The Colon Fire Department recently received a boost in its goal to purchase equipment for a new tanker/pumper truck.
An international Food Fest event staged earlier this month by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church raised $1,200. A check was presented last week to Colon Fire Chief Matt Overholt.
Members of the congregation said the March fire that destroyed two downtown businesses in Colon was a reminder of the value the department brings to the community.
The department has already purchased the truck but will use the extra funds to add essential equipment, Overholt said.
The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners set a time and date for an upcoming work session, an informal gathering that will take place at 3 p.m., June 5 at the county courthouse.
Commissioner Don Eaton during Tuesday’s twice-a-month meeting said the much-discussed work session and its continued postponements was becoming a problem. He voiced his frustration over perpetual postponements of the work session, noting a few critical matters must be discussed sooner than later.
Though an agenda for the work session has not yet been developed, one matter commissioners are likely to discuss is the status of a proposal to market St. Joseph County as a prospective retirement destination for the retirement-age demographic in the greater Chicago area.
A break-in at a Mottville Township gas station was investigated this week by the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies responded shortly before 4 a.m. Thursday to the 11000 block of U.S. 12 in response to an alarm that was triggered as a result of the break-in.
A department media release did not indicate whether anything was taken from the business.
Meanwhile, the department also this week investigated two larcenies from vehicles in the 25000 block of M-86 in Nottawa Township.
The incident occurred sometime on Monday between 1:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. A car stereo, two pairs of glasses and a credit card were reported stolen.
The Three Rivers Memorial Day Parade, sponsored by the local American Legion, begins at 10 a.m. Monday at Fifth Third Bank and will conclude at Riverside Cemetery.
Centreville’s Memorial Day ceremony will take place at Nottawa Township Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. Monday.
Constantine’s parade Monday starts at 10 a.m. at the U.S. 131 bridge.
Meanwhile, Mendon’s Memorial Day parade begins at noon Monday downtown.
Three Rivers City Commissioner David York plans to leave his elected position at the end of June.
York announced during Tuesday’s city commission meeting his purchase of a residence outside the city limits where he plans to live, forcing him to give up the seat he gained in November 2011. His two-year term expires at the end of the year.
Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners commended York for his commitment to the city.
An at-large commissioner, York will be replaced by either Larry Matson, Linda Gearhart or Matt Mosher. The three will be on the August primary ballot.
The Three Rivers farmer’s market will offer lower rates, take place at a new time and on a different day, and an effort has gone into marketing, advertising and promoting the market.
Organizers of the weekly market made the announcement in a media release, which stated the changes have resulted in all 10 market spaces have being filled for the season.
Set to begin Tuesday next week, the Three Rivers market will include home-grown fruits and vegetables, eggs and baked items. In addition, artisan items such as handmade soaps, watercolor paintings and calligraphy are now part of the market.
The market will run 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Scidmore Park pavilions, off East Michigan Avenue. The market will conclude in October.