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CTA bus crash injures two

Two people were injured Monday morning after a St. Joseph County Transportation Authority bus collided with a semi tractor-trailer in Constantine Township. State police said the bus driven by a 33-year-old Fulton woman was eastbound on Riverside Drive at 7:30 a.m. when it failed to stop at the intersection of U.S. 131. The bus struck the trailer of a northbound …

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Investigation continues into school violence threat

Three Rivers Police officers are continuing their investigation into a threat of violence at Three Rivers High School last week. A high school student was taken into custody Friday afternoon after threats were reported Thursday to OK2SAY. The suspect was identified and removed from the school by authorities. A search was conducted Friday afternoon, at the student’s home in the …

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Woman injured in Fabius crash

A Constantine woman suffered minor injuries after she was involved in a two-vehicle accident over the weekend in Fabius Township. State police said 54-year-old Cynthia Custard was driving south on U.S. 131 shortly after 1:30 p.m. Saturday when her vehicle was struck by a car heading east on M-60. It was driven by Demetrius Banks, 32, of Sturgis. Investigators said …

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Volunteers needed for career event

MiCareerQuest Southwest-St. Joseph is looking for volunteers to help with a one-day event involving more than 700 high school freshmen later this month. The career-investigation event is designed for students from all St. Joseph County school districts. MiCareerQuest is a hands-on experience where students discover what it’s like to be an RN, a graphic artist, mechanical engineer or employee in …

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County commissioner will not seek re-election

The longest-serving commissioner in St. Joseph County history has announced he will not seek re-election to an 11th, two-year term. John Dobberteen, who represents the city of Sturgis and Fawn River Township, said he will end his 20-year board membership when his current term expires Dec. 31. Dobberteen said he is focused on retiring from work and spending more time …

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Sturgis Hospital lifts visitor restrictions

As a result of the low number of positive influenza cases throughout the area, Sturgis Hospital has lifted the flu-related hospital visitor restrictions. Sturgis Hospital implemented the visitor restrictions in January to protect patients, visitors and staff members from potential exposure to the flu virus. Hospital officials said they continue to request that visitors who are ill to not visit, …

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Sturgis chooses 6 superintendent candidates

Sturgis Public Schools Board of Education has chosen six candidates to interview for the position of superintendent. During a special meeting last week, consultant Gary Rider presented 17 applicants to the board and facilitated the process to narrow the field to those the board ultimately selected to interview. Interviews are open to the public. The first three will take place today: …

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News from the SJC Commission

A Mendon man has been appointed to a county committee. During Tuesday’s 12-minute meeting, St. Joseph County’s board of commissioners agreed to appoint Mendon resident Ivin Riddle to the Department of Health and Human Services Board. He was recommended to the post by Kelly Hostetler, St. Joseph County United Way’s executive director. Commissioners on Tuesday also adopted the county treasurer’s …

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Commissioners approve disc golf agreement

St. Joseph County’s board of commissioners has approved an agreement with the city of Sturgis regarding a disc golf course. The contract, endorsed by commissioners Tuesday, centers on a plan to develop an 18-hole disc golf course at Cade Lake County Park in Fawn River Township. The city of Sturgis is working with the county and financially supporting the recreational …

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Exchange Club names award recipient

The Exchange Club of Sturgis presented its 75th Book of Golden Deeds Award to Frank Iannarelli during a recent meeting at Sturges-Young Auditorium. The award is the highest recognition given by the Exchange Club. Iannarelli, who works at Locey CPA, is president of Sturgis Lion’s Club, advisor to the Sturgis High School Leo Club, Sherman Township clerk, president of Omena …

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