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COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Members of Mercury Broadband’s executive team break ground on the company’s fiber-optic internet project in the state of Michigan during a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday in Nottawa Township. The company is looking to bring fiber-optic internet service to St. Joseph County by the end of August, and overall run 5,000 route miles of fiber throughout the state.
NOTTAWA TWP. — A new internet provider in the area launched their effort to construct fiber optic internet in St. Joseph County Wednesday. Kansas City-based internet and phone provider Mercury Broadband, which launched its expansion into Michigan back in May, held a groundbreaking ceremony near one...
Photo provided - Cody Reese (front row, center), a recent graduate of Constantine High School, will be a registered apprentice at American Axle and Manufacturing this fall thanks to the St. Joseph County Career and Technical Education program.
CENTREVILLE — A number of students in St. Joseph County’s Career and Technical Education program were recently recognized for being accepted as registered apprentices through the CTE’s consortium. As an official sponsor for Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeships, St. Joseph County CTE is...
FABIUS TWP. — A proposed urgent care center project along the U.S. 131 corridor looks to be on life support. At Wednesday’s Fabius Township board meeting, Township Supervisor Ken Linn gave an update on negotiations with the city for a Public Act 425 agreement for a proposed WellNow Urgent Care...
THREE RIVERS — A policy regarding classroom displays at Three Rivers schools is on track to be in place before the 2022-23 school year begins. During Monday’s Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education meeting, board Vice President Melissa Bliss reported that a classroom display policy for...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - White Pigeon’s Citizens of the Year, Elmer and Doris Rudloff, wave to the crowd during the annual street parade at White Pigeon Days Friday. An estimated 3,500 people lined the streets of White Pigeon for the parade, which organizers say was higher than in previous years.
WHITE PIGEON — Last weekend’s White Pigeon Days festival drew people of all ages to downtown White Pigeon for food, fun and community, with organizers deeming the event very successful. Bekah Carr, president of the White Pigeon Community Association, who organized the event, said she “couldn’t have...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Fabius Township Planning Commission Chair Randy Schmeling (left) and Fabius Township Supervisor Ken Linn (right) review the draft copy of the township’s revised master plan during a special meeting of the township board Monday. The board voted to send the draft copy of the master plan to surrounding entities in the county, a key step toward getting the plan approved.
FABIUS TWP. — The saga of the Fabius Township Master Plan in the last year only happened because a key part of the process – sending the plan to surrounding municipalities and entities – did not occur, causing it to be invalid. On Monday, Fabius Township officials made sure that mistake didn’t...
CENTREVILLE — When major milestone anniversaries for festivals come around, they tend to go all-out with games, activities and festivities throughout the entirety of the event. This year’s Centreville Covered Bridge Days, the 50th year for the festival, looks to be taking a page out of that...
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers’ Downtown Development Authority will begin the fiscal year with a projected $799 net loss it hopes to fill in its budget after a budget adjustment was approved by its board Thursday. The adjustment includes a couple of notable items that were brought up during the DDA’s...
CONSTANTINE — The Constantine Village Council approved a contract with the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council (SMPC) to serve as consultants to update the village's Master Plan, at a Tuesday, July 5 council meeting. A Master Plan is a document and policy guide designed to help communities...
UPDATE AT 7/13/22 AT 9:37 A.M.: The St. Joseph County Sheriff's Department reported that Isbella Kendall was found safe and reunited with her family as of July 12, 2022. The original story is below.   NOTTAWA TWP. — The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a missing teen from...

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