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New Location For Art Show

An annual art show in White Pigeon will have a new name and location later this year. After three years at Wade Park, the Art in the Park event will take place at Klinger Lake Country Club for a one-day show June 10. Newly named Art on the Green, the showcase of 20 to 25 high-end artists is a move ... Read More »

Commissioners Approve Use Of Property

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners this week approved a request for use of its property for the annual Centreville Covered Bridge Days festival. From 10 a.m. June 22 to 6 p.m. June 23, use of the north area of the courthouse lawn will be turned over to committee members, who typically incorporate a variety of vendors into the ... Read More »

Business Requests Tax Exemption

A Three Rivers-based machine shop and its request for a 50-percent industrial facilities tax exemption will be at the center of a Feb. 21 public hearing. The 6 p.m. hearing for R & H Machine Products was set Tuesday by Three Rivers Mayor Tom Lowry and members of the city commission. If granted, the 12-year request would be applied to ... Read More »

Lori Issues Statement

State Rep. Matt Lori has issued a statement on Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget message. The Constantine-area legislator said he is encouraged that Michigan is headed in the right direction, thanks in part to a series of difficult choices elected officials have made in the past year. Lori said legislators were fiscally responsible when finances were down, and they will continue ... Read More »


The Kalamazoo Wings continued their road swing, the same way they started it, with a decisive victory, this time a 7-2 thumping of the Greenville Road Warriors Thursday night at the BI-LO Center. Surviving three power-play chances by Greenville, including a two-man advantage late in the period, Kalamazoo kept the Road Warriors off the scoreboard for a scoreless opening period. ... Read More »


Henry has been adopted. Hi, my name is Snitzel. I am a seven year old female kitty and I have been spayed and declawed in the front so I must always be kept inside the house with my people. Speaking of people, I love them. Other cats, not so much. I am a very calm and happy girl and would ... Read More »

Whooping Cough Diagnosed

Immunizations are expected to be administered today to as many as 90 students at Eastwood Elementary School following a confirmed case of whopping cough at the Sturgis Public Schools building. The fifth-grade student was diagnosed with whooping cough last week, prompting county health officials to review health records of students at the school. About 90 were found to be in ... Read More »

Weinberg Turned Himself In

A 61-year-old being sought by the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department since Monday morning has turned himself in to authorities. Daniel Weinberg, whose last known address was in the 300 block of Second Street in Nottawa, was in police custody around 9 p.m. Monday, according to the sheriff’s department. Weinberg was wanted on five counts of criminal sexual conduct, police ... Read More »

Four Sturgis Residents Arraigned

The names of four Sturgis residents arrested on drug-related charges have been released, as the suspects were arraigned in St. Joseph County Circuit Court. Sturgis Police said they executed a search warrant around 4 p.m. Feb. 1 at a residence in the 400 block of Walker Street. Arrested were Douglas Keefer, 58, charged with maintaining a drug house; Jared Payton, ... Read More »

Commissioners Looking At Combing Offices

Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners this week decided to look at combining the offices of community health services and mental health/substance abuse. Commissioners on Tuesday agreed to ask members of the Community Mental Health board and representatives from the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Health Agency to review the proposal. Commissioner Rick Shaffer said the proposal was initially discussed ... Read More »