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Centreville hires Chief of Police

Members of the Centreville Village Council have approved the hiring of Sgt. David Richmond as the chief of police. During a special meeting Monday, council members made the approval two weeks after they increased Richmond’s pay to what is considered is in line with the duties he was performing. Richmond was appointed interim chief at an October meeting. The 30-year-old ... Read More »

Sturgis declares snow-removal emergency

The city of Sturgis has declared a citywide snow-removal emergency due to snow accumulations of greater than four inches. The snow emergency went into effect at 10 p.m. Monday. By ordinance, during a declared snow removal emergency parking is prohibited on all city streets. Furthermore, the owner of any vehicle parked in violation is subject to being issued a citation ... Read More »

Woman airlifted after crash

An 18-year-old Constantine woman was airlifted to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo after a two-vehicle crash last weekend in Three Rivers. St. Joseph County Sheriff deputies said a vehicle driven by Alexandra Harrison pulled in front of a semi driven by a 42-year-old man from Detroit at 2:50 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of U. S. 131 and West Michigan ... Read More »

McCann trial delayed

A prospective trial date for Raymond McCann has been delayed at the request of his attorney, who also made a request for a change of venue. McCann, 47, is a former Constantine police reserve officer charged with lying in testimony related to the unsolved 2007 homicide of Jodi Parrack. Attorney James Mequio on Friday made the request before St. Joseph ... Read More »

Mendon’s football season over

A too-strong opponent put an end to Mendon High School’s football season over the weekend. Muskegon Catholic Central rolled to a 48-7 victory over the visiting Hornets, who finish their season 10-2. Saturday’s win marks Catholic Central’s third consecutive post-season victory over Mendon. It also gives them four wins over the Hornets in six attempts over the past eight post-season ... Read More »

Personnel matters handled by Board of Commissioners

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has approved a number of personnel matters at its recent meetings. Jacob Fassett has been hired as a part-time corrections officer, while Nancy Franovich has been employed on a temporary basis for victim services. Also, Virginia Trattles’ employment has been shifted to 30 hours a week in the finance department and 10 hours ... Read More »