Thursday, October 30, 2014

 In this archive photo from March 24, 2013, Ryan Bartock and David Goad, members of Valparaiso University's Biology Club, move trees to the banks of Cobus Creek in Elkhart County. A planned sewage treatment plant in nearby Ontwa Township, Mich., that would discharge into the waterway is at the center of recall votes that five Ontwa Township officials face on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.

Five Ontwa Township officials face recall in Nov. 4 voting, and if they’re booted, their replacements could halt a controversial sewer plant proposal.

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Posted on Oct. 29, 2014 at 5:35 p.m.
 Edwardsburg (8-1) drew a home game with Paw Paw (6-3) for the first round of the MHSAA football playoffs.

Pairings made Sunday, Oct. 26, has Eddies (8-1) entertaining Paw Paw (6-3) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.

Posted on Oct. 27, 2014 at 4:00 a.m.
 Pictured is Edwardsburg quarterback Dante Razzano. Edwardsburg beat Berrien Springs 42-21 Friday, Oct. 17, in Wolverine Conference football at Leo Hoffman Field.

Edwardsburg handed Berrien Springs their first Wolverine Conference football loss of the season. 42-21 was the final score.

Posted on Oct. 17, 2014 at 11:32 p.m.
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 The public listens at a Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, hearing on the Ontwa Township, Mich., proposal to build a sewer treatment plant, which has generated opposition in Elkhart County. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality held the hearing at Edwardsburg, Mich.
Posted on Oct. 15, 2014 at 11:45 a.m.

Michigan environmental officials are accepting public comment on Ontwa Township’s request for a permit letting it discharge treated sewage into Cobus Creek.

 Pictured is Edwardsburg Eddies' Ben Robertson.
Posted on Oct. 10, 2014 at 11:57 p.m.

Edwardsburg's Isaiah Miller scored three touchdowns and Ben Robertson scored the final touchdown for the Eddies in win over Dowagiac.

 Jackson Gaideski is ready to begin his senior year of football.
Posted on Oct. 3, 2014 at 11:19 p.m.

Edwardsburg defeated South Haven 34-22 in a smash mouth, run first football game.

 Dante Razzano  EDW football  8/22/2014
Posted on Sept. 27, 2014 at 4:24 p.m.

The Eddies outlasted the Indians in a game that featured a combined 119 points and 1,237 yards gained by the two Wolverine Conference clubs.

 Mike Machlan, left, head of the Elkhart Board of Public Works, confers with Lynn Brabec, right, after the Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, meeting of the group while board member Andy Carter looks on. Brabec is the city's environmental compliance officer. The board fined Ontwa Township, Mich., $30,000 because of continued high readings of hydrogen sulfide, which damages the sewer network the locales share.
Posted on Sept. 16, 2014 at 3:47 p.m.

The new fine stems from testing in June and July, and testing in August and September shows the problematic material remains.

 Cyndy Herms of Save Cobus Creek addresses a group on April 2, 2014, about efforts to halt Ontwa Township, Mich., plans to build a sewer treatment plant that would discharge into the waterway. The meeting, which drew about 100 people, was held at the Elkhart Conservation Club.
Posted on Sept. 11, 2014 at 4:00 a.m.

Michigan environmental officials plan to issue a draft permit for the plans, which, if approved, would allow the project to proceed.

 Katie Kopf, an Edwardsburg High School graduate, competed for four years for the University of South Carolina equestrian team. She showed on a Western saddle for the Gamecocks and graduated magna cum laude.
Posted on Sept. 10, 2014 at 6:44 p.m.

Katie Kopf rode for four years on the University of South Carolina equestrian team after a distinguished career as a youth rider.

 Dustin Vires  EDW football  8/22/2014
Posted on Sept. 6, 2014 at 8:16 p.m.

Isaiah Miller, Damien Pompey and Dustin Vires tally two touchdowns each as Eddies move to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the Wolverine Conference.

 The Elkhart Public Works and Utilities office on Nappanee Street as seen March 19, 2013.
Posted on Sept. 2, 2014 at 4:23 p.m.

Ontwa Township, Mich., had been assessed $27,750 in fines up till now due to problems with hydrogen sulfide.