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Two arrested on drug charges

Drug-related charges are being sought against a Mendon man following a traffic stop this week in Park Township. Sheriff’s deputies stopped the car he was driving Tuesday on Michigan Avenue near Buckhorn Road after it was observed speeding. The driver, a 22-year-old Mendon man whose name was not released pending arraignment, did not have a valid license. A passenger was …

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Two Rollstrong fundraisers scheduled

A fundraiser to help a Constantine man injured in an alumni football game last year takes place this weekend. The inaugural Rollstrong Golf Outing, to benefit Robert Roll, begins at noon Saturday at Sauganash Golf Course in Three Rivers. Cost is $50 per golfer for the scramble and, furthermore, event organizers said hole sponsorships remain available. Proceeds from the event …

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Back to School event gathers school supplies

The St. Joseph County United Way is co-sponsoring a “Back to School” event taking place Friday at the Sturgis Walmart store. United Way executive director Kelly Hostetler said the event takes place 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is being organized to help children who need supplies and backpack assistance for school. Bins have been set up inside the store …

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New health center approves grant

The board of directors of Covered Bridge Healthcare last week voted to approve a Patient Centered Medical Home grant from the Health Resource and Services Administration. The $35,000 grant allows the health center to provide all-access care to the community, regardless of whether patients are insured, uninsured or under insured. The agency’s focus is the patients’ health: physical, behavioral, dental, …

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Police investigate theft from welcome center

State police investigators are looking into separate incidents of theft of money from vending machines at a Coldwater-area welcome center. The incidents occurred Aug. 16 and again Aug. 22 at the Michigan Welcome Center along northbound I-69. Investigators said the machines were pried open and money was taken in both cases.

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Miller will make appearances

State Rep. Aaron Miller is making four public appearances Thursday, including a location in St. Joseph County. Miller will be available to meet with constituents at Burr Oak Township Hall, 208 W. Front St., from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The second-year legislator will be at other locations in Cass County earlier in the day. He will be at the Baker’s …

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