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Blood-Alcohol Levels Change For Boaters

State Rep. Matt Lori announced this week that legislation he introduced, regarding a change to the legal blood-alcohol content for which boaters are considered legally drunk, has passed a vote by the State House Judiciary Committee. The two bills set the legal blood-alcohol content for watercraft operators from 0.10 percent to 0.08 percent. They also modify sentencing guidelines to make ... Read More »

Fire Department Welcomes New Truck

Members of the Tri-Township Fire Department welcomed the addition of its new truck Tuesday. Chief Max Kulpinski said the 2009 International was purchased by Fawn River, Sturgis and Sherman townships for $200,000. Another $15,000 was spent to detail, customize and letter the rig. Because the vehicle had been a lifelong demonstration truck, all of its 2,200 miles were recorded to ... Read More »

State Rep. Lori Issues Statement

  State Rep. Matt Lori issued a statement following Wednesday’s State of the State speech by Gov. Rock Snyder. Lori, whose jurisdiction includes St. Joseph County, said he was encouraged to hear Snyder put an emphasis on improving public safety in Michigan. As a former sheriff, Lori said he understands the importance of reducing crime in Michigan’s largest cities to ... Read More »

Still Looking For A Treasurer

  St. Joseph County’s search for an interim finance director may lead it to someone who has retired from the position in a different county. Though the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners did not discuss the matter during its bi-monthly meeting Tuesday, minutes from the commission’s executive committee meeting show a suggestion was made to consider finding a recently ... Read More »

Old bones found in Union City

Police in Union City say human bones found under attic floorboards of a home may be more than 100 years old.  The bones were found January 12 along with an old corset at the home of Bryant and Teasha McIntosh in Union City.  Lt. Chris Mathis of the Union City Police Department says the find was made when the couple’s ... Read More »

American Axle Got Exemption

Three Rivers Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners on Tuesday unanimously agreed to issue an Industrial Facilities Tax Exemption Certificate to American Axle Manufacturing. The measure means the Detroit-based company will continue with its $102 million investment in its Three Rivers plant, where expansion will include a line to create components for a passenger/crossover vehicle being developed and introduced by a ... Read More »