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River Trail Master Plan ideas voiced during public-input session

A need for a central source of information was the recurring theme expressed during a public-input session Monday in Sturgis to help with the establishment of a river trail master plan. About a dozen people attended and told officials from Edgewater Resources that a website, blog, link through the county’s homepage or some easy-to-track source be established to keep paddlers ... Read More »

Three injured in car crash

Three people were injured following a two-car accident over the weekend in Cass County. Sheriff’s officials said 18-year-old New Buffalo resident Isaac Grynwich was driving south on Dailey Road in Jefferson Township at 2:25 p.m. Saturday when he failed to yield at the M-60 intersection. Grynwich’s vehicle struck a car driven by 61-year-old Robert Strong of Commerce Township. Grynwich, Strong ... Read More »

Special passport processing dates

As part of Passport Awareness Month, St. Joseph County Clerk and Register of Deeds Pattie Bender has set up special hours three days later this month to process passport requests. Bender said processing will be available 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday next week and again Sept. 17. A Saturday processing opportunity will be offered 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 27. ... Read More »

Diesel fuel stolen

Five hundred gallons of diesel fuel were stolen on two separate occasions from an irrigation pivot in Fawn River Township. State police said the incidents took place between Aug. 18 and Sept. 2 in a field in the 70000 block of Kime Road. Investigators said they are confident the incident is related to a similar incident that took place in ... Read More »

Woman injured in single-vehicle accident

A Burr Oak woman was treated for minor injuries after she was involved in a single-vehicle accident last week in Sherman Township. State police said Reva Mullins was driving south on Balk Road at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday when she lost control of her vehicle after driving through loose gravel near Mintdale Road. Mullins’ vehicle traveled off the roadway and overturned ... Read More »

Storms hit the Great Lakes region

Severe storms packing high winds, heavy rains and hail moved through lower Michigan on Friday evening, downing trees and power lines across the area. Nearly 430-thousand Michigan homes and businesses were without power at one time or another. DTE officials reported that up to 350,000 of their customers were without power).  Some of the largest outages have been reported near ... 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 »

Man injured in crash

A White Pigeon man was seriously injured Thursday evening when he collided with a car at the intersection of Kessington Road and Mason Street in Mason Township. According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Department, 24-year-old Kristy Barks of Cassopolis stopped at the intersection, but failed to see the cycle rider. He was identified as Michael Alwine, age 43, of White ... Read More »

Former Fabius Township supervisor passes away

A former Fabius Township leader and active member of the local Marine Corps detachment passed away earlier this week. Del Martin, 77, who served as Fabius Township supervisor for eight years starting in 1996, passed away Monday after he took ill in late July. Martin ran in the August primary for a seat to the St. Joseph County Board of ... Read More »