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Sturgis church damaged in fire

A church in Sturgis sustained fire-related damage last week. Sturgis firefighters arrived shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday at Potter House Church, 210 E. Congress St., and found smoke coming from near the chimney on the west side of the building. Crew members entered the attic area and found flames in an outer wall and attic space near the pastoral office. ...

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One injured following car crash

A 19-year-old Sturgis woman escaped injury late Wednesday after the vehicle she was driving struck a utility pole on Fawn River Road near Franks Avenue in Sturgis. Police said the driver lost control of the car after becoming distracted, causing it to leave the road and collide with the pole. She was taken to Sturgis Hospital for treatment.

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Frisbie named Coach of the Year

Constantine boys’ basketball coach Chuck Frisbie was named Associated Press Class C coach of the year. In his first season as the team’s coach, Frisbie turned around a program that went 1-19 a year ago to 21-3 this season. The Falcons won the KVA league title and had a deep run in the postseason. Frisbie gave credit to his players ...

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Suspects arrested on drug charges

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit last week executed a controlled buy of pseudoephedrine pills in the 21000 block of Michigan Avenue in Park Township. SCAN officers received information about a subject selling pseudoephedrine, which is the main ingredient in the production of methamphetamine. After purchasing the pills from the suspect Wednesday, the suspect and his passenger ...

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Unemployment numbers down from a year ago

The January unemployment rate in St. Joseph County increased by 1 percent compared to a month earlier. The monthly labor-market analysis by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget showed St. Joseph County’s 5.2 percent January unemployment rate was more than December’s 4.2 percent. January’s unemployment rate, however, was 1.9 percent less than the same month one year earlier, ...

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Certificate of Excellence awarded to several eateries

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency’s Board of Health has released its “Certificates of Excellence” in food service report for 2014. Award recipients represent food establishments that were able to meet stringent criteria during the year. Ninety-six tri-county food service establishments, including restaurants, bars, catering kitchens and schools, received this year’s award. Schools in St. Joseph County to meet the ...

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