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Three Rivers bands seeks funds for uniforms

Three Rivers High School director of bands Bryan VanToll is appealing to the public in hopes of securing enough funding to purchase new uniforms for the school’s marching band. VanToll said a new design has been considered as part of a plan to replace 12-year-old uniforms. The cost is about $45,000 for 120 uniforms. He said an increase in band …

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Sturgis home damaged in fire

A Sturgis residence sustained smoke and water damage following a fire around 7 p.m. Saturday. Crews were dispatched to the 200 block of North Fourth Street following a report of an upstairs bedroom on fire. Sturgis Police confirmed the presence of smoke from the area in question. Firefighters were advised upon arrival that all occupants had evacuated the residence. A …

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Vehicle theft reported in Fabius

St. Joseph County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the theft of a vehicle last week in Fabius Township. According to a department media release, deputies were called shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday to Mick’s Heating and Air, where a 1999 Ford F150 was reported stolen. The vehicle was gold in color, had red mirrors and a chrome tool box in back. …

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Sturgis City Manager receives pay raise

Sturgis City Manager Mike Hughes received a 2 percent raise, retroactive to July 2016, after city commissioners last month reviewed results of a unique job performance evaluation. The pay-bump takes Hughes’ annually salary to more than $108,000. His most-previous raise was a 1.5 percent boost in 2015. Hughes said the 2 percent increase is consistent with salary hikes granted to …

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Toy Run seeks location

Organizers of the annual Sturgis Toy Run are appealing to the public in hopes of securing a location to stage its 2017 event. Toy Run, a non- profit organization, seeks an individual or company to donate or lease property the first weekend of September. Toy Run officials said the ideal arrangement is 30-plus acres of flat land preferably in the …

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Man arrested after trying to steal car

A Sturgis man was arrested earlier this week after he attempted to steal a car from a residence in Fawn River Township. State police said the incident took place at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the 29000 block of U.S. 12, where the 30-year-old suspect approached a homeowner and asked to borrow a screwdriver. Authorities said the man told the homeowner …

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