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CONSTANTINE — The Constantine Village Council began planning their 4th of July activities at their Monday, April 19 council meeting. Village manager Mark Honeysett said for the first time since 2010, the 4th of July falls on a Sunday. The parade which usually begins at 11 a.m. was set for 2 p.m.,...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - St. Joseph County Road Commission Manager John Lindsey discusses his agency and the state of roads in Park Township during Wednesday, April 4’s Park Township Board meeting.
PARK TWP. — Wednesday, April 14’s Park Township Board meeting featured discussions on the township’s roads and upcoming road millage proposal, facilitated by St. Joseph County Road Commission Manager John Lindsey. The township will be asking for a road millage on the August election ballot, which...
THREE RIVERS — For the first time ever, the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual IceBreaker event outside of the winter months. The 19th annual IceBreaker silent auction fundraiser and community gathering will be held Saturday, May 1 beginning at 7 p.m. at the St. Joseph...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Pictured is an unofficial rough outline of the proposed area of a potential Fabius Township solar project, currently in its initial stages. The area covers 1,500 acres, according to Orion Renewable Energy Group, the company behind the proposed project, with Broadway Road to the north, Harder Road to the south, Roberts Road to the east and Williams Road to the west. An official outline is expected to be presented in the coming weeks.
FABIUS TWP. — A potential solar energy project in Fabius Township has generated some controversy as to how local farmers and residents could be affected if it is approved by township officials. Orion Renewable Energy Group, a California-based solar energy company, is behind the proposed project,...
Screenshot via Zoom - St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners chair Dennis Allen discusses a hiring freeze exception request for St. Joseph County 3B District Court during the board’s Executive Committee meeting Wednesday via Zoom.
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County commissioners debated whether or not to forward a hiring freeze exception for St. Joseph County 3B District Court during its Executive Committee meeting Wednesday. After a lengthy discussion, the matter was placed on the agenda for approval at the commissioners’ next...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Constantine code enforcement officer Mike Haydon speaks to Constantine Village Council members about approving local enforcement of the village’s property maintenance code during the council’s meeting April 5.
CONSTANTINE — The Constantine Village Council voted Monday, April 5 to adopt an ordinance to allow for local enforcement of the village’s property maintenance code. The move comes after a couple of months of brief discussion by the council about approving it, with code enforcement officer Mike...
CENTREVILLE — The St. Joseph County Road Commission approved measures on a number of upcoming road projects during their regular meeting Wednesday. The measures included projects on Balk Road from U.S. 12 to Featherstone Road in Sturgis and Sherman Townships, Bauman Road from the Indiana state line...
Screenshot via Zoom - Three Rivers City Attorney J. Patrick O’Malley comments on how the city should go about having citizens vote on a potential marijuana ordinance in the city during Tuesday’s Three Rivers City Commission meeting.
THREE RIVERS — A potential marijuana ordinance in Three Rivers hit a bit of a speedbump after discussions during Tuesday’s Three Rivers City Commission meeting. The proposed ordinance was unveiled for the first time, with no action taken by the commission on adopting the first reading, as the city...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Fourth District St. Joseph County Commissioner Dan Czajkowski comments on potentially declaring a local state of emergency for the county during Tuesday’s county commission meeting.
CENTREVILLE — St. Joseph County commissioners approved a local state of emergency Tuesday, which will allow for virtual meetings to be offered in the county. The declaration, which is effective immediately, was approved by a unanimous vote during Tuesday’s Board of Commissioners meeting, the board’...
THREE RIVERS — Steve Carra, who has only been a sitting state legislator for the 59th District for a little over three months, is quickly setting his political ambitions higher. On Tuesday, the first-term Republican representative in the Michigan House kicked off his campaign to run for Fred Upton’...

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