Road project finished

July 8, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

A Sturgis road project that started in March has been completed.

City officials said the brick portion of South Nottawa Street has been completed and opened to traffic Friday.

As a result, the detour route has been lifted and Pleasant Street will return to a one-way street. In addition, the west side of South Monroe Street will revert to its no-parking status.

Golf cart stolen

July 8, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

State police were called to a residence in White Pigeon Township last week in response to the theft of a golf cart.

According to an agency media release, the EZ-GO cart was stolen between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning last week from the 71000 block of Lakeview Avenue.

The cart has a canopy, front windshield, and headlights and taillights.

Two injured in crash

July 8, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Two people were injured in a traffic accident in Cass County’s Mason Township Monday evening. Henry Eicher, age 32, of Centreville, was eastbound on Old M-205 when he failed to stop for a vehicle which had slowed for a turn. That car was driven by 27-year-old Melissa Tompkins of South Bend. Tompkins and a passenger, Stephanie Keesling, 28, of Edwardsburg, were taken to Elkhart General Hospital for treatment. Eicher was not injured.

Tornado in Grand Rapids

July 8, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has confirmed that a tornado touched down shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday. The NWS says it confirmed that it was on the ground for approximately 10 minutes. Meteorologist Brandon Hoving says wind speeds were clocked at well over 80 miles per hour and potentially exceeded 100 mph during the storm event. Hoving says storms of this magnitude are rare events for the Grand Rapids area. The most severe part of the storm was localized to the Kentwood area. Weather forecasters say the tornado carved a path starting near the US 131 exchange near M-6. It developed quickly, Hoving said, and authorities had little time to issue a tornado warning for the area.  (MRN)

Angola man dies in skydiving accident

July 7, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Authorities in southern Michigan have identified a man who died in a skydiving accident as a 76-year-old from Indiana. Marshall police say in a news release that the accident happened about 11 a.m. Sunday near Brooks Field in Marshall. The site is about 15 miles east-southeast of Battle Creek. Deputy Chief Scott McDonald says George Speakman of Angola was found on the ground, just south of the airport. McDonald says Speakman was with some other skydivers, but they didn’t exit the plane after realizing something was wrong with Speakman’s jump. McDonald says Speakman was an experienced skydiver. The statement from authorities says an investigation will involve police, the Calhoun County medical examiner’s office and the Federal Aviation Administration.  (AP)

Parade draws thousands

July 7, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Colon’s Fourth of July parade drew a few thousand people to the village’s downtown area Friday.

The 67-entry procession took about an hour. Awards from the parade include: best overall, to Crow’s Nest Archery and Harness; first place and most original to Colon Community Historical Society and Museum; second place and best theme to Animal Rescue Fund of St. Joseph County.

The village’s citizen of the year is Marcia Blackman; parade grand marshal was Carl Drumhiller. Its king was Cody Franks queen was Taya Bower.

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