A popular opinion in St. Joseph is that the city is becoming exceedingly violent. But statistics show the number of non-fatal shootings per year has remained basically the same.
The Interstate 229 double-decker bridge has seen better days. Rusted rebar pokes through its cracks, staining the concrete a dark orange. The underneath columns look like a patchwork quilt — a metaphor for the varying opinions on what should be done with the St. Joseph staple.
Planning began almost a year ago for an $8 million bond issue to provide new classrooms, science labs and other improvements in the Mid-Buchanan School District.