Recent Posts

Members needed to fill boards

The city of Three Rivers is making an appeal to the public for help in filling vacancies on a variety of commissions and boards. City officials said the Three Rivers planning commission, River Country Recreational Authority, local officers compensation commission, board of appeals, industrial development authority, brownfield redevelopment authority and board of review are all in need of one additional …

Read More »

45th Annual Magic Day

Colon resident Ron Carnell has announced the village will be the site of the 45th annual Michigan Magic Day in April. The International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 386 in Colon will host the two-day gathering April 11 and 12, the first time the community will have hosted the annual event. Carnell said around 150 magicians from around the Midwest are …

Read More »

Prayer vigil in Elkhart

Customers and others are rallying behind a northern Indiana supermarket where a gunman killed a customer and an employee before police fatally shot him. About 300 people gathered for a prayer vigil Saturday night in front of the Martin’s Super Market in Elkhart where the shootings occurred. Customer Adam Bujalski tells The Elkhart Truth that it’s important for him that …

Read More »

New Catfish record

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources confirmed the catch of a new state record flathead catfish last week in Cass County. The catfish was caught Jan. 12 by Niles resident Dale Blakley on Barron Lake. It weighed 52 pounds and measured 46 inches. Blakley told DNR officials he was ice fishing for crappies when he landed the catch. The record …

Read More »

Companies to receive grants

Four manufacturing companies based in St. Joseph County are among the recipients of $235,000 in training grants. The Kalamazoo-St. Joseph Michigan Works announced this week that the Skilled Trades Training grants, funded by Michigan’s Workforce Development Agency, will assist with training for in-demand jobs. The St. Joseph County companies receiving grant money are Vaupell Midwest Molding and Tooling of Constantine; …

Read More »

Tour of rebuilt Curly’s bar

The seven-member Colon Village Council took a tour of the rebuilt Curly’s bar and restaurant following its meeting Tuesday. Though the eatery is a month from reopening following a March fire that destroyed the original Curly’s, the replacement is taking shape nicely, owners Dan and Kathy Earl said. Many of the kitchen appliances are in place, flooring has been installed, …

Read More »

Applications for scholarships

Applications for the 2014 Sturgis Area Community Foundation scholarship program are now being accepted. Seniors at Sturgis High School are eligible for consideration and may pick up an application at the guidance office. Scholarships opportunities are also available to seniors attending school in Centreville, Mendon, Colon, Constantine, White Pigeon and Burr Oak. Applications may be obtained online at sturgisfoundation.org. Applications …

Read More »

Emphasis on mental health

State Rep. Matt Lori said he applauds Gov. Rick Snyder for continuing his emphasis on access to mental health services and improving the methods by which people who need attention may receive that treatment. In response to Snyder’s State of the State address Thursday, Lori said the Legislature has improved the state’s mental-health model during the past three years, and …

Read More »

Pothole hotline for state roads

It’s not spring yet, but a mid-January warm-up brought with it a bumper crop of potholes across Michigan. The Michigan Department of Transportation says if you spot a pothole on any state roads, you can report it to M-DOT’s Pothole Hotline. The roads are those with an I-, US- or M-route designation. State Transportation Director Kirk Steudle (STIGH-Duhl) says the …

Read More »

Elkhart shooting – Three dead

A man fatally shot two women in a northern Indiana grocery store and was waving a gun at a kneeling store manager when police officers arrived and killed the gunman, authorities said Thursday. The manager and another employee at the Martin’s Super Market in Elkhart escaped unharmed despite confrontations with the gunman Wednesday night, Indiana State Police Sgt. Trent Smith …

Read More »