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Cory is still available. My name is Itchy, I am a sweet male six month old kitty. There are a lot of dogs here and I am a little worried about that. I love people and it makes me so happy to have someone stop by to visit with me. I am litter trained and very affectionate. I am in ... Read More »

Tolbert Arrested For Shooting

Four firearms-related charges have been filed against a Flowerfield Township woman who allegedly shot her husband in the upper torso Monday night. St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department officials said Connie Tolbert, 54, was taken into custody after she allegedly shot her husband, 52-year-old Darryl Tolbert, at their residence. He is the pastor at Bethel Baptist Church in Three Rivers. His ... Read More »

Sturgis Balances Population

Sturgis municipal officials have made two minor changes in order to more equally balance populations in its four city precincts. Prior to action the city took last week, the difference between the most and least populated precincts was about 400 people. The discrepancy was between Sturgis’ first and second precincts. Commissioners agreed to redistrict two blocks from Precinct 1 to ... Read More »

Rogness Announces Candidacy

Sturgis attorney Andrew Rogness has announced his candidacy for St. Joseph County District Court judge. The position will be vacated a year from now by current seat holder William Welty. Rogness said he has filed necessary paperwork with the Michigan Bureau of Elections. He previously served as a judge pro-tem in LaGrange County, Ind. Rogness is a graduate of Michigan ... Read More »

Operation Reindeer Successful

Staff members of the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District made a brighter Christmas for 14 local families of its students. Dubbed “Operation Reindeer,” the project ensures families of ISD students would not only receive gifts for the holiday, but a supply of household items such as toothpaste, laundry soap, shampoo, paper towels, tooth brushes and deodorant. ISD staff members ... Read More »

New Heating System At Library

The heating and air conditioning system at Nottawa Township Library will be replaced thanks to a recent grant. A $25,000 gift from the Robert C. Reinhardt Trust will cover the majority of the cost to replace the 20-year-old units. Bonnie Heflin, library director, said the grant was a welcome gift, as the library will have to pay less than $10,000 ... Read More »

Fatal pedestrian accident in Sturgis

A pedestrian was killed in a traffic accident in Sturgis early Tuesday evening. When police arrived on scene in the 1100 block of North Nottawa Street, they found the victim, 64-year-old Gary Kryzaniak, lying unresponsive in the roadway. Witnesses were unable to revive the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Further details are pending. Read More »

K-Wings losing streak at four; lose to Cyclones 8-5

CINCINNATI, OH –Looking to put an end to a season long three game losing streak, the Kalamazoo Wings traveled to Cincinnati, OH to take on the Cyclones for the fourth time in their last six games. Looking to set the tone early in the game, Taylor Ellington put the K-Wings on the board just 32 seconds into the opening period ... Read More »

Musings on shopping

Published: Three Rivers Commercial-News Saturday, December 24, 2011 8:09 AM EST I am not a fan of shopping unless it is for me. If I am shopping for anyone other than myself, I prefer to do so with a detailed list in my hand. I hate making decisions when they involve someone else. Finding an item I think that the ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of December 26th

This will be my final column of 2011. I’m taking the rest of the year off and gathering my thoughts. It shouldn’t take me too long. As a matter of fact, I’ll have another column ready by next Tuesday. Last Thursday was a special day for me. After my annual physical, my wife and I went out to celebrate the ... Read More »