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COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - St. Joseph County Road Commission Engineer Garrett Myland discusses a road widening project for Lutz Road, slated to begin this coming winter with tree removal. The $1.15 million project involves Lutz Road being widened to 30 feet from its current 24 feet between M-86 and Fairchild Road, with new three-foot gravel shoulders and new guardrails.
CENTREVILLE — Part of a major local thoroughfare in St. Joseph County will be getting a facelift next year, with plans to do more in future years. During a public hearing Wednesday, the St. Joseph County Road Commission laid out its plans for a road widening project on Lutz Road from M-86 to...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A view of the Union Hall Block building in White Pigeon Thursday. St. Joseph County District Court Judge Jeff Middleton ordered on June 29 that nobody is to be in the building without prior permission, brought on by a catering company continuing to operate out of the building despite concerns about its structural integrity.
CENTREVILLE — The use of the former Tasty Nut Shop building in White Pigeon for business-related purposes was quashed for the time being at a special court hearing last week. In a show cause hearing held in St. Joseph County 3B District Court June 29, Judge Jeff Middleton ordered that entry to the...
Here is how some of St. Joseph County’s state and national representatives voted on selected legislation in the month of May. State Rep. Steve Carra and State Sen. Kim LaSata’s voting records and details of the legislation are courtesy of MichiganVotes.org. United States Rep. Fred Upton’s voting...
CONSTANTINE — Staff members of Constantine Public Schools, as well as two members of the public, received special end-of-year awards for their service and dedication to the district. Winning Teacher of the Year awards were Olga Brezden at Constantine High School, Susan Smydra at Constantine Middle...
THREE RIVERS — A special exception use permit for a second marijuana grow facility in Three Rivers’ Airport Industrial Park will be up for further consideration later this month. Three Rivers city commissioners Tuesday set a public hearing for Tuesday, July 19 to consider approval of the special...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Officers from the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office parade the American flag and the flag for the State of Michigan near the front of Monday’s Independence Day parade in Schoolcraft. Monday’s parade was the first one held in the village since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with thousands lining the streets to celebrate the day.
SCHOOLCRAFT — It had been three years since the Village of Schoolcraft held its annual Independence Day parade and celebration, but the turnout at Monday’s edition felt like the event never left. “It feels wonderful to be back,” Toni Rafferty, president of the Schoolcraft Fourth of July Committee,...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | SCOTT HASSINGER - Three Rivers resident Mike Heivilin stands proudly behind a portion of his replica of the westside of downtown Three Rivers. The project was on display at the Three Rivers Historical Society during the recent Water Festival.
THREE RIVERS — City resident Mike Heivilin is recapturing the year 1967 through the construction of a replica of downtown Three Rivers. Originally, Heivilin, a 1970 TRHS graduate, began the project as just a short hobby during COVID and it has turned into an obsession of sorts. He has now...
WHITE PIGEON — A few new events and returning favorites will highlight this year’s White Pigeon Days festival, taking place this weekend. The 39th annual celebration of all things White Pigeon will take place from Friday, July 8 to Sunday, July 10, with events taking place all around the downtown...
THREE RIVERS — In a new report presented last week, students at Three Rivers elementary schools and Three Rivers High School had general growth in reading, language and math, while Three Rivers Middle School students had mixed results in those areas. That data came from an end-of-year benchmark...
CENTREVILLE — Employees at Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of St. Joseph County (CMH) will be getting a little more cash in their pockets in the very near future. On Tuesday, June 28, the CMH board voted to give employees a one-time cost-of-living payment of $2,500 for full-...

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