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Sturgis business destroyed by fire

A Sturgis metal-finishing company was destroyed by fire early Tuesday. The Sturgis Fire Department responded shortly after 5 a.m. to Grav-I-Flow Inc., at 4000 Norwood Avenue. According to fire officials, they arrived to the scene and witnessed 30-foot flames shooting from the roof of the building. Due to the magnitude of the fire, assistance was rendered from three area agencies: ...

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C. David Anderson Award recipient named

Joetta Cherry of Sturgis was recently presented the C. David Anderson Award. The award is given annually by the Michigan Transition Services Association to an individual who works in the area of education or vocational rehabilitation. Cherry was selected for her support and promotion of transition services through leadership, advocacy and/or innovation. Cherry is a transition coordinator who has worked ...

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Colon Board of Education voted on several budget cuts

Members of the Colon Community Schools Board of Education voted Monday on a number of measures that will cut more than $550,000 from its $6 million budget. The votes include the backing of an administrative reorganization that will create a K-12 principal position and be based at Colon Elementary School, and a dean of students who will also hold the ...

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Several matters before city commission

Two matters related to Enterprise Drive will be fielded by the Three Rivers City Commission this evening. A contract for the Enterprise Drive pavement reconstruction and construction engineering related to the roadway will be handled by Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners during their 6 o’clock meeting at city hall. Also on the agenda is an $89,000 proposal for a water ...

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Recycling event successful

Collection figures from Saturday’s drop-off of household hazardous waste and electronics were down compared to the spring 2014 event. Nonetheless, organizers are calling it a success. Sponsored by the St. Joseph County Solid Waste Management Planning Committee, the four-hour collection yielded about 8,500 pounds of hazardous waste, 20,000 pounds of electronics, 622 tires, 1,200 cans of paint, half a semi ...

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Sports complex receives donation

The Three Rivers Sports Complex received a $10,000 donation from Fibre Converters Foundation Inc. to help fund the construction of a multi-use sports complex. Three Rivers Little League, Three Rivers Rocket Football and American Youth Soccer Organization 1197 have partnered with the Three Rivers Area Community Foundation to build a multi-use sports complex. The sports complex will help alleviate busy ...

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