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Siljander Sentenced

Mark Siljander, a former Three Rivers resident and one-time U.S. congressman whose jurisdiction included Southwest Michigan, was sentenced Wednesday to a year in prison for two offenses. Siljander was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Mo., after he previously pled guilty to obstruction of justice and acting as an unregistered foreign agent. The former congressman, who now lives ... Read More »

Snow moves through area

The overnight snow that hit St. Joseph and other counties in Southwest Michigan prompted the city of Sturgis to issue a reminder about snow emergencies. A snow emergency in the city of Sturgis goes into effect when accumulation reaches four inches or more. During a snow emergency, no vehicles may be parked on city streets. The measure is put into ... Read More »

Lack Of Evidence

Investigators from the Michigan State Police at White Pigeon post said a 19-year-old man from Indiana was released Tuesday for lack of evidence after he attempted to meet two 14-year-old girls in Centreville. Police said the man was in a van and parked outside a vacant house on Birkhold Street. The man told police he was meeting two girls, ages ... Read More »

The Search Continues For Headline Act

St. Joseph County Grange Fair Board President Bill Younts said members of the entertainment committee are continuing their search for a headline act to perform at the Centreville-based fair in September. Younts acknowledged that entertainment is typically secured 10 months before the fair, but committee members have had to work around schedule conflicts and a few potential deals that never ... Read More »

Fire Department Receives Check

The Fabius-Park Fire Department recently received an insurance check for nearly $89,000 after much of its equipment was deemed a loss from a Nov. 3 fire in Park Township. A chemical release at a site where barrels of highly corrosive chemicals were being stored resulted in contamination and the subsequent loss of nine air packs, nine sets of turnout gear, ... Read More »

Health Clinic Expands Services

Three Rivers-based Riverside Health Clinic has expanded its services to Sturgis. The clinic, which specializes in treating patients with insufficient insurance coverage, is operating a dispensary site from the Grobheiser Building on the Sturgis Hospital campus. The location is open 12 to 3 p.m. the first Thursday of the month and dispenses medication to patients already registered through its main ... Read More »

Lack of jump dooms K-Wings in 2-1 loss

KALAMAZOO, MI – A demoralizing loss. That is how Kalamazoo Wings forward Sam Ftorek summed up the K-Wings 2-1 loss to the South Carolina Stingrays on Wednesday night at Wings Stadium. “They (Stingrays) didn’t deviate from their system at all,” Ftorek said. “We didn’t really adjust the way we were supposed to; we were a step behind and for whatever ... Read More »

Fowl Odor From TR Water Plant

James Baker, director of the Three Rivers Clean Water Plant, said residents in the city’s Third District may experience strong, fowl odors emitting from the plant for the next two to seven days. Baker stated in a news release Tuesday that the start up of digesters at a reduced temperature will cause the spread of odors. The digesters have been ... Read More »

Successful Meet-n-Greet

A joint workshop staged Monday by board of education members from Mendon Community Schools and Centreville Public Schools was described by district officials as a meet-and-greet event. Rob Kuhlman, who serves as superintendent of both districts, said the Mendon board has two new members and Centreville three new members since he assumed the job prior to the start of the ... Read More »

Township’s Partnership Agreement

Nottawa Township’s Planning Commission on Tuesday accepted a partnership agreement with the Branch County Conservation District. Commission members acted on the Prairie River Watershed Planning Project, which ensures stewardship of the Prairie River and its tributaries. Nottawa Township’s Board of Trustees already endorsed the plan, which became official Tuesday with the signature of planning commission chairman Jerry Loudenslager. Rachel Smith, ... Read More »