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COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Fabius Township Planning Commission Chair Randy Schmeling (left) and Fabius Township Supervisor Ken Linn (right) review the draft copy of the township’s revised master plan during a special meeting of the township board Monday. The board voted to send the draft copy of the master plan to surrounding entities in the county, a key step toward getting the plan approved.
FABIUS TWP. — The saga of the Fabius Township Master Plan in the last year only happened because a key part of the process – sending the plan to surrounding municipalities and entities – did not occur, causing it to be invalid. On Monday, Fabius Township officials made sure that mistake didn’t...
CENTREVILLE — When major milestone anniversaries for festivals come around, they tend to go all-out with games, activities and festivities throughout the entirety of the event. This year’s Centreville Covered Bridge Days, the 50th year for the festival, looks to be taking a page out of that...
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers’ Downtown Development Authority will begin the fiscal year with a projected $799 net loss it hopes to fill in its budget after a budget adjustment was approved by its board Thursday. The adjustment includes a couple of notable items that were brought up during the DDA’s...
CONSTANTINE — The Constantine Village Council approved a contract with the Southcentral Michigan Planning Council (SMPC) to serve as consultants to update the village's Master Plan, at a Tuesday, July 5 council meeting. A Master Plan is a document and policy guide designed to help communities...
UPDATE AT 7/13/22 AT 9:37 A.M.: The St. Joseph County Sheriff's Department reported that Isbella Kendall was found safe and reunited with her family as of July 12, 2022. The original story is below.   NOTTAWA TWP. — The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a missing teen from...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - St. Joseph County Road Commission Engineer Garrett Myland discusses a road widening project for Lutz Road, slated to begin this coming winter with tree removal. The $1.15 million project involves Lutz Road being widened to 30 feet from its current 24 feet between M-86 and Fairchild Road, with new three-foot gravel shoulders and new guardrails.
CENTREVILLE — Part of a major local thoroughfare in St. Joseph County will be getting a facelift next year, with plans to do more in future years. During a public hearing Wednesday, the St. Joseph County Road Commission laid out its plans for a road widening project on Lutz Road from M-86 to...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A view of the Union Hall Block building in White Pigeon Thursday. St. Joseph County District Court Judge Jeff Middleton ordered on June 29 that nobody is to be in the building without prior permission, brought on by a catering company continuing to operate out of the building despite concerns about its structural integrity.
CENTREVILLE — The use of the former Tasty Nut Shop building in White Pigeon for business-related purposes was quashed for the time being at a special court hearing last week. In a show cause hearing held in St. Joseph County 3B District Court June 29, Judge Jeff Middleton ordered that entry to the...
Here is how some of St. Joseph County’s state and national representatives voted on selected legislation in the month of May. State Rep. Steve Carra and State Sen. Kim LaSata’s voting records and details of the legislation are courtesy of MichiganVotes.org. United States Rep. Fred Upton’s voting...
CONSTANTINE — Staff members of Constantine Public Schools, as well as two members of the public, received special end-of-year awards for their service and dedication to the district. Winning Teacher of the Year awards were Olga Brezden at Constantine High School, Susan Smydra at Constantine Middle...
THREE RIVERS — A special exception use permit for a second marijuana grow facility in Three Rivers’ Airport Industrial Park will be up for further consideration later this month. Three Rivers city commissioners Tuesday set a public hearing for Tuesday, July 19 to consider approval of the special...

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