Administrator

Newman to fill in

Members of the Colon Community Schools Board of Education have selected Jay Newman as the district’s interim superintendent. The veteran educator and Colon resident was chosen Tuesday from a field of four candidates. Newman, 63, will fill in while the board looks for a successor to Lloyd Kirby, who decided over the summer to retire. Newman, who will be paid …

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Two taken into custody for meth

Two men, ages 23 and 17, were taken into custody by Sturgis police following a foot pursuit near Franks Park late Tuesday. According to the Sturgis Police Department, the two were seen walking in the park shortly before midnight. Police suspected the two were involved in a methamphetamine lab earlier in the day. As officers attempted to stop them, the …

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Historic district guidelines

An update on the formation of historic district guidelines, applicable to downtown Three Rivers businesses, was provided this week to the Three Rivers City Commission. The report was presented by Rob Vander Giessen-Reitsma, chairman of the city’s Historic District Commission. He provided Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners detailed examples of conformity guidelines to which downtown building owners will be subject …

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Five arrested for meth

Five people were arrested Wednesday following the culmination of an investigation into the production of methamphetamine in Mendon Township. Investigators from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said three men and two women were taken into custody. They were arrested at a residence in the 24000 block of Pinhook Road by investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit. …

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Kazoo – Racial profiling study

The Director of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety is facing some tough questions from city officials following the release of a report on racial profiling. Chief Jeff Hadley presented the results of year-long study to the City Commission Tuesday night, showing African American drivers are more than twice as likely as anyone else to be pulled over in the …

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Tear gas fired in Elkhart

Police in northern Indiana fired tear gas into an apartment to end a three-hour standoff and arrest a man who had skipped his trial on forgery and other charges. Elkhart police went Wednesday night to the Washington Gardens Apartments with an arrest warrant for 25-year-old Delvon Tolbert. Assistant Police Chief Laura Koch said Tolbert locked himself in the apartment and …

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Leonard Johnson, 86

Leonard “Len” Albin Johnson, 86, of Three Rivers, formerly Milford, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at Riverview Manor Nursing Home following a lengthy illness. He was born on Sept. 26, 1926 in Detroit the son of the late Oscar C. and Bessie (Colton) Johnson. Leonard honorably served his country in the U.S. Army. He was an avid Tigers …

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Final river cleanup cancelled

The St. Joseph County Conservation District has canceled its final river cleanup of the season Saturday. A 2.8-mile stretch of the Nottawa Creek in Leonidas Township was supposed to cap the agency’s seven cleanup events this summer. Jen Miller, Conservation District administrator, said the agency appreciates the support of numerous volunteers and businesses that supported the six cleanup efforts in …

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Two re-appointed

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has re-appointed two members to its Board of Election Canvassers. During Tuesday’s commission meeting, a ballot vote was cast by the four commissioners present; Jack Brooks and Carol Snow-Penn were unanimously chosen to serve four-year terms. Brooks will represent the Democratic party and Snow-Penn the Republican party. The Board of Election Canvassers is …

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Hazardous waste collection Oct. 5th

The Solid Waste Management Planning Committee of St. Joseph County wishes to advise that its twice-a-year collection of hazardous waste, computers, televisions, tires, latex paint and paperboard will take place Oct. 5 at the St. Joseph County fairgrounds. Word about the collection is being made now so people who have items to drop off can start to gather and accumulate …

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