A 24-year-old male from Bellevue (Eaton County) drowned in Colon Township Saturday afternoon after walking into deep water in Leidy Lake, according to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department.
Amidst recent, nationwide movements for racial and social justice, advocates around the country have issued guidance on ways Americans can help build stronger cross-racial equity. Among them, some have issued calls to support black-owned businesses, coupled with nationally scoped lists. In the last few weeks, a number of Watershed Voice subscribers and online followers have inquired about where they can find local black-owned businesses to support in and around Three Rivers.
In Episode 7 of Keep Your Voice Down, Doug and Alek interview Kathy Greaves, a Democratic candidate for District 2 St. Joseph County Commissioner. Greaves is running unopposed in the primary but will challenge incumbent County Commissioner Kathy Pangle in November.
Three Rivers Open Mic Night celebrated its two-year anniversary Thursday night at the Huss Project’s Front Porch Pavilion in Three Rivers.
Watershed Voice recently spoke with Park Township Trustee Tom Springer, Dave Allen of Midwest Energy & Communications (MEC), and Three Rivers consultant Bob Sills about what it would take to solve St. Joseph County’s rural broadband problem.
Three Rivers Community Schools voted Monday to hire Cheryl Thomas as the new director for the Three Rivers Middle School and High School bands. Watershed Voice reached out to Thomas to learn more about the background and skills she will bring to Three Rivers.
Community Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services of St. Joseph County (CMH) will sell a building in Sturgis following a meeting of its board Tuesday evening. The board also discussed the organization’s financial standing and reopening plans, among other topics.
Ben and Nicole Karle recently began distributing free “Hate Has No Home Here” yard signs at the Huss Farmers Market and other venues in the area in the name of “empathy and love and acceptance.”
Three Rivers City Manager Joe Bippus received 312 out of 350 possible points in his annual evaluation conducted by Three Rivers city commissioners, according to documents obtained by Watershed Voice via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
The Three Rivers Community Schools (TRCS) Board of Education approved its 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 budgets following a budget hearing Monday, and approved the hire of a new band director.
Julia Renee Zimmerman, 20, of Sturgis was killed in a three-vehicle crash on Friday, June 26 in Mendon Township, according to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department.
Watershed Voice has called and Googled around the greater St. Joseph County area to bring you a list of what is and is not taking place on and around Independence Day. We’ve also found updates on other popular summer events in the area.
Following the Edenville Dam failure in Midland County, Michigan on May 19, Watershed Voice began an investigation into the condition and regulation of St. Joseph County’s “high hazard” dams.
As COVID-19 continues to increase the demand for internet access, and the resources normally available to those without access to broadband internet at home are limited, partners throughout St. Joseph County are working with the Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC) to establish public WiFi outdoor access points at 18 school buildings throughout the county.
A picket line in Three Rivers targeted the construction work on US-131 in Three Rivers Wednesday. The picket was part of an ongoing dispute with a company involved in the work.
The monthly Open Mic Night at Lowry’s Books & More in downtown Three Rivers will celebrate its two-year anniversary next week, albeit with a slight change in location.
Confirmed and likely cases of COVID-19 are rising rapidly in St. Joseph County, according to the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph County Community Health Agency (BHSJCHA). Health Officer Rebecca Burns, Three Rivers Mayor Tom Lowry, and St. Joseph County Emergency Manager Erin Goff spoke with Watershed Voice about the troubling trend Wednesday.
A close friend of Laura Jacobs, who was killed after being struck by a vehicle in the Three Rivers Meijer parking lot on Thursday, June 18, is raising funds to pay for her late friend’s funeral expenses.