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Road Commission Building Renovation

The St. Joseph County Road Commission building is in store for a renovation. The five-member road commission panel recently approved the agency’s budget and within the allowance they allocated $200,000 toward updating the building. Money to cover the work will come from non-road funds. Primarily, proceeds from the sale of old and obsolete equipment will cover the building improvements, road ... Read More »

Residents Ideas Needed For Master Plan

St. Joseph County’s Parks and Recreation Department is soliciting residents for ideas and input regarding an update of its five-year master plan. The new, five-year cycle begins in 2012. Department officials said citizen input is used to help develop goals and set a course of action based on the public’s suggestions. The department oversees eight parks that collectively cover 420 ... Read More »

May 2012 be a “WINNING” year for all

It is hard to believe that 2011 is just hours away from being over. It seems like the year just started and here we are wrapping it up. As we sit on the doorstep of another new year, it is again time to sit back and reflect on the year that was. So much happened this past year that it ... Read More »

K-Wings end 2011 in style

KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings said goodbye to 2011 in grand fashion by putting an end to their season long five-game losing streak. The K-Wings lost to the Chicago Express in overtime on Friday night by a score of 4-3. In front of the largest crowd of the season, 4,407, the K-Wings trounced the Toledo Walleye by a score ... Read More »

Police impersonator is sought

State Police are investigating two incidents involving a police impersonator Saturday evening. The first incident was reported by a woman who was pulled over by the impersonator on US-131 at Gleason Road on the southwest side of Three Rivers. After giving the man her drivers license, he attempted to open her car door. The woman then took off, leaving her ... Read More »

Slappy New Year!!

Receiving offensive contributions from 12 of their 16 skaters, the Kalamazoo Wings earned their largest margin of victory (6 goals) in front of the largest home crowd (4,407) of the season, as the K-Wings defeated the Toledo Walleye 7-1 during the 10th Annual New Year’s Eve Bash, presented by COOL 101 and WWMT News Channel 3. Registering his team-leading sixth ... Read More »


The two previous games between the Kalamazoo Wings and Chicago Express were ended in either overtime or a shootout and Friday night would be no different, as the Express defeated the K-Wings 4-3 in overtime. Scoring twice in the first five minutes of the contest, Kalamazoo propelled ahead of Chicago. For the second straight game, the K-Wings earned their first ... Read More »

Constantine Agrees To Tax Exemption

Constantine village officials this week approved a 12-year, 50 percent abatement of about $55 million in equipment and building improvements to a prospective new tenant at the former Rexam packaging plant. During Wednesday’s special meeting, the council agreed to support the tax exemption sought by Indiana-based Nature’s Fuel. The company converts scrap wood into marketable bio-fuels. The Rexam plant closed ... Read More »

Sturgis To Get New Vehicles

The city of Sturgis will have a fleet of five new vehicles, following action taken recently by members of the city commission. The new vehicles and departments to which they will be assigned are a Ford Focus for the electric department; two Dodge Charger vehicles for the police department; a pickup for the wastewater department and a mower to be ... Read More »

United Way At 80 Percent

The St. Joseph County United Way is in the homestretch of its 2012 campaign. Executive Director Kelly Hostetler said the local agency has reached 80 percent of its $650,000 goal for the campaign. The campaign kicked off in August and concludes at the end of January. Hostetler said last year’s goal of $575,000 was surpassed by about $26,000. She remains ... Read More »