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Woman cited for crash

July 23, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Two Centreville-area residents were involved in a one-vehicle accident over the weekend in Nottawa Township.

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said 24-year-old Sheery Hilyard was driving in an unknown direction on Truckenmiller Road at 11:26 p.m. Friday when she took her eyes off the roadway and wound up driving down an embankment and her vehicle struck a tree near the intersection of Corner Road.

Hilyard and a passenger, Michael P. Miller, 33, were taken to Three Rivers Health for treatment of minor injuries.

Hilyard was cited for failing to exercise due care.

Lumber stolen from construction site

July 23, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

An undisclosed amount of lumber was stolen from a construction site within the past week in Mottville Township.

The incident occurred between 4 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Monday in the 69000 block of Vistula Road.

Troopers indicated the incident may be related to the theft of a utility trailer from the same location a few days earlier.

Deadline for tickets

July 22, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

The deadline for purchasing tickets to Saturday’s “Discover the Treasures of St. Joseph County” event is fast approaching.

Christy Trammell, executive director of the Three Rivers Chamber, said the deadline for an evening at Rawson’s King Mill in Leonidas Township is 5 p.m. Wednesday. Trammell said an accurate figure is necessary so the event’s caterers know about how much food to prepare.

Tickets for the luau-themed event are $45 each, which includes a meal, drinks, entertainment and the option of a canoe or kayak ride down the Nottawa Creek from Factoryville to Rawson’s.

Last year’s inaugural “Treasures” event drew more than 100 people to a night of fine dining in the Langley Covered Bridge.

Tickets for the 6 o’clock event can be purchased at the Three Rivers Area Chamber or through its Facebook page. In case of rain, the event will take place Sunday.

Cleaning up the river

July 22, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

A five-person team spent Saturday morning clearing debris from the Nottawa Creek as part of the ongoing river cleanup effort by the St. Joseph County Conservation District.

Ross and Alisha Truckey, Matt Davidson, John Nelson and Matt Dinnon cleared garbage out of Nottawa Creek from Rawson’s King Mill Park to the Olney Road bridge in Leonidas Township.

Trash collected from the river included bottles and cans, several tires and rims, conveyor links from an old manure spreader, a half barrel and an electric-fence regulator.

The next scheduled river clean-up, which will be the fourth of five events scheduled this summer, starts at 9 a.m. Aug. 9 on the Pigeon River from Blue School Road to Vistula Road in Mottville Township.

Prospective participants are asked to call in advance in order to reserve an appropriate number of kayaks or canoes. The conservation district’s phone number is 467-6336, ext. 5.

Wanted man arrested

July 22, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

A man wanted in Sturgis on attempted murder and malicious destruction of property charges has been arrested.

Sturgis Police said Jorel Gefferard was arrested Saturday night at Gateway Village.

Police believe Gefferard attacked another man with a hatchet at the Cato Lane apartments shortly before midnight Thursday.

Woman injured in motorcycle accident

July 22, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

A Colon motorcyclist was injured after the two-wheeler she was driving ran into the back of a vehicle over the weekend in Colon Township.

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Lora Waffle, 43, was riding westbound on Colon Road when her motorcycle struck the rear of a vehicle driven by 80-year-old Leonard Burnham of Mendon.

The incident occurred near Farrand Road.

Waffle, who was wearing a helmet, was airlifted to Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo. Burnham was not injured.

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