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Several Sturgis teachers receive grants

The Sturgis Area Community Foundation has awarded six mini-grants to Sturgis Public Schools. Various teachers who were recipients of the grants indicated to the district’s board of education the use of their grant money. Teacher Mackenzie Adams said her $250 grant will go toward Thursday morning athletic trainer taping workshops at Sturgis High School. Pandora Day at Eastwood Elementary received ...

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New contract for Sturgis electrical workers

The city of Sturgis has approved a new, three-year contract with its 13-member electrical workers union. The deal includes annual pay raises, but places new caps on the city’s long-term retirement legacy costs. City electrical linemen will get a $2.25-an-hour pay raise. All members will get a 1.5 percent boost this year and 2 percent more in each of the ...

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Cars and house destroyed by fire

Several vehicles and a house were destroyed by a grass fire that spread out of control Sunday. Constantine firefighters were called at 1 p.m. to the 62000 block of Youngs Prairie Road in Constantine Township for a grass fire. First-arriving personnel found the fire had spread across the property. In all, about 12 vehicles were burned in addition to the ...

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No serious injuries in car crash

A Coldwater family escaped serious injury late Sunday afternoon after its SUV was struck at the intersection of U.S. 12 and Big Hill Road. Michigan State Police troopers said a vehicle driven by a 25-year-old Sturgis woman was southbound on Big Hill Road when she failed to yield and struck the SUV, which was eastbound on U.S.12. The force of ...

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One injured in car crash

Further details regarding a car/semi accident in the Three Rivers area this week are expected to be released any day by the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department. The incident occurred at 5:17 a.m. Tuesday at U.S. 131 and Broadway Street in Lockport Township. In a preliminary report, deputies said a car driven eastbound on Broadway failed to stop at a ...

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Colon man arrested on drug charges

A 35-year-old Colon man, who was later found to be on probation from Eaton County, was arrested last week on drug-related charges in Leonidas Township. State police officials were called to the 50000 block of Fulton Road, where the man was reported to be acting in a disorderly manner and refused to leave the residence. Troopers found that the man ...

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