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Yearbook program will continue

Three Rivers Community Schools Superintendent Jean Logan issued a media release Wednesday, assuring that the school’s yearbook program will result in a publication in which the students who have worked on this year will be proud. Logan’s comments came a day after it was reported that yearbook advisor Sara Freeman was being investigated and will be charged for embezzlement. Freeman, ...

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz said alert police work during a routine traffic stop led to a felony methamphetamine conviction of a Sturgis man Wednesday. Fitz said sheriff’s deputy Clint Roach was on patrol in Porter Township when he observed David Greene, 46, driving a vehicle with expired license plates. Greene was stopped and cited for expired plates and no ...

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Sheriff’s Department will offer boater safety course

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is accepting registration for its boater-safety class. Offered to prospective participants 12 years of age and older, the class will be offered on four different occasions this summer. The one-day course runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is slated to take place on consecutive Saturdays: June 6, 13, 20 and 27. The course ...

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Two injured in crash

Two Marcellus residents were hospitalized after they were involved in a single-vehicle accident last week in Flowerfield Township. State police said Jerry Altimus, 40, was driving west on M-216 when his vehicle crossed the centerline, drove off the road and struck a tree. The incident occurred around 4 p.m. March 5, about a mile west of U.S. 131. Altimus and ...

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Police searching for driver following crash

Michigan State Police are looking for a driver who left the scene of a crash late Monday in Sturgis Township. Police said the incident occurred around 9:15 p.m. at the intersection of Fawn River and Shimmel roads. Police said Rhonda Weller, 43, of White Pigeon, was driving west on Fawn River Road when she attempted to pass a pickup truck that ...

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Jewelry stolen from Colon home

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a breaking-and-entering incident reported earlier this week in Colon Township. The victim told police she left her house at noon Monday and when she returned shortly before 4 p.m., she found someone had been inside the house and stolen a jewelry box from the master bedroom. Several sets of earrings, ...

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