Home » County Information (page 9)

County Information

Police investigate suspicious death

State police investigators are looking into the suspicious death of a 27-year-old woman earlier this week in Park Township. Troopers were called around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday to the 52000 block of Johnson Road in response to a report of a female lying at the end of her driveway. Police identified her as Kristen Littlefield. She was pronounced dead at the …

Read More »

Celebrity Waiter night a success for United Way

Tuesday’s Celebrity Waiter fundraiser for the St. Joseph County United Way was declared a success. Held at Curly’s in downtown Colon, the benefit drew 11 waiters and waitresses who have various levels of prominence in the community and county. The temporary help took orders, served food and drinks, cleared tables and all other duties related to the task. All tips …

Read More »

Miller testifies on golf cart legislation

State Rep. Aaron Miller this week testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in support of his legislation to allow golf carts in small towns to be driven on the right side of state trunk lines as long as certain safety provisions are met. In Michigan, a village or city of fewer than 30,000 residents may adopt a resolution …

Read More »

First deer in state found with EEE

Officials from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services have notified Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency that a fawn in Hillsdale County tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis. It is the first deer in the state found with the virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes. Mammals, specifically horses, humans and deer, can become infected when bitten by a mosquito that …

Read More »

Road grant may be left unused

Florence Township Supervisor Gordon Evilsizor told county commissioners a state grant that would help pay for the reconstruction of a one-mile portion of Constantine Road may end up left on the table. He said road commission manager Chris Minger indicated the state is offering an 80-20 match, with the state willing to cover the larger percentage of the cost. Evilsizor …

Read More »

Woman charged following crash

A 47-year-old Kalamazoo woman was charged with driving under the influence of drugs following a two-vehicle crash earlier this week in Three Rivers. State police said the suspect was heading south on U.S. 131 at 4 p.m. Tuesday when it ran into the back of a stopped vehicle waiting to turn left onto North Main Street. The vehicle that was …

Read More »