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Save the Frogs Day

April 24, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

For the third consecutive year, State Rep. Matt Lori has introduced a House resolution to declare April 26 as Save the Frogs Day in Michigan.

Lori introduced House Resolution 338, recognizing the threat that frogs – including the 12 species indigenous to Michigan – are facing.

Lori said he continues to be impressed by the expansion of projects undertaken by Save the Frogs. He said he shares concerns about the impact of ignoring the important role frogs play in the state’s ecology and worldwide.

CROP Hunger Walk

April 24, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

The 43rd annual CROP Hunger Walk takes place Sunday, and event organizers are appealing to the public to consider participating.

The fundraising event takes place at 2 p.m. in Sturgis. Registration begins at 1:15 at First United Methodist Church.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward those in need locally and internationally.

Salvation Army of Sturgis and the Burr Oak Food Pantry will receive a combined 25 percent of the proceeds raised.

Organizers’ goal for this year’s event is to have about 125 walkers and raise at least $10,000.

Part of US 12 closed

April 23, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

The right-hand, westbound lane of U.S.-12 in and around the Sturgis diesel electric plant next to Memorial Park will be closed the rest of the week due to construction on the site.

The work at the diesel plant site will result in additional, intermittent lane closures of this area for the next 30 days, as well as limited or no access to the sidewalk in and around the diesel plant.

Residents are asked to be alert for the periodic lane closures and obey all posted signage.

All-terrain vehicle stolen

April 22, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

An all-terrain vehicle was reported stolen earlier this month from a location in Fabius Township.

State police investigators said the 2012 Polaris Ranger XP was stolen between April 9 and 12 from the 11000 block of Coon Hollow Road.

Road restrictions have been lifted

April 21, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

The St. Joseph County Road Commission has announced seasonal road restrictions have been lifted.

The so-called frost law imposed speed and weight restrictions during the freeze-thaw cycle to help preserve the integrity of non-primary roadways.

The frost law was put into effect last month.

Shooting victim identified

April 18, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

Police in Kalamazoo say a 23-year-old man suspected in the shooting death of another man is an employee at the sports bar where the shooting occurred. The suspect is expected to be charged with open murder. His name was not released Thursday afternoon. Officers responded about 1:30 a.m. Thursday to Wayside West after reports of shots fired inside. Damian Tejada was pronounced dead. The suspect was arrested shortly afterward. Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley declined to say if the man was working when the 23-year-old Tejada was shot. John Bolenbaugh was standing near Tejada and tells WWMT-TV that the shooter was “unloading the entire weapon” in the bar. Ali Alsakha tells the TV station there were dozens of people who ran from the bar following the shooting.  (AP)

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