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Injury in motorcycle crash

A Vandalia man was injured in a motorcycle crash Monday evening on Daily Road. 19-year-old Connor Wright lost control of his cycle. He was taken to Lakeland Niles Hospital for treatment. He was wearing a helmet.

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Protecting area wetlands

A forum hosted by the Fabius Township Wetlands Committee, will focus on regional efforts to inform area landowners of available tools, programs and financial incentives to protect the area’s remaining wetlands and restore some that have been lost. The forum, entitled “River Country Riches: Landowner Incentives to Preserve Private Wetlands for Regional Benefit,” will take place Sept. 24 at 6:30 …

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Classes delayed because of water

A broken water seal in the F Wing at Glen Oaks Community College resulted in a two-hour delayed start of classes Thursday. The early morning incident, at the north end of campus near the auto garage, triggered the overhead sprinkler system to activate, college officials said. Glen Oaks President Gary Wheeler said the incident occurred in an out-of-the-way area where …

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Snook remembered

More than 200 people gathered Thursday at Riverside Church to pay their final respects to longtime Three Rivers resident and community advocate Bruce Snook. Snook, 66, was a longtime employee at WLKM radio, the former director of the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce and most recently the editor and publisher of the River Country Journal website. Snook, who passed …

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Final river cleanup cancelled

The St. Joseph County Conservation District has canceled its final river cleanup of the season Saturday. A 2.8-mile stretch of the Nottawa Creek in Leonidas Township was supposed to cap the agency’s seven cleanup events this summer. Jen Miller, Conservation District administrator, said the agency appreciates the support of numerous volunteers and businesses that supported the six cleanup efforts in …

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Two re-appointed

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has re-appointed two members to its Board of Election Canvassers. During Tuesday’s commission meeting, a ballot vote was cast by the four commissioners present; Jack Brooks and Carol Snow-Penn were unanimously chosen to serve four-year terms. Brooks will represent the Democratic party and Snow-Penn the Republican party. The Board of Election Canvassers is …

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Harmony Fest successful

Organizers behind Sunday’s Three Rivers HarmonyFest said they couldn’t have been happier with the turnout for the 20th annual event. Staged on North Main Street, the 10-band, day-long festival had the benefit of good weather and an event-ending fireworks display to lure more than 3,000 people throughout the course of the day and night. The fireworks show was supposed to …

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City grants tax abatement

Members of the Sturgis City Commission have granted a 12-year tax abatement to Johnson Precision Mold and Engineering. Located in the North Centerville Road business park, the company is investing more than $100,000 in new equipment – primarily a high-speed machining center. Cathy Knapp, manufacturing specialist for the city, said the investment allows the company to increase its sales. In …

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Another meth arrest

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant last week for methamphetamine production at a Sturgis location. According to a department media release, SCAN members Saturday descended upon a room at the Country Hearth Inn, where two inactive methamphetamine labs – along with components to manufacture methamphetamine – were found. The room’s occupant, a 43-year-old …

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New location for clinic

The Sturgis Women Infants and Children Satellite Clinic would like to advise the public of its new location. Beginning today, the new location of the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency’s Sturgis WIC Satellite Clinic will be the Grobhiser Building. The site is in Suite 104 at 600 S. Lakeview Ave. The location will continue to offer scheduled appointments for WIC …

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