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Restaurant suffers break-in

Sheriff’s department officials are investigating a breaking-and-entering incident that took place earlier this month at a Mottville Township restaurant. The incident occurred at 1:30 a.m. Oct. 6 at Jaywalkers, on U.S. 12 in Mottville. Deputies found that an entry door had been pried open. Video surveillance showed a white male had entered the building and grabbed several items before exiting …

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Local girl scouts collecting items for homeless

A local scout troop will take part today in an event to create awareness of homelessness in the community. From 6 p.m. to midnight, members of Brownie Girl Scout 90805 will be sleeping in cardboard boxes and trash bags in the parking lot of Ridgeway Floral. Participants will be collecting hats, gloves, socks, underwear, coats, jackets, shoes and toiletries that …

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Golf carts stolen from courses in Calhoun County

State police are investigating separate incidents of golf cart thefts from golf courses in Calhoun County. The first incident occurred late Monday or early Tuesday at Turtle Creek Golf Course in Burlington Township, where entry was made by cutting a fence. The suspects damaged a golf cart, stole three golf carts and golf cart chargers. Troopers said it appears the …

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Fair board dismisses fair manager

The St. Joseph County Grange Fair Board of Directors voted this week to dismiss Bill Johnson as fair manager, a move that was followed by Jim Barnes stepping down as president of the 15-member board of directors. The moves came during Monday’s monthly board meeting. Johnson was unavailable for comment Wednesday. Barnes declined to comment on the matter. Tom Miller, …

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Man arrested after fleeing police

A 48-year-old Constantine man was arrested Tuesday after fleeing from police in Florence Township. According to the St. Joseph County Sheriff ’s Department, deputies attempted to stop a vehicle on Lutz Road near Roys Road for excessive speed. The driver, however, refused to stop and continued east on Roys Road, then through neighborhoods of Decker Road and Hills Street. Authorities …

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Suspect in elderly assault case arrested

The suspect who allegedly robbed and assaulted a 70-year-old man last week in Sturgis was arrested Tuesday. Police will seek a charge of armed robbery against Andrew Jordan, 25, of Sturgis. According to Sturgis police, two men beat and robbed the man around 6 a.m. Oct.11 at a business in the 1200 block of East Chicago Road. The victim was treated …

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County recognizes milestone employees

Thirteen employees were recognized Tuesday for their milestone years of service to St. Joseph County. County commissioners staged their annual recognition ceremony, which was capped by an emotional tribute to sheriff Brad Balk by commission chairman Dennis Allen. The recipients were 10-year honorees Betty Persons, Commission On Aging senior center coordinator; Tim Hochstetler, building and grounds director; and Joseph Bingaman, …

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Police investigate firearm theft

State police are investigating the theft of firearms from a storage unit in Sturgis. According to a department media release, the incident occurred between Oct. 1 and Monday at H2 Self Storage. The suspects took multiple long guns along with other personal items. The victim reported the incident around 2 p.m. Monday, according to authorities.

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Xena

My name is Xena.  I am a one year old, female, tabby.  I was brought in to Animal Control to find a new home.  I am housetrained and I love attention.  When the lady took my picture I nestled into her hand and arms.  I love to be petted and cuddled.  Help me find my new home.My docket number is …

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Three Rivers Health adds general surgeon

Three Rivers Health welcomes the addition of Samantha L. Leonard, MD, a general surgeon who will be providing services to patients at Three Rivers Surgical Services located at 715 S. Health Parkway in Three Rivers. She is accepting new patients now. Please call 273-8471 to schedule an appointment. “My areas of interests are breast disease and breast cancer, diseases of …

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