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State House approves child-support and parental responsibility bill

The State House this week approved a bill introduced by State Rep. Matt Lori, allowing courts to consider the best interest of a child when revoking a father’s paternal rights. Lori said House Bill 5473 is a continuation of constituent-driven legislation that he has authored to protect the rights of fathers in child custody cases. The legislation is part of ... Read More »

Ladies Day at St. Joseph County Fair

The 164th St. Joseph County Grange Fair hosts Ladies Day today, as the fair has passed the halfway point of its seven-day run. The lineup of events today includes a master gardeners demonstration, small- and large-animal sale, Do-It Herself presentation by Home Depot and music from the band Deadwood. Tonight’s grandstand entertainment is a free concert put on by the ... Read More »

Portage man injured in single vehicle crash

A Portage man was treated for minor injuries after he was involved in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday in Park Township. Sheriff’s officials said Raymond Barclay, 32, was driving east on Moorepark Road around 2:20 p.m. when his vehicle crossed the centerline, went off the roadway, struck trees and overturned in a ditch near North Fisher Lake Road. Barclay was wearing ... Read More »

Three Rivers Downtown Harvest Market open on Saturdays

The Three Rivers Downtown Harvest Market, organized by the Huss Project, is taking place every Saturday in September and October from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 34 N. Main Street. Eight local growers are currently represented, with seasonal fruit and vegetables, maple syrup, honey, jam and baked goods. To inquire about becoming a vendor, contact Rob Vander Giessen-Reitsma at 269-816-2140. Read More »

Fabius Township Citizens Coalition meets next week

The Fabius Township Citizens Coalition is staging its annual meeting next week. The event starts with a meet-and-greet session at 5 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Three Rivers Community Center, followed by a potluck supper. Then, a short business meeting for the election of officers takes place before the main program, which will feature 59th District candidates for state representative ... Read More »

St. Joseph County Fair continues with Seniors Day

Today is Seniors Day at the St. Joseph County Grange Fair. The fourth day of the seven-day fair features an open-class beef show, draft-horse halter show, bingo, 4-H open-class dairy cattle show, harness racing and barnyard horse pulls. Tonight’s showcase event at the grandstand is bull riding and barrel racing at 7 o’clock. Tickets for the event are $12 for ... Read More »