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Woman faces pornography

A Burr Oak woman, who faces pornography charges, had a preliminary hearing adjourned until next week. Meadow Marie Woodman, 33, is charged with one count of possession of child sexually abusive material and one count of using a computer to commit a crime. She is currently free on bond after turning herself in to authorities. Her preliminary hearing will take ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of July 28th

A week from today is Election Day. On the ballot will be several propositions, and you may vote yes or no as to whether you’d like to see these enacted. You will also vote on the person that you’d like to have represent you in Lansing as your State Representative from the 59th District. All of the candidates on the ... Read More »

Unemployment rate increases

The June unemployment rate in St. Joseph County increased by four-tenths of a percent compared to a month earlier. The monthly labor-market analysis by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget showed St. Joseph County’s 6.1 percent June unemployment rate was more than May’s 5.7 percent. June’s unemployment rate was 2.2 percent less than the same month one year ... Read More »

Building in Constantine gets new owner

The former Rexam building in Constantine is getting a new owner. Village manager Mark Honeysett stated during last week’s village council meeting that Central Manufacturing Services of Three Rivers closed on the purchase of the building July 15. Honeysett said he has had extensive conversations with CMS owner Jamie Clark, who indicated the building will house a logistics center comprised ... Read More »

Discover the Treasures of St. Joseph County

Saturday’s second-annual “Discover the Treasures of St. Joseph County” dinner drew more than 40 participants. Staged at Rawson’s King Mill Park in Leonidas Township, the Three Rivers Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event featured a luau theme. In addition, two participants took advantage of a self-guided kayak ride from Factoryville to the park as part of the $45-per-ticket offering. Chamber director Christy ... Read More »

Appointment to panel

Members of the Sturgis Public Schools Board of Education last week agreed to appoint Dan Scott to an open position on the panel. The opening was created when Ray Sterling resigned last month from his position as vice-president. Geoff Smith was promoted to the vice-president position during an organizational meeting last week. Scott is a 1999 graduate of Sturgis High ... Read More »

Man suffers injuries

A 30-year-old Marcellus man suffered injuries as the result of a one-vehicle accident last week in Mottville Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Charles Harris indicated he was driving on Barker Road around 5 a.m. Thursday when he dropped his coffee cup. Barker told police he leaned over to pick it up, lost control of his truck, drove ... Read More »

Man electrocuted in Cass County

Authorities say a 43-year-old Chicago man was electrocuted while doing work at a home east of Cassopolis. The Cass County sheriff’s department says Michael Koranda was found Sunday afternoon by family members at the home on Diamond Island, which is located in Diamond Lake in Penn Township. The department says he was pronounced dead at the scene.  (AP) Read More »

Fatal crash in Cass County

A 23-year-old Indiana woman died and four other people were injured when a speeding vehicle went out of control while passing another vehicle and flipped several times. The Cass County sheriff’s department says it happened about 9:50 p.m. Saturday in Howard Township, northeast of Niles. Sgt. Philip Esarey identifies the dead woman as backseat passenger Rayna Dobrodt of Mishawaka, Indiana. ... Read More »

Michigan Christmas Trees are a Year Round Business

While you won’t see winter decorations or hear holiday carols in the local retail stores just yet, it’s time to think about Michigan Christmas trees! The Michigan Christmas Tree Association was in the holiday spirit for their annual meeting at Peterson’s Riverview Nursery in Allegan on July 25. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development works closely with the ... Read More »