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Bill including trail projects goes to Senate

State Rep. Aaron Miller has announced funding for two local trail projects were included in a bill approved last week by the Michigan House for recreation projects and land acquisition. Thanks to the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, an allotment in excess of $913,000 will pay for development of a trail from the Three Rivers Health Trail in the city …

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Man crashes car into house

An 18-year-old Elkhart man was not injured after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a house last week in Lockport Township. Sheriff’s deputies said the driver was heading east on M-60 when his vehicle went off the road shortly after 1:30 a.m. Thursday in an area near Haines Road. He told deputies he swerved to prevent his vehicle from …

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Volunteers needed for river cleanup

The St. Joseph County Conservation District is seeking volunteers to assist with the second of its seven river cleanup events. The next cleanup will be Saturday on a stretch of the St. Joseph River from Jacksonburg Road in Leonidas Township to M-66. The three-mile route continues from a June 10 cleanup that started on North Farrand Road in Colon Township. …

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Commissioners consider COA move

St. Joseph County commissioners appear open to the idea of requesting the deed on a property being considered for senior housing and a new Commission On Aging headquarters. In response to a report presented by COA director Tim Stoll during Wednesday’s executive committee meeting, commissioners agreed that pursuing the former Three Rivers Inn hotel would be a worthwhile endeavor. The …

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One injured in motorcycle crash

A 19-year-old Indiana man was involved in a motorcycle crash Friday last week in Fawn River Township. The victim, Brent Hershberger of LaGrange, was involved in the accident that took place on Kime Road near Stoney Road. Investigators said Hershberger misjudged a curve and crashed the cycle. He was thrown from the bike and later taken to Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

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Arrest made following home raid

The Cass County drug enforcement team searched a home last week in the 54000 block of Indian Lake Road and discovered marijuana. Sheriff’s deputies said the June 8 raid yielded processed marijuana and marijuana growing outside in the garden. Officers also found several deer antlers, animal pelts and an untagged turkey in the freezer. The Department of Natural Resources was …

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