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Aerial inspections to be completed

Indiana Michigan Power is expected to complete aerial inspections on its line towers in Southwest Michigan this week. The company has been conducting the inspections in central and western Indiana, and Kalamazoo and Cass counties in Michigan. Helicopters are being used by Due North Aviation, the company contracted to conduct the inspections. Read More »

The return lines are open

Now that Christmas has passed, its time for those who didn’t exactly get what they wanted for the holiday to hit the return lines. Traditionally the days following Christmas are a busy time for retailers as consumers flood stores to return or exchange unwanted gifts. Tom Scott, of the Michigan Retailers Association, is offering a few tips to make your ... Read More »

Establishing revolving-loan fund

Establishment of a revolving-loan fund and the hiring of a new administrator were two major accomplishments by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners this year, its chairman said. John Dobberteen, a Sturgis resident completing his 15th year as a commissioner, said 2013 was a step forward for St. Joseph County government thanks to the creation of the fund and ... Read More »

Two women arrested

Two Three Rivers residents, ages 37 and 60, were taken to the St. Joseph County Jail after they were charged with retail theft following an incident Tuesday at Wal-Mart in Three Rivers. A department media release said the women were charged with third-degree offenses. Read More »

Sentencing delayed

Sentencing for a LaGrange County man charged with the 2009 arson of Welch’s Steak and Ribs, has been delayed until next week. Nathan Lumbard, 31, was to be sentenced Thursday. After pleading no contest to the charge in October, Lumbard was expected to be sentenced to three years in prison. However, Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman said he decided to ... Read More »

Downtown contest in Three Rivers

Thirteen stores in the Three Rivers downtown business district will be a part of a contest this weekend. Free homemade cookies will be available at each location and the public is asked to vote on its favorite. Each vote qualifies as an entry into a drawing for a $50 “Downtown Dollars” certificate. The event is Saturday and Sunday at Love ... Read More »