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10th Annual Doggy Wash

  Organizers of the 10th annual Doggy Wash are optimistic about a good turnout this weekend. Sponsored by the St. Joseph County Animal Rescue Fund, the event takes place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the TSC store on U.S. 131 in Three Rivers. Pet owners also have the opportunity for their dogs to have their nails done and ... Read More »

Texas man struck by vehicle

A Texas man, whose identity has not yet been confirmed, was struck by a vehicle and killed Sunday night in Sturgis Township. Sheriff’s department officials said the 40-year-old man was walking on M-66 when he was struck by a northbound car driven by a 58-year-old woman from Washtenaw County. The incident occurred near the intersection of Bogen Road.   Read More »

Road resurfacing projects

A Bristol, Ind., firm was chosen for the 2014 enhanced mill-and-resurface project in the city of Sturgis. During their meeting last week, members of the Sturgis City Commission awarded the job to low bidder Niblock Excavating Inc. The company’s bid was just over $1 million. Streets involved in the project are South Clay from U.S. 12 to West South Street; ... Read More »

Woman arrested after chase

  An Indiana woman who was arrested after a police chase in April had her case bound over to Circuit Court last week by St. Joseph County District Judge Robert Pattison after a preliminary hearing. Aubrey Ann Coy, 34, remains in the St. Joseph County jail with a $150,000 bond. Coy faces charges of fleeing and eluding, operating a vehicle ... Read More »

Woman faces pornography

A Burr Oak woman, who faces pornography charges, had a preliminary hearing adjourned until next week. Meadow Marie Woodman, 33, is charged with one count of possession of child sexually abusive material and one count of using a computer to commit a crime. She is currently free on bond after turning herself in to authorities. Her preliminary hearing will take ... Read More »

Unemployment rate increases

The June unemployment rate in St. Joseph County increased by four-tenths of a percent compared to a month earlier. The monthly labor-market analysis by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget showed St. Joseph County’s 6.1 percent June unemployment rate was more than May’s 5.7 percent. June’s unemployment rate was 2.2 percent less than the same month one year ... Read More »