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Funds request, labor agreements among items on County Commission agenda

Thirteen items, including a request for funds for the Child Trauma Assessment Group, await the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners this afternoon. Other matters on today’s agenda include labor agreements with three governmental units, a request for a letter of support from Covered Bridge Healthcare, a request to fill the position of deputy equalizer and a request to close …

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Springers head back to court

The Michigan Supreme Court said Anthony and Marsha Springer, parents of the late Calista Springer, are entitled to a hearing in St. Joseph County Circuit Court to determine whether their attorney provided ineffective assistance in 2010. Springer was the 16-year-old Centreville girl who died in a 2008 house fire while chained to her bed. A jury subsequently convicted Anthony, 52, and …

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Three area teams out of playoffs

Three of the area’s four state football playoff teams bowed out in the opening round of action Friday. The fourth, Constantine, pulled off an upset in topping previously unbeaten and state No. 2-ranked Schoolcraft. Constantine’s Tristian Butler kicked an overtime field goal to lift the Falcons over the Eagles, 31-28, in Division 6 action. Elsewhere, Mendon saw its 27-game win …

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Jury selection begins in Williams trial

Jury selection is set to begin today in St. Joseph County Circuit Court for the trial of Marie Audrey-Louise Williams. Williams is accused of shooting Dennis Brooks in the head as the two argued on Townline Road in Burr Oak Township in March 2014. Williams was arrested after telling police she shot Brooks. She has been held in the St. …

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Three Rivers Health Board prepares next year’s budget

At its October meeting, Three Rivers Health Board of Trustees reported preparation of the 2016 operating and capital budgets have begun. Also, the finalized 2016 operating plan was presented for review in the format of the Studer Groups Leadership Evaluation Manager. Once reviewed and approved, these LEMS will be used for the leader’s performance evaluations at the end of 2016. …

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Communities set trick-or-treat hours

Trick-or-treat hours for Halloween Saturday night vary from community to community. In Three Rivers, hours are 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. In addition, the annual Halloweenie Roast will begin at 5 p.m. and continue while supplies last. The Three Rivers Moose Lodge will host a trunk or treat 4 to 7 p.m. The village of Centreville has trick-or-treat hours 5 to …

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