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Out and About – Week of October 15th

This fall has been picture-perfect when it comes to fall colors. We had the privilege of traveling up to St. Ignace a couple of weeks ago, and the colors were fantastic, not only up north, but also around this part of Michigan also. I can only imagine what the colors are like out east. This year’s color tour was timed ...

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Boy returned to custody of mother

A 14-year-old Sturgis boy was turned over to the custody of his mother after he was stopped by police for driving her vehicle through the city over the weekend. Officers noticed a van without its headlights on and driving at a high rate of speed through downtown Sturgis around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. A westbound pursuit followed and concluded near Stubey ...

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Soccer Goal posts stolen

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department was called earlier this month to Shimmel Road in response to soccer goal posts stolen from the Pathfinder Center. The metal posts, which featured orange, mesh netting, were stolen between Sept. 19 and Oct. 3.

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Single car crash in Burr Oak

Alcohol may have been a factor in a single-car crash last week in Burr Oak Township, according to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department. Investigators said 28-year-old Sturgis resident Lisa Anderson drove her 2004 Impala off the roadway near the intersection of Witt Lake and Robinson roads and the vehicle struck a tree. The incident occurred shortly before 11 p.m. ...

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Crossing guard hit by car

A 65-year-old crossing guard on duty near Hoppin Elementary in Three Rivers was injured after being struck by a car last week. Three Rivers police said the victim, a Three Rivers resident, was at the intersection of North Main and Armitage streets when she was struck by a northbound vehicle around 7 a.m. Tuesday. The victim was returning to a ...

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Two arrest for armed robbery

Two suspects involved in an armed robbery at a Sturgis convenience store were taken into custody by Sheriff’s Department deputies Friday. The men, whose names and community of residence were not indicated in a department press release, were arrested following a 12:30 a.m. incident Friday at a business in the 400 block of North Nottawa Street. A subsequent investigation led ...

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Mendon Fall Fest

Organizers of Saturday’s fourth annual Mendon Fall Fest stayed optimistic throughout the day despite bouts of rain that crippled attendance at the five-hour, one-day event. Jennifer Hayward, chair of the Fall Fest Committee, said with rain already in the forecast, intermittent showers were not a surprise. Still, Hayward said, the small crowd that did attend enjoyed free food, games and ...

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Leaf pickup begins

Now that it has completed residential brush removal, the Three Rivers Department of Public Services will begin fall leaf pickup today. DPS officials are reminding the public that any household that include items other than leafs will potentially damage equipment and likely result in a code-enforcement citation. Leaves may be placed in the street along the curb but not in ...

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Cabrera deserves spotlight

Miguel Cabrera has been hailed as the best player in the game of baseball right now. In fact, some are saying the slugger is the best in baseball period. Ever. That assumption is a little premature. Cabrera is only 29 years old, and no one knows what the future holds for this current one-man wrecking crew. For now, though, I ...

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K-Wings split opening weekend

The Kalamazoo Wings opened their 39th season with a big win over the Fort Wayne Komets on Friday night defeating the home team by a score of 4-1. After a scoreless, yet high energy opening period in which the teams combined for 20 shots, the K-Wings came out flying in the second with a four-goal outburst. A lucky bounce led ...

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