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Two arrests after stabbing

Two men were arrested last week after police were called to the 300 block of South Clay Street in Sturgis to investigate a stabbing incident. Joshua Michael Wood, 28, was arrested early Friday on outstanding warrants and Jared Michael Payton, 26, was charged with assault with intent to murder. Payton remains in jail with a $250,000 cash/surety bond. A 35-year-old …

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GOCC plans college night

Glen Oaks Community College on Tuesday is hosting its 25th annual St. Joseph County College Night. Representatives from military organizations and more than 50 colleges will be on hand to meet prospective students and share their information. The free event takes place in the college gymnasium from 6:30 to 8 p.m. College representatives will answer questions about the admissions process, …

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Health Officer announces his retirement

A long-time fixture with a local agency has announced he will be retiring. After 40 years with Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency, including the past nine as health officer, Steve Todd said he will retire in January. The agency recently announced it received its sixth letter of accreditation, the only local health department to earn that number. The past two …

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Former teacher’s criminal sexual conduct case will go to trial

The case of a former Centreville High School teacher charged with criminal sexual conduct has been bound over to circuit court for trial. St. Joseph County District Court Judge Jeff Middleton last week took the action after hearing testimony from two former students of Terry Miller. Prosecutor John McDonough is charging Miller with 107 counts of misconduct for allegedly touching …

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Silver Street reopened

A major north-south route in St. Joseph County closed since July for bridge construction reopened this week. Crews from Hudsonville-based Grand River Construction on Thursday lifted the Silver Street detour in Mendon Township after completing construction of a new bridge at the Portage River. The job was a full rebuild to replace a bridge that crew foreman Dean Stewart said …

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Two men inducted into Fair Hall of Fame

Two men were honored last week as they were inducted into the St. Joseph County Grange Fair Hall of Fame. Floyd Loudenslager and relatives of the late Lloyd Cupp were at the center of the fanfare. Cupp was a 28-year member of the fair’s board of directors, including a term as its president. Loudenslager, meanwhile, also served on the fair …

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