Recent Posts

Gathering more info from staff

Mayor Tom Lowry and members of the Three Rivers City Commission agreed Tuesday to gather more input from municipal staff and its legal advisor before taking action relevant to an ongoing issue with the Three Rivers Public Library Board. At the conclusion of Tuesday’s commission meeting, Commissioner Daryl Griffith said he remains open to the idea of removing library board …

Read More »

Submit interest form by April 13th

  Any Three Rivers resident interested in serving on the city commission has through April 13 to submit a citizen-interest form. Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners on Tuesday accepted the resignation of Ken Baker, who stated in his letter of resignation that his ongoing battle against cancer prevents him from remaining on the commission. Forms are available at city hall …

Read More »

Road construction for River Road

Three Rivers officials said beginning Thursday, River Road will be closed to through traffic for at least a six-week period for infrastructure work. City crews plan to work on the remainder of the water main under River Road to be replaced and extended to serve properties at the east end of the city. The detour will be from 9th Street …

Read More »

Testing the sirens

The Three Rivers Fire Department has announced that seasonal testing of the city’s weather sirens will begin at 12:05 p.m. Saturday. Chief Dan Tomlinson said the sirens will be tested the first Saturday of the month, through October. He said sirens will not be tested if severe weather is in the forecast.

Read More »

Hit-and-run incident

A hit-and-run incident in Three Rivers remains under investigation by the Three Rivers Police Department. According to a department news release, a newer model Jeep Wrangler went off the roadway Saturday at Portage Avenue and Prutzman Street, and subsequently struck a light pole and a sign. Public utilities attached to the pole were significantly damaged, according to the release. Police …

Read More »

NAILERS SCORE LATE TO TAKE GAME ONE

Taking their first lead of the night with 67 seconds remaining in regulation, the Wheeling Nailers defeated the Kalamazoo Wings 4-2 in game one to take a one-game to none lead in the Best-of-Five Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. End-to-end action featured no scoring in the first period. Wheeling outshot Kalamazoo 17-6 in the opening period. Picking up where he left off …

Read More »

Kelly Cup Playoff Preview: K-Wings vs. Nailers

About the teams: The Kalamazoo Wings (38-26-2-6) finished first in the North Division and clinched their third consecutive division title in the process. The Wheeling Nailers (37-26-4-5) ended the season with a second place finish in the Atlantic Division. Meeting three times during the regular season, the K-Wings won two of the three contests. The two teams battled in the …

Read More »

Out and About – Week of April 2nd

Time does fly by, when you’re having fun. This month, “Out and About” will be six years old, and I’m still finding things to write about, and having fun doing it. This column is not a “one-person” operation. Oh sure, I write it, but my wife, Barb, makes sure that the punctuation and grammar are correct. I did well in …

Read More »

Deer mortality study

Researchers say coyotes were the No. 1 predator for deer in parts of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula during a recent study and bobcats were No. 2 on the list.  The Grand Rapids Press reports Monday that wolves came in fourth after a three-way tie among hunters, unknown predators and undetermined causes.  Jerry Belant is an associate professor of Wildlife Ecology and …

Read More »

Firearms stolen

Investigators from the Michigan State Police post in White Pigeon are looking into the weekend theft of firearms, knives and ammunition from a White Pigeon bait shop. Owners of Fisher’s Bait and Tackle said someone broke into the U.S. 12 business sometime early Saturday. It appears entrance was gained through a rear window. Seven firearms were among the items stolen, …

Read More »