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Sturgis Collecting Recyclables Today

The city of Sturgis has announced that recycling collection for homes on the north side of U.S. 12 will be today, one day later than usual. Due to the New Year’s holiday, Borden Waste-Away, the city’s recycling contractor, is off a day from its normal schedule. The regular schedule of Thursday pickup will resume starting next week, when curbside recycling ... Read More »

Woman Injured In Accident

Slippery roads are blamed for a two-vehicle accident that left a 48-year-old Marcellus woman injured. The Cass County Sheriff’s Department said Rosemarie Guest was traveling west on Marcellus Highway around 6 a.m. Wednesday when she lost control of her vehicle near Finch Road. Guest drove off the roadway then reentered the road, striking an oncoming vehicle, sheriff deputies said. Guest ... Read More »

Training For New Appointees

Members of three city boards in Three Rivers will be expected to take training shortly after their appointment, Mayor Tom Lowry and city commissioners decided Tuesday. The training will be required of new members who join the city’s Historic Preservation Commission, the Planning Commission and the Board of Appeals. Lowry indicated recommendations made by the three panels are important and ... Read More »


They call me Zip. I am a one and a half year old male Min Pin/Aussie mix. I want you to know that I do not have a tail. I like to go for walks on a leash but I do need some practice with that. I sit and accept treats very gently. I am kind of skinny so some ... Read More »

Anders To Assume Treasury Position

The duties of St. Joseph County treasurer will be assumed by chief deputy Vicky Anders, a three-member committee has decided. After an agreement with its first choice failed to materialize over salary, the St. Joseph County Statutory Appointment Committee decided Wednesday to leave the post vacant for the time being. Current treasurer Phyllis Bainbridge is retiring at the end of ... Read More »

Two In Custody For Theft

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department has identified two men responsible for the theft of about $4,000 worth of electronic items and other merchandise at the Sturgis Walmart. Police said Sturgis resident Samuel Stidams, 31, and Matthew Stidams, 30, of Bronson, were arrested following a joint investigation between the Sturgis Department of Public Safety, and sheriff’s departments in St. Joseph ... Read More »

I & M To Recover Revenue

Indiana Michigan Power has received approval from the Michigan Public Service Commission to set interim rates, as proposed by the Ft. Wayne, Ind.-based company in November. As a result, I &M will begin to recover $16 million in annual revenue retroactive to Jan. 1, until a final order from the commission is received regarding the company’s rate case filed in ... Read More »

Citizens Interested In Serving

Here’s a reminder that Three Rivers municipal officials are looking for citizens interested in serving on one of many advisory committees that lack full membership. The positions available are: two seats on the city’s planning commission; one spot on the Local Officers Compensation Commission; two positions on the Airport Park Industrial Board; one spot with the Park Board; and one ... Read More »

Anthony’s Field of Dreams on ice

KALAMAZOO — Kalamazoo Wings forward Steven Anthony may be from Canada, but one of his passions is baseball. Active in the sport as a youth, Anthony would spend his summers on the diamond. But like many Canadians, hockey still topped the list as the sport of choice for Anthony, and he had one dream: to hit the ice as a ... Read More »

Man Impersonating Police Officer

Investigators with the Michigan State Police at White Pigeon are looking into separate cases of a man using a red light atop his vehicle to pull over and approach women alone in their cars. Twice on Saturday, women were pulled over by the suspect. One incident took place on U.S. 131 at Gleason Road in Fabius Township and the other ... Read More »