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Trees are available to order

The St. Joseph County Conservation District is accepting advance orders for its annual spring tree sale. Though quantities are limited, the advance sale is on through April 1. Nine different conifers – ranging from blue spruce and red pine to balsam fir – and a variety of eight deciduous trees – including black cherry, red maple and hazelnut – are ...

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Two finalists interviewed for county clerk position

A decision on who will be appointed to serve an 18-month term as county clerk and register of deeds could be made next week. St. Joseph County Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman said the four-person team that interviewed finalists Tabitha Wedge and Lindsay Oswald this week will reconvene Tuesday morning and discuss their thoughts in detail. Stutesman, who is obligated ...

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ARF will hold annual fundraiser

The Animal Rescue Fund of St. Joseph County will stage an annual fundraiser this weekend. Pizza For Paws, featuring an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet, takes place 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Country Table restaurant in White Pigeon. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children 12 years and younger. In addition to the pizza buffet, the cost includes ...

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Friends of the St Joe River Watershed Council plan meeting

The eighth annual meeting of the Friends of the St. Joe River Watershed Council will take place later this month in Sturgis. The gathering, which includes a keynote speaker, presentation of the Watershed Stewardship Award, dinner, a cash bar and a silent auction, will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. March 20 at the Sturgis-Young Auditorium. Silent auction items ...

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Commissioners approve river trail master plan

A river trail master plan was approved Tuesday by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. The action is a critical step toward St. Joseph County being in a position to showcase and promote its paddling opportunities to canoe and kayak enthusiasts. Put together by St. Joseph-based Edgewater Resources, the master plan was assembled following two public-input sessions during which ...

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Severe weather sirens being tested

St. Joseph County’s Central Dispatch wishes to advise the public it will be testing the severe-weather sirens this weekend. Beginning at 12:05 p.m. Saturday, sirens in all communities countywide will be activated as part of the testing process. On the first Saturday of each month from March to October, the department conducts a test of the sirens. During this weekend’s ...

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