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Street repair in Sturgis

City of Sturgis officials said general street-repair work started in two locations Monday. The first job calls for milling sections of North Centerville Road in an effort to smooth out bumps in the roadway. North Centerville Road will remain open during the process but with some lane restrictions. A news release from the city did not indicate the length of ...

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Amtrak upgrade between Detroit and Chicago

Rail congestion along a Detroit Amtrak route is expected to be alleviated with the addition of a new track to separate the movement of freight and passenger trains. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Thursday that the Federal Railroad Administration is providing a $7.9 million grant for the West Detroit Connection Track project. Michigan will match that amount. The project is ...

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Taft sentenced to 12 months

A Portage resident convicted of embezzling more than $100,000 from a local credit union was sentenced in St. Joseph County Circuit Court last week. Kristen Taft, 57, was sentenced to 12 months in jail and five years of probation. Judge Paul Stutesman said her jail sentence would be reduced if she is able to pay more than $160,000 in restitution, ...

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Investigation of embezzlement

  A team of investigators from the Sturgis Police Department, along with security officials from Wal-Mart, are investigating an estimated $10,000 embezzlement by an unnamed number of employees. According to a department news release, Sturgis Police said employees were involved in a ring centering on the theft of electronic equipment dating to December. Officers spent several hours overnight Tuesday retrieving ...

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Farmer’s Market in Centreville

The Centreville Downtown Development Association has found a seasonal use for the property that previously housed the Village Market grocery store. An attraction called the Centreville Farmers Open Market will start in the parking lot May 4 and run through mid October. It will feature a farmer’s market, crafts, baked goods and flowers. The market is projected to run 2 ...

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New doctor joins McLeod Chiropractic Center

Dr. Kiersten McLeod graduated Magna Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic receiving her Doctorate in Chiropractic during the commencement exercises on February 24, 2012. Dr. Gary McLeod, also a graduate of Palmer College, had the honor of presenting the diploma to his daughter during the ceremony. To qualify for the Doctor of Chiropractic degree, Dr. McLeod completed five academic ...

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