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Man escaped vehicle after driving into pond

Cass County police and rescue personnel responded last week to a vehicle submerged in a body of water. Sheriff Joe Underwood said 20-year-old Dowagiac resident Caleb Jones was driving west on M-62 at 1 a.m. Saturday when he fell asleep at the wheel. Authorities said the car Jones was driving hit a guardrail, went down an embankment and became submerged …

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Several injuries in Sturgis crash

Six people, including four juveniles, were injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in Sturgis Township. Sheriff’s officials said a 28-year-old Sturgis woman was southbound at a stop sign on Balk Road and attempted to turn east onto Fawn River Road, when she turned into the path of a westbound pickup driven by a 20-year-old Sturgis man; the pickup crashed into …

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Ceremony marked 14th anniversary of attack

State Rep. Aaron Miller was joined last week on the Capitol rotunda by Sturgis Chief of Public Safety Geoff Smith and Assistant Chief of Public Safety Ryan Banaszak prior to the House of Representatives’ Sept. 11 memorial service on the House floor. House members invited first responders and members of the military as their guests during the ceremony, which marked …

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Man injured after falling from golf cart

An Illinois man suffered a head injury after he fell from a moving golf cart over the weekend. Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies were called at 11 p.m. Sunday to Storey Road in Penn Township, where 20-year-old Christian Moller of Arlington Heights was injured after falling from the back of a golf cart that had made a left-hand …

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Motorcycle accident in Marcellus

A Marcellus man was injured after the motorcycle he was driving struck a parked car in downtown Marcellus this week. Cass County Sheriff’s Department officials said Ronald Mikel, 50, was driving east on Main Street shortly after 12:30 a.m. Thursday, when he became distracted and the motorcycle swerved to the right. As a result, it hit a parked car, causing …

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Pinning ceremony at Sturgis Fire Department

Bruce Harker of the Sturgis Fire Department was honored recently during a pinning ceremony. According to Director of Public Safety Geoff Smith, Harker has been promoted to shift commander. Harker received his pins, and his oath was reinstated by city clerk Ken Rhodes. Harker has been a part of the Sturgis Fire Department since 2000 and a city employee since …

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