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Constantine man dies in Indiana crash

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, including Sheriff Brad Balk, acknowledged the passing of Mounted Division Lt. Terry Shelhamer. According to a department media release, Shelhamer died in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday after a semi pulled in front of his pickup in Bristol, Ind. Shelhamer’s granddaughter was a passenger and also injured in the accident. She was treated and released. …

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Colon principal receives award

A Colon Community Schools educator has been awarded state recognition. Officials with the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association said Martha Hymer, principal at Colon Elementary School, has received the 2016 MEMSPA Region Honors Award from Region 4. This award is presented to a single member from each of MEMSPA’s fourteen regions who has merited such recognition as acclaimed …

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Court employee announces retirement

A longtime employee with the St. Joseph County courts system is retiring at the end of the month. Linda Baker, victim advocate for the for St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office, will be honored during a ceremony 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Fraternal Order of Police in M-86 east of Centreville. Baker, a Park Township resident, has also …

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DNR announces Free Fishing Weekend

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced details regarding its annual “Winter Free Fishing Weekend.” The opportunity takes place Feb. 18 and 19, a two-day period during which Michigan residents and non-residents can fish without a license. All other fishing regulations, however, still apply. The DNR over the weekend will waive the regular Recreation Passport entry fee that grants …

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Man dies in workplace altercation

An Elkhart man died after he was involved in a workplace altercation Wednesday in Cass County’s Mason Township. Sheriff Richard J. Behnke said deputies were called shortly before 5:30 a.m. to Ameri-Kart, a business in the 19300 block of Grange Street. While Deputies and ambulances were en route, it was discovered that one of the employees had stabbed the other …

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Police pursuit ends in arrest

Sturgis police arrested an 18-year-old man Wednesday on two felony offenses and a misdemeanor following a pursuit. According to a department media release, officers attempted to stop a vehicle for an equipment violation shortly before 2:30 a.m. on North Lakeview Street at East Lafayette Street. The driver refused to stop and the vehicle was pursued until it came to a …

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