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Fatal crash in Cass County

A 23-year-old Indiana woman died and four other people were injured when a speeding vehicle went out of control while passing another vehicle and flipped several times. The Cass County sheriff’s department says it happened about 9:50 p.m. Saturday in Howard Township, northeast of Niles. Sgt. Philip Esarey identifies the dead woman as backseat passenger Rayna Dobrodt of Mishawaka, Indiana. ... Read More »

Michigan Christmas Trees are a Year Round Business

While you won’t see winter decorations or hear holiday carols in the local retail stores just yet, it’s time to think about Michigan Christmas trees! The Michigan Christmas Tree Association was in the holiday spirit for their annual meeting at Peterson’s Riverview Nursery in Allegan on July 25. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development works closely with the ... Read More »

Virginia Harris, 80

Virginia Ruth Harris, 80, of Centreville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, July 23, 2014 at the Heartland Health Care Center. She was born in Elkhart, Ind., on Nov. 21, 1933 the daughter of the late Herman Glenn and Helen (Breiniger) Boyland. Mrs. Harris enjoyed being a homemaker and raising her six children through high school, she then began work ... Read More »

Central Dispatch director terminated

Jonathan Uribe, who was hired in November 2011 to serve as director of St. Joseph County’s 911 Central Dispatch, was relieved of his duties Thursday. Particulars about the issue were limited. County administrator Pat Yoder said he was not at liberty to elaborate on the matter, as details regarding personnel matters are proprietary. Yoder said human resources director Elishia Arver ... Read More »

Sheriff advised that man was found

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office was advised Thursday by the White Pigeon Police Department that Charles Rusher was found in the St. Joseph County community. White Pigeon Police advised that Rusher had broken into a residence during the nighttime hours and fell asleep on a couch. The homeowner discovered Rusher around 8:30 a.m. and notified authorities. The homeowner is not pressing charges and ... Read More »

Secretary of State office closed

Here’s a reminder that the Secretary of State office in Sturgis is closed this week for remodeling. The office will remain unavailable through Aug. 1. Staff members said the South Centerville Road office will be remodeled to include a fresh coat of paint and new carpet. The office is slated to re-open Aug. 4. Read More »