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United Way holds raffle

The St. Joseph County United Way is offering a 50/50 Christmas Cash Raffle. The drawing takes place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sturgis City Commission meeting. Tickets, which are one for $5 or three for $10, can be purchased at the United Way’s Centreville office. All proceeds benefit the local United Way agency.

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Sheriff’s deputies made a traffic stop this week that led to a drug-related charge. According to a department media release, a traffic stop was conducted Tuesday near the intersection of Hoffman and Ruggles roads in Fabius Township. Upon a search of the vehicle, deputies found a plastic pen tube. The residue on its inside tested positive for methamphetamine. The suspect, …

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Sturgis Hospital expands outpatient services

Sturgis Hospital has announced the expansion of its Outpatient Infusion Services. Outpatient infusion therapy can save patients out-of-pocket expenses in comparison to inpatient hospitalization, emergency room services and home-health services. Patients who need regular injections or IV therapy already experience the inconvenience of having healthcare visits monthly, weekly or even daily, said Rob LaBarge, President and CEO of Sturgis Hospital. …

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Ralphie

Christmas is coming and I hope to have a new home to celebrate in.  They call me Ralphie, I am a lab/hound mix.  The Animal Control people got my neuter surgery and Rabies vaccination so I am all ready for a new home.  I am about two years old, fifty pounds and tri colored.  I am interested in activities around …

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County commission approves parks and rec millage

St. Joseph County’s board of commissioners have approved a dedicated millage to fund the parks and recreation department. Tuesday’s action means an additional one-quarter of a mill will be imposed countywide in 2018. Over its four-year life, the millage is expected to generate about $485,000 annually. Commissioners said the move will ease constraints on the general fund while helping parks and …

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Marijuana found at crime scene

The St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit found evidence of a marijuana-growing operation at the scene of a Nov. 28 homicide. During the course of their investigation into the homicide in the 27000 block of Maystead Road in Sherman Township, SCAN members confiscated a large volume of marijuana that police say is far beyond medical-marijuana limits. Investigators also seized equipment used …

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Man injured golf cart crash

A Cass County man was injured after the golf cart he was driving was struck by a car earlier this week. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called around 8:30 a.m. Monday to the intersection of Grange and Five Points roads in Mason Township. Investigators said 69-year-old James Bercraft of Cassopolis was on Five Points Road waiting for traffic to …

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Library offers computer assistance

Deborak Haak, from the Three Rivers Public Library, said it has one-on-one computer assistance available by appointment at its Michigan Avenue location. Haak said library personnel can teach the basics of email, Microsoft Office, social media, and more. Anyone wishing to learn more about computer, laptop, cell phone or tablet basics is invited to make a one-hour appointment, then show …

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Out and About – Week of December 4th

On November 18, we traveled to Owosso, Michigan, where we boarded the Polar Express. The Polar Express is a train that runs from Owosso to Ashley several times during the Christmas holiday season. Reservations were made last March, due to the popularity of this family experience. Our scheduled departure time was 5 PM. We were told that we could pick …

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Suspect arrested on multiple charges after police pursuit

St. Joseph County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man over the weekend following what authorities called a police pursuit. The incident started shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday on Heimbach Road near Angevine Road in Mendon Township, where deputies attempted to stop a pickup with a registration violation. The driver failed to stop and continued driving for about 10 minutes before fleeing …

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