Administrator

Candidate forum postponed

Due to Thursday’s passing of assistant prosecutor Melissa Hallack, a candidate forum that was to include the three contestants for St. Joseph County prosecutor Thursday evening was postponed. Hallack died in a two-vehicle crash in Mendon Township around 8 a.m. Thursday. The re-scheduled session starts at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Glen Oaks Community College. In addition to prosecutor’s office candidates, …

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Centreville schools plans groundbreaking ceremony

Centreville Public Schools invites the public to attend a ceremonial groundbreaking of an addition to its elementary school. The event takes place at 5:30 p.m. June 10. The ceremonial groundbreaking marks the beginning of construction of a new lunch room and music room, which will be added to the north end of the building. A welcome speech will be made …

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Competitors needed for Colon BBQ event

Magic City Grill Fest is accepting competitors for its June 22 cook-off in downtown Colon. The BBQ competition features three rounds, starting with ribs, followed by chicken and concluding with beef sliders. Tasters’ tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Meanwhile, entry is $100 per team. There will also be a cornhole tournament, tricycle races and a raffle …

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Cupcake

It’s time for soccer!  I am a female, about two years old.  They call me “Cupcake”.  I know sit and shake, I love going for walks with my harness on.  Soft pillows, and soft blankets would make me a great couch potato to cuddle with.  My Docket number is 135-24 at the St. Jose[h County Animal Control Shelter located at …

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Vicksburg swears in newest council member

A four-year member of the Vicksburg Parks and Recreation Board was sworn in earlier this month to the Vicksburg Village Council. Chad Kissinger, a 35-year-old Indiana native replaces Rick Holmes, who stepped down Jan. 29. Kissinger said his experience with the Parks and Recreation Committee – for which he has served as chairman since 2022 – was a good springboard …

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Animal Control places donation boxes

St. Joseph County Animal Control has established three drop boxes for anyone wishing to donate items to the Centreville-based agency. Drop boxes are at: Fibre Converters on Industrial Drive in Constantine, Glen Oaks Community College and outside Pivotal, formerly Community Mental Health, in Centreville. Donation ideas include unscented bleach, adult dry dog food, leashes, collars, wet dog food, white vinegar, …

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Centreville announces new football coach

Centreville High School has announced the hiring of James Phillips as its new varsity football coach. Phillips had been an assistant coach at Three Rivers High School for a number of years. He replaces Jerry Schultz, who has accepted the head coach job at Mattawan High School.

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TR courts building held ribbon-cutting

Nearly a year after construction began, St. Joseph County’s Three Rivers courts building hosted its ceremonial ribbon-cutting Tuesday. The site houses the county’s Family Court, which is comprised of Friend of the Court, and juvenile and probate court. Their relocation frees up much-needed space at the Centreville courts building. County commission chairman Ken Malone welcomed a crowd of more than …

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Fatal crash in Branch County

A Sturgis woman died last weekend in a single-vehicle crash in Branch County’s Bethel Township. Sheriff’s department officials were called around 3 p.m. Saturday to an area along Block Road. Investigators said Guinevere Shaina Mow, 40, died at the scene of the crash. Her 4-year-old daughter suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo. Crash investigators said …

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Andrews teacher named Educator of the Year

A Young 5s teacher at Andrews Elementary in Three Rivers has been awarded “Educator of the Year” honor, as bestowed by the Three Rivers Rotary Club. Brea Bennett, a 21-year Three Rivers Community Schools employee, was honored during a ceremony hosted earlier this month by Three Rivers Rotary Club. A Vicksburg native, Bennett was nominated by parents of one of …

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