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Screenshot via Zoom - First District St. Joseph County Commissioner Jared Hoffmaster discusses the county potentially declaring a state of emergency for increased COVID-19 cases during Wednesday’s Executive Committee meeting of the board.
CENTREVILLE — As they return to in-person meetings on April 6, the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners weighed the possibility Wednesday of declaring a state of emergency due to COVID-19 case increases in the county. Many counties across the state have issued similar declarations recently for...
Photo provided by Sarah Blough - Mother Sarah Blough (right) and father Phillip Genchoff (left) hold their newborn baby, Colt, at home. Blough was assisted by St. Joseph County Central Dispatch supervisor Kristen Carpenter in delivering Baby Colt over the phone, as Blough was alone at home at the time of the birth.
MOTTVILLE — 911 dispatchers get hundreds, if not thousands, of emergency and non-emergency calls every day. It isn’t every day, though, that a dispatcher has a call come in from a mother in labor needing help giving birth. However, that’s what happened with St. Joseph County Central Dispatch...
THREE RIVERS — With the possibility existing of receiving a “Vibrancy Grant” from the Michigan Main Street program, the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors discussed Thursday what project could be done with it so they could apply for the grant. The Main Street Vibrancy...
CENTREVILLE — A Centreville public official was arraigned on embezzlement charges in St. Joseph County 3B District Court Thursday. Carol Kotschevar, Centreville’s village treasurer, entered a plea of not guilty to two counts of embezzlement over $20,000 but less than $50,000 in two separate but...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Jenny Thomas (left) and Ashley Hescott (right) started their home bakery, Two Spoon Bakery, in Mendon back in February. They are pictured in their home kitchen. The bakery, which sells a variety of baked goods, has become a local phenomenon in the past month and a half, thanks to word of mouth via friends and social media.
MENDON — When friends Ashley Hescott and Jenny Thomas first started their home bakery business, Two Spoon Bakery, in Mendon in February, the two women considered it as a bit of a side hobby. “We were kind of thinking it would just be a couple hours a week, getting an order or two a week, and we’ll...
Photo Provided - Pat Kulikowski, St. Joseph County’s executive secretary to the county administrator, is retiring in April after more than three decades working for the county.
CENTREVILLE — The administration of St. Joseph County and how it operates has changed plenty in the last 37 years. Between county commissioners holding two hour meetings to conduct business to the creation of the county administrator position in 1991 and the three county administrators that have...
CONSTANTINE -- The Constantine village council adopted the 2021-2022 budget at a special meeting on March 29 with a 6-1 vote. Voting no was trustee Joe Faulkner. Village manager Mark Honeysett said the taxable value of the village is $40,100,000, and set $4,036,719 as the budget amount. The budget...
CENTREVILLE — As Centreville Public Schools prepares to build its strategic plan for the next five years, the public was invited Monday to give input on how the school creates their plan. The school district hosted a public town hall for parents via Google Meet Monday night to discuss the plan and...
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers police arrested a Sturgis man after a breaking and entering incident Friday. According to the Three Rivers Police Department, at 8:15 a.m. Friday, officers were called to a breaking and entering in progress. The homeowner reportedly told police a subject broke into their...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A semi-truck carrying manure tipped over on Schweitzer Road just off M-60 late Wednesday morning. No one was injured in the incident.
LOCKPORT TWP. — The area of M-60 and Schweitzer Road in Lockport Township got a bit stinky late Wednesday morning after a manure truck turned over, causing some of its contents to spill out. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were called around 11:22 a.m. to the...

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