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St. Joseph County Area Narcotics investigation results in arrest

The St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit concluded a several-month investigation regarding the distribution of methamphetamine. The suspect, Mark Allen Holst, 50, of White Pigeon, was arrested after he was found in possession of more than four ounces of crystal methamphetamine. Investigators said the quantity of drug would have had an approximate street value of $11,500. The SCAN unit then ... Read More »

Break-in at Pine View Golf Course

Troopers from the Michigan State Police are investigating a break-in earlier this week at Pine View Golf Course. Investigators said the Flowerfield Township business was broken into between 8:30 p.m. Sunday and 7 a.m. Monday. The course’s clubhouse and cart barn were entered but it is not known at this time if anything was stolen. Read More »

Sturgis Toy Run a success

Organizers of Saturday’s 31st Sturgis Toy Run are calling the event a success, as more than 1,500 toys were collected. Not only were toys and money collected from the 390 riders who took part in the 75-mile procession, but people who attended the Toy Run after-party were required to make a toy and financial contribution. The Toy Run also drew ... Read More »

River Trail Master Plan ideas voiced during public-input session

A need for a central source of information was the recurring theme expressed during a public-input session Monday in Sturgis to help with the establishment of a river trail master plan. About a dozen people attended and told officials from Edgewater Resources that a website, blog, link through the county’s homepage or some easy-to-track source be established to keep paddlers ... Read More »

Three injured in car crash

Three people were injured following a two-car accident over the weekend in Cass County. Sheriff’s officials said 18-year-old New Buffalo resident Isaac Grynwich was driving south on Dailey Road in Jefferson Township at 2:25 p.m. Saturday when he failed to yield at the M-60 intersection. Grynwich’s vehicle struck a car driven by 61-year-old Robert Strong of Commerce Township. Grynwich, Strong ... Read More »

Special passport processing dates

As part of Passport Awareness Month, St. Joseph County Clerk and Register of Deeds Pattie Bender has set up special hours three days later this month to process passport requests. Bender said processing will be available 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday next week and again Sept. 17. A Saturday processing opportunity will be offered 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 27. ... Read More »

Diesel fuel stolen

Five hundred gallons of diesel fuel were stolen on two separate occasions from an irrigation pivot in Fawn River Township. State police said the incidents took place between Aug. 18 and Sept. 2 in a field in the 70000 block of Kime Road. Investigators said they are confident the incident is related to a similar incident that took place in ... Read More »

Woman injured in single-vehicle accident

A Burr Oak woman was treated for minor injuries after she was involved in a single-vehicle accident last week in Sherman Township. State police said Reva Mullins was driving south on Balk Road at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday when she lost control of her vehicle after driving through loose gravel near Mintdale Road. Mullins’ vehicle traveled off the roadway and overturned ... Read More »

Storms hit the Great Lakes region

Severe storms packing high winds, heavy rains and hail moved through lower Michigan on Friday evening, downing trees and power lines across the area. Nearly 430-thousand Michigan homes and businesses were without power at one time or another. DTE officials reported that up to 350,000 of their customers were without power).  Some of the largest outages have been reported near ... Read More »