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Mexican Consulate visits Sturgis

Sturgis was host to the Mexican Consulate Dec. 17, as Centro VIDA had received an invitation from Jesus Gutierrez Rodriguez, Community Affairs Diplomat of the Mexican Consulate of Detroit. The purpose of the meeting was to become informed of the needs of the Hispanic community in Sturgis and surrounding areas. Gutierrez met with Centro VIDA’s board to discuss the different …

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House fire in Constantine a total loss

Investigators from the Michigan State Police Fire Marshall’s office were back at the scene of a fire Tuesday that destroyed a home in the 13000 block of Riverside Drive in Constantine Township earlier this week. Authorities said the cause of the fire was accidental, possibly from a candle. Constantine firefighters were called to the home about 9:30 p.m. Sunday. First-arriving …

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St Joseph County looking forward to big things in 2016

The start of a possible addition to the county courthouse, continued development of the county’s river trail concept and a potential upgrade to the animal-control facility are a few matters St. Joseph County government officials are looking toward in 2016. The opening of a Commission On Aging senior center in Sturgis early in the year also was recognized as another …

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Miller praised House Republicans for meeting goals

State Rep. Aaron Miller this week praised House Republicans for efforts to attain key goals during the first half of the 2015-16 legislative session. Miller said leadership stressed meeting objectives set by the House Republican Action Plan, a document unveiled in February with an unprecedented 78 goals set to continue Michigan’s comeback. At the half-way mark of the legislative session, …

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Glen Oaks nurses pass at highest rate in the nation

Glen Oaks Community College practical nursing graduates are passing the National Council for Licensing Exam at a rate highest in the nation, according to The Mountain Measurement firm, an assessment firm that serves the K-12, licensure and certification sectors of the testing industry. Out of all the first-year Practical Nursing programs in the firm’s jurisdiction, Glen Oaks graduates had a …

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Two injured in single vehicle crash

Two Sturgis residents sought medical treatment after they were involved in a one-vehicle accident this week in Fawn River Township. State police said 51-year-old Frank Carney was driving west on U.S. 12 at 3:15 p.m. Monday when the van he was operating lost control due to road conditions near Plumb School Road. The van, a 2006 Ford Econoline, went off …

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