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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 »

Mendon Riverfest well attended

    The 27th Mendon Riverfest wrapped up Saturday with a fireworks show that drew more than a thousand spectators. Event organizers said the three-day festival was well attended and benefitted from good weather.   The team of Denny Jones, Shawn Conroy and Greg Bingaman was the overall winner of Saturday’s canoe swamp, while the winning youth-division squad was comprised ... Read More »

Sturgis traffic light to be replaced with stop signs

  Sturgis city commissioners last week approved removing a traffic light at the intersection of North Centerville Road and West West Street. The signal is to be replaced by stop signs. Beginning in late June, the traffic light was converted to flashing red and yellow signals at the intersection. After a six-week trial period, evaluations concluded that the traffic volume ... Read More »