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No Leaf or Brush Pick Up

The Three Rivers Department of Public Services said it will not be conducting a leaf and brush pick up this year. Based on that decision, DPS officials on Monday issued a news release, reminding residents that it is against city ordinance to place yard waste or debris in the street or the area between the street and the sidewalk. Residents ... Read More »

Ratering Running For Office

St. Joseph County Treasurer Judie Ratering announced Monday that she has filed her paperwork to run for election to the post for its four-year term starting in January. Ratering, a 52-year-old Park Township resident, was appointed to the position earlier this year, as she has stepped in for Phyllis Bainbridge. Bainbridge retired for health reasons, though her term doesn’t expire ... Read More »

Police Issues An Alert

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department has issued an alert to residents in the area of Wilbur Road in Park Township. Earlier this month, a number of unlocked vehicles were entered and many items, including a GPS unit, cash and a cell phone accessory were stolen. In all cases where vehicles were entered, doors were left unlocked. The sheriff’s department ... Read More »

Three home fires Monday

Colon firefighters were called out to a house fire Monday afternoon on Willow Drive. One home was engulfed in flames, and strong winds sent flames to a neighboring home. Both houses sustained heavy damage. Firefighters were on scene for about 4 hours. The Colon Fire Department was assisted by Burr Oak, Leonidas, and Mendon. The Centreville Fire Department was dispatched ... Read More »

It’s a NO for animal bedding firm

A company that grinds wood into livestock bedding has lost its bid to move to a new location in northern Indiana after neighbors complained it shouldn’t be in a rural area.  The Elkhart County commissioners voted 2-1 Monday to deny the request from Martin Animal Bedding to build a couple miles outside Goshen. Company representative Barry Pharis told commissioners that ... Read More »

Sheriff’s Dept. Receives Grant

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department has received a state grant to help promote traffic safety with the use of new and upgraded equipment. Sheriff Brad Balk said the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police recently awarded the grant as part of an Excellence in Traffic Safety award. A $3,000 grant from the Michigan Office of Highway Safety and Planning ... Read More »

Fire Destroys House

Fire crews from White Pigeon and Constantine responded Friday afternoon to Mottville Township, where an abandoned house was on fire. The residence, on Riverside Drive, was already partially collapsed. A cause of the fire has yet to be determined, but fire officials said embers from a nearby burning leaf pile could have triggered the blaze. The structure was completely destroyed. Read More »

Fish Fry

Registering a season-high nine-goal effort, the Kalamazoo Wings dismantled the Toledo Walleye 9-1 Sunday afternoon at the Huntington Center. Despite dominating the opening period of play by outshooting the Walleye 18-5 and winning 10 of the 13 face-offs, the K-Wings weren’t able to score in the first period. Most of the K-Wings scoring chances in the first period came off ... Read More »


The Kalamazoo Wings scored two goals in the final five minutes to cap a three-goal rally, but were unable to score in the shootout and fell to the Toledo Walleye 4-3 during the 31st Annual “World Famous” St. Patrick’s Day Green Ice Game, presented by Fifth-Third Bank, WWMT and WRKR. Kalamazoo came out of the gates firing on all cylinders; ... Read More »

A win for the K-Wings!

Riley Gill made 26 saves and the Kalamazoo Wings scored all their goals in the first period en route to a 2-0 victory over the Trenton Titans on Noodles & Company Night. Leading the league with 74 first period goals entering Friday’s contest, the K-Wings added to their total striking twice in the first 20 minutes. Ripping a slap shot ... Read More »