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Adopt-A-Highway collection begins

The first Michigan Department of Transportation Adopt-A-Highway pickup of 2019 begins this weekend and next for the southern half of the Lower Peninsula. Volunteers will fan out across the southern section of the state to give Michigan’s highway roadsides their annual spring cleaning. Volunteers pick up litter three times this year, including a summer pickup July 13 to 21 and …

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US 12 reconstruction planned

Michigan Department of Transportation wishes to remind Sturgis and Sturgis-area residents that workers will be reconstructing U.S. 12 and the crossing at Michigan Southern Railroad in Sturgis starting in just over a week. The $587,000 investment includes concrete driveway, curb and gutter, sidewalk ramp upgrades, lighting and pavement markings. Beginning April 22, U.S. 12 will be closed with traffic detoured …

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Police arrest Constantine man on drug charges

A Constantine man was arrested this week on drug-related charges after Three Rivers officers found methamphetamine in his vehicle. According to a Three Rivers Police Department media release, an officer stopped Tuesday evening on Broadway Street, near Health Parkway, to assist a motorist whose vehicle had a flat tire. The officer became suspicious of the man during the course of …

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Miller receives Advocacy Award

Representative Aaron Miller has been presented with the Legislative Advocacy Award by the School-Community Health Alliance of Michigan. The Legislative Advocacy Award, given Wednesday at the State Capital, is awarded to the legislator who best exemplifies hard work and dedication toward supporting child and adolescent health centers in Michigan. Miller was selected, in part, for his efforts in shepherding Senate …

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Woman arrested on drug charges

Sturgis Police arrested a woman on drug-related offenses Tuesday. According to a department media release, officers were called at 6:30 a.m. to the 200 block of West West Street in response to a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers located a woman hiding inside an apartment unit. She was later found to have two warrants for her arrest. Police also recovered a …

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Road commission receives award

The St. Joseph County Road Commission was recognized during a recent gathering of members of the County Road Association of Michigan. The IMPRESS Award was issued during the 2019 Highway Conference last month. IMPRESS acknowledges county road agencies for demonstrating innovation with special projects in communications, operations and collaboration. The award captured by the Centreville-based agency recognizes the project “Post-Tensioning …

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Three Rivers Health will host orthopedic seminar

Three Rivers Health has announced that Dr. Orlando Landrum will host a free seminar in which he will present revolutionary Interventional Orthopedic treatments at the medical facility. The seminar begins at 11 a.m. Saturday and will be staged in the St. Joseph and Portage River conference rooms. Advances in the use of orthobiologics make invasive orthopedic surgeries unnecessary for many …

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Police arrest following domestic situation

A 19-year-old Sturgis man was arrested on a charge of domestic assault following an incident last week in Sturgis. Officers were notified by Sturgis Hospital staff at 3:30 p.m. Saturday that a patient was being treated for what appeared to be injuries caused by a domestic situation. Police went to the residence, located in the 300 block of West West …

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Democrat Jon Hoadley launches run against Rep. Fred Upton

Democratic state Rep. Jon Hoadley is launching a campaign to unseat longtime Republican U.S. Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan. Hoadley, who announced his run Monday, has represented the Kalamazoo area since 2015. He says he’s tired of “watching those with so much tell the rest of us that we haven’t earned anything at all.” Upton has been in Congress for …

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Drug arrests south of Three Rivers

Three people were arrested on drug-related offenses last weekend following a traffic stop in Lockport Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said deputies in the early morning hours Sunday attempted to stop a vehicle for an improper-plate violation. It was eventually stopped on Lutz Road, near Hoshel Road. Upon making contact with the occupants, deputies suspected narcotics played a …

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