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Three Rivers Main Street program accepting applications for Design Assistance program

The Three Rivers Main Street program is accepting applications for design services from downtown property and business owners located within the Michigan Main Street footprint. The design assistance provides information and recommendations on exterior façade improvements that will improve the appearance and visibility of the building and business, while also maintaining the historic integrity of the building and making functional ... Read More »

Miss USA and Daniel Booko visit local schools

Students at Centreville, Constantine and Three Rivers high schools were treated to a special appearance Wednesday during assemblies at their respective schools. Daniel Booko, a 2002 Three Rivers High School graduate, was accompanied during visits to the schools by his fiancée, Nia Sanchez, Miss USA 2014. The 30-year-old Booko and 24-year-old Sanchez during their visits discussed their days as junior ... Read More »

Colon Community Schools holding Showcase

Officials from Colon Community Schools have announced details of the Colon Community Schools Showcase. The event is set to take place 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Colon High School cafeteria. Those attending will have the opportunity to get a flu shot for $30, with the option for using insurance but only if registering in advance through the ... Read More »

Invited guests tour upgraded Wastewater Treatment Plant

About 75 people representing nearly two dozen entities attended a by-invitation-only gathering prior to the general public’s turn to tour the White Pigeon Township Wastewater Treatment Plant Wednesday.. Township Supervisor Don Gloy said the gathering of invited guests provided an opportunity to discuss the plant and elaborate on details of its $3.1 million upgrade of its treatment lagoons. The two-year ... Read More »

Train problems in Dunlap, Indiana

A northern Indiana sheriff’s department has written nearly 60 traffic tickets to Norfolk Southern so far this month over stopped freight trains blocking intersections.  Officials and residents say the trains are often stopped for a couple hours or more on the rail line through the Elkhart County town of Dunlap.  The Goshen News and The Elkhart Truth report county officers ... Read More »

Funding approved for senior center in Sturgis

Despite concerns from a pair of commissioners, a plan to allocate $2.6 million toward construction of a senior center in Sturgis was approved Tuesday. The funding marks a major step in what has been a four-year process to build such a facility to benefit seniors on the east side of the county. Proponents of a new Sturgis site have said ... Read More »

Meet-the-author event Thursday in Sturgis

The “One Book, One County” program, sponsored by St. Joseph County’s public libraries, is staging its meet-the-author event Thursday in Sturgis. The book selected by a committee for this year’s event was Annie’s Ghosts. Penned by Detroit native Steve Luxenberg, Annie’s Ghosts is a nonfiction piece about Luxenberg’s quest to learn more about his mother’s sister. The woman in question ... Read More »

Sturgis man arrested following weekend incident

A Sturgis man was charged with three offenses over the weekend after an incident involving his ex-girlfriend. Sturgis police responded around 12:20 in the morning Saturday to the 300 block of Gateway Village Drive, where 31-year-old Andreius Dixon was reported to have a pistol in his possession. Police said the victim told them Dixon allegedly broke into her apartment and ... Read More »

Law enforcement participating in Crisis Intervention Training

Law-enforcement officials in the area and from as far away as Marquette have been participating in Crisis Intervention Training at Glen Oaks Community College. T. J. Baker, CIT instructor on behalf of the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s department, said the focus is to help participants identify the signs and symptoms of mental illness. The program emphasizes communication skills to help ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of October 6th

Last July, we spent a week in Canada attending a Lions Convention. I wrote a little about it, but recently discovered more information that I thought would be helpful to pass on to anyone planning to visit our neighbors to the north. There are some Americans who do not appreciate having “foreigners” in our beloved country. If you are traveling ... Read More »