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Battery recycling in Sturgis

The city of Sturgis is offering a battery recycling program. The pilot program will allow people to drop off household and other types of batteries at the Doyle Center during its business hours. While just about all kinds of batteries are accepted, a full list is available through a link on the city’s website: sturgismi.gov.

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3 dead after ambulance collides with car in Battle Creek

Authorities have identified two people killed when their car collided with an ambulance rushing a 74-year-old man to a nearby hospital. The patient also died. Police say 61-year-old Shirley Stokes apparently ran a stop sign and flashing red light late Monday when the ambulance and her car collided three blocks from Bronson Battle Creek Hospital. Shirley Stokes and 54-year-old passenger ...

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Out and About – Week of February 23rd

Most of the time when one goes “Out and About” to dine, your silverware is wrapped nicely in a napkin. We recently had the opportunity to attend a dinner event where the silverware was not wrapped in a napkin, but rather placed on the placemat. My wife and I noticed that the silverware was not arranged in the way that ...

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No injuries in apartment fire

The Three Rivers Fire Department responded shortly after 10 a.m. Monday to a structure fire. Crews were dispatched to 509 Thomas Street, Apt. 4, where they found smoke coming from the lower level of the three-story apartment building. Crews had the fire under control in less than 10 minutes. Three occupants were displaced due to the fire, which was contained ...

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Sturgis home destroyed in fire

A Sturgis residence is expected to be declared a total loss following a fire last week. The Sturgis Fire Department was dispatched at 7 a.m. Friday to a single-family residence at 316 S. Maple St. Upon arrival, firefighters noticed heavy smoke coming from the roof vents at the rear of the residence, according to a department media release. All residents ...

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Miller plans school visits

State Rep. Aaron Miller, a high school teacher by trade, plans a busy month of March to help promote March Is Reading Month. Miller plans on reading to students in five different St. Joseph County school districts at various points during the month. His itinerary includes March 2 at Eastwood School in Sturgis; March 6 at Colon Elementary; March 9 ...

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Water Festival theme announced

Officials from the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce have announced the theme of the 2015 Water Festival. “TR Goes Nautical” will be the theme of the annual festival, a three-day event that starts June 18. In keeping with the theme, the festival will feature events such as a fishing tournament, according to chamber director Christy Trammell. Other attractions include ...

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Snowy owl released near Schoolcraft part of tracking study

A snowy owl named Prairie Ronde has become the latest addition to Project SNOWstorm, a collaborative effort to track the giant raptors that have descended into Michigan in recent winters from their typical home in the tundra. Once a rare sight, the birds have begun to move into northern states, including Michigan and Wisconsin, and states in the Northeast, according ...

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Water trail master plan on next week’s Commissioners meeting

The next step for a water trail master plan will be a discussion by county officials next week. Representatives from St. Joseph-based Edgewater Resources announced the master plan will be a part of the agenda during next week’s St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting. Though the public comment stage of the process has already passed, additional questions or comments ...

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