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Parade draws thousands

Colon’s Fourth of July parade drew a few thousand people to the village’s downtown area Friday. The 67-entry procession took about an hour. Awards from the parade include: best overall, to Crow’s Nest Archery and Harness; first place and most original to Colon Community Historical Society and Museum; second place and best theme to Animal Rescue Fund of St. Joseph ... Read More »

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 a larceny

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday investigated a larceny complaint in the 71000 block of Bauman Road in Fawn River Township. Several pieces of scrap metal, including two large steel wagon wheels, were stolen. The incident occurred between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Read More »

Police investigating an unarmed robbery

Sturgis police are investigating an unarmed robbery that took place over the weekend at a business on East Chicago Road. According to a department media release, a white male in his early 20s instigated a transaction around 10 p.m. Sunday at the Admiral gas station. When the clerk opened the register, the man grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash. Store ... Read More »

Man taken into custody

A 22-year-old Three Rivers man was taken into custody after he tried to evade police by escaping a residence from a second-floor landing. According to a department media release, officers last Saturday afternoon went to a residence in the 400 block of Thomas Street in order to locate the subject regarding several warrants issued for his arrest. Shortly after officers ... Read More »

United Way planning Silent Auction

Officials from the St. Joseph County United Way have announced planning has begun for the 2014 Silent Auction at the county fair in September. Executive director Kelly Hostetler said she is appealing to the public for and help with a donation of items. The Silent Auction, the agency’s largest, single-event fundraiser, was a success last year and those who participated ... Read More »