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Hoppin student brought knife to school

Three Rivers Police were called to Hoppin School Wednesday morning in response to a report of a student who brought a knife onto a school bus. According to Three Rivers Police, two students engaged in a verbal exchange and one of the students showed a knife and made threatening statements. No further action was taken by the suspect. The incident ... Read More »

Battery and plastic pipe stolen from Colon field

A battery from an irrigation pump was stolen in the past week from a field in Colon Township. In addition, 12 feet of three-quarter-inch plastic pipe was also stolen. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the suspects drove three-quarters of a mile off Steinke Road to an irrigation pump in which the battery was housed. A portion of an ... Read More »

Constantine High School Hall of Fame ceremony tonight

Constantine High School’s Hall of Fame will welcome seven new members tonight during a ceremony before its homecoming football game. Inductees are the cross country teams from 1970, ’71 and ’72, football coach Clyde Lowler, three-sport star and class of ’91 graduate Scott Stears, three-sport athlete Angela Welburn from the class of 1994, and three-sport participant Jerrod Ambris, class of ... Read More »

Sturgis City Manager finalist for Portage City Manager job

Sturgis City Manager Mike Hughes is a finalist for the job of city manager in Portage. Hughes was chosen by Portage officials Tuesday as one of three finalists for the post after a pool of five candidates was interviewed last week. The 40-year-old Hughes, who has served as Sturgis city manager since 2005, will join Paul Brake, city manager in ... Read More »

St. Joseph County Fairgrounds robbery suspects arraigned

Four Ohio men charged with armed robbery and other offenses were arraigned in district court Tuesday. Bond for John Gregory, 35; Samuel Davis, 27; Robert Howe, 55; and Corderrius Cook, 27, has been set at $1 million each, by magistrate Mark Books. The four men allegedly held two vendors at gunpoint early Monday at the St. Joseph County Fairgrounds, tied ... Read More »

Constantine celebrates homecoming this weekend

Homecoming-related events Friday in Constantine include a parade from East Water Street to Constantine High School beginning at 2:30 p.m. Also, a community bonfire will take place at 9:30 p.m. at the American Legion. On Sunday, an alumni potluck dinner starts at noon at Constantine High School. Prospective participants are asked to bring a dish to pass and table service. ... Read More »