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Sheriff investigates Burr Oak theft

St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department investigators are continuing to look into the theft of numerous items from a shed and its vicinity last month in Burr Oak Township. According to a department media release, items taken include hand and power tools, a plasma cutting torch, a battery charger, a router and router table, and an undisclosed quantity of plywood. The …

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ISD President announces resignation

After serving 10 years on the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District Board, president Sally Boeschenstein is resigning. Boeschenstein said her resignation will be in effect June 30. A Three Rivers-area resident, Boeschenstein said she and her husband are planning more travel next year and she said it is unfair to the board to hold the position. Filling Boeschenstein’s position …

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Hit and run in Lockport

St. Joseph County sheriff’s officials responded to a hit-and-run, property-damage incident over the weekend in Lockport Township. According to a department media release, a 2006 Chevy Impala was parked at the Sturgis Dam, as its owner was fishing in the St. Joseph River. The car’s owner told police he noticed the rear bumper of his vehicle had been torn off. …

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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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Brother of man killed by police sentenced for role in chase

The brother of a man who was fatally shot by police in southwestern Michigan has been sentenced to two years in prison for his role in fleeing officers before the shooting. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports Aaron Pelletier learned his punishment Monday. A Kalamazoo County jury earlier convicted him of third-degree fleeing and eluding and felony firearm possession. He was acquitted …

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