Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday a landmark investment in Michigan’s notoriously underfunded water infrastructure, prompting praise from environmental groups who say the action is a much-needed step in the right direction.
The Michigan Civil Rights Commission (MCRC) on Wednesday released a 62-page report outlining inequities in Michigan’s K-12 education system. It offered specific recommendations for action that policy makers and educators can implement to make achieving educational equity a priority in Michigan schools.
Keith Whitford grows pumpkins, but not just any pumpkins. In a garden along U.S-131 on the northwest edge of Three Rivers, Whitford grows oversized pumpkins. Beth Hubbard, whose family owns Corey Lake Orchards, has provided the use of an antique flatbed truck that once belonged to her father to display three of them at the entrance to her farm stand.
At a County Executive Committee meeting Wednesday, Covered Bridge Healthcare Director Rick Shaffer requested a new arrangement for a recent land purchase. Shaffer proposed converting a three-year land contract for the agency’s building into an outright purchase, which would resolve zoning issues related to proposed expansion work.
“Tuesday’s debate was another missed opportunity for Donald Trump to create unity, by showing a desire for equity and justice for all American citizens. Instead kerosene was added to the fire.”
Today Watershed Voice welcomes Layne and Jordan of the Spartans, Wolverines, and Beards Podcast. The self described “bearded dudes” will talk high school, college, and pro sports with a focus on the mitten state each week for WSV.
State officials at the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) heard its first of two public hearings Tuesday afternoon on a permit request for Enbridge allowing the Canadian oil company to discharge a significant amount of wastewater into Lake Michigan as part of its Line 5 tunnel project.
The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners weighed Wednesday whether to send a letter to Governor Gretchen Whitmer regarding Prosecutor John McDonough’s status. McDonough has been on paid leave since being arrested in a May drunk driving incident for which he will soon stand trial.
In a 45th Circuit Court hearing Wednesday, Judge Paul Stutesman issued Mohammad Abuhaltam a prison sentence of 31 to 80 years with parole for the May 21 killing of James May, Sr. in Three Rivers.
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.