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Several vehicles damaged with pellet gun

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department was called to Lockport Township in response to reports of malicious destruction of property incidents over the weekend. A sheriff’s department media release indicated deputies were called at 9 a.m. Saturday to the 16000 block of Woodland Drive, where someone used a pellet gun to shoot out the back windows of several vehicles. Read More »

Michigan House passes boat safety bill

Michigan’s House of Representatives last week approved legislation sponsored by State Rep. Matt Lori that makes boating safer on Michigan’s lakes and rivers. A pair of House bills calls for lowering the blood-alcohol content level for boaters from 0.10 percent to 0.08 percent, the same as operators of motor vehicles. Legislation in the package does the same for snowmobilers and ... Read More »

Three Rivers secures Housing Authority grant

A state grant to help refurbish rental apartments in the downtown district has been secured by the city of Three Rivers. Offered by the Michigan State Housing Authority, the $283,000 grant will be matched by nearly $90,000 from property owners. A total of six apartments will be created at three locations: 109 Portage Ave., 51 N. Main St. and 40 ... Read More »

Trent Holtslander, 10

Trent A. Holtslander, age 10, of Constantine, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Three Rivers following a tragic accident. He was born Sept. 13, 2004, in Sturgis, a son of Jason and Beth (Swihart) Holtslander. Trent was a good student in the fourth grade at Centreville Elementary School, where he excelled especially in math. He was always cheerful ... Read More »

Edna Shimp, 86

Shimp obit

Edna L. Shimp, age 86, of Sturgis, and a former longtime Centreville resident, passed away Sunday afternoon, Dec. 7, 2014, at her home. She was born Sept. 8, 1928, in Battle Creek, a daughter of the late Leon and Gladys (Miller) Hoover. Edna resided in the Centreville and Sturgis area most of her life and enjoyed wintering in Arizona for ... Read More »

Update – Stabbing on train

A man accused of stabbing four people while on an Amtrak train in southwest Michigan told police he began the attack after seeing a demon. Court documents released Monday show that 44-year-old Michael D. Williams told investigators he started stabbing people Friday night after he saw a man turn into a demon. Williams, of Saginaw, is being held on a ... Read More »