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Colon Food Pantry benefit on Saturday

Colon-based FAB Magic Co. is sponsoring its third annual benefit magic show Saturday in support of the Colon Food Pantry. Event organizer Rick Fisher said the show will feature five acts and admission to the 7 p.m. event is the contribution of non-perishable food items or a financial donation. The show was moved from the high school to the elementary ... Read More »

Man arrested on a felony warrant

A 27-year-old man was arrested this week on a felony warrant from Elkhart County. According to authorities, a White Pigeon Police K-9 unit on Monday stopped a driver on a 4-wheeler in the 400 block of Elkhart Street. Police said a check on the subject revealed a warrant for delivery and manufacturing methamphetamines. The suspect was found to be in ... Read More »

Indigent-defense services contract renewed

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners this week renewed a three-year contract for indigent-defense services. County administrator Pat Yoder said a pool of nine area attorneys were accepted to represent defendants who cannot afford legal services during their judicial process. The agreement, between the county and the Michigan Municipal Corporation, comes with a cost averaging about $480,000 each year ... Read More »

Sturgis man arrested following attempted breaking and entering

Sturgis police said a 45-year-old man was arrested this week for attempted breaking and entering into a residence, possession of burglary tools, malicious destruction of property, and resisting and obstructing police. The incident happened just after 1:25 a.m. Wednesday, as officers were dispatched to the 800 block of East Chicago Road for a suspected breaking and entering. The suspect fled ... Read More »

ARF fundraiser on Saturday

A fundraiser to benefit the Animal Rescue Fund of St. Joseph County takes place this weekend in Three Rivers. “Wine for Whiskers,” starts at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Riviera Theatre. Tickets are $25. Participants will receive up to five samples of wines being specially presented during the event. In addition, the fundraiser will feature a silent auction. Tickets to ... Read More »

Annie

10-22-14 12321 ANNIE beagle

Hi, my name is Annie and I am a 4 year old tricolor beagle. The picture lady said I am one adorable little girl because I have cute freckles on my nose and front legs. I’m not very big – only about 12” to the top of my back and only weigh about 19 pounds, so I am just right ... Read More »

Bond set for Sturgis woman accused of an alleged stabbing

Bond for a Sturgis woman accused of allegedly stabbing her sister earlier this week has been set at $1 million. Erica Gosnell, 22, was arrested following the incident, which occurred around 3 a.m. Tuesday at an apartment in the 1200 block of Laura Drive. Police arriving on the scene found a 27-year-old woman who had been stabbed several times. Gosnell, ... Read More »

COA clarifies issues relating to the proposed Sturgis Senior Center

The executive director of St. Joseph County’s Commission on Aging made some clarifications Tuesday regarding the proposed Sturgis Senior Center building, its funding and related issues. Addressing the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners, Lynn Coursey noted the $2.6 million the commission fronted to the COA Oct. 7 was a loan and set aside in an account as a fund ... Read More »

Local school administrator takes position with Michigan Virtual University

A former Constantine Public Schools administrator is taking on a high-profile position with a state education program. Kristin Flynn, a Schoolcraft resident and former principal at Eastside Elementary, is resigning her position as Schoolcraft High School principal to take a post with Michigan Virtual University. The 44-year-old Flynn, whose last day in Schoolcraft will be Oct. 31, said she will ... Read More »