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Injures after car strikes tree

  Two Sturgis men were injured after they were involved in a traffic accident Monday in Nottawa Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Sturgis resident Charles Smith, was driving east on M-86 when he lost control of his car in the 25000 block. The car left the roadway and struck a tree. Smith and his passenger Michael Wolfinger, ... Read More »

Fill the Bus is going on

  The St. Joseph County United Way and Sturgis Walmart are teaming up for a program that will benefit local students. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, the Sturgis Walmart will host “Fill the Bus,” a program, which provides school supplies and backpacks to area children. Bins are currently in place at the front of both entrances at the ... Read More »

Plea agreement reached

  A Burr Oak woman charged with possession of child sexually abusive material and using a computer to commit a crime is set for sentencing Sept. 29 in District Court after reaching a plea agreement last week. Meadow Marie Woodman, 33, pled guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Initial charges were dropped as part of Thursday’s agreement. ... Read More »

Grant has been awarded

  A state transportation grant has been awarded to the city of Sturgis to support expansion of a local factory, which will result in 40 jobs and a significant investment in the local economy. State Rep. Matt Lori said VCI Inc. recently moved into a vacant building on West Dresser Drive in Sturgis and will invest $1.6 million in new ... Read More »

Jury trial postponed

  St. Joseph County Circuit Judge Paul Stutesman last week accepted a defense motion that postpones the jury trial for Raymond McCann II, a Three Rivers man charged with five counts of perjury linked to the homicide of Jodi Parrack. McCann’s attorney, James Mequio, told Stutesman Friday the defense needs more time to obtain and evaluate evidence connected to testimony ... Read More »

United Way Donut Drive

  The St. Joseph County United Way is continuing its annual Donut Drive this week. The event is the agency’s way of thanking St. Joseph County for its continued support in reaching its annual goal. Volunteers will be passing out free donuts 7:30 to 9 a.m. daily. After distributing donuts in Sturgis, Three Rivers and Centreville last week, volunteers will ... Read More »