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St. Joseph County Transportation Authority saw decrease in ridership numbers

The St. Joseph County Transportation Authority saw a 1-percent decrease in its ridership numbers in its 2013-14 fiscal year compared to the previous 12-month period. CTA executive director Steve Yorks said the agency’s fiscal year ended Sept. 30. It provided 96,042 rides for the period, down 739 rides from the 2012-13 fiscal year. Yorks said despite the reduction, the CTA ... Read More »

Man injured in motorcycle incident

A man on a motorcycle was injured Tuesday in Mendon Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the 56-year-old man was in the 53000 block of Nottawa Road at 3:20 a.m. when he was broadsided by a deer. The driver was able to stop the motorcycle without crashing, though he sustained injuries to his leg and foot. The driver ... Read More »

East Street construction continues

Here’s an important construction announcement regarding work being done in the city of Three Rivers. Niles-based Northern Construction on Monday was planning to start laying cement curbs in the 700 block of East Street. It is anticipated that the entire street will be closed to all traffic, including residents who live in the area. Residents impacted by the work have ... Read More »

Constantine man injured in single vehicle crash

A Constantine man was injured after he was involved in a single-vehicle accident earlier this week in Constantine Township. State police said 81-year-old William Skelton was driving south on Brick Chapel Road at 6:30 p.m. Monday when his vehicle left the roadway near Garber Road, crossed the centerline, drove through a ditch and came to rest after striking a tree. ... Read More »

Sturgis Toy Run a success

Organizers of Saturday’s 31st Sturgis Toy Run are calling the event a success, as more than 1,500 toys were collected. Not only were toys and money collected from the 390 riders who took part in the 75-mile procession, but people who attended the Toy Run after-party were required to make a toy and financial contribution. The Toy Run also drew ... Read More »

Two injured in motorcycle crash

Two people were injured in a motorcycle accident Wednesday in Constantine Township. Michigan State Police said Gary Purcell, 60, and a passenger, his wife, Patricia, 64, both of Coloma, were riding south on Youngs Prairie Road near Millers Mill Road around 1:30 p.m. Purcell was unable to negotiate a curve and lost control. The motorcycle and its riders traveled across ... Read More »