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Man shot in Sturgis

A 20-year-old man told police he was shot after refusing to give his money to a pair of would-be robbers. Sturgis Police said a call of gunshots in the vicinity of Main and Jean streets was received around 2 a.m. Sunday. A search in the area found nothing suspicious. The victim, however, went to the emergency room at Sturgis Hospital …

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Two games away from state championship

A trio of area high school football teams claimed district crowns over the weekend and are two games away from playing for a state championship. Mendon, Constantine and Schoolcraft all remain in the playoffs, while Cassopolis saw its season come to an end Friday. For the third consecutive post-season, Mendon ended Climax-Scotts’ season. On Saturday, the Hornets won on their …

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2013 Patriot Award

Carol Dienes  was presented the 2013 Patriot Award last week by the organization Friends and Family Supporting our Military. Staged Tuesday at the Sturgis Armory, the locally founded organization concluded its banquet with the honor bestowed upon Dienes, who was one of five people nominated for the 2013 award. Dienes, of Michiana Snax, was recognized for her continued support of …

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Girl pleads guilty

Cass County prosecutor Victor Fitz said a 15-year-old Eau Claire girl has pled guilty to driving without a valid license causing death following a June incident during which a Jones man was killed. Fitz said Sonia Sahavedra  made the plea in juvenile court last week. She was charged with the offense after she drove a car June 26 and caused …

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Brown goes to trial

The murder case involving suspect Andy Brown will go to trial, District Court Judge Jeff Middleton decided Thursday. During the second consecutive day of Brown’s preliminary examination, additional testimony was given regarding the suspected weapon, Brown’s location the morning of the alleged murder based on cell phone records and a possible motive Brown may have had for allegedly murdering Sturgis …

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Student taken into custody

Three Rivers police took a 14-year-old student into custody Monday after it was reported he had taken a gun to school. According to police, the student showed the gun to classmates on the bus while riding home and allegedly made reference to robbing a bank or people in a park. Police recovered the weapon after making contact with the student …

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