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Expansion will create more jobs

An automotive manufacturing plant in Mendon is planning a $5.1 million expansion, which is expected to create more than 90 new jobs over the next two years. Officials from Southfield-based International Automotive Components said a 30,000-square-foot addition to the west of the current plant will allow IAC to increase the volume of its production at the Mendon site. IAC spokesman …

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Man injured in crash

A Holland man sustained serious injuries after his vehicle was broadsided by a semi tractor-trailer last week in Leonidas Township. St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department officials said 53-year-old Ronald Genzink was driving south on Fulton Road when he attempted to cross M-60, but drove into the path of a southbound semi driven by a 55-year-old Granger, Ind., man. Genzink, who …

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Three arrested for drug charges

Three people at a Colon residence were arrested for drug-related charges last week. Members of the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant Friday morning at a house in the 300 block of St. Joseph Street. Once inside, police discovered a methamphetamine lab and other drug paraphernalia. A 30-year-old woman and two men, ages 43 and 24, …

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Demolition of two properties

Members of the Sturgis Neighborhood Program have presented to city officials bids for demolition of two properties. In September, the Sturgis City Commission toured five tax-foreclosed properties, which the city had purchased in August. Based on the tour, two homes were selected for demolition. The property at 206 Jacob St. has two structures and the property at 506 E. Hatch …

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Two arrested for armed robbery

Two Centreville residents were arrested after an armed robbery incident early Thursday at the Admiral gas station in Three Rivers. According to Three Rivers Police, central dispatch received a call shortly after midnight regarding an armed robbery at the business, located on US-131. A description of the vehicle was provided and Constantine Police spotted a vehicle that matched the description …

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Exchange trip to Germany

The Sturgis Sister City Committee is seeking adult travelers to participate in the 2013 exchange trip to Wiesloch, Germany. The two cities have taken part in exchanges for the past 46 years. Dates for the 2013 trip are being finalized. Cost is kept at a minimum, with group flight rates, participants staying with host families and some costs covered by …

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