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Two survive typhoon

Two Sturgis High School graduates have reported they are safe after surviving Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Elsa Thomasma  and Carter Brown sought refuge in the city of Tacloban, which was the largest municipality hit by last week’s typhoon. The two, who are 2008 Sturgis High School graduates, have been overseas in a humanitarian capacity through GoAbroad Philippines. Diane Brown, ...

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Crash caused by alcohol

A 25-year-old Marcellus man was treated at Three Rivers Health for injuries he sustained in a one-car accident over the weekend in Fabius Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Christopher Laughlin lost control of his vehicle Saturday in the vicinity of Hoffman and Day roads. His vehicle crossed the center line, went off the roadway and struck a ...

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Man enters guilty plea

A Cass County man has entered a plea of guilty but mentally ill to the charge of second-degree murder. Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz said Edward J. Hensley killed his sister, Martha Sexton, in June 2012. Sexton was found stabbed to death in her home in Mason Township. The following month, Hensley was ordered to undergo a forensic examination to ...

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Man shot in Sturgis

A 20-year-old man told police he was shot after refusing to give his money to a pair of would-be robbers. Sturgis Police said a call of gunshots in the vicinity of Main and Jean streets was received around 2 a.m. Sunday. A search in the area found nothing suspicious. The victim, however, went to the emergency room at Sturgis Hospital ...

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2013 Patriot Award

Carol Dienes  was presented the 2013 Patriot Award last week by the organization Friends and Family Supporting our Military. Staged Tuesday at the Sturgis Armory, the locally founded organization concluded its banquet with the honor bestowed upon Dienes, who was one of five people nominated for the 2013 award. Dienes, of Michiana Snax, was recognized for her continued support of ...

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Public is welcome to free potatoes

Black Gold Farms invites the public to help itself to as many potatoes as it can transport. Ray Baker, manager of the Sturgis Township-based business, said limited capacity means the potatoes would otherwise end up being discarded. Baker said the potatoes are supposed to be a certain size to conform with guidelines preferred by potato chip manufacturers. He said this ...

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