Recent Posts

Cass County crash sends man to hospital

A one-vehicle accident earlier this week in Cass County’s Wayne Township seriously injured a Marcellus man. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 7 a.m. Wednesday to Glenwood Road, in an area north of Marcellus Highway, in response to a personal-injury accident. Deputies said 39-year-old Jon Harwood was injured after he lost control of the car he was driving …

Read More »

Police investigate White Pigeon theft

State police troopers are investigating the theft of a back blade for a tractor taken recently from a White Pigeon Township property. The item was taken in the 68000 block of Wallowa Road. The back blade is yellow in color and is valued at about $400.

Read More »

US 12 roadwork in Sturgis begins

Here’s a final reminder that Michigan Department of Transportation workers will be reconstructing U.S. 12 and the crossing at Michigan Southern Railroad in Sturgis starting Monday. The $587,000 investment includes concrete driveway, curb and gutter, sidewalk ramp upgrades, lighting and pavement markings. U.S. 12 will be closed with traffic detoured on M-66, East Fawn River Road and South Franks Avenue. …

Read More »

Lilly

I am about six months old.  I am learning quickly how to sit and walk on a leash.  The staff call me “Lilly”.  My coat is tan with black markings.  I am partially housetrained and I get along with other dogs.  My docket number is 45699, at the St. Joseph County Animal Control Shelter located at 652 E. Main St., Centreville, …

Read More »

Ordinance allows ORVs on county roads

Four-wheeled, off-road vehicles can now be driven legally on county roads, though drivers must adhere to a number of conditions. The matter was approved during Tuesday’s county commission meeting. First raised by members of the St. Joseph County Road Commission Board, the ordinance is a progressive measure, according to board chairman Dennis Allen. The ordinance allows drivers of ORVs to …

Read More »

New city commission member

The Three Rivers City Commission welcomed a new member aboard Tuesday. The city’s Third District will now be served by Chris Abel, who fills a vacancy created after Norm Stutesman stepped down earlier this month after he moved out of the district. Abel was the only district resident to submit an application for the post. His term will expire in …

Read More »

Missing man found deceased

A man reported missing in Cass County was found deceased Wednesday. Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke said the body of Larry Waldschmidt, was found in Penn Township. Wadschmidt, 78, was driving a Ford Escape that he apparently parked in a driveway at a residence on Kelsey Lake Street, west of Decatur Road. Behnke said the owners were not staying at …

Read More »

Traffic stop leads to arrests

Two people were arrested on drug-related offenses following a traffic stop earlier this week in Sturgis. Officers stopped the vehicle at 1:25 a.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of North Street for the driver’s suspicious behavior. During the course of their investigation, officers discovered a subject gave false identification. As a result, the suspect, a 35-year-old man from Mendon was …

Read More »

Armed robbery in Mendon – Four arrested

Four Kalamazoo residents were arrested after their involvement in two armed robberies Sunday, including an incident at the Marathon station in Mendon. The suspects are: Davontey Sander, 18, and D’Andre Beowa, Peter Yates and Jaquayvion Garrett, all 17 years of age. They are suspects in connection with an armed robbery at Marathon on West Main Street in Mendon. The incident …

Read More »

Centreville man dies following crash on Toll Road

A Centreville man died last week following an accident on the Indiana Toll Road in LaPorte County. Investigators with Indiana State Police said Mahlon Tucker, 77, died after the semi he was driving was involved in a two-vehicle accident at 2 a.m. Friday. The incident occurred west of South Bend in LaPorte County and involved Tucker’s semi and a car. …

Read More »