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Constantine Car Show during farmers market

Constantine’s weekly farmers market is featuring an old-car show at this week’s event. The Constantine Car Show 2015 takes place 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday on East Water Street. There is no registration cost for prospective participants and car plaques will be issued to owners of the first 60 vehicles. Wednesday’s farmers market will also be relocated for this week ...

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Danna Tipton, 32

Danna Jae Tipton, age 32, of Jones, MI., passed away on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on September 18, 1982 in Saginaw, MI.; the daughter of Carl Eric Noreus and Doreen Doris (Jambor) Oatten. Danna graduated from Alpena High School. She moved from Grand ...

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Fatal motorcycle accident

A 33-year-old Constantine man died in a motorcycle accident over the weekend in Constantine Township. Sheriff’s deputies said James Carlson was driving east on Featherstone Road at 3:05 a.m. Saturday when he failed to negotiate a curve a half mile west of Constantine Road. His 2014 Harley Davidson went off the roadway and crashed into two trees. Authorities said Carlson ...

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Sturgis city property tax rates unchanged

The 2015 tax rates for Sturgis city property owners will remain unchanged from a year ago. The Sturgis City Commission recently set the general-operating tax rate at 10.0285 mills and continued a 3-mill levy approved by city voters in 2014 for street and sidewalk improvements. According to Ken Rhodes, city clerk/treasurer, the operating tax rate – about $10.03 for each ...

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Three Rivers Area Community Foundation grant deadline approaching

Here’s a reminder that the deadline for Three Rivers Area Community Foundation’s grant applications is next week. Eligible applicants include schools, government entities, and other 501(c)3 organizations within the city of Three Rivers and surrounding townships.  Final grant awards will require 25 percent matching funds. Selected grant recipients will be notified mid-August informing them on the award amount that the foundation will ...

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Promotions for two TRFD members

Two members of the Three Rivers Fire Department were recently promoted. Paul Schoon, an 11-year full-time employee, was named captain. Meanwhile, Chad Witt was promoted to lieutenant. He joined the agency in 2010. A pinning ceremony to formalize the occasion took place June 16 before the Three Rivers City Commission.

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