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Two more arrests for meth

Two people were charged with drug-related offenses following the discovery of methamphetamine earlier this week at a residence in Sturgis. According to the Sturgis Police Department, officers were called to the 600 block of North Fourth Street in response to a tip regarding a fugitive from justice. Upon arrival, officers searched the residence and noticed a recently active methamphetamine lab ... Read More »

Sheriff investigating crash

Officers from St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department are investigating an injury accident that occurred last week on Colon Road, near Farrand Road, in Colon Township. Shirley Nash, 62, of Colon, was eastbound on Colon Road around 8:30 p.m. Monday, when her vehicle was struck on the passenger’s side by a pickup driven by 18-year-old Dexter West of Burr Oak. West ... Read More »

New phone system for health department

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency has installed a new phone system in two of its county health department offices, and has plans to install the system into the third office by mid-July. The new voice-over-internet system will improve communication between the three offices, as well as provide significant cost savings for the agency, according to Steve Todd, Health Officer ... Read More »

Relay for Life generates funds

Last weekend’s Relay for Life in Three Rivers generated nearly $100,000. Event organizers said more than $98,000 was raised through pledges and donations. The relay, which helps raise funds for cancer research, started Friday evening and ended 24 hours later at Three Rivers High School. A team from American Axle & Manufacturing was recognized for contributing more than $37,000. Other ... Read More »

Nurse honored with award

Sturgis Hospital marked National Nursing Week by honoring Alicia Navarro, RN, with the Faye Kerschner Nursing Excellence Award. Navarro provides patient care on the Medical/Surgical Unit and CCU, and also oversees education for nursing staff on her unit, and works to keep nursing policies updated. The award is given in memory of Faye Kerschner, a Sturgis Hospital nurse who was ... Read More »

Injuries after accident

A White Pigeon woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident last week in Cass County’s Porter Township. Sheriff’s deputies said a car driven by Becky Worth, 48, was heading west on U.S. 12 around 5:30 a.m. June 18 when an approaching car driven by 21-year-old Dwight Ottman of Cassopolis crossed the center line. The vehicles struck in the westbound lane, ... Read More »