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Roadwork on Michigan Avenue

Roadwork on a section of West Michigan Avenue in Three Rivers is expected to result in the closure of two lanes starting today. According to city officials, a one-lane closure has been in place due to a water main break under the roadway, which is overseen by the Michigan Department of Transportation. Starting today, however, Niles-based Northern Construction Services Corp. ... Read More »

Man not injured in accident

A 54-year-old Three Rivers man was not injured after the vehicle he was driving was forced off the road by an oncoming truck Monday morning. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the victim was driving east on Fawn River Road in Sturgis Township when a large pickup truck with square headlights crossed the centerline and into the eastbound lane. ... Read More »

Contract extension for Kuhlman

A two-year contract extension is expected to be offered to Rob Kuhlman, superintendent of Mendon Community Schools and Centreville Public Schools. Dave Peterson, president of the Centreville Board of Education, said a six-person joint committee last week gave Kuhlman a glowing annual evaluation. As a result, the committee agreed to offer Kuhlman a contract extension that would keep him in ... Read More »

St. Joe unemployment increases

St. Joseph County’s January unemployment rate increased seven-tenths of a percent from December. Data released by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget Analysis shows St. Joseph County’s January unemployment rate was 9.8 percent. The figure was 1.8 percent lower than it was in January 2010. One contributing factor to the unemployment increase from December to January was the ... Read More »

Police looking for Criddle and Williams

Investigators with the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department are asking for the public’s help in locating two potential suspects related to an armed robbery and home invasion incident last week. According to a sheriff’s department press release, Justin Shawn Criddle and Timothy Bryce Williams are persons of interest. The two may have been involved in an incident Tuesday morning at ... Read More »

Brush pickups in Sturgis

The city of Sturgis has announced its first of three brush pickups is set to begin today. As they have in the past, city workers will start collections at the north end of town and work their way south. During brush collection, no grass clippings, roots, thorn-bearing branches, tree trunks, stumps, or construction materials will be picked up. Limbs, branches ... Read More »