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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 »

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 »

St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meets this afternoon

A full agenda featuring 12 items of new business awaits the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners this afternoon. Four matters of employment, a request for funding in support of the Three Rivers trail project, a soil-erosion and sedimentation-control ordinance, and review of the annual child-care and fund-plan budget are included on the agenda. Today’s meeting begins at 5 o’clock ... Read More »

State Rep Lori will be honored this week

State Rep. Matt Lori will be given special recognition this week at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Lobby Day in Washington, D.C. Lori on Wednesday will receive the National Distinguished Advocacy Award, the most prestigious honor bestowed by the network. The annual award is given by the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, to select lawmakers who ... Read More »

Three Rivers City Commission meets tonight

Five agenda items of new business will be handled this evening by the Three Rivers City Commission. Items before Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners include the setting of a show-cause hearing for 512 W. Michigan Ave.; an order of demolition at 310 Jackson and 707 Seventh streets, and 407 and 261 South Main Street; and a proposed paving project at ... Read More »

Sturgis city manager a finalist for Portage city manager

Sturgis city manager Mike Hughes is one of five finalists for the job of city manager in Portage. The 40-year-old Hughes will interview Thursday morning during a 90-minute session with an interview team and the public. Hughes, who has served as the top administrator in Sturgis since 2005, has been the recipient of high praise from the Sturgis City Commission. ... Read More »