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Courthouse building receiving attention

  The courts building of the St. Joseph County Courthouse will soon receive attention in hopes of a remedy from perpetual humidity. Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners Tuesday agreed to a $13,000 expense for the architect and engineer firm Tower Pinkster. A separate arrangement for $2,300 was reached with HVAC contractor C.L. Mahoney Co. of Kalamazoo ... Read More »

Area dental workers learn about new health plan

  The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency is staging a program to assist dentists, hygienists and dental-office managers with learning more about the new Healthy Michigan Plan, an affordable health plan for low-income adults. The informational luncheon will take place 12 to 1 p.m. Thursday at the tri-county department’s Coldwater office. During the meeting, presenters from the Michigan Department of ... Read More »

Vandals damage several buildings in Constantine

  The Constantine Police Department is assessing damage, as vandals struck a variety of locations in the village Sunday morning. Constantine’s Little League fields suffered the worst of the damage; several buildings were damaged with paint. A park on Water Street also had paint and other damage. Residences on Mill, Station, Depot, White Pigeon and Meadow Lane also were damaged ... Read More »

Sturgis business toured by state officials

  A Sturgis business was at the center of attention Monday, as state and local officials visited Cobalt Holdings. Led by Department of Environmental Quality Director Dan Wyant, the team of officials met with Cobalt president Bruce Bart and toured the facility. Their visit was a part of Gov. Snider’s recycling program. Cobalt’s main product is crumb rubber. Created from ... Read More »

Colon Community Schools hosts back-to-school picnic

  Colon Community Schools will host a back-to-school picnic from 4-5:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at the high school athletic complex. There will be hot dogs, chips, and drinks and a backpack and school supply giveaway for Colon students. Backpacks and supplies have been donated by the Colon community members and businesses.   Read More »

Two White Pigeon businesses offered grants

  White Pigeon Downtown Revitalization Association is offering grants to two local area businesses. The dollar-for-dollar matching grants are up to $500 and are for exterior improvements to the property. Applications are available at First Merit Bank, 114 W. Chicago Road. Application deadline is Sept. 5.   Read More »