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COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A house fire occurred at a home in the 12000 block of Harder Road near Youngman Road Monday night, killing two and injuring three. Pictured is the aftermath of the fire Tuesday morning.
UPDATED 7:20 P.M. Jan. 28, 2020 FABIUS TOWNSHIP — A mother and child were killed and three other children were injured in a house fire that occurred Tuesday in Fabius Township. According to Michigan State Police and fire officials at the scene, the fire started at 12:05 a.m. Tuesday at a home in...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Judith Ann Johnson shows off one of her pieces displayed at the Plein Air Artists of West Michigan’s “2020 Vision” exhibit at Glen Oaks Community College’s Flora Kirsch Beck Art Gallery Friday. The piece, entitled “Road Less Traveled,” is an oil piece painted back in May at the Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery on the west side of Kalamazoo. She said it took four to five hours to complete, with “a bit of touch-up” back in the studio.
CENTREVILLE — An exhibit displaying the works of members of the Plein Air Artists of West Michigan had an opening exhibition Friday at Glen Oaks Community College’s Flora Kirsch Beck Art Gallery. The exhibit, entitled “2020 Vision,” runs through Feb. 21 and features 40 pieces of various outdoor...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - United States Rep. Fred Upton (left) and Michigan State Rep. Aaron Miller (right) gave a legislative update at a breakfast hosted by the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce Friday at the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging’s Rivers Enrichment Center in Three Rivers.
THREE RIVERS — In front of a group of local business owners, city and township officials, and other area residents Friday, two local legislators gave an update on what has been occurring in the past year in the Michigan House of Representatives and the United States House of Representatives....
CENTREVILLE — Tyler McNeil, 21, of Dowagiac was sentenced Friday in St. Joseph County Circuit Court for his role in the death of 41-year-old Kevin Johnson, a Kentucky truck driver who was shot and killed in Flowerfield Township in the early morning hours of Nov. 15, 2018. As part of a plea...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Four-year-old Reece Baker (left) was reunited with his older brother, 20-year-old Army Specialist Alexandar McDaniel (right) during a surprise reunion at his Mendon Elementary School Great Start Readiness Program classroom Thursday morning. McDaniel said the surprise had been in the works for the last few weeks between him, his mom, school administration, and Reece’s teachers.
MENDON — A local preschooler got the surprise of a lifetime during class at Mendon Elementary School Thursday. Four-year-old Reece Baker was reunited with his 20-year-old brother Alexandar McDaniel, who just recently returned home after 10 months away as a specialist with the United States Army,...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - MDOT will hold an open house on Feb. 4 to discuss the possibility of reducing the US-131 Business Route bridge on Washington Street from four lanes to two lanes as part of an overall road and bridge reconstruction project slated for 2021.
CONSTANTINE — The Michigan Department of Transportation announced they will be hosting an open house next month to discuss a potential project on the US-131 business route in Constantine. The open house, which will be held Tuesday, Feb. 4 from 6-8 p.m. at the Constantine Village Office on 115 White...
CASS COUNTY — On January 21 at 2:48 p.m. deputies from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate a personal injury crash that occurred on US-12 and Gumwood Road in Milton Township. A 56-year-old Dowagiac resident, Linda Stilwell, was southbound on Gumwood when she crossed over US-...
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats opened arguments in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial Wednesday, urging skeptical Republican senators to vote to remove Trump from office to “protect our democracy.” Highlights of Wednesday’s session and what’s ahead as senators conduct just the third...
CONSTANTINE — The Constantine village council reviewed comments made by Catherine Kaufman, of Bauckham Sparks, Thall, Seeber & Kaufman PC in Portage, on a draft of an ordinance for recreational marijuana at a Monday, January 20 meeting. Kaufman was appointed to the Adult Use Work Group on...
THREE RIVERS — Taylor Jordan Phillips, 21, who is accused of the attempted robbery of Horizon Bank in Three Rivers, was arrested in New York on Wednesday, according to the Three Rivers Police Department. Phillips, police say, was located and arrested in Erie County, New York, and is awaiting...

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