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Commission addresses animal control leadership change

A change in leadership at St. Joseph County Animal Control was addressed by county commissioner Rick Shaffer last week. Longtime animal control director Tom Miller retired in October and commissioners have yet to decide whether to replace Miller or follow through on a proposal to fold the agency into the sheriff’s department. It is currently being run by the sheriff’s …

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Dr. Don has died at the age of 94


Funeral arrangements for a longtime and highly regarded Three Rivers doctor have been announced by Hohner Funeral Home. Services for 94-year-old Don Schimnoski, more casually known as Dr. Don, will start with visitation with the family 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday next week. A celebration of life will follow at 11 a.m. Dec. 18 at the First United Methodist Church …

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Constantine farmer injured in crash

A Constantine man was injured after the farm tractor he was driving was struck from behind Wednesday afternoon in Constantine Township. State police said the tractor was being driven at 4:15 p.m. on North River Road by 56-year-old Ron Kulp, when it was hit from behind by a vehicle driven by Ronald Greulich, 47, of Constantine. The incident occurred just …

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Injuries following car hitting house

Two people were treated for injuries after their residence was struck by a car earlier this week, according to Sturgis Police. Officers were called around 10 a.m. Tuesday to the 200 block of North Prospect Street following a report that a vehicle had collided with a house. Two men, ages 18 and 22, were inside the residence and found to …

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Items taken from several cars

State police are investigating several recent larcenies from motor vehicles in Florence and Sherman townships. Agency officials said they responded Tuesday afternoon to an area between the 21000 and 23000 blocks of Featherstone Road, where residents reported items taken from their vehicles. All victims reported that their vehicles were left unlocked overnight and that small amounts of loose change, and …

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Several concerns expressed to school board

Concerns ranging from an ongoing recall process to police presence at school were expressed by audience members who addressed the Three Rivers board of education at its meeting earlier this week. During the public-comment portion of Monday’s session, TR Cares leader Sherrie Nowicki raised the issue of an appeal filed Nov. 30 by a trio of board members targeted for …

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