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Trick or treating hours

Trick-or treat hours in area communities are tonight as follows: 4 to 6 in Colon, 5 to 7 in Centreville, 5:30 to 7 in White Pigeon and Sturgis, 5:30 to 7:30 in Three Rivers, Mendon and Constantine, and 6 to 8 in Burr Oak. In Sturgis, trick or treat at Thurston Woods Village will be 3 to 5 and at ... Read More »

High school football playoff games this weekend

Here’s a reminder that high school football playoffs start this weekend. A pair of matinee games will be played Saturday. A 1 p.m. kickoff is set for the 6-and-3 Schoolcraft Eagles playing at 8-and-1 Constantine, while 5-and-3 Colon is at 8-and-1 Mendon. Meanwhile, a 7:30 start time Friday night has been set for a Division 4 contest, with 7-and-2 Vicksburg ... Read More »

St. Joseph County Farm Bureau presents awards

The St. Joseph County Farm Bureau staged its annual meeting last week at Sturges~ Young Auditorium. Several awards were presented and recognition given to a number of people. Taya Bower of Colon and David Miller of White Pigeon were recognized for attending the Michigan Farm Bureau Young People’s Citizenship Seminar. Mariah Schlabach of Sturgis received the St. Joseph County Farm ... Read More »

Smoke detector giveaway surpasses last year’s event

ServPro of St. Joseph and Cass counties earlier this month conducted its second annual Smoke Detector giveaway, joining up with the Three Rivers Fire Department as part of the promotion. After handing out 75 detectors at last year’s event, the drive pushed past 350 detectors given out in a two-hour span. The giveaway coincided with Fire Prevention Week. ServPro owner ... Read More »

Nominations are being accepted for outstanding Sturgis teacher

Nominations are being accepted for the 2014-15 John E. Oster Award for outstanding teaching and exemplary community service by a Sturgis Public Schools teacher. The award is in honor of the late John E. Oster, a Sturgis attorney, who placed high value on education and community service. The award has been presented annually since the 1981-82 school year. In addition ... Read More »

Benefit meal on Monday for Centreville graduate

A benefit meal for 1996 Centreville High School graduate Chris Reed is scheduled for 6 p. m. Monday at Jaywalker’s Restaurant in Mottville. A swimming accident in 1998 left Reed a quadriplegic. Friends and family are holding fundraisers to help raise money toward the purchase of a minivan that is handicapped-accessible. A used van with low miles costs around $40,000. ... Read More »