Administrator

Vicksburg approves employee compensation recommendations

Three significant pieces of Vicksburg’s budget puzzle were addressed by Village Council members during a special meeting June 24. Fiscal year 2024-25 funding related to major and local streets, Angels Crossing Golf Course and employee compensation were addressed by Village Manager Jim Mallery. Regarding employee compensation, Mallery proposed a 4 percent salary increase for village treasurer Michelle Morgan, clerk Christian …

Read More »

Breaking-and-entering reported in Constantine Township

Michigan State Police troopers are investigation a breaking-and-entering incident in Constantine Township. According to a department media release, troopers were dispatched to the 10000 block of North River Road. Troopers were advised that the incident occurred between 2 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. A lock and chain-link fence were cut, but no items were stolen, authorities said.

Read More »

Several local athletes awarded All-state honors

Postseason awards were handed out by Michigan Softball Coaches Association following the conclusion of the state tournament last week. A pair of local teams were well-represented with more than one honoree on the First Team for their respective divisions. Both Bronson and Mendon were awarded three players each. Bronson’s Ashlynn Harris (pitcher), Brealyn Lasky (first base) and Lydia Wells (catcher) …

Read More »

Sheriff’s department warns of scam

Undersheriff Jason Bingaman wishes to make residents aware of a scam that started on the east side of the state and has now reached St. Joseph County. Bingaman said deputies responded Friday to the 60000 block of M-66 in Colon Township to investigate a possibly stolen skid steer. Investigators found the scam involves individuals renting equipment from stores such as …

Read More »

Colon seeks donations for annual fireworks show

Organizers behind Colon’s annual Fourth of July fireworks display said donations for the 2024 show are down considerably compared to this point in the past. Co-organizer Kay Decker said it was decided to not spend money on postage and materials to solicit via direct mail funds from village residents. Instead, a public appeal is being made through social media to …

Read More »

Two arrested after fleeing police

An 18-year-old man and his 33-year-old passenger face a number of charges after attempting to flee from officers over the weekend. Undersheriff Jason Bingaman said the agency was called Sunday by Sturgis Police to assist with a pursuit involving a stolen vehicle. During the pursuit, the driver pulled into a yard in the 400 block of Edka Street. Authorities said …

Read More »

Vicksburg to receive funding to help with lead water pipes

Vicksburg’s continuing effort to replace its lead water pipes infrastructure is getting a considerable boost thanks to anticipated funding of nearly $4 million secured by U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg. Village President Tim Frisbie announced the $3.9 million windfall during the council’s June 3 meeting. He said Vicksburg has been listed as one of Congressman Walberg’s member-designated projects for 2025. Michigan …

Read More »

Fisher Lake Inn closes doors

A destination eatery in St. Joseph County closed for good over the weekend. Fisher Lake Inn, a Park Township gathering place for nearly four decades, closed at the end of the business day Friday. The restaurant issued a statement on social media. “Fisher Lake Inn would like to thank all of our loyal customers who have supported the Fisher Lake …

Read More »

County commission hears summary of May tornadoes

A National Weather Service track map showed peak winds reached 130 miles per hour last month in St. Joseph County. St. Joseph County Emergency Services Director Erin Goff and St. Joseph County United Way Executive Director Kelly Hostetler last week provided county commissioners a summary of the May 7 tornadoes that struck St. Joseph and Branch counties. Goff said data …

Read More »

Tenth of county without high speed internet

About one in 10 residences in St. Joseph County does not have access to high-speed internet. The statistic was provided to St. Joseph County officials this month by broadband consultant Chris Scharrer, CEO of Washtenaw County-based DCS Technology Design. Appearing at the county board’s June 11 executive committee meeting, Scharrer said his research shows about 3,100 households – 12 percent …

Read More »