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Two arrests after stabbing

Two men were arrested last week after police were called to the 300 block of South Clay Street in Sturgis to investigate a stabbing incident. Joshua Michael Wood, 28, was arrested early Friday on outstanding warrants and Jared Michael Payton, 26, was charged with assault with intent to murder. Payton remains in jail with a $250,000 cash/surety bond. A 35-year-old …

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Health Officer announces his retirement

A long-time fixture with a local agency has announced he will be retiring. After 40 years with Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency, including the past nine as health officer, Steve Todd said he will retire in January. The agency recently announced it received its sixth letter of accreditation, the only local health department to earn that number. The past two …

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Former teacher’s criminal sexual conduct case will go to trial

The case of a former Centreville High School teacher charged with criminal sexual conduct has been bound over to circuit court for trial. St. Joseph County District Court Judge Jeff Middleton last week took the action after hearing testimony from two former students of Terry Miller. Prosecutor John McDonough is charging Miller with 107 counts of misconduct for allegedly touching …

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Silver Street reopened

A major north-south route in St. Joseph County closed since July for bridge construction reopened this week. Crews from Hudsonville-based Grand River Construction on Thursday lifted the Silver Street detour in Mendon Township after completing construction of a new bridge at the Portage River. The job was a full rebuild to replace a bridge that crew foreman Dean Stewart said …

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Two men inducted into Fair Hall of Fame

Two men were honored last week as they were inducted into the St. Joseph County Grange Fair Hall of Fame. Floyd Loudenslager and relatives of the late Lloyd Cupp were at the center of the fanfare. Cupp was a 28-year member of the fair’s board of directors, including a term as its president. Loudenslager, meanwhile, also served on the fair …

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WOW! The Powerball ticket was sold in Three Rivers!!!

The winning ticket in the multi-state Powerball drawing was sold right here in Three Rivers!  Jeff Holyfield is the director of public relations at the Michigan Lottery.  He said the winning ticket was sold last evening at 6:30 at the Shell station, located at the corner of US-131 and West Michigan Avenue.  The drawing for the 310-million dollar ticket took …

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