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Sturgis “Bucket Challenge” raises money for United Way

More than $16,000 was collected during last week’s “Bucket Challenge” competition between the Sturgis Fire Department and Sturgis’ Electric Department. Staged Friday outside the Sturgis Fire Department, the two departments conducted the fundraiser for the benefit of the St. Joseph County United Way. Beginning at 9 a.m., the competition saw city employees spend 30 minutes in either an electric truck …

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Sheriff’s Department searching for wanted man

Deputies from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department are asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted subject. Assistance is being sought in helping to locate 42-year-old Chad Burdett Horn. Horn is wanted on warrants out of Cass and St. Joseph counties for child neglect. He is also wanted in St. Joseph County for failure to appear and felonious …

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Man injured after accidental shooting

Deputies from the St Joseph County Sheriff’s Department investigated an accidental shooting last week in Leonidas Township. According to a department media release, the incident took place around 4 p.m. Tuesday at a residence in the 28000 block of Wing Road. A 56-year-old man told investigators he was working on a tractor, when a loaded, 22-caliber rifle fell off one …

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Search warrant leads to drug arrests

Investigators from the St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant Thursday at a residence in the 800 block of 4th Street in Three Rivers. SCAN officers received information about alleged trafficking of synthetic marijuana. After further investigation, officers obtained a search warrant. Once inside, officers found synthetic marijuana, marijuana and another controlled substance. Four adults were arrested …

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Sheriff’s Department seeking grant renewal

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department will pursue renewal of a grant that has allowed it to professionalize traffic-crash reconstruction. With unanimous support of the county board of commissioners Monday, the Crash Accident Reconstruction Team grant request will be pursued. If approved the $4,300 in grant money would allow the sheriff’s office to purchase a software enhancement and continue its …

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Three Rivers DDA adds intern

The Three Rivers DDA/Main Street program has announced the addition of communications and events intern Rebecca Kramb. A 2008 graduate of Three Rivers High School, Kramb attended Glen Oaks and recently earned her bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University, where she majored in creative writing and minored in communications. Three Rivers DDA/Main Street Executive Director Brian Persky said Kramb has …

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