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St. Joseph County Fair continues with Seniors Day

Today is Seniors Day at the St. Joseph County Grange Fair. The fourth day of the seven-day fair features an open-class beef show, draft-horse halter show, bingo, 4-H open-class dairy cattle show, harness racing and barnyard horse pulls. Tonight’s showcase event at the grandstand is bull riding and barrel racing at 7 o’clock. Tickets for the event are $12 for ... Read More »

Recreation trail receives funding boost

Funding for a proposed recreation trail between Three Rivers and Fabius Township has received a $10,000 boost from the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. The amount was requested during Tuesday’s county commission meeting by River Country Recreational Authority member Lindsay Oswald. Oswald, who also serves as the county’s grant writer, said a significant amount of money in matching funds ... Read More »

Two Glen Oaks professors receive tenure

Two faculty members at Glen Oaks Community College are starting the fall semester with tenure. Lori Hatfield has been promoted to professor of English and Michelle McNamara has been promoted to professor of communications. Both were recommended and approved to receive tenure at recent meeting of the Glen Oaks Board of Trustees. Hatfield joined the faculty at Glen Oaks in ... Read More »

McCann trial delayed

A Kalamazoo attorney defending Raymond McCann Jr. said his client’s case will probably not go to trial for two more months. McCann was arrested on charges that he lied to police during investigation of the 2007 murder of Jodi Parrack in Constantine. James Mequio, who represents McCann, said a status conference last week raised more legal issues that must be addressed ... Read More »

Car vs deer

Deer

The odds of hitting a deer with your vehicle in Michigan have gone down slightly but they’re still 1 in 94, according to claims data from State Farm Insurance. Michigan ranked 11th in the nation when it comes to deer-vehicle collisions. That’s down from 10th the previous year. The insurer estimates that, nationwide, the cost per claim of a collision ... Read More »

St. Joseph County Fair continues with Education Day

The third day of the St. Joseph County Grange Fair continues today. It’s Education Day and highlights include 4-H horse, beef cattle, dairy beef and sheep shows, harness racing, the Three Rivers German Band and chuck wagon races. The showcase event at the fair grandstand is “A Night of Destruction,” featuring off-road derby and a demolition derby. Show time is ... Read More »