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Sturgis supports additional road millage proposal

The city of Sturgis has gone on record supporting four neighboring townships in calling for the St. Joseph County Road Commission to put a dedicated road- millage proposal before the county’s voters. Members of the Sturgis City Commission earlier this month agreed they will support an additional property tax to pay for local road construction and repair. A resolution endorsing …

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New businesses expected in Sturgis

New development is coming to South Centerville Road in Sturgis. Tractor Supply Company is expected to relocate into a portion of the current Kmart facility and share the remainder of the space with a new Dunham’s Sports. The move will result in five times more floor space for TSC, compared to its current location, at 1313 S. Centerville Road. Officials …

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Three families celebrated during Michigan Adoption Day ceremony

A happy ending took place for three families Tuesday in Centreville. As part of the 13th annual Michigan Adoption Day, St. Joseph County Probate Court Judge David Tomlinson invited the public to witness the confirmation of five children among a trio of families. A packed courtroom watched as Tomlinson swore in the new parents and completed an oath that made …

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Woman arraigned in stabbing

A Three Rivers woman, suspected of stabbing a man last weekend, was arraigned in St. Joseph County District Court Monday. Court officials said Cheri Sparks, 54, has been charged with assault with intent to commit murder following an incident around 10:30 p.m. Saturday in the 900 block of Fifth Street in Three Rivers. Bond was set at $150,000 cash/surety.

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Sturgis approves contract for new meters

Sturgis city commissioners this week approved a $2.4 million contract with a Minnesota-based company to implement a distribution technology analysis for a new water/electricity metering system. The city is replacing 7,200 residential, commercial and industrial utility meters throughout the city utility system. New meters will use radio frequency to transmit data to remote collectors and then to city hall, where …

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Woman arrested in alleged stabbing

A 54-year-old Three Rivers woman was taken into custody after she allegedly stabbed a man over the weekend. Three Rivers police said they were called around 10:30 p.m. Saturday to the 900 block of Fifth Street in response to an assault in progress. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 51-year-old man had been stabbed in the chest. The victim was taken …

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