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Fishing With A Cop program

Sixteen area children between 8 and 13 years of age spent several hours Friday in the Fishing With A Cop program at Camp Fort Hill. Organized by White Pigeon Police officer Jim Story and Michigan State Police trooper Matt Lackey, the 17th annual event included fishing, swimming and a meal of hot dogs and burgers cooked and donated by the …

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Man injured in crash

A Sturgis man was airlifted to Borgess Hospital after the vehicle he was driving was struck by a utility trailer Tuesday in Fawn River Township. State police said James Ortmann was driving east on U.S. 12 when the trailer of a westbound vehicle driven by Sturgis resident Corey Roberts broke from the truck to which it was attached. The trailer …

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Sheriff investigating incident

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a breaking-and-entering incident this week at a residence in Lockport Township. According to a department media release, money, alcohol, clothes and window air-conditioning units were stolen July 23 or 24 from a residence in the 58000 block of Ash Road.

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Fourth Annual 5K Event

Organizers behind the fourth annual 5K event and 1-mile fun run/walk to support the Jonathan Edds  Memorial Fund announced the deadline to register and receive a T-shirt has been extended to next week. The White Pigeon Parks and Recreation Department, which is sponsoring the event, will accept registration through Aug. 1. Participation in the Aug. 24 event will remain open …

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David Pitt to perform at Riviera

A successful gospel-recording artist will perform this weekend as part of a benefit for a Marcellus woman. Kentucky’s David Pitt will be the featured artist during a performance 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Riviera Theatre. Also taking part in the event will be The Heralders, a Southern-Gospel quartet from Hudsonville. All proceeds from the event will benefit the …

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Hit-and-run incident

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is continuing its investigation into a hit-and-run incident Saturday night in Leonidas Township. According to a department media release, a female juvenile was walking north in the southbound shoulder of Fulton Road when she was struck by the bumper of a vehicle that failed to stop. The victim was struck in the leg but …

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Sheriff investigating

Cash, jewelry, a camera and tools were stolen from a garage between July 4 and 14 in Sturgis Township, according to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department. A department media release indicated the rear window of a garage in the 67000 block of M-66 was compromised, allowing access to the site. Also, the victim reported a number of items belonging …

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Riverside Health Clinic receives grant

Riverside Health Clinic was the recipient of a $10,000 grant Tuesday. Officials from the Three Rivers-based clinic said patients who require chronic-disease management for ailments such as diabetes, asthma and hypertension, will benefit the most from the gift presented by the Monsanto Fund. Cindy Kujacznski, executive director of the Riverside Health Clinic, said the majority of the donation will go …

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Barn destroyed by fire

A barn was destroyed by fire Monday in Sherman Township. According to the Tri-Township Fire Department, the blaze in the 62000 block of Nottawa Road was caused by sparks from welding activity around 8 p.m. Four other departments and LifeCare ambulance responded. There were no injuries reported.

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Urging board to move forward

Members of the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging have agreed to urge the county’s board of commissioners to move forward with plans for a proposed senior center in Sturgis. During their meeting last week, COA board members discussed the proposed Sturgis location and agreed it is needed as a replacement for the current facility on North Jefferson Street. County …

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