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Balog resigns

Posted December 8, 2010 by Bruce Snook

It’s official. Mayor Allen Balog has submitted his resignation from the post he has held for three years to make way for a new governmental role as a member of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. Toward the end of the Three Rivers City Commission meeting Tuesday evening (December 7th), Wayne Petzke, Director of […]

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Timeline emerging for appointment of new Three Rivers mayor

Posted December 2, 2010 by Bruce Snook

Since Allen Balog was elected to a seat on the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners in the November 2nd general election, it’s been a given that he would eventually resign from his current role as mayor of the City of Three Rivers to make way for assuming the new office on January 1st.  Now […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR – Support for Daryl Griffith

Posted October 29, 2010 by Bruce Snook

To the city of Three Rivers voters: Election day is upon us and I want to share my views on the candidacy of Daryl Griffith for an at-large position on the City Commission. As many of you know, I’ve been here a long time—in fact, all my life.  I’ve enjoyed being involved in the community […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR – Daryl Griffith on his candidacy for re-election

Posted October 12, 2010 by Bruce Snook

I am Daryl Griffith, running for re-election for Three Rivers City Commission.  You will, of course, have seen the letters of Mike Dunlap and his protégé, Blaine Edgell accusing me of everything under the sun.  I, as a voter, have always disliked such attack letters because they spend all their effort spinning the other opponent […]

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Hochstedler lawsuit details revealed

Posted June 22, 2010 by Bruce Snook

Details of the settlement of a lawsuit by former Finance Director Wendy Hochstedler against the City of Three Rivers have been revealed. For further information from WLKM, click here.

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City of Three Rivers and Fabius Township to focus on trail building

Posted May 16, 2010 by Bruce Snook

There may be a new trail in the Three Rivers Community soon! The City of Three Rivers and Fabius Township recently kicked-off a new cooperative trail planning effort. The goal of the new initiative is to establish a proposed pathway connection from downtown Three Rivers to Meyer Broadway Park and develop a comprehensive implementation plan.

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Hochstedler lawsuit reportedly settled

Posted May 2, 2010 by Bruce Snook

Indications are the lawsuit filed by former Finance Director Wendy Hochstedler against the City of Three Rivers has been settled. For more on the story from Jef Rietsma and the Sturgis Journal, click on the following link:  City settles lawsuit

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Mayor Allen Balog reflects on 2009, looks ahead to 2010

Posted December 31, 2009 by Bruce Snook

In spite of a tough economy, the City of Three Rivers did “very good” in 2009. That’s the assessment of Mayor Allen Balog in a wide-ranging New Year’s Eve interview with the River Country Journal.

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City of Three Rivers launches Facebook page

Posted November 2, 2009 by Bruce Snook

The City of Three Rivers is now in the “social networking” arena with its own Facebook page.

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Update from City Manager Joe Bippus

Posted July 30, 2009 by Bruce Snook

City Manager Joe Bippus has provided the following update regarding a number of topics related to the City of Three Rivers:

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Officials of Three Rivers Health and City of Three Rivers to explore possibility of city taking over South Health Parkway

Posted June 25, 2009 by Bruce Snook

Officials from Three Rivers Health and the City of Three Rivers will meet to explore the possibility of the city taking over South Health Parkway, the roadway that runs through the hospital campus between Broadway and Millard streets.

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Post-election report indicates Tuesday’s general election went well in Three Rivers

Posted November 8, 2008 by Bruce Snook

Tuesday’s (November 4th) general election went smoothly in Three Rivers. That’s the word from City Clerk Lindsay Howes who said, “The election went well thanks to the hard work of the election inspectors.” Howes said, “There were some lines during peak hours, but we were well prepared to get a large volume of people through […]

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Auditors give City of Three Rivers high marks

Posted November 6, 2008 by Bruce Snook

The City of Three Rivers has received high marks from auditors in the audit of the city’s basic financial statements for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2008. Two representatives from Plante & Moran provided an overview of the audit report during the Three Rivers City Commission meeting Tuesday evening (November 4th). Auditors […]

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City of Three Rivers gears up for Election Day

Posted November 1, 2008 by Bruce Snook

Tuesday (November 4th) will be Election Day in the United States and the expectation is there will be a big turnout. In Michigan, polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. In an October 30th memo to the Three Rivers City Commission, City Clerk Lindsay Howes reported that – during the last presidential […]

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City of Three Rivers donates “wheelchair van” to American Legion

Posted November 1, 2008 by Bruce Snook

The City of Three Rivers has donated a 1999 Dodge “wheelchair van” to the American Legion for use in transporting veterans to and from doctor appointments. The van, also known as Unit 227, was recently retired after a new vehicle was placed in service in September. The Three Rivers City Commission agreed that, instead of […]

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Old Three Rivers Hospital no longer targeted for “haunted house” development

Posted October 26, 2008 by Bruce Snook

The old Three Rivers Hospital will NOT be utilized for a “haunted house.” That’s the essence of a story from Jef Rietsma in the Sturgis Journal.  To read Jef’s report, click here.

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Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority seeks to purchase downtown “walk-thru”

Posted October 16, 2008 by Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has approved the purchase of the “walk-thru” at 25 North Main Street, a recently-developed passageway from the new Portage River Parking Plaza to Main Street. The purchase proposal, which is contingent on approval by the Three Rivers City Commission, calls for the DDA to acquire the property from […]

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November 4th election expected to draw higher-than-usual voter turnout

Posted October 14, 2008 by Bruce Snook

As the date for the November 4th general election approaches, it appears that voters in the City of Three Rivers voters will participate in higher-than-usual numbers. City Clerk Lindsay Howes reports that Monday, October 6th – the final day to register to vote in the upcoming balloting – was “a busier day, not only for […]

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City of Three Rivers gears up for winter with road salt purchase

Posted October 8, 2008 by Bruce Snook

Autumn has arrived and the City of Three Rivers is gearing up for the winter season that will follow. In action Tuesday evening (October 7th), the Three Rivers City Commission authorized the purchase of 500 tons of road salt at a cost of just over $23,000 ($23,372.50). The salt will be obtained through the State […]

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City of Three Rivers explores providing fire service to Lockport Township

Posted October 8, 2008 by Bruce Snook

City Manager Joe Bippus and his staff have the backing of the Three Rivers City Commission to continue conversations with Lockport Township about providing fire service to the township. That’s the situation following the city commission meeting Tuesday evening (October 7th) in which commissioners reviewed and discussed a “Lockport Township Fire Protection Proposal” put together […]

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