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Items stolen from vehicles

At least three vehicles were illegally entered and various items removed over the weekend in Fawn River Township. State police were called Saturday to Rickey and Eisenhower roads, where the victims said their unlocked vehicles were entered and a variety of items were taken. During their investigation, troopers found various tools and other items in the vicinity. Troopers said they …

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Several Sturgis School Board seats up for election

Sturgis Public Schools Board of Education will have five seats on the November election ballot. There are three six-year terms, one four-year term and one two-year term. Information for anyone interested in seeking a position is available at the superintendent’s office or by calling 659-1502. To be eligible to run for a school board position, a person must be a …

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Three Rivers police search for missing man

Three Rivers Police Det. Mike Mohney said the department is looking for a person who is believed to be voluntarily missing. According to a department media release, the agency is seeking the location of Justin Berg, a 45-year-old white man who was last seen around 5 p.m. a week ago. Berg’s cell phone was found Thursday under a St. Joseph …

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Boater safety classes planned

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department has announced its 2016 schedule for boater safety classes. Four classes are scheduled and attendance at only one is required to receive certification. The dates and locations are June 4 at the Colon Township Fire Hall; and June 11, 18 and 25 at the sheriff’s department. Each class runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., …

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Lawn mower stolen in Leonidas Township

A lawn mower was reported stolen last week from a residence in Leonidas Township. State police said the incident occurred between 8 p.m. Wednesday and 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the 32000 block of M-60. The tractor, a 2016 John Deere zero-turn commercial mower, and a 12-by-7-foot utility trailer were stolen from a barn that was accessed through forced entry.

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Damaged headstones being restored

Sturgis City Manager Michael Hughes had good news last week regarding the vandalism to Oak Lawn Cemetery. He said Patten Michigan Monument Company of Sturgis is helping to restore headstones damaged over the weekend of April 2-3. Suspects remain unidentified in the vandalism that damaged more than 30 headstones. The loss was estimated at more than $50,000. Hughes said repairs …

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