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St. Joseph County Fair hosts Veterans Day

The closing days of the 2014 St. Joseph County Grange Fair are at hand yet have plenty to offer. Today is Veterans Day and highlights include antique tractor pulls, a Veterans Day presentation, and music from the Stacy Band and the Celebration Singers. Tonight’s showcase event is modified tractor and truck pulls at 7 o’clock. Saturday’s final day of the ... Read More »

Three arrested on drug charges

Three people were arrested Wednesday on drug-related charges in the village of White Pigeon. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said a tip was provided regarding suspected methamphetamine activity at a residence in the 300 block of South Elkhart Street. After securing a search warrant, deputies entered the residence and apprehended three adults whose ages were not provided in a ... Read More »

Two people in injured in car crash

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Thursday morning in Mendon Township. Sheriff’s officials said a westbound vehicle driven by a 45-year-old Colon woman crossed the centerline on Silver Street, south of Michigan Avenue, and struck an oncoming vehicle driven by a 22-year-old Mendon woman. One of the women was transported by ambulance to Borgess Hospital, the other was ... Read More »

Glen Oaks receives reaffirmation of accreditation

Glen Oaks Community College has received notice of reaffirmation of accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. College President Dr. David Devier, who began serving as the college’s eighth president in January, received notice in a letter from the HLC on Wednesday. Devier said the reaffirmation validates all the work faculty and staff have been doing in the area of continuous ... Read More »

State House approves child-support and parental responsibility bill

The State House this week approved a bill introduced by State Rep. Matt Lori, allowing courts to consider the best interest of a child when revoking a father’s paternal rights. Lori said House Bill 5473 is a continuation of constituent-driven legislation that he has authored to protect the rights of fathers in child custody cases. The legislation is part of ... Read More »



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Ladies Day at St. Joseph County Fair

The 164th St. Joseph County Grange Fair hosts Ladies Day today, as the fair has passed the halfway point of its seven-day run. The lineup of events today includes a master gardeners demonstration, small- and large-animal sale, Do-It Herself presentation by Home Depot and music from the band Deadwood. Tonight’s grandstand entertainment is a free concert put on by the ... Read More »

Portage man injured in single vehicle crash

A Portage man was treated for minor injuries after he was involved in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday in Park Township. Sheriff’s officials said Raymond Barclay, 32, was driving east on Moorepark Road around 2:20 p.m. when his vehicle crossed the centerline, went off the roadway, struck trees and overturned in a ditch near North Fisher Lake Road. Barclay was wearing ... Read More »

Three Rivers Downtown Harvest Market open on Saturdays

The Three Rivers Downtown Harvest Market, organized by the Huss Project, is taking place every Saturday in September and October from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 34 N. Main Street. Eight local growers are currently represented, with seasonal fruit and vegetables, maple syrup, honey, jam and baked goods. To inquire about becoming a vendor, contact Rob Vander Giessen-Reitsma at 269-816-2140. Read More »