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Fundraiser for child-welfare

Some well-known names throughout St. Joseph County are preparing for a first-of-its-kind event in the name of a fundraiser for a child-welfare agency. Eight couples are expected to take part in the inaugural Dancing With the St. Joseph County Stars event March 7 at Glen Oaks Community College’s Nora Hagen Theatre. Organizers are trying to get word out early on, …

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Five arrested for marijuana

The St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit gathered 28 marijuana plants and made five arrests during a raid in Sturgis this week. SCAN members executed a search warrant Tuesday at a residence in the 600 block of Jefferson Street, where an additional quantity of marijuana was packaged and appeared to be ready for sale. Arrested were three women, ages 45, …

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Items missing after B&E

Electronics and jewelry were reported missing following a breaking-and-entering incident Wednesday in Sturgis. The victim told police the break-in occurred between 4 and 6 p.m. and access was gained by forced entry through a back door at a residence in the 400 block of Center Street.

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Man charged with felony

A 39-year-old Sturgis man was charged with felony retail fraud and felon in possession of a firearm following his alleged role in a retail-theft incident earlier this month at the Three Rivers Walmart. The arrest was made in Sturgis Township in the 25000 block of U.S. 12. The St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit and the St. Joseph County Special …

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Man treated after crash

A Three Rivers man was injured Monday after his vehicle struck the back of a county snow-plow truck in Mottville Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said 50-year-old Ronie Thurmand was southbound on M-103 when whiteout conditions caused him to not see the plow truck slow near State Line Road. The collision, which occurred at 3:20 p.m., caused severe …

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Recorded snow for the month

Doug Humbert, director of the Three Rivers Clean Water Plant, said the 13 inches of snow on the ground Monday equaled the highest amount this month. Humbert provided a tabulation of January’s temperatures and snowfall totals, which showed through Tuesday, the average high temperature was 22 degrees, the average low was 5. The extremes showed a high of 46 Jan. …

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