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Sturgis crash sends 2 to hospital

Two people were injured in a two-car accident last week in Sturgis. Fire and police personnel were called shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday to an area of South Centerville Road in front of Applebee’s. Rescue personnel found a car laying on its side and a second vehicle leaning against it. The driver and passenger of the car on its side …

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Hydrant flushing begins

The twice-a-year hydrant flushing by the Three Rivers Department of Public Services will begin today. DPS officials said the task will take place 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. through May 18. Due to many variables, department officials are not able to determine the exact date its employees will be in each district, but the process will start in first district, …

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Centreville remembers Verne Troyer

A Centreville High School graduate is being remembered as a kind, sports-loving person who never forgot his roots in St. Joseph County. Verne Troyer, who gained worldwide fame as the character Mini-Me in the 1999 film, “The Spy Who Shagged Me,” passed away in Los Angeles over the weekend at the age of 49. He was a member of Centreville …

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Constantine Police investigate school threat

Constantine Police Department officials are continuing their investigation into a threat of violence at Constantine Middle School. Chief Mark Honeysett said a 14-year-old girl was taken into custody after it was reported that a threat involving the use of a firearm was written in marker in a bathroom stall. A search warrant was secured and the student’s White Pigeon residence …

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Multiple injuries in White Pigeon crash

A White Pigeon resident was injured in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon in White Pigeon Township. State police troopers said the incident occurred at 5:20 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 12 and Crooked Creek Road. Investigators said a car driven by 23-year-old Anthony Rice of White Pigeon was stopped at the intersection and then proceeded northbound onto Crooked Creek …

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Sturgis Fest planning underway

Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce members, with support from Bob Pranga, offered a peek at what’s in the works for the 2018, week-long Sturgis Fest. For a second year, Pranga is helping with planning. “At the Movies” is this year’s theme for Sturgis Fest, said Cathi Abbs, executive director at the Chamber. Eric Saitz, third- generation owner of Strand Theatre …

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County will not pursue opioid lawsuit

St. Joseph County will not be included in a national lawsuit against manufacturers and distributors of opioids. During Tuesday’s meeting, a motion to approve outside counsel for opioid litigation failed after a 2-2 deadlock. Commissioner John Dobberteen was absent. The issue of a national opioid-addiction crisis has been well documented, and a number of municipalities and government entities have banded …

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Police chase ends in arrests

A Bronson woman and two Marcellus men were arrested after they were involved in a high-speed pursuit starting in St. Joseph County and ending in Indiana last week. Authorities said a car driven by 30-year-old Rachel Hicks was being pursued around 8:30 p.m. Friday by Michigan State Police, Three Rivers, and White Pigeon agencies. Hicks entered Indiana and a LaGrange …

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Mendon principal interviews for Quincy superintendent job

A Mendon Community Schools administrator was interviewed Tuesday as one of three candidates for the job of superintendent of Quincy Community Schools. Marc Kramer, Mendon High School principal, was the first of the three candidates interviewed. The other candidates are James Baker, assistant superintendent for Battle Creek Lakeview Public Schools, and Monte Moffett, assistant superintendent of schools in Chesterton, Ind. …

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Centreville will not move forward on medical marijuana ordinance

Members of the Centreville Village Council agreed this week to not move forward with a medical-marijuana ordinance. The council had worked on the ordinance since May 2017, but over the past few months, multiple residents attended meetings and urged the council to vote against the idea. Village president Keith Shears and trustees Jeff Johnson, Steve Quake, Harlie Sherman and Dick …

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