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Multiple charges in fleeing incident

An Indiana woman was arrested on several charges after she refused to stop for a speeding violation earlier this week in Mottville Township. State police attempted to stop the vehicle around 11 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. 12 near Vistula Road. The driver, a 26-year-old woman from Plymouth, Ind., refused to stop and accelerated to speeds between 75 and 85 miles …

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ISD selects new superintendent

Teresa Belote was chosen Wednesday by the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District board as its next superintendent. Belote, who has a long history with Sturgis Public Schools and is currently superintendent of Bronson Community Schools, was selected over Pat Kreger, superintendent of Union City Community Schools. ISD board members noted they were fortunate to have two solid finalists for …

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House recognizes state police anniversary

State Rep. Aaron Miller this week sponsored a House resolution to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Michigan State Police. Miller said the exemplary men and women of the MSP have served the people of Michigan with dedication, proficiency and integrity. Miller, who chairs the House Budget Subcommittee on Michigan State Police, said it is an honor to acknowledge the …

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City Commission tables sports complex action

Mayor Tom Lowry and city commissioners Tuesday agreed to table action on engineering services related to the Three Rivers Youth Sports Complex. The decision was made following a 25-minute closed session to discuss pending litigation, according to Lowry. It also followed sharp criticism from more than a half dozen residents who expressed their opposition to the proposed $4.1 million, 17-field …

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Police investigate Colon break ins

State police are investigating a string of breaking-and-entering incidents that occurred in Colon Township over the past week. A department media release indicated the incidents took place in the 59000 block of Yeatter Road. Authorities believe the incidents occurred between April 9 and 16. Evidence shows a prying tool was used to access residences through doors and windows. Stolen items …

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Glen Oaks honors scholarship recipients

Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees last week honored the college’s 2017 Presidential Scholarship recipients. They are Carly Kyle of Burr Oak, Robert Frederick of Centreville, Daniel Alva of Colon, Brooke VanZoest of Mendon, Nathan Moore of Sturgis, Jonathan Knautz of White Pigeon, Emmalee Overmyer of Elkhart Christian, and Leora Schwartz of Hoosier Academy Virtual. In unrelated action trustees …

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