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Nottawa boy dies in ATV accident

A Nottawa Township boy died Thursday after he was involved in an accident with an all-terrain vehicle Wednesday. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Dakota Yoder was driving the four-wheeler around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday on private property in the 26000 block of Marvin Road in Nottawa Township. Investigators said the ATV flipped and landed on top of the boy. ... Read More »

Three arrested on drug charges

Three people were arrested on drug-related offenses Wednesday following a transaction involving a controlled substance in the city of Three Rivers. A short time after the undercover purchase by the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit, a search warrant was executed at a residence in the 600 block of North Lakeview Street in Sturgis, which lead to the discovery of ... Read More »

Sturgis Rotary honors Eastwood teacher

The 2014 John E. Oster Award went to Kimberly L. Annis, a fourth- grade teacher at Eastwood Elementary. Annis was honored as the 33rd recipient of the award Monday during a meeting of the Sturgis Rotary Club. A 1992 graduate of Sturgis High School, Annis has taught at Sturgis Public Schools for more than 14 years. She has served as ... Read More »

Search warrant leads to arrests on drug charges

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant Thursday morning at a location in the 200 block of Center Street in Sturgis. SCAN officials received information where trafficking of methamphetamine was likely occurring. After a several-month investigation, officers obtained a search warrant. Once inside, officers found methamphetamine and marijuana. Two adults were arrested and taken ... Read More »

Commissioners reappointment panel members

During their final meeting of 2014 Tuesday, the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners made reappointments to six different panels. Returning for three-year terms to the Animal Control Advisory Board are Suzanne Lee, Laura Barley and Rick Shaffer. John Bippus was approved to continue on as a member of the St. Joseph County Road Commission Board. Bippus, who is currently ... Read More »

Sturgis fire displaces residents

Residents of the Maple Crest Motel in Sturgis were displaced after a fire Tuesday night. Sturgis Fire officials said heavy smoke was coming from the roof of the building when they arrived on the scene around 6:45 p.m. Four units suffered severe damage from the fire, which appears to have started in an attic area. Residents in other units were ... Read More »