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CASSOPOLIS — William L. Henderson, 23, of Elkhart, Ind. was arraigned Thursday, Jan. 12 in Cass County District Court on a charge of open murder in front of Honorable Judge Stacey Rentfrow. Bond was denied at the request of Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz. This charge carries a potential...
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County commission chair Allen Balog explained to the three new county commissioners at their executive committee meeting Wednesday, Jan. 11 the purpose of the meetings. “This is where we build our agenda for the next commission meeting,” he said, noting that it gives them...
FABIUS TOWNSHIP — The Fabius Township Board on Wednesday, Jan. 11 appointed township trustee Cliff Maxwell as head of maintenance. He has been helping out with township hall maintenance for the past couple of years, but this allows the money he is paid for maintenance to be reflected in his...
Pictured are Three Rivers Middle School students who had perfect attendance during the first marking period. “All of these students never missed a day or was never tardy to a single class during the first nine weeks — an amazing accomplishment,” principal Nikki Nash said.
FLOWERFIELD TOWNSHIP — The Flowerfield Township Board Tuesday authorized the purchase of a wireless EPSON EX7240 projector and additional HDMI cables in the amount of no more than $700. Trustee Ron Shaver said the projector would be used on a regular basis and could be utilized at board meetings...
Preparing the perimeter - An Amish crew works on the Bonine Carriage House perimeter beams. Photo provided
VANDALIA — The Underground Railroad Society of Cass County (URSCC) purchased Quaker abolitionists and UGRR stationmasters James E. and Sarah Bogue Bonine’s House and Carriage House on Dec. 29, 2010 and immediately began restoration of the circa 1845 Victorian home on Penn Road and M-60 since it was...
Fully engulfed - Firefighters work to extinguish a blaze at 320 S. Washington St. in Constantine on Wednesday. Commercial-News/Elena Meadows
CONSTANTINE — A fire destroyed a home in downtown Constantine Wednesday, but all of its occupants are safe. Constantine fire chief Mike Haydon said it appeared the fire at 320 S. Washington St. started near a woodburner, but that this was not 100 percent confirmed. Firefighters were on scene from...
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County E-911 Central Dispatch has requested from St. Joseph County commissioners that they be allowed to put on the May ballot a 0.35-0.40 mill, seven-year request for a special communication millage. The presentation was made during the Wednesday, Jan. 11 executive...
Construction begins - Construction has begun on the Glen Oaks Community College’s new residence hall northwest of the school’s main entrance. Commercial-News/Elena Meadows
CENTREVILLE — The Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees Wednesday discussed hiring Capstone On-Campus Management for the college’s student housing project. GOCC and Capstone are still finalizing contract details but as it stands, the pre-residence obligation between GOCC and Capstone would...
STURGIS — A Sturgis Police Officer attempted to stop a vehicle for an equipment violation in the area of N. Lakeview and E. Lafayette streets on Wednesday, Jan. 11 around 2:23 a.m. The vehicle refused to stop for the officer and accelerated away from the squad car. Officers pursued the vehicle a...

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