Recent Posts

K-Wings prepare for Stingrays

KALAMAZOO — After knocking off the Wheeling Nailers in the first round of the ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs, the Kalamazoo Wings have spent this week preparing for their second round matchup with the South Carolina Stingrays. Finishing in fourth place in the South Division, the seventh-seeded Stingrays trailed the K-Wings by a mere three points overall on the season. The …

Read More »

Kalamazoo Wings vs. South Carolina Stingrays

Round 2 About the teams: The Kalamazoo Wings (38-26-2-6) finished first in the North Division and clinched their third consecutive division title in the process. The South Carolina Stingrays (37-26-4-5) ended the season in last place of the South Division. Even though they finished in last place in their division, the Stingrays were only three points behind the K-Wings overall. …

Read More »

The great lottery debate and spring break fun

I am not one to play the lottery very often. I buy scratch-off tickets now and then, and usually I am not very lucky. I think the most I have won on one ticket is $50. I remember where I was when I bought that ticket and what kind of ticket it was. My wife and I were shopping at …

Read More »

McDonough to run again

St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough announced last week he will be seeking re-election to another four-year term in November. The 32-year-old McDonough is in the fourth year of his initial four-year term after upsetting incumbent Doug Fisher in 2008. McDonough said representing the citizens of St. Joseph County has been an honor and he indicated he hopes to continue …

Read More »

Millage renewal to be on ballot

A millage renewal to support the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging is expected to appear on a countywide ballot later this year. The amount of the renewal, however, is being debated by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners. During Friday’s executive committee meeting, which drew all seven commissioners, discussion stemmed from the three-quarters of a mill expiring this …

Read More »

Trailway master plan meeting

The first of what could well be a number of trailway master plan meetings in Sturgis took place last week. About 50 people attended the session, which centered on ideas and potential routes, corridors and connections for non-motorized traffic. Participants noted existing roadways – including Congress and West streets in Sturgis – along with abandoned railroad rights-of-way could be utilized …

Read More »

Man injured in crash

A Constantine man was seriously injured in a 1-car crash Saturday evening on Blue School Road in Mottville Township. 21-year-old Kevin Griffin was ejected from the vehicle after it left the road and struck two trees. He was airlifted to Bronson Methodist Hospital for treatment.

Read More »

THIRD PERIOD HEROICS

Sparked by a Dwight Helminen goal in the third period, the Kalamazoo Wings scored three unanswered in the final 20 minutes to defeat the South Carolina Stingrays 4-1 in game two of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals and in the process take a two games to none lead in the best-of-seven series. For the first-time in six playoff games, an opponent …

Read More »

REID BETWEEN THE LINES

In a game fitting of being played on Friday the 13th, the Kalamazoo Wings defeated the South Carolina Stingrays 6-4 in game one of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals, in a contest that featured plenty of strange bounces and scoring chances, including a couple of tallies from Elgin Reid in a span of 14 seconds in the third period. The first …

Read More »

Sturgis Fest

After just two years celebrating Dam Days, the city of Sturgis is changing the name and focus of its annual community celebration. Municipal officials were notified this week that the Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce is going to call the 2012 festival Sturgis Fest. Cathi Abbs, chamber director, said “Where the Good Times Roll,” is the theme of the inaugural …

Read More »