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Colon Community Schools holding Showcase

Officials from Colon Community Schools have announced details of the Colon Community Schools Showcase. The event is set to take place 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Colon High School cafeteria. Those attending will have the opportunity to get a flu shot for $30, with the option for using insurance but only if registering in advance through the ... Read More »

Invited guests tour upgraded Wastewater Treatment Plant

About 75 people representing nearly two dozen entities attended a by-invitation-only gathering prior to the general public’s turn to tour the White Pigeon Township Wastewater Treatment Plant Wednesday.. Township Supervisor Don Gloy said the gathering of invited guests provided an opportunity to discuss the plant and elaborate on details of its $3.1 million upgrade of its treatment lagoons. The two-year ... Read More »

Funding approved for senior center in Sturgis

Despite concerns from a pair of commissioners, a plan to allocate $2.6 million toward construction of a senior center in Sturgis was approved Tuesday. The funding marks a major step in what has been a four-year process to build such a facility to benefit seniors on the east side of the county. Proponents of a new Sturgis site have said ... Read More »

Meet-the-author event Thursday in Sturgis

The “One Book, One County” program, sponsored by St. Joseph County’s public libraries, is staging its meet-the-author event Thursday in Sturgis. The book selected by a committee for this year’s event was Annie’s Ghosts. Penned by Detroit native Steve Luxenberg, Annie’s Ghosts is a nonfiction piece about Luxenberg’s quest to learn more about his mother’s sister. The woman in question ... Read More »

Sturgis man arrested following weekend incident

A Sturgis man was charged with three offenses over the weekend after an incident involving his ex-girlfriend. Sturgis police responded around 12:20 in the morning Saturday to the 300 block of Gateway Village Drive, where 31-year-old Andreius Dixon was reported to have a pistol in his possession. Police said the victim told them Dixon allegedly broke into her apartment and ... Read More »

Law enforcement participating in Crisis Intervention Training

Law-enforcement officials in the area and from as far away as Marquette have been participating in Crisis Intervention Training at Glen Oaks Community College. T. J. Baker, CIT instructor on behalf of the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s department, said the focus is to help participants identify the signs and symptoms of mental illness. The program emphasizes communication skills to help ... Read More »