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.

Application deadline is approaching

July 4, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

The Three Rivers Area Community Foundation has announced the deadline for grant applications is July 18.

Eligible applicants include schools, government entities, and other 501(c)3 organizations within the City of Three Rivers and surrounding townships. Final grant awards will require 25 percent matching funds.

Selected grant recipients will be notified by mid-August informing them the award amount that the foundation will match and details regarding their acceptance of the grant.

Applications and guidelines are available online at More information is available from Melissa Bliss at 273-1632.

Missing man has been found

July 3, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

State police report that a missing man has been found.  Police had issued an alert when 81-year-old Paul Fifer of White Pigeon had not returned home.  He was found in Lawrence in good condition.

Sheriff investigating a larceny

July 3, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday investigated a larceny complaint in the 71000 block of Bauman Road in Fawn River Township.

Several pieces of scrap metal, including two large steel wagon wheels, were stolen.

The incident occurred between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

United Way planning Silent Auction

July 2, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Officials from the St. Joseph County United Way have announced planning has begun for the 2014 Silent Auction at the county fair in September.

Executive director Kelly Hostetler said she is appealing to the public for and help with a donation of items. The Silent Auction, the agency’s largest, single-event fundraiser, was a success last year and those who participated were much appreciated, Hostetler said.

Some examples of popular auction items include bicycles, camping equipment, tools, antiques, themed gift baskets, gift certificates, electronics and artwork. Cash donations are also accepted and will be used to purchase items in the name of the donor.

The United Way will pick up any items offered for donation.

The deadline for donations is at the end of August. Hostetler can be reached at 467-9099.

Sheriff investigating crash

July 1, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Officers from St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department are investigating an injury accident that occurred last week on Colon Road, near Farrand Road, in Colon Township.

Shirley Nash, 62, of Colon, was eastbound on Colon Road around 8:30 p.m. Monday, when her vehicle was struck on the passenger’s side by a pickup driven by 18-year-old Dexter West of Burr Oak.

West allegedly did not see Nash and pulled out in front of her. Nash sustained minor injuries in the crash; West was cited for failure to yield the right of way.

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