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St. Joseph County Fair opening day well attended

Sunday’s opening day of the 164th St. Joseph County Grange Fair was met with strong attendance, fair officials said. Though daily attendance figures are not released until the end of the week, fair officials said ideal weather and the novelty of opening day were factors in the strong attendance. In addition, the farm-truck pulls drew a large and supportive crowd ... Read More »

Sturgis city manager a finalist for Portage city manager

Sturgis city manager Mike Hughes is one of five finalists for the job of city manager in Portage. The 40-year-old Hughes will interview Thursday morning during a 90-minute session with an interview team and the public. Hughes, who has served as the top administrator in Sturgis since 2005, has been the recipient of high praise from the Sturgis City Commission. ... Read More »

Cassopolis woman arraigned on arson charges

A Cassopolis woman was arraigned last week on charges related to a fire she allegedly set at the Three Rivers Walmart earlier this summer. Fawn Mott, 30, was charged with third-degree arson in connection with the June 23 fire that forced the store to close for two days. She was arraigned in St. Joseph County District Court Friday. Bond was ... Read More »

Sturgis Police warning residents of phone scam

The Sturgis Police Department wishes to alert the public that residents have been receiving phone calls from individuals posing as a representative from the Internal Revenue Service. The phone calls are scams and an attempt to obtain personal information. The suspects use the threat of jail time if they do not cooperate and provide information relating to a Social Security ... Read More »

Diane Reingardt, 63

M. Diane Reingardt, 63, of White Pigeon, Mich., died July 19, 2014, at Three Rivers Health, Three Rivers, Mich.She was born Feb. 21, 1951, in Freeport, Pa., the daughter of Edward L. and Anna J. (Wagel) Huth Sr. She was a White Pigeon area resident since 2009, coming from Constantine.She was a machine operator for Kirsch Company in Middlebury, Ind., ... Read More »

Ruth Johnson, 91

The family of Ruth M. Johnson sadly announces the passing of their Mother on Sept. 5, 2014. Ruth was born June 13, 1923 in Moorepark, the daughter of Earl V. and Amy Irene (Pizell) Abrams. She was a graduate of Marcellus High School and the Cook County School of Nursing, class of 1945. Ruth began her nursing career in San ... Read More »