Nearly 300 incarcerated Michiganders, currently serving out life sentences for crimes they committed while juveniles without the possibility of parole, may finally be closer to having their sentences reconsidered — more than a decade after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled those sentences unconstitutional.
In this week’s #MomLife column, Steph Hightree makes it all about Steph, for once. (Editor’s Note: It’s about time)
Michigan Reads One Book kicks off today, Monday, March 6. Thousands of students in hundreds of schools have joined together to celebrate family literacy through Read to Them’s state-wide reading programs.
Who makes the best chili in downtown Three Rivers? Judge for yourself Saturday at the Chili Cook-Off
Over a dozen businesses are bringing the heat this weekend to the Downtown Three Rivers Chili Cook-Off with proceeds from the event going toward two community projects. Hosted by the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) on Saturday, March 4, local merchants will craft their own versions of an award-winning chili recipe to be tasted and judged by the public.
Watershed Voice columnist Charles Thomas writes, “Because ChatGPT can write essays, I thought it would be interesting to ask it to write a couple of essays for Watershed Voice about recent issues we’ve reported on. (The following) is an edited transcript of my conversation with ChatGPT, along with ChatGPT’s first work for Watershed Voice.”
Marijuana regulation funding on its way to four county municipalities including Sturgis and Three Rivers
St. Joseph County will receive $881,000 from the Marijuana Regulation Fund over the next few days, the state’s Department of Treasury announced Tuesday.
Does Critical Race Theory put biblical unity at risk? Do we have to choose sides in this culture war for justice and the advancement of the Gospel? Join this Conviction in Conversation.
A special meeting was held Monday night where Sturgis City Commissioners conducted the first round of interviews for its vacant city manager position. Two candidates withdrew their consideration for the job prior to the meeting, leaving interim City Manager Andrew Kuk as the lone remaining applicant to interview.
Local author and hairstylist Brittni Huyck drops by Keep Your Voice Down to talk about her Iron City Heat Series, a trio of what Alek calls “spicy novels” and Doug, an adult, calls romantic novels. The Three Rivers native describes her writing process, what her family, friends, and clients think of her “dirty books,” and what their support has meant to her. Brittni also talks about how her life, the people in it, and her experience as a hairstylist have influenced her creative endeavors.
Three Rivers City Commissioners approved a $32,100 Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative (RVCRI) grant last week to install six Flock Security cameras in the city for a two-year period.
With Monday morning’s announcement that U.S. Elissa Slotkin (D-Lansing) was officially in the running for U.S. Senate, the race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) in 2024 is starting to take shape.
St. Joseph County Sheriff Mark Lillywhite was arrested in the early morning hours of Sunday, February 26 following a two-vehicle crash in Schoolcraft Township, according to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office. Lillywhite is expected to be arraigned on charges of operating while intoxicated and possession of a firearm while intoxicated.
CSA is a farm membership system that allows consumers to sign up to receive a season’s worth of a farm’s products (veggies, eggs, meat, flowers, grain, etc.) over a number of weeks. Find information on how to sign up for Full Circle Farm’s CSA here.
Nurses surveyed in 2021 said the most common reason they planned to leave their job was that work had negatively affected their health and well-being. The second most common reason was insufficient staffing. Here’s why it’s important to provide care for them and what some are doing to make sure they get it.
Oscar-nominated short films are returning to the Riviera Theatre beginning tonight, and continuing on Fridays and Saturdays leading up to the 95th Academy Awards on March 12.
The PACE program is one of countless resources older adults and their families may sort through — and often miss — looking for help so their loved ones can continue living at home.
The issue of whether to adopt a policy regarding flags and other displays in Three Rivers classrooms was tabled at a Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education meeting Monday night. Assurances were made that the board would continue crafting the policy at a future work session.
A recent survey of caregivers under age 30, commissioned by the New York-Michigan Solutions Journalism Collaborative, found 53% said caregiving had taken a toll on their mental and/or physical health.
Young caregivers need more support but where will it come from? There’s an app for that.