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Two charged with drug-related offenses

Two Sturgis men were charged with drug-related offenses after the vehicle they were in was stopped by state police last week in Sherman Township. According to a department media release, the vehicle was stopped around 10 p.m. Friday on Balk Road, not far from Featherstone Road, for defective exhaust. Troopers noticed meth-making ingredients, which they verified after being given consent ... Read More »

Task force recognized

St. Joseph County’s Access to Care task force has been recognized as a Home Town hero by the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency. The award is granted to individuals and groups who have worked above and beyond to improve the public’s health. Agency health officer Steve Todd and Three Rivers Health CEO Bill Russell received the award for the task ... Read More »

Three hospitalized after crash

Three people were hospitalized following a hit-and-run accident last weekend in Cass County’s Penn Township. Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said 49-year-old Delbert Raeder of Elkhart was driving east on M-60 around 3 p.m. Sunday, when his vehicle was rear-ended by a newer-model pickup. The force of the contact pushed Raeder’s vehicle off the roadway and into the front deck of ... Read More »

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

The Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services of St. Joseph County has announced its third annual fundraiser will take place May 17. “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” begins at 10 a.m. at Three Rivers High School. Participants are asked to secure ledges for walking at least one lap around the school’s track. Though not a requirement, men are encouraged to ... Read More »

Man injured in crash

A single-vehicle accident in Cass County this week resulted in injuries to a 19-year-old Marcellus man. Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr. said his office was called Tuesday to investigate a personal-injury crash in Penn Township. The victim, Jacob High, was southbound on Ely Road, when his vehicle ran off the roadway and struck a tree.  High was transported by ambulance to ... Read More »

Three arrested for meth

Three people were arrested Wednesday in Flowerfield Township on methamphetamine-related charges. Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed two search warrants on Floating Bridge Road, which culminated a several-week investigation. The search warrant was for the arrest of a wanted fugitive. The fugitive, a 19-year-old Indiana resident, was wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Sturgis ... Read More »