Home » County Information » St Joseph County

St Joseph County

Constantine schools get new resource officer

Members of Constantine’s board of education have announced that Holly Cerny is the school’s new resource officer. Superintendent Steve Wilson said village police chief Mark Honeysett confirmed that Cerny would fill the position. Wilson said Cerny has worked with the DARE program, previously served as the school liaison and has taught a program called TEAM. Wilson said Cerny will be …

Read More »

Glen Oaks names Foundation executive director

Glen Oaks Community College has tapped Vonda Marrow to serve as its executive director of the Glen Oaks Community College Foundation. Marrow, who began the job March 5, will lead the college’s advancement initiatives. She will continue to build and retain relationships with alumni and friends of the college to establish funds, which will in turn provide scholarship assistance to …

Read More »

Constantine approves medical marijuana permit amendments

The Constantine Village Council earlier this month approved amendments to medical marijuana permits. Permits for a grow operation and a processing center were issued Feb. 19 to Brett Thompson and Terry Rodino, co-owners of Apogee Processing. Village manager Mark Honeysett said there are no changes proposed except for the names of the facilities. He reiterated that the owner/applicant is unchanged …

Read More »

Disc golf course opens at Cade Lake County Park

St. Joseph County Parks and Recreation Department officials over the weekend opened the agency’s newest amenity: a disc golf course. A tournament to celebrate the newest attraction at Cade Lake County Park in Fawn River Township drew 53 participants Saturday to what has been named Deadwood Disc Golf Course. The 18-hole course threads through mature trees at the park, which …

Read More »

White Pigeon firemen receive Hero’s Award

Four members of the White Pigeon Fire Department were honored over the weekend by the Michigan State Fireman’s Association at a banquet in Lapeer. Receiving the Hero’s Award during the Saturday event were Chief Troy Andrews, Lt. Jeff Wagaman, Firefighter Thomas Law and Fire Cadet Merlin Zehr. The four were honored for their life-saving skills that rescued a man who …

Read More »

Sturgis twins receive National Merit scholarships

National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced this year’s National Merit $2,500 scholarship winners. Among the recipients are Ethan and Jesse Pattison of Sturgis High School. They are the sons of St. Joseph County District Court Judge Rob Pattison. The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. …

Read More »

Update – St. Joseph River flood at Three Rivers

A flood warning continues for the St. Joseph River in Three Rivers, according to the National Weather Service. At 9pm Sunday, the river level was 8.1 feet and falling. Flood stage for the section of the St. Joseph River in Three Rivers is 7 feet. According to the forecast, the river will fall below the 7-foot flood stage on Thursday, …

Read More »

Investigation continues in fatal motorcycle crash

Law-enforcement officials said they are still waiting for results of a toxicology report for further clues into a fatal accident earlier this month. St. Joseph County Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite said the results will determine whether the driver of a car that caused the accident at U.S. 131 and Broadway Street had suffered a medical incident resulting in her vehicle colliding …

Read More »

Local lakes under no-wake policy

Boaters on area lakes are being asked to exercise a no-wake policy through Wednesday next week. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department made the request in light of the heavy rainfall the area has received in the past week. A department media release indicated lake, stream and river levels are excessively high, making activities such as fishing and boating more …

Read More »

Two bridge projects set to begin

One of two bridge projects on M-66 in St. Joseph County will start next week. The Michigan Department of Transportation said work on the bridge over the St. Joseph River, the dividing line between Mendon and Leonidas townships, will start Monday. Construction includes epoxy overlay, deck patching, joint replacement, substructure repairs, cleaning and coating of structural steel, and guardrail replacement. …

Read More »