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St Joseph County Conservation District presents awards

A local business owner, members of a family farm and a panel of elected officials were recipients of awards presented Wednesday by the St. Joseph County Conservation District. Jeff Pant, owner of Fawn River Kayak Guide and Rental, was named the conservation district’s volunteer of the year. Henry, Ricardo and Martha Miller, of Florence Township-based Villa Miller Farms, were recognized ...

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Sturgis awarded grant for Wade Street reconstruction

State Rep. Aaron Miller announced this week that a state grant has been awarded to reconstruct a portion of Wade Street in Sturgis. Miller said the Michigan Department of Transportation has awarded a $259,000 Transportation Economic Development Fund grant for work on Wade Street from South Centerville Road to a location just east of Clark Street. The roadwork will accommodate ...

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Search warrant leads to arrests

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit on Wednesday executed a search warrant that led to the arrest of three people. According to a department media release, the incident took place in the 67000 block of Klinger Lake Road in White Pigeon Township. Investigators had received information about possible methamphetamine production and distribution from a residence. A search ...

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Schoolcraft farmer wins corn contest

An area corn grower has been honored as a state winner in the 2014 National Corn Yield contest sponsored annually by the National Corn Growers Association. Schoolcraft resident Ronnie Landis placed first in the state in the No-Till/Strip-Till Non-Irrigated Class with a yield of 250.6410 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was a Dekalb brand product. ...

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Man injured in motorcycle crash

A 42-year-old Sturgis man was taken to a Kalamazoo hospital after he was found unconscious in a city street. Officers were called shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday to the 300 block of North Clay Street regarding a motorcycle accident. The man was lying in the street with his motorcycle nearby. He was taken to Sturgis Hospital and subsequently to Bronson ...

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Speed limit – 80 MPH

Once thought to be dead, legislation that would increase the speed limit to 80 miles per hour on some outstate rural freeway sections in Michigan is being resurrected in the state House. Representative Brad Jacobsen says I-69 between Flint and Lansing, areas north of the Saginaw/Bay City area and US-131 around Cadillac would seem logical for inclusion in the measure. But ...

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