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Woman injured in single-vehicle accident

A Burr Oak woman was treated for minor injuries after she was involved in a single-vehicle accident last week in Sherman Township. State police said Reva Mullins was driving south on Balk Road at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday when she lost control of her vehicle after driving through loose gravel near Mintdale Road. Mullins’ vehicle traveled off the roadway and overturned ... Read More »

Two injured in motorcycle crash

Two people were injured in a motorcycle accident Wednesday in Constantine Township. Michigan State Police said Gary Purcell, 60, and a passenger, his wife, Patricia, 64, both of Coloma, were riding south on Youngs Prairie Road near Millers Mill Road around 1:30 p.m. Purcell was unable to negotiate a curve and lost control. The motorcycle and its riders traveled across ... Read More »

Former Fabius Township supervisor passes away

A former Fabius Township leader and active member of the local Marine Corps detachment passed away earlier this week. Del Martin, 77, who served as Fabius Township supervisor for eight years starting in 1996, passed away Monday after he took ill in late July. Martin ran in the August primary for a seat to the St. Joseph County Board of ... Read More »

Pay-it-forward streak continues with local business

A Three Rivers business and its pay-it-forward concept is scheduled to be profiled on a local news broadcast Friday. Mike King, proprietor of the Weenie Kings push-cart stand, said the segment is slated to run twice between 5 and 7 a.m. on WWMT, Channel 3. King said the pay-it-forward concept started during HarmonyFest 2012, when a customer gave him extra ... Read More »

College Access Network staffed service provider positions

Key staffing positions were filled Tuesday for the county-backed College Access Network. The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners hired Ann Happel, Brian McDaniel and Anita Schlabach as service providers for the countywide program. College Access Network stemmed from the Sturgis SUCCESS program, which helps students become better prepared for secondary education, whether it’s at the community college level, a ... Read More »

Stugis firefighter dismissed

The Sturgis firefighter charged with four counts of criminal sexual conduct has been dismissed from the department. Sturgis fire officials said Joshua Jason Snyder, 36, was separated from the department Friday following an internal investigation of the allegations. Fire officials said Snyder violated a number of the department’s general orders regarding personnel conduct. Snyder, who was with the department four ... Read More »