In the midst of a pandemic and moving locations, Three Rivers Public Library staff continued to work diligently to provide the community with access to information and entertainment during their first year in downtown Three River
The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a recent theft of a vehicle in Lockport Township.
Members of the Lockport Township Board of Trustees approved St. Joseph County Equalization Director Josh Simmons to serve as the County’s new Designated Assessor at a regular meeting Monday evening. The other 15 townships in the county must also approve Simmons’s appointment to the position, which was required in a change to state laws two years ago. The position exists to take over a township’s property assessment duties in the event that the regular assessor has failed to perform in compliance with state requirements and the trustees do not step in to intervene.
As of 10:59 p.m. Tuesday night, with just under 72 percent of St. Joseph County precincts reporting, Republican Steve Carra led Democrat Amy East for the seat of 59th District Representative in the Michigan Legislature by a margin of approximately two to one. At that time, Carra carried 12,200 votes in the county to East’s 6,775. He also held a significant lead in Cass County. Speaking from St. Joseph County Republican Party Headquarters in Three Rivers around 11 p.m., Carra said his campaign was declaring victory. Results are also in for several other contested, local races.
Area polling stations have reported busy, steady traffic this morning for General Election Day. In the city of Three Rivers as well as in Lockport, Park, and Fabius Townships, officials said absent voter ballot returns have been high, and in-person voters waited in lines that stretched out of buildings.
Watershed Voice sent out questionnaires to over 30 candidates in contested local, state, and national races in St. Joseph County and the surrounding area for the November 3 General Election. In the days leading up to Election Day, Watershed will publish the answers it has received. Von Peterson, a Democratic candidate for Treasurer of Lockport Township, filled out our questionnaire. These are his answers.
Watershed Voice sent out questionnaires to over 30 candidates in contested local, state, and national races in St. Joseph County and the surrounding area for the November 3 General Election. In the days leading up to Election Day, Watershed will publish the answers it has received. Christy Trammell, a Republican candidate for Lockport Township Clerk, filled out our questionnaire. These are her answers.
In a press release Wednesday, St. Joseph County Sheriff Mark Lillywhite reported that Sheriff’s Deputies pursued a motorcyclist before taking him into custody Tuesday evening. At around 6:30 p.m., the deputies attempted to stop the motorcycle for a traffic violation on U.S. Highway 131 near Wilbur Road in Lockport Township.
The Lockport Township Trustees approved a contract Monday evening governing the operation of streetlights in the Tamarac subdivision. The light bill is to be paid by the township under a special assessment approved over the summer.
Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department and officers from the Three Rivers Police Department responded to an armed robbery in Lockport Township early Friday morning. At approximately 2:19 a.m., according to a press release by Sheriff Mark A. Lillywhite.
Two women were transported to the hospital for minor injuries when a pickup truck struck operated by a Three Rivers man their SUVs Thursday afternoon on Buckhorn Road in Lockport Township.
Lockport Township Assessor Dale Hutson explained the role of a Designated Assessor at a township Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday evening. His explanation came in response to recent concerns about the need for someone to fill the Designated Assessor position by several township trustees.
This week, Watershed Voice heard from several readers who reported rumors were circulating that in some townships, up to two-thirds of absentee ballots had been tossed without being counted. After an inquiry to her office, County Clerk Lindsay Oswald, who serves on the BOC, provided the minutes of the August 6 BOC meeting, when its members reviewed the sealed ballot boxes that the townships submitted.
At its regular Monday meeting, the Lockport Township Board of Trustees authorized Township Supervisor Mark Major to sign onto an agreement with the City of Three Rivers and Clark Logistics regarding the development of a property on North Main Street.
Following the seizure of more than 150 domestic cats from a hoarding situation over the weekend in Park Township, St. Joseph County Animal Control and Park Township officials are struggling to provide proper care for the animals. The number of cats involved is significantly higher than facilities typically handle, and supplies are stretched thin.
Following a request by City Attorney J. Patrick O’Malley, Three Rivers City Commissioners voted Monday to retain special counsel regarding two marijuana-related petitions. O’Malley said the firm of Miller Canfield is handling a number of such petitions around the state, which would place permitting marijuana establishments in cities on local November election ballots.
With 100 percent of precincts in St. Joseph County reporting Tuesday evening, Republican David Marvin defeated embroiled incumbent John McDonough in the August 2020 primary election for the position of County Prosecuting Attorney. For more on that race and additional election results click through.
Christy Trammell, a Republican candidate for Lockport Township Clerk, filled out our questionnaire, these are her answers.