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Investigating theft of computers

Computers and televisions were stolen from a building on Klinger Lake Road in White Pigeon Township. Troopers from the White Pigeon State Police detachment responded to the 69000 block of Klinger Lake Road to investigate the theft of several computers and televisions. The victim indicated the incident likely occurred Oct. 31. A method of entry was not indicated in a ...

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Oasis re-opens

The Oasis restaurant, a Three Rivers eatery that sustained heavy damage in a Sept. 14 fire, re-opened last week. Owner John Samoilis said the reconstruction process was a laborious task but completed in time for it to open Thursday last week. Though the cause of the fire was not determined, the blaze was confirmed to have started in the kitchen.

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Out and About – Week of November 26th

I can’t remember a Thanksgiving with such nice weather, as the one we just experienced. It was perfect weather for those who traveled, which in years past, hasn’t been quite as nice. I remember, while working at O’Hare Airport, many folks celebrated Thanksgiving with a turkey sandwich, sitting in the lobby waiting for news on their flight home. I hope ...

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Contaminated steroids takes another life

A St. Joseph County woman has been identified as one of 13 state residents who have died in a national outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to contaminated steroids. Viola Copsey, 87, of Constantine received a steroid injection in September at a clinic in Elkhart as treatment for a back problem. She passed away Monday last week at Heartland Health Care ...

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Hostetler named to Board of Directors

Kelly Hostetler, executive director for St. Joseph County United Way, has been appointed as St. Joseph County’s representative on the Department of Human Services Board of Directors for the state of Michigan. The three-year term started Nov. 1. DHS Director Maura Corrigan appoints members from county DHS boards to collaborate with the state DHS to focus on removing social disabilities ...

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Sturgis police arrest man

Sturgis Police arrested a man over the weekend after he failed to stop for officers shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday at North Lakeview Avenue and Oakwood Drive. The driver of the 2010 Ford Explorer fled to an address in the 1000 block of Oakwood, where he exited the vehicle and approached the officer. The suspect had to be physically detained ...

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Meeting on trailway master plan

The final public presentation of a non-motorized trailway master plan will be offered at 5:30 p.m. today at Sturgis Township Hall. The plan was developed in partnership between Sturgis, Fawn River, Sherman and Burr Oak townships, and the city of Sturgis, Sturgis Hospital, and the Sturgis Area Community Foundation. Centering on an abandoned railroad line from Sturgis to Coldwater, the ...

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Tiger Kitty

Goodboy is still waiting for a good home, time is short. I am a six month old male Tiger kitty and I need someone to play with! I speak nicely with everyone that comes by my cage but so far, still no home. I love to play and the attention of people just makes me so happy. Please stop by ...

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Hundreds support Constantine football team

Hundreds of people gathered Sunday evening at Constantine High School to salute the district’s 2012 football team. Despite falling short in their bid for the Division 6 state title Friday, the Falcons received a hero’s welcome at the community gathering. Coach Shawn Griffith and school personnel thanked the fans for their support and the team for its effort. Friday’s 37-27 ...

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Refurbished house for McBride

The unveiling of a refurbished house for Chandler McBride, his mother and sister last week in Three Rivers received strong support from the community. The 18-year-old McBride, who was paralyzed from the neck down following a June diving accident, had been hospitalized since the incident before returning to Three Rivers early this month. McBride and his family stayed in a ...

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