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Schoolcraft farmer wins corn contest

An area corn grower has been honored as a state winner in the 2014 National Corn Yield contest sponsored annually by the National Corn Growers Association. Schoolcraft resident Ronnie Landis placed first in the state in the No-Till/Strip-Till Non-Irrigated Class with a yield of 250.6410 bushels per acre. The hybrid used in the winning field was a Dekalb brand product. ...

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Man injured in motorcycle crash

A 42-year-old Sturgis man was taken to a Kalamazoo hospital after he was found unconscious in a city street. Officers were called shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday to the 300 block of North Clay Street regarding a motorcycle accident. The man was lying in the street with his motorcycle nearby. He was taken to Sturgis Hospital and subsequently to Bronson ...

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Speed limit – 80 MPH

Once thought to be dead, legislation that would increase the speed limit to 80 miles per hour on some outstate rural freeway sections in Michigan is being resurrected in the state House. Representative Brad Jacobsen says I-69 between Flint and Lansing, areas north of the Saginaw/Bay City area and US-131 around Cadillac would seem logical for inclusion in the measure. But ...

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Reva

Reva

  Hi, my name is Reva. I am about two years old. I have a short, soft coat that is red. I like people, am active but settle down and behave inside. I walk nice on a leash. I really want my own person to walk. My docket number is #12531 at St. Joseph Co. Animal Control Shelter located at ...

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Hydrant flushing to begin in Three Rivers

The Three Rivers Department of Public Services has announced details regarding its twice-a-year hydrant flushing. Residents should be advised that the process begins at 11 p.m. April 1, continuing from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. five nights a week through the end of May. The action will take place Sunday through Thursday nights. The department will begin in the Fourth ...

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Search warrant results in drug arrest

A 43-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant in the 23000 block of U.S. 12 in Sturgis Township. SCAN officers received information about methamphetamine activity at the residence and upon executing a search warrant, the suspect was taken into custody for numerous charges. Investigators said he was charged ...

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Centreville adds days to school year

Centreville Public Schools Superintendent Rob Kuhlman said due to weather-related school closings this year, the district will have to make up three days of school. The district’s final day of school is a half day on Tuesday, June 9. It was originally slated to conclude with a half day Thursday, June 4. Kuhlman said the state forgives six weather-related days ...

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Sturgis City Commissoner resigns

A seven-year member of the Sturgis City Commission resigned Monday. Michael Gay said personal reasons and concerns associated with the city commission were primary factors in his unexpected decision. After the meeting, Gay said he has disagreed with procedural issues, such as action motions prepared in advance that presume the commission will support administrative recommendations. Gay, 61, also was critical ...

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Constantine home damaged by fire

A home in the 67000 block of Oxbow Drive in Constantine Township was heavily damaged by fire Sunday. The fire was reported about 4:45 p. m. Firefighters arrived to find flames coming through the roof. Officials said the fire appeared to have an electrical source and had started in the attic. No injuries were reported.

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Teen crash report

Distraction is the major factor in 58-percent of all crashes involving teenagers, based on a new report from the Triple-A Foundation for Traffic Safety. The report cites video analysis that found distraction was a factor in nearly 6 out of 10 moderate-to-severe teen crashes, which is four times as many as official estimates based on police reports. Researchers analyzed the six seconds ...

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