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Man injured in crash

A Holland man sustained serious injuries after his vehicle was broadsided by a semi tractor-trailer last week in Leonidas Township. St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department officials said 53-year-old Ronald Genzink was driving south on Fulton Road when he attempted to cross M-60, but drove into the path of a southbound semi driven by a 55-year-old Granger, Ind., man. Genzink, who ...

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Three arrested for drug charges

Three people at a Colon residence were arrested for drug-related charges last week. Members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant Friday morning at a house in the 300 block of St. Joseph Street. Once inside, police discovered a methamphetamine lab and other drug paraphernalia. A 30-year-old woman and two men, ages 43 and 24, ...

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Demolition of two properties

Members of the Sturgis Neighborhood Program have presented to city officials bids for demolition of two properties. In September, the Sturgis City Commission toured five tax-foreclosed properties, which the city had purchased in August. Based on the tour, two homes were selected for demolition. The property at 206 Jacob St. has two structures and the property at 506 E. Hatch ...

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On maintaining professionalism in the face of loss

Nobody likes a sore loser. It doesn’t matter who, what, why, where, when or how, we have all been taught to hold our head high, even in defeat, no matter how heartbreaking the loss. A loss is tough, no matter the situation. We do not like to lose. But we all do come up as a loser every now and ...

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K-Wings pick up five points over weekend

KALAMAZOO-The Kalamazoo Wings (19-19-4-1) earned five out six possible points this weekend for a total of 43 and inched a little closer to the Fort Wayne Komets (23-19-1-1), who are now just five points ahead of them in the North Division. The Cincinnati Cyclones (26-14-4-1) lead the division with 57 points, followed by the Toledo Walleye (23-17-0-4) with 50. The ...

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Two arrested for armed robbery

Two Centreville residents were arrested after an armed robbery incident early Thursday at the Admiral gas station in Three Rivers. According to Three Rivers Police, central dispatch received a call shortly after midnight regarding an armed robbery at the business, located on US-131. A description of the vehicle was provided and Constantine Police spotted a vehicle that matched the description ...

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Exchange trip to Germany

The Sturgis Sister City Committee is seeking adult travelers to participate in the 2013 exchange trip to Wiesloch, Germany. The two cities have taken part in exchanges for the past 46 years. Dates for the 2013 trip are being finalized. Cost is kept at a minimum, with group flight rates, participants staying with host families and some costs covered by ...

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Reviewing idea for new police vehicle

A three-member committee in Centreville is reviewing the prospect of buying a new police vehicle. Members of the Centreville Village Council designated Dennis Allen, Keith Shears and Jeff Johnson to look into the details and financial impact of such a purchase. Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite informed municipal leaders of a possible $6,000 grant toward the purchase of a new cruiser, which ...

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Kickoff for Relay for Life

A kick-off and planning session for the 2013 Sturgis Relay for Life took place Wednesday at the Sturgis VFW. Fundraising efforts for the June event were to begin with the meeting. The Sturgis Relay for Life, which takes place June 7 at Sturgis High School, will include the survivors lap, the luminaire ceremony and a fight-back ceremony. More details about ...

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Queenie

Sugar is still waiting. I am now called Queenie. I am a petite female Beagle. Who could resist a face like this? I really just want to cuddle right now, you see it is pretty noisy around here and I need a new home. I just love people and just want to be special to someone. You can visit me ...

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