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CENTREVILLE — The Langley Covered Bridge outside of Centreville is closed temporarily due to an incident that occurred Monday. According to the St. Joseph County Road Commission, a height limiter on the north end of the bridge was hit by a truck with a horse trailer attempting to cross the bridge,...
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County commissioners received the 110th annual report of the county’s road commission during their meeting Tuesday, Sept. 21. The report, presented by St. Joseph County Road Commission Board Chair Eric Shafer, ran down the agency’s activities in 2021 and how they are doing...
CONSTANTINE — At a Monday, Sept. 19 Constantine Village Council meeting, the council set a public hearing for 7:03 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3 to get input for Sunday marijuana sales, and also consumption lounges.   At the Sept. 6 council meeting, the council heard a request from Dominic Iemma, founder...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - The St. Joseph County Old Engine Association will have a fall display set up this year at a farm on 18876 Centreville-Constantine Rd., the first time the group has not been at the St. Joseph County Grange Fair in 40 years. The reasoning is due to alleged events and conversations between the group and the fair board that culminated in the group pulling out of the fair back in spring, most of which fair management has disputed.
CENTREVILLE — The St. Joe Valley Old Engine Association has been a staple of the St. Joseph County Grange Fair for the last 40 years. Bringing antique tractors to the fairgrounds near the front entrance of the fair and assisting with certain events, the group of tractor enthusiasts have normally...
CENTREVILLE — The St. Joseph County Fair has importance to many people and families in the county. However, for Jerry Waltke, it was more than important. Waltke, a resident of Burr Oak, was involved for a number of years with both the fair and 4-H. As a kid, he showed animals at the fair, and in...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Three Rivers Fire Chief Paul Schoon presents the annual report for his department’s activity in Park Township during Wednesday’s Park Township board meeting. The presentation preceded discussion on a new contract between the Three Rivers Ambulance service and the township.
PARK TWP. — Park Township will now have ambulance service from Three Rivers Ambulance for the next few years. During their meeting Wednesday, the Park Township board agreed to a five-year contract with the ambulance service, in which the township would pay $20.97 per capita for the service. The...
Photo provided - Melvin Jones Fellowship recipients Allan and Trudy Murk hold their award plaques while standing with fellow Lions Gary Metz and Pattie Bender.
CENTREVILLE – Allan and Trudy Murk of Centreville have been honored by the Centreville Lions Club with a Melvin Jones Fellowship, the highest honor a Lion can receive. The couple was surprised Wednesday at the club’s September meeting when the award was announced in front of a group of family and...
Photo provided - Veterinarians are asking dog owners to work closely with vets to make sure dogs are vaccinated following fears and questions about the canine parvovirus that has popped up in northern Michigan in recent weeks.
THREE RIVERS — Dogs are man’s best friend, and owners, generally, want to keep them as safe as possible. In the last few weeks, much has been made about a possible mysterious illness which has affected dogs that doctors from Michigan State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) in late...
FABIUS TWP. — Some minor cleanups and changes were made Tuesday by the Fabius Township Planning Commission to a couple of notable draft documents. The changes involved the township’s proposed master plan update, as well as the draft of a solar ordinance, both of which are scheduled to receive...
CENTREVILLE — About $138,000 in cuts to St. Joseph County Juvenile Court’s childcare fund budget has been proposed for the 2023 fiscal year. The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners heard a presentation from Juvenile Court Director/Referee Kevin Kane on the new childcare fund budget during...

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