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Man arrested in attack at Centreville

A 59-year-old man who attacked and cut a 38-year-old man last week in Centreville has been arrested. Around 5:30 p.m. Friday, St. Joseph County sheriff’s deputies were called to Keystone Place, 505 E. Market St., after a man reportedly had been stabbed. Deputies arrived and found the man responsible for the assault. He was tased and arrested. The victim received minor …

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Pilot dies in plane crash

A 25-year-old man from Clinton County died after the single-engine plane he was flying crashed over the weekend in Branch County’s Bethel Township, east of Bronson. State police said Phillip Ching, of Elsie, was crop dusting a field near Kosmerick and South Snow Prairie roads when the plane went down around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Witnesses told police the plane was …

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Church computer lab closed until fall

The computer lab at Sturgis Missionary Church, which has hosted a once-a-week opportunity for computer help, will be temporarily closed until the fall, church officials said. The service, which was offered Friday mornings, assisted anyone who needed help applying for services, housing, online job applications or to print materials. Church officials said the public will be notified when the service …

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One injured in Cass County crash

A Dowagiac man was injured in a one-vehicle crash over the weekend in Cass County’s Marcellus Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly before 7:30 p.m. Saturday to investigate a personal-injury crash on Marcellus Highway. Investigators said Shawn Jones, 46, was traveling west on Marcellus Highway and lost control of his vehicle. It ran off the roadway and …

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Mendon Riverfest deemed a success

The 31st year of the Mendon Riverfest community festival is in the books and organizers are declaring the three-day celebration a success. Riverfest planning committee member Roger Cupp said attendance was strong, entertainment was solid and all other components of the festival appeared to be well received. Cupp said in his opinion, the event-ending fireworks display Saturday night was the …

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Sturgis woman arraigned in embezzlement case

A Sturgis woman has been arraigned after she was accused of embezzling more than $100,000 from her employer. State police said 43-year-old Jill Schmidt was arraigned this week after it was alleged she stole the money from BHS Group, a property/real-estate company for which she worked until last year. She had been an employee at the Sturgis business as an …

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Glen Oaks begins concourse renovation

Renovation of Glen Oaks Community College’s concourse began earlier this week with a ceremonial event led by school president David Devier. The $2.2 million job will be led by Frederick Construction of Vicksburg as general contractor and Mishawaka-based Arkos Design will serve as project architect. The college’s board is expected to meet Tuesday to finalize a loan through the U.S. …

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Two injured in Marcellus crash

Two people were injured as the result of an accident in the village of Marcellus Tuesday afternoon. Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly after 4:30 p.m. to the intersection of Main and Centre streets. Investigators said Muriel Oswalt, 29, of Marcellus, was driving east on Main Street when she struck a vehicle driven by 69-year-old David …

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“Keep Nellie Cool and Safe” project has been completed

Last Fall Deb Rohdy, owner of the Bow Wow Bakery and Bath in Dowagiac, started a community project to “Keep Nellie Cool”  This project was to purchase a heat sensor for the patrol car used by Nellie and her handler Deputy TK Graves. Nellie is a Bloodhound used by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office for trailing of lost, missing, and endangered …

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Remains from old Michigan plane crash wreckage identified

Authorities have positively identified a couple whose remains were recovered from the wreckage of a small plane that crashed more than 20 years ago in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The Mackinac County Sheriff Scott Strait said Thursday the remains have been positively identified as those of missing couple Mark and Janet Davies. The single-engine Piper PA-28 that 45-year-old Mark Davies was …

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