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Sturgis’ West South Street selected for rehab

West South Street, from South Centerville Road to east of the railroad tracks, was identified in Sturgis’ 10-year street-improvement program and has been selected for significant rehabilitation. City commissioners last week approved the task order with Fleis and Vandenbrink Engineering, Inc. for preliminary design, final design and bidding services for $48,000. Construction for West South Street will be partially funded ... Read More »

Local woman dies following crash

A Constantine woman died following a chain-reaction traffic accident Thursday morning on a slippery US-131 south of Schoolcraft. The victim was identified as 59-year-old Deborah Mead. She had to be extricated from the vehicle, after her car was shoved into the path of a fuel truck. Mead died several hours later at Bronson Methodist Hospital. Read More »

Sheriff’s Department investing break in

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a breaking-and-entering incident in Colon Township. According to a department media release, the investigation took place around 4 p.m. Wednesday at a residence in the 58000 block of Long Lake Road. Access into the residence was gained through a window. Investigators said a number of items inside the residence were moved and ... Read More »

Centreville interim police chief receives salary adjustment

The Centreville Village Council has made a salary adjustment for its interim police chief, David Richmond. With the added duties included with his chief-related obligations, Richmond was allocated a salary adjustment from $13 an hour to $16 an hour. Richmond, 30, was named interim chief a month ago after Luke Delcourt resigned Oct. 2 before he was to meet with ... Read More »

St Joseph County commissioners meeting twice a month

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has agreed to return to staging its committee of the whole meetings twice a month. The five-member panel last month decided to assemble at 8 a.m. the Wednesday before its twice-a-month board meetings. The committee of the whole meetings starting in January this year were held just once a month, prior to the ... Read More »

Sturgis police officer suspended

A Sturgis police officer has been placed on a two-week suspension following his involvement in an off-duty incident last month in Kalamazoo County. The 29-year-old officer was charged with operating under the influence and for having a blood-alcohol content of 0.17 percent or higher, according to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department. The officer told investigators he was driving around 2 ... Read More »