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Local business unites with Italian manufacturer

Burr Oak Tool has united with Italy-based tube-processing-machine specialist Sistemi Meccanici Industriali to form an e-partnership aimed at providing better solutions and service to more customers worldwide. Tim Doot, vice president of Burr Oak Tool, explained the partnership in saying the collaboration yields more than 100 years of combined experience and unmatched expertise that is unprecedented in the heat-exchange equipment …

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Hoffmaster resigns from city commission

The Three Rivers City Commission lost six years of experience last week, as First District Commissioner Jared Hoffmaster announced his resignation from the seven-member board. Hoffmaster, 34, said he and his family are moving to Fabius Township, necessitating his resignation from the city commission. A lifelong Three Rivers resident, Hoffmaster said he will remain a member of the Three Rivers …

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One Book, One County program welcomes speaker

Michigan resident Mahtob Mahmoody, the daughter in the story, “Not Without My Daughter,” will speak at 7 o’clock tonight at Sturges-Young Auditorium as part of the “One Book, One County” program. Mahmoody will share the rest of the story beyond the dangerous escape her mother, Betty Mahmoody, made from their abusive and tyrannical Iranian husband and father, and life after …

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Sturgis to apply for dog park grants

The city of Sturgis will apply for two grants totaling $25,000 and commit to a $10,000 local match to fund development of a proposed dog park at the former site of its historic depot. Sturgis city commissioners approved the funding proposal earlier this month as recommended by city staff. It includes asking Sturgis Area Community Foundation for a $15,000 grant …

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Cass County K-9 helps apprehend suspect

A suspect in an alleged domestic-violence incident in Cass County this week was apprehended thanks to the effort of a K-9 unit. Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies responded at 7:41 a.m. Monday to a residence in the 66000 block of Elbow Lake Street in Porter Township. When deputies arrived at the scene, they were advised that the suspect, a 31-year-old …

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Elkhart County and White Pigeon Sanitary System reach agreement

A treatment contract between Elkhart County and the board that oversees the White Pigeon Sanitary System has been reached, according to White Pigeon Township Supervisor Don Gloy. As a result, an area designated as the State Road 13 Interchange Corridor will receive sewer service, allowing it to eventually send up to 150,000 gallons of waste daily to the White Pigeon …

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