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Several items stolen in White Pigeon burglary

Cash and jewelry were among the items taken from a residence during a breaking-and-entering incident that occurred last week in White Pigeon Township. Troopers from Michigan State Police were called to the 14000 block of U.S. 12, where a residence was burglarized between 5 a.m. May 21 and 9:30 p.m. May 22. Access was gained through a front door that ...

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Centreville extends superintendent contract

The Centreville Public Schools Board of Education has agreed to offer Rob Kuhlman a one-year contract extension as superintendent. The decision was made Tuesday, when board members extended Kuhlman a salary of $80,200. With deferred compensation and cash in lieu of insurance, the district will pay $100,000 to retain Kuhlman for a sixth year in the 2015-16 academic year. Kuhlman’s ...

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State police find bicycle

State troopers found a bicycle not far from the Three Rivers Walmart in Fabius Township. The bicycle is a 20-inch BMX-style in decent condition. It was found around 6:30 p.m. May 20 in a field southwest of U.S. 131 and Coon Hollow Road.

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New uniforms for Colon marching band

Colon High School’s marching band will be sporting a fresh, new look in the fall. The combination of good timing and even better connections has helped the high school secure new band uniforms. Though the outfits are used, they are a major step up, according to principal Deb Swartz. Swartz said high school secretary Marianne Verner led the charge in ...

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Senior center costs questioned

Several Sturgis representatives and county commissioner Allen Balog said they won’t commit to a proposed new senior center until they see anticipated rent and operating costs for the $2.6 million site. During last week’s commission on aging meeting, Lynn Coursey, COA executive director, called it premature to discuss the rent St. Joseph County will charge the COA for the space ...

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Sheriff’s Department offering boater safety program

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department has announced its class schedule for the 2015 boater-safety program. Anyone 12 and older wishing to participate has the opportunity to choose from one of the following dates: June 6, 13, 20 and 27. Classes run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The June 6 course takes place at Colon Fire Department, all others will ...

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