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Commissioner approved contractor agreements

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners this week approved two independent-contractor agreements. CSZ Services of St. Johns was tapped to provide commercial and industrial appraisals for the county’s Land Resource Centre and Equalization. The work is to be performed for appraisals as determined appropriate for inclusion in the county’s 2017 equalization study by the equalization director of the St. …

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Yoga for a Cause will benefit ARF

A Colon yoga instructor is offering a special event this weekend to benefit Animal Rescue Fund of St. Joseph County. Paula Alexander said “Yoga For A Cause” will take place 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Blackstone Acres Yoga. Alexander said the event is open to people of all ages and all yoga levels. A cash donation is being requested …

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Commissioners hear comment in support of park projects

A proposed plan to address some costly projects at three county parks was endorsed by a Park Township resident at Tuesday’s St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting. Holly Stephenson stated during citizen comments that the county’s recent discussion about potential improvements at Covered Bridge Farm and Plumb Lake parks, and Cade Lake Park and Campground would be worth the …

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Man arrested during traffic stop

A Constantine man was charged with violating terms of concealed-carry laws last weekend. Three Rivers Police stopped a pickup around 3 a.m. Sunday on Constantine Street at Wolf Street after the vehicle was observed being driven in an erratic manner. It was determined the 39-year-old driver was intoxicated and in possession of a loaded pistol. He was charged with operating …

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Chamber’s Icebreaker event this weekend

The Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce is staging its 15th annual Icebreaker event this weekend. Tickets are $20 per person and include food and drinks. The silent auction fundraiser takes place at Armstrong Recreation Hall, at the corner of Armstrong Boulevard and Maple Street. Tickets are available at the Three Rivers Chamber office or by calling 278-8193.

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Sturgis Board to decide on property standards enforcement

The Sturgis Township Planning Commission is recommending township trustees adopt specific procedures for enforcement of property maintenance standards that hold owners responsible, while giving latitude to compliance timelines. The issue has been before township officials for several months as they wrestled with concerns about how future code officers will enforce the standards. Several planning commissioners said they did not want …

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