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Reward for information

A $500 reward is being offered by the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department for information related to a series of break-ins in southeastern St. Joseph County. The department said the reward is available to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction for the responsible party. Authorities are advising residents be especially alert to suspicious activity or ... Read More »

Fire department gets a check

The Colon Fire Department recently received a boost in its goal to purchase equipment for a new tanker/pumper truck. An international Food Fest event staged earlier this month by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church raised $1,200. A check was presented last week to Colon Fire Chief Matt Overholt. Members of the congregation said the March fire that destroyed two downtown businesses ... Read More »

County Board, set work session

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners set a time and date for an upcoming work session, an informal gathering that will take place at 3 p.m., June 5 at the county courthouse. Commissioner Don Eaton during Tuesday’s twice-a-month meeting said the much-discussed work session and its continued postponements was becoming a problem. He voiced his frustration over perpetual postponements ... Read More »

Break-in and larceny being investigated

A break-in at a Mottville Township gas station was investigated this week by the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies responded shortly before 4 a.m. Thursday to the 11000 block of U.S. 12 in response to an alarm that was triggered as a result of the break-in. A department media release did not indicate whether anything was taken from the ... Read More »

Gordon Bickel, Sr. 83

Gordon Lamar Bickel, Sr.,  age 83, of Constantine, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013 at his home. He was born in Three Rivers, MI on February 19, 1930, the son of Ray and Ailene (Hitchcox) Bickel. Gordon graduated from Constantine High School in 1948 and earned an Agriculture Degree from Michigan State University. He served in the US ... Read More »

Marilyn Miller, 82

Marilyn Ann Miller, age 82, of Colon, passed away, Tuesday, May 21, 2013. In accordance with Marilyn’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no services are scheduled. She was born May 27, 1931, in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Ralph and Louise (Schafer) Black. Marilyn graduated from Fairmont High School in 1949. She married Meryl E. Miller in 1951, and ... Read More »