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Dresser passes at 81

A lifelong Sturgis resident, described as a pillar of the community, died last week of cancer. Ray Dresser Jr., 81, was a philanthropist and driving force behind the creation of the Sturgis Area Community Foundation in 1962. His contributions to the city included generous endowments to Sturgis Hospital and Glen Oaks Community College. An attorney, Dresser also served as co-chairman …

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Board asked to spare cuts

Members of the St. Joseph County Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services board were asked Tuesday to spare cuts on its clients who are mentally challenged. During the panel’s monthly meeting at its Centreville office, about two dozen clients gathered to ask that a proposed, 25 percent across-the-board cut not be leveled against the budget applicable to their services. …

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Man charged with marijuana

A man was charged with possession of marijuana after police responded to complaints of a dirt bike being driven at a high rate of speed in a residential area. The name, age and residence of the man was not stated in a Three Rivers Police Department media release. Officers were called to the 600 block of Oak Street Monday after …

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Home invasion

Michigan State Police investigators were called to Constantine Township last week in response to a home invasion incident. A department media release said between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday, someone broke into a residence in the 63000 block of Youngs Prairie Road. No one was home at the time. A television, video game systems and a rifle were among …

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Marijuana-laced candy at high school

An anonymous tip to the Three Rivers Police Department has prompted an investigation into marijuana-laced candy at Three Rivers High School. According to the Three Rivers Police Department, an officer was dispatched to the school Friday in response to a report of two students possessing marijuana-laced candy. The two students indicated they purchased the candy from another student, and other …

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Man arrested for DUI

A Sturgis man was arrested for fourth-offense driving under the influence after he was arrested over the weekend. Quentin Banks, 29, was also wanted on a felony child-support warrant and driving with a suspended license after he was pulled over at 2 a.m. Saturday. Officers noticed his vehicle did not have its headlights on and initiated the traffic stop at …

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