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Public’s help in finding culprit

The St Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in trying to find the party responsible for a malicious destruction of property incident in Sturgis Township. The incident occurred between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. Wednesday at the drive-up window at Hot and Now restaurant on South Centerville Road.

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Sturgis soccer team best season

The Sturgis varsity soccer team saw its best season ever come to an end Wednesday in Plainwell. The Trojans, who were making their first-ever appearance in the Class B Final Four of the state tournament, bowed out to Spring Lake, 2-to-1. The game was tied at1 going into the final minute of play before the Lakers sealed the win on …

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Examination delayed till next week

The preliminary examination set for Thursday in the matter of People vs. Andy Brown has been adjourned until next week. The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office said the matter will be delayed until 8:30 a.m. next Wednesday before Judge Jeff Middleton. The preliminary exam will determine whether enough evidence exists to bind the case to circuit court for trial. Brown …

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Tax-break for businesses

Members of the Sturgis City Commission last week approved tax-break requests for three businesses. The requests for Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificates were granted to Mayer Tool and Engineering, Americraft Carton and Burr Oak Tool. Mayer Tool’s request was for a 12-year abatement of almost $55,000 on the purchase of new equipment. Americraft Carton sought $6.2 million was for new equipment …

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Out and About – Week of October 28th

In last week’s column, I told about a trip that we made up north to the West Branch area, and I mentioned specifically about visiting the small town of Fairview, which was where many of my aunts, uncles, grandmother, and cousins lived during my childhood years. This trip back affected me in a way that I’ve never been affected before. …

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One killed in crash

A one-car crash in Florence Township over the weekend has left one man dead. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the vehicle was being driven north on Lutz Road when it crossed the centerline, went off the road and struck a tree in the 65000 block around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. The vehicle, which was reported stolen from Sturgis and …

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Kulman will remain superintendent

It appears Rob Kuhlman will remain in place as superintendent of Mendon Community Schools and Centreville Public Schools. In his fourth year as a dual superintendent, Kuhlman was one of four potential candidates for the top post at Paw Paw Community Schools. On Friday, however, Paw Paw district officials said the 57-year-old Kuhlman was not one of the two finalists. …

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Minor injuries in crash

Two people suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident over the weekend in Fabius Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said Becky Sue Elliot, a 42-year-old White Pigeon resident, was attempting to turn east onto Broadway Road from southbound U.S. 131, when she turned in the path of an oncoming vehicle. The northbound vehicle was driven by 51-year-old David …

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Water interruptions in Constantine

Constantine residents north of Locust Street are being advised to expect interruptions in their water service throughout the day today. Village officials said the anticipated interruption is the result of work on the water main on Broad Street, near the intersection of North Washington. The work is necessary for modifications to the road as a part of the work related …

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K-Wings drop home opener

KALAMAZOO-The Kalamazoo Wings continue to be haunted by the Evansville IceMen as they fell to a record of 0-2 on the young season. After a 2-0 win over the K-Wings last weekend, the IceMen defeated the K-Wings 2-1 on Saturday night. The Halloween spirit was alive and well as the ice was colored orange and the players were wearing one …

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