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  • Upton Applauds Passage Safe Drinking Water Act - February 11, 2016 at 2:22 am

    Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, applauded the swift passage of H.R. 4470, the Safe Drinking Water Act Improved Compliance Awareness Act, by the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday in a 416-2 vote. The bipartisan legislation was co-sponsored by all 14 members of the Michigan Congressional Delegation and is similar to legislation in the U.S. Senate sponsored by Senators Stabenow and Peters. H.R. 4470 specifically requires drinking water systems to notify Read more…

  • Parks and Grounds Foreman Applications Being Accepted - February 11, 2016 at 2:20 am

    The City of St. Joseph is currently accepting applications for the position of Parks and Grounds Foreman. You will supervise and coordinate the work activities of crews and personally perform a wide variety of activities related to the maintenance of parks, and grounds. Applicants must have a high school diploma supplemented by experience or vocational training in areas of landscaping, mechanics, and/or heavy equipment usage with two years experience. Apply Read more…

  • House Fire Victim Identified - February 11, 2016 at 2:19 am

    The victim of a fatal house fire in the 2400 block of Rebecca Lane in the Township of Niles on Tuesday has been identified as 52 year old Denis Lee Frame, a resident of the Township of Niles. The cause of death was determined to be Asphyxia by inhalation of combustible materials. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

  • DNR Fishing Safety Tips - February 11, 2016 at 2:18 am

    In advance of the Winter Free Fishing Weekend this Saturday and Sunday, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is urging anglers to use caution when going out onto frozen lakes and rivers. Recent warm temperatures and snowfall have undermined ice in some areas, producing less-than-ideal conditions. The DNR has produced a list of ice safety tips including information on things to consider before you go out, what to know about Read more…

  • Proos Statement On Governor Snyder’s Budget Proposal - February 11, 2016 at 2:17 am

    After listening to Governor Rick Snyder’s presentation of his proposed Fiscal Year 2017 state budget on Wednesday, Senator John Proos, R-St. Joseph, issued a statement. Proos said in part: “The governor’s budget recommendation brings our state closer to the way Southwest Michigan families manage their household budgets — meeting challenges while living within our means. “While we’ve accomplished much in five years to energize our economy and help businesses create Read more…

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