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Sturgis completes dam repairs

Contractors for the city of Sturgis last week completed repairs to the earthen embankment at the Sturgis hydroelectric dam. With repairs completed, the city has started to raise water levels in the reservoir. Water levels were raised by six inches in all between Saturday and Sunday. Starting today, the reservoir will be raised approximately six inches per day until it …

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Police investigate home invasion

State police investigators are looking into a home invasion that occurred last week in Constantine Township. Troopers were called Thursday afternoon to the 65000 block of Constantine Road, where force was used to enter a residence between noon and 4 p.m. Among items stolen were a long gun, knives, jewelry boxes and jewelry.

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Dozens of show birds killed in Berrien County fire

Authorities say an accidental fire killed dozens of show birds in southwestern Michigan, including many homing and racing pigeons. Crews responded Wednesday to Dove Nest Bed & Breakfast in Berrien County’s Royalton Township and found a building on the property where the birds were kept was on fire. John Nelson tells The Herald-Palladium of St. Joseph he had between 200 …

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Frisbie accepts position at GOCC

Glen Oaks Community College has announced that Chuck Frisbie has accepted the position as the college’s part-time director of institutional innovation. In the newly created position, Frisbie will work with all units of the college to help with special and developing initiatives in areas such as grants, partnerships, program development, K-12 engagement and others, according to David Devier, Glen Oaks …

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Constantine prepares for car show

Organizers behind the 2016 Constantine Car Show have announced details related to this year’s event. The show takes place 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13th, on East Water Street. Registration is free and dash plaques will be presented to the first 60 participants. The village’s farmers market will be staged during the car show, which will also feature …

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Constantine names Citizen of the Year

Constantine Fire Chief Mike Haydon this week was named the community’s 2016 Citizen of the Year. The announcement was made before Tuesday’s village council meeting. Members of the fire department and Haydon’s family were on hand when he received the award, presented by Pat Stears, chairman of the Citizen of the Year committee. Haydon has worked for the fire department …

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