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Preparations underway for Mendon Kiwanis Showboat fundraiser

Preparations are underway for the 58th annual Mendon Kiwanis Showboat fundraiser, and organizers are inviting the public to be a part of the musical program. This year’s theme is “School Daze,” and will feature songs and skits from school over several decades. A call-out is being made to anyone who wishes to be a part of the fun. Practices are ... Read More »

St. Joseph County Fair hosts Veterans Day

The closing days of the 2014 St. Joseph County Grange Fair are at hand yet have plenty to offer. Today is Veterans Day and highlights include antique tractor pulls, a Veterans Day presentation, and music from the Stacy Band and the Celebration Singers. Tonight’s showcase event is modified tractor and truck pulls at 7 o’clock. Saturday’s final day of the ... Read More »

Three arrested on drug charges

Three people were arrested Wednesday on drug-related charges in the village of White Pigeon. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said a tip was provided regarding suspected methamphetamine activity at a residence in the 300 block of South Elkhart Street. After securing a search warrant, deputies entered the residence and apprehended three adults whose ages were not provided in a ... Read More »

Two people in injured in car crash

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Thursday morning in Mendon Township. Sheriff’s officials said a westbound vehicle driven by a 45-year-old Colon woman crossed the centerline on Silver Street, south of Michigan Avenue, and struck an oncoming vehicle driven by a 22-year-old Mendon woman. One of the women was transported by ambulance to Borgess Hospital, the other was ... Read More »

Glen Oaks receives reaffirmation of accreditation

Glen Oaks Community College has received notice of reaffirmation of accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. College President Dr. David Devier, who began serving as the college’s eighth president in January, received notice in a letter from the HLC on Wednesday. Devier said the reaffirmation validates all the work faculty and staff have been doing in the area of continuous ... Read More »

State House approves child-support and parental responsibility bill

The State House this week approved a bill introduced by State Rep. Matt Lori, allowing courts to consider the best interest of a child when revoking a father’s paternal rights. Lori said House Bill 5473 is a continuation of constituent-driven legislation that he has authored to protect the rights of fathers in child custody cases. The legislation is part of ... Read More »