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Minor injuries after collision

A motorist suffered minor injuries after being involved in a collision with a freight train Monday. According to law-enforcement and rescue personnel, the driver of an SUV was on Cotherman Lake Road in Park Township when he failed to stop for a passing Grand Elk Railroad train. The SUV struck the side of a rail car and rolled onto its ... Read More »

Items stolen from business

Tobacco products and alcohol were taken from a Colon business last week after a cinder block was used to smash the window of its front door. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said deputies were called early Tuesday to Village Market, where the break-in occurred earlier in the morning. Video surveillance from the store is being reviewed by investigators. Read More »

Traffic signal change in Sturgis

The city of Sturgis has issued a temporary traffic signal change for the intersection of West West Street and North Centerville Road. Beginning at 5 p.m. Monday, the traffic signal will be changed to flashing-red mode for West Street and flashing-yellow for Centerville. The change is being made as an evaluation period for a possible change to the traffic control ... 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 »

Sturgis Fest a success

Organizers of the Sturgis Fest community festival said the 2014, seven-day community celebration was considered a success. The festival concluded Saturday with an impressive fireworks show that capped several special events, including a motorcycle show, an old-time baseball game and a kick-off event with a special recognition of Sturgis’ citizens of the year, Kerri Millet and Skip Sisson. Sturgis Fest ... Read More »

Suicide victim in Sturgis

Sturgis Police were called to the 600-block of Devonshire Friday afternoon in reference to a suicidal 31-year-old man who was armed with a gun. The St. Joseph County Special Response Team was called in to assist, and after three hours of unsuccessful attempts at establishing communication, made entry into the residence. Officers located the man, who was dead from a ... Read More »