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Help Available For Colon Area Seniors

As we all age life can sometimes become a little more challenging.  But senior residents of Colon have an abundance of opportunities available to help them stay fit, active and living independtly for longer periods of time than ever before.

In a report on WGN Radio out of Chicago, it has been said that loneliness is one of the leading causes of premature death among the elderly.  The St. Joseph County Commission On Aging (COA) has many activities to keep seniors more active and living healthier lives while providing the opportunity to make new friends and have some companionship.

The COA operates two sites in the county.  One in Three Rivers and one in Sturgis.  No one will ever be turned away.  If you're 60 years old or older why not take advantage of the many activities that are offered to you?

With monthly trips, dinners, arts and crafts, transportation and exercise classes, you can stay fit and active for years.  If you're having some issues that are keeping you from leaving your house the COA provides some In-Home Care and will assist you with meals on wheels, counseling for processing medicaid claims, small chores and minor repairs such as adding grab bars or hand rails.  They will even place someone in your home if your care giver needs to run out and take care of some errands.  

The Commission On Aging is just another example of what makes Colon a great place to live.

​For more information contact the administration office at (269) 279-8083 or



Readers of The Colon Express have asked me to let them know what's happening in southwest Michigan.  So, here are some upcoming events/shows that are all just a day trip for your enjoyment.  

March 10 - Frank Vignola, Vinny Ranolia - Riviera Theater in Three Rivers

March 11 - Bill Engvall, Shipshewana Event Center - Shipshewana

March 14 - Wilco, Joan Shelley, State Theatre - Kalamazoo

March 17 - Oak Ridge Boys, Wagon Wheel Theater - Warsaw

March 17 - Texas Tenors, Embassy Theatre - Fort Wayne

March 18 - St. Patty's Day Party, Curl's - Colon

March 18 - Gaither Vocal Band, Morris Performing Arts Center - South Bend

March 24 - Russ Taff, Blue Gate Theater - Shipshewana

March 25 - Annie, Morris Performing Arts Center - South Bend

April 5, 6 - Riverdance "The 20th Anniversary Tour", Morris Performing Arts Center

​                 South Bend

April 6 - Brian Regan, Wharton Center - Lansing

April 6 - Jerry Seinfeld, Embassy Theatre - Fort Wayne

April 7 - America, Four Winds Casino - New Buffalo

April 8 - Bill Maher, Fox Theatre - Detroit

April 13 - Aretha Franklin, DeVos Hall - Grand Rapids

April 17 - Def Leppard, Poison, Tesla, Van Andel Arena - Grand Rapids

April 22 - Doug Stone, Shipshewana Event Center - Shipshewana

April 27 - David Spade, Motor City Casino - Detroit

April 28 - Kool & The Gang, Horseshoe Hammond - Hammond

Dan Fink

Contributing Editor



Looking for something FUN & CHALLENGING TO DO THIS SUMMER?  Colon Magic Camp is for all ages - sponsored by The FAB Magic Company, this 3rd annual event will take place at the Colon United Methodist Church. Learn all types of magic,juggling and learn how to make a few balloon animals! All props and manuals are provided - Register NOW before February 28th and $ave! Only $65 for two days culminating with a cookout on Thursday, July 20th following the last day. Register HERE and get all the details, schedule etc....


News From & About The Magic Capital of The World!

Two Dead In Boating Mishap In

Van Buren County

A capsized boat and frigid waters are thought to be the blame for the death of two men in Van Buren County this past weekend.  We want all of our Colon residents to enjoy the fishing season, but please remember to take precautions just in case you find yourself in the water.

Although spring officially arrives at 6:29 on Monay, March 20, 2017, and no doubt anxious fishermen will be getting ready to hit the waters again for a season of fishing on many of our beautiful lakes, remember that the water temperatures are still very cold, and should you find yourself in the water without flotation devices your chances for survival are very limited.  

As usual let someone know when you are going, where you'll be fishing and make sure you have ample flotation devices on all watercraft.  Also, it's always a good idea, especially at the beginning of the season, to be out on the water with someone else.  

We want you all to enjoy the season.  So be smart - Be prepared.

Two People Injured In Crash

In Colon Towhship

Two people were taken to Three Rivers Health on Wednesday after suffering injuries in a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Farrand Road and Colon Road.  A vehicle driven by 27 year old Matthew Chorpenning of Sturgis was driving on Farrand Road and did not see an eastbound vehicle and entered the interstection striking the car on the drivers side.  The force sent the vehicle careening into a tree.  

The second vehicle was driven by 25 year old Kyle Wirgau of Colon.  Wirgau and a passenger in Chorpenning's vehicle, 23 year Amanda Babbs of Sturgis, were taken to Three Rivers Health.  Their conditions were not known at the time of this story.

Chorpenning was cited for failing to yield the right of way.​​


Want To Know MORE About The Magic Capital Of The World?

History of Colon- www.colonmichigan.org

Festivals & Events - www.magiccapitoloftheworld.com

Colon Magic Fest - www.colonmagicfest.com


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