Michigan is wrapping up critical census response collection efforts on Wednesday amid confusion over the national deadline. Despite a court ruling last week to uphold the original deadline on Oct. 31, the U.S. Census Bureau, headed by President Trump’s Department of Commerce, is moving ahead with a deadline of Oct. 5.
The Board of Directors of Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of St. Joseph County (CMH) approved a budget for the coming fiscal year at a regular meeting Tuesday.
Watershed Voice sent out questionnaires to over 30 candidates running for elected school board positions in St. Joseph County and the surrounding area. Leading up to the General Election on November 3, Watershed will publish the questionnaires as it receives them back from the candidates.
In 3B District Court Tuesday, St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough pled guilty to a bond violation that took place on August 7. The violation was one of two for which McDonough was charged. The second charge is in relation to a violation that allegedly took place on September 15.
A Michigan State Police (MSP) trooper attempted to pull over a gold-colored Saturn in Three Rivers Monday morning for an expired tag. During the attempted stop, the vehicle fled, but due to MSP policy, the trooper did not pursue him. Instead, the trooper found the vehicle abandoned shortly after with the door open on Railroad Drive behind downtown Three Rivers.
This week is Banned Book Week, and both Lowry’s Books and More and the Three Rivers Public Library (TRPL) are recognizing its significance. Banned Books Week serves to bring attention to the cause of fighting censorship.
In a press release Monday, Three Rivers Community Schools (TRCS) confirmed it had a positive coronavirus case. Centreville Public Schools (CPS) also confirmed a positive case with a Centreville Junior/Senior High School student on Friday.
Each year, the Three Rivers Lions Club (TRLC) hosts an ox roast at the Water Festival, but this year, the COVID-19 pandemic prevented it. Still wanting to stage the popular feature, organizers decided to innovate.
A digital divide that emerged as a major problem when schools shut down amid the pandemic last spring has persisted into the new academic year, and advocates for funding say help is urgently needed for kids whose schools remain partly or entirely online.
Mikel Watkins found his way into music through adversity. He struggled through a difficult upbringing and addiction, finding his way to stability through music production and artistry.
Downtown Three Rivers experienced an above-average crowd on its sidewalks over the weekend. Following a declaration establishing Saturday, September 26 as Downtown Day by Governor Gretchen Whitmer a few weeks ago, the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority and Main Street Program (TRDDA) joined downtown merchants, the Michigan Downtown Association, and other communities across the state in hosting festivities.
An event called “Back the Blue,” honoring law enforcement workers, took place on the grounds of Riverside Church in Three Rivers Saturday.
Layne Deuel of Three Rivers writes,
“When looking to vote for one of the three candidates (contending for 59th District State Representative) I ask that you disregard the ‘D’ and ‘R’ next to their names but investigate their policies and how they plan on impacting the 59th for years to come.”
A new report from Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan research institute, shows that 613,000 adults in Michigan — 9% of the state’s adults— say their household doesn’t have enough to eat.
The Three Rivers Area Weekly Witness for Peace will feature a period of silence each Tuesday on the grounds of The Huss Project in Three Rivers. Anyone is welcome to attend, and participants may show up at any time.
John Rivers has made innovations which have brought him fortune, occasional notoriety, and opportunities to see the world. In the last four years, he has brought his capacity for new ideas into downtown Three Rivers with his restaurant, Venue 45.
Two women were transported to the hospital for minor injuries when a pickup truck struck operated by a Three Rivers man their SUVs Thursday afternoon on Buckhorn Road in Lockport Township.
Michigan leaders are close to nailing down a $62.8 billion state budget plan for Fiscal Year 2021, as legislators released details Wednesday and started to approve bills.