration following the departure of former Director Cathy Lawson.
The Three Rivers City Commission Tuesday voted unanimously to apply for a grant to help pay for a downtown outdoor amphitheater on the Portage River.
In this week’s Bites with Beca, Watershed Voice’s resident food critic Beca Welty takes on Toba Sushi for a second time after visiting in the first few weeks of its opening a year ago. To hear her verdict, and for a quick preview of what Toba has to offer, check out Beca’s latest local review.