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Lumbard Sentenced Friday

A Sturgis-area resident who played a part in the arson that destroyed Welch’s Steak and Ribs three years ago was sentenced last week to two years in federal prison. Following proceedings at U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids, Jason Lumbard was sentenced Friday. The 29-year-old Howe, Ind., resident, who had close ties to Sturgis, was arrested, tried and convicted after ... Read More »

One Year For Wisk

A Constantine-area resident was sentenced to one year in jail and put on probation for three years for her role in the methamphetamine-related death of an Elkhart woman. Tammy Wisk, 47, was sentenced Friday by Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman. She was cooking meth in an outbuilding on Millers Mill Road with Trina Kyle in October 2010. The lab exploded ... Read More »

Goals For Three Rivers

Members of the Three Rivers City Commission last week discussed a few of their goals for 2012. The casual conversation revealed that more directional signs need to be placed around the city. Commissioner Daryl Griffith said so-called wayfinding signs to instruct motorists to key places in the city and fringe areas on its borders should be considered. In addition, Mayor ... Read More »

Kalamazoo Defeats Gwinnett 4-3 in a Shootout

The Kalamazoo Wings wrapped the their four-game road swing in grand fashion by becoming the first team in 2012 to defeat the Gwinnett Gladiators (12-0-0-1) at The Arena at Gwinnett Center with a 4-3 shootout victory Sunday night. Striking quickly, Kalamazoo took the lead 1:58 into the contest on a backhander from Eric Kattelus (4th). Former Western Michigan Bronco, Pat ... Read More »


Avenging a Thursday night loss to the Kalamazoo Wings, the Greenville Road Warriors stormed out of the gates earning all of their offense in the first period to defeat the K-Wings 5-2 Saturday night at the BI-LO Center. Like two nights before, the teams combined for seven goals, but unlike Thursday, it was Greenville that posted five goals against Kalamazoo. ... Read More »

K-Wings looking to fine tune; get healthy in second half

  KALAMAZOO- As the Kalamazoo Wings (26-15-2-3) enter the second half of the season, they find themselves in familiar territory, first place in the ECHL’s North Division. Capturing the Division crown the past two seasons, the K-Wings have 55 points on the season, just four points ahead of the Chicago Express (22-17-5-2), who are slowly creeping up in their rearview ... Read More »

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 »