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Ebola monitoring in Michigan

The Michigan Department of Community Health is now monitoring the health of ten people around the state for the Ebola virus. The number increased by two overnight. Officials say none of them has shown any signs of the virus, and the state will not identify which counties they are in. They declined to give any details about who the people ... Read More »

River trail master plan improvement areas identified

As part of the ongoing development of a master plan for a proposed river trail in St. Joseph County, five areas for immediate river-access improvements have been identified. The locations are: Portage River at Carpenter Road in Lockport Township, Prairie River at Hoshel Park in Lockport Township, Fawn River at East Fawn River Road in Fawn River Township, and St. ... Read More »

Three Rivers DDA releases new image

The Three Rivers DDA/Main Street program has announced the release of its new image for downtown Three Rivers. Brian Persky, executive director of the Three Rivers DDA/Main Street, said the procedure is a first step in the DDA’s image-building campaign to help raise awareness of the goods and services offered downtown. The new image presents the Three Rivers community as ... Read More »

Celebrity Waiter Night successful

Monday’s annual Celebrity Waiter Night at Curly’s in Colon drew a full house, creating a busy night for the United Way volunteers serving as wait staff. Kelly Hostetler, St. Joseph County United Way director, said Curly’s co-owner Kathy Earl is a former board of directors member for six years and was in charge of the special-events committee. As a result, ... Read More »

Children’s Trauma Assessment Group holds ribbon-cutting ceremony

A ribbon-cutting ceremony takes place at 4 o’clock this afternoon for the Children’s Trauma Assessment Group of St. Joseph County. Located next to the county’s United Way headquarters in Centreville, the CTAG provides a 24-hour, comfortable environment where children can talk to law-enforcement officials in conducting sensitive cases. The only area location available for such an assessment is at Western ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of October 27th

We only have seven more days of mudslinging, name calling, and falsehoods. A week from today is Election Day. We will no longer be plagued with non-stop political ads during every commercial break on television. The mute button on my remote is just about worn down to a mere stub. I can’t imagine how much money has been spent over ... Read More »

Two arrested for possession of stolen property

A father and son were arrested at a Florence Township residence last week on a charge of felony possession of stolen property. State police said the incident dates to September, when a four-wheel ATV was stolen from a residence in the 17000 block of Banker Street in Florence Township. On Oct. 20, the victim and a friend posed as prospective ... Read More »

e-Recording begins at register of deeds department

St. Joseph County Clerk and Register of Deeds Pattie Bender has announced the Register of Deeds department will go-live with eRecording starting next week. Beginning Monday, the department will offer the additional avenue for recording documents, as the department takes the next step in the advancement of technology, Bender said. She noted that the department will continue to have the ... Read More »

Three Rivers awarded housing resource grant

The city of Three Rivers has been awarded a Housing Resource Fund grant to rehabilitate downtown apartments, according to State Rep. Matt Lori. The Constantine-area resident said the $379,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will assist downtown property owners with the renovation of upstairs spaces that have been vacant for many years. The grant ... Read More »

Two people hospitalized after crash

Two people were hospitalized following a two-vehicle accident last week in Constantine Township. State police said Three Rivers resident Esther Bowman was driving west on Featherstone Road shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday, when she failed to stop at Lutz Road. Bowman’s vehicle struck a trailer loaded with RV trailer frames. The trailer was hitched to a northbound Ford truck driven ... Read More »