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Sturgis traffic light to be replaced with stop signs

  Sturgis city commissioners last week approved removing a traffic light at the intersection of North Centerville Road and West West Street. The signal is to be replaced by stop signs. Beginning in late June, the traffic light was converted to flashing red and yellow signals at the intersection. After a six-week trial period, evaluations concluded that the traffic volume ... Read More »

Purchase of wayfinding signs

  The city of Three Rivers has agreed to the purchase of wayfinding signs to aid motorists with locating destinations and points of interest in the city. Mayor Tom Lowry said the matter, which was approved at last week’s city commission meeting, calls for the purchase of nine signs featuring a city logo and a direction to the destination. Valley ... Read More »

Plea agreement reached

  A Burr Oak woman charged with possession of child sexually abusive material and using a computer to commit a crime is set for sentencing Sept. 29 in District Court after reaching a plea agreement last week. Meadow Marie Woodman, 33, pled guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Initial charges were dropped as part of Thursday’s agreement. ... Read More »

Miller wins Republican race

A candidate who said he was a longshot to win the four-man Republican race for 59th House district was victorious in Tuesday’s primary election. Aaron Miller, a high-school math teacher and Sherman Township resident, captured more than 42 percent of the votes cast in St. Joseph County and 38 percent overall in the two-county district. He will face Democrat Mike ... Read More »

Mixed results for road millage requests

The St. Joseph County Road Commission can continue to count on the voter-approved 1 mill it has relied on the past 20 years, as it was renewed for a 10-year period Tuesday. A request for an additional two mills, however, met a different fate in the primary election. The request for additional mills was defeated by a 56 to 44 ... Read More »

Balog reelected

St. Joseph County Commissioner Allen Balog was voted to two more years of duty Tuesday. The incumbent candidate for the county’s District 1 post defeated challenger Del Martin, 647 votes to 340 tallies. Balog, 58, is an insurance salesman wrapping up his fourth year as a county commissioner. A Three Rivers resident, Balog said he was grateful to have the ... Read More »