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Motorcyclist injured in Sturgis accident

A 31-year-old motorcyclist from New York was injured following an accident last week in Sturgis Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the man was westbound on U.S. 12 around 1:30 p.m. Monday when he attempted to pass a vehicle driven by a 29-year-old Sturgis resident. The motorcyclist struck the car as it was turning onto Shimmel Road, and ... Read More »

Fall Color Tour event a success

Organizers of Sunday’s Three Rivers Area Fall Color Tour deemed the event a success. As always, weather played a factor in the popularity of the annual event. Sunny skies drew hundreds of people to Meyer Broadway Park and other locations on the tour. Corey Lake Orchards also attracted a number of visitors, as one of 13 sites on the 2014 ... Read More »

Three Rivers man arrested after fleeing police

A Three Rivers man was arrested Wednesday on several charges after fleeing from police. Police knew the driver, Shane Lee Henderson, 25, did not have a valid driver’s license and attempted to make a stop. Henderson fled into a field and eventually onto U.S. 131, at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour, according to police. The vehicle was ... Read More »

United Way staging Celebrity Waiter Night

The St. Joseph County United Way is staging a Celebrity Waiter Night this week at a Sturgis eatery. More than dozen local officials will be on hand 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Fiesta Mexicana, where tips provided to the wait staff will benefit the local United Way. The restaurant is located at 1040 S. Centerville Road. Read More »

Sturgis city commission approved security system installation

Sturgis city commissioners last week approved installation of security cameras and a monitoring system for $55,000. Gecko Security will place security equipment in various city facilities and properties. Three bids were received, with Gecko Security being the low bidder. The matter took place during the commission’s meeting Wednesday night. Read More »

Amy Gest, 40

Amy Gest

Amy Lee Gest, age 40, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, Oct. 8th, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born October 1, 1974 in Sturgis, MI. the daughter of Richard and Connie (Ecker) Batten. Amy graduated from Sturgis High School with the class of 1993. She has ... Read More »