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Three arrested on drug charges

Three people were arrested Wednesday on drug-related charges in the village of White Pigeon. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said a tip was provided regarding suspected methamphetamine activity at a residence in the 300 block of South Elkhart Street. After securing a search warrant, deputies entered the residence and apprehended three adults whose ages were not provided in a ... Read More »

Two people in injured in car crash

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Thursday morning in Mendon Township. Sheriff’s officials said a westbound vehicle driven by a 45-year-old Colon woman crossed the centerline on Silver Street, south of Michigan Avenue, and struck an oncoming vehicle driven by a 22-year-old Mendon woman. One of the women was transported by ambulance to Borgess Hospital, the other was ... Read More »

State House approves child-support and parental responsibility bill

The State House this week approved a bill introduced by State Rep. Matt Lori, allowing courts to consider the best interest of a child when revoking a father’s paternal rights. Lori said House Bill 5473 is a continuation of constituent-driven legislation that he has authored to protect the rights of fathers in child custody cases. The legislation is part of ... Read More »

Portage man injured in single vehicle crash

A Portage man was treated for minor injuries after he was involved in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday in Park Township. Sheriff’s officials said Raymond Barclay, 32, was driving east on Moorepark Road around 2:20 p.m. when his vehicle crossed the centerline, went off the roadway, struck trees and overturned in a ditch near North Fisher Lake Road. Barclay was wearing ... Read More »

Fabius Township Citizens Coalition meets next week

The Fabius Township Citizens Coalition is staging its annual meeting next week. The event starts with a meet-and-greet session at 5 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Three Rivers Community Center, followed by a potluck supper. Then, a short business meeting for the election of officers takes place before the main program, which will feature 59th District candidates for state representative ... 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 »