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Burr Oak dissolves police deparment

Officials from the village of Burr Oak have agreed to dissolve the community’s police department and contract protection through the St. Joseph County Sheriff ’s Department. During a special meeting Wednesday, village council members went into closed session, where they met with chief Cynthia Miller. After the closed session, a motion was made to accept the sheriff department’s contract and, …

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Sturgis receives blight elimination grant

A $50,000 blight-elimination grant from the state and nearly $14,000 in Sturgis city funding will pay to demolish three deteriorated, single-family homes this year. The properties, located at 103 St. Joseph St., 116 S. Orange St. and 303 S. Fourth St., have structural issues that officials said represent safety hazards and negatively affect neighborhood property values. Fire damage and lack …

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Vago accepts DDA position

David Vago, who was offered the job of executive director of the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority/Michigan Main Street, informed officials he will accept the post. Currently a California resident, Vago will begin the job June 6. Vago is a farm technician at East Bay Regional Park District in Oakland. He will be paid a $42,000 annual salary for the …

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Pedestrian dies of injuries sustained in crash

A Sturgis woman has died as the result of a car-pedestrian accident Wednesday evening at the intersection of South Centreville and Fawn River Roads. The victim was identified as 20-year-old Michal Webb. She was reportedly walking her dog when she was struck by the car, which was driven by a 25-year-old female from Howe, Indiana. The dog was killed in the …

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Animal Control hosts fundraiser

The first of what organizers hope is an annual fundraiser for the county’s Animal Control agency takes place 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Sturgis Elks. It is being hosted by the St. Joseph County Animal Control Advisory Board. Emily Frohriep, chair of the nine-member panel, said the outpouring of support from the business community has helped make it …

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Library seeks reading program supporters

Three Rivers Public Library is appealing to individuals and business for support of its annual summer reading program. Young adult librarian Elizabeth Rasberry and children’s librarian Caryn Wilson said this year’s theme is “On your mark, get set, read!” Donations made to the program allow Rasberry and Wilson to purchase materials needed toward its success. Items they wish to secure …

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