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Upgrades for Sturges-Young

Lighting at Sturges-Young Auditorium will get an upgrade by late November, following action Monday by Sturgis City Commission. Commissioners approved the purchase of stage LED lighting equipment and installation from Stage Lighting & Sound for $115,000. In addition, the electrical system will be updated to separate lighting from the rest of the wiring at the auditorium. Current fixtures are original …

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Player signings continue for Kalamazoo Wings

KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Wings have announced more signings for the upcoming season. Returning to the team are forward Justin Taylor, defenseman Eric Kattelus and Sean O’Rourke and newcomer, defenseman Jon Jutzi. Jutzi, 26, from Tavistock, Ontario, spent last season playing for the Orlando Solar Bears. In addition to the Solar Bears, Jutzi played six games with the Manitoba …

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Clarice

They call me Clarice.  I am about one year old, female.  I think I was found as a stray with my mother.  I love the people here at Animal Control.  I am bouncy and will follow you anywhere.  I would like to get my forever home. My docket number is BIS17-000230, at the St. Joseph County Animal Control Shelter located …

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Proos presents sapling to sheriff’s department

State Sen. John Proos recently presented a catalpa tree sapling to St. Joseph County Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite. The sheriff’s department will be working with the county to determine the best location to plant the tree. Proos said catalpas are flowering trees that grow up to 60 feet high or more and provide plenty of shade. He said it was an …

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Three Rivers Health Auxiliary names scholarship recipients

The Three Rivers Health Auxiliary team has announced five area recipients to receive its annual medical scholarship award. Receiving $1,000 scholarships are Andrew Coney of Three Rivers, Maegan Saunders and Brittney Baechler of White Pigeon, Erin Garbine of Sturgis and Lindsay Walker of Marcellus. The Three Rivers Health Auxiliary has continued its tradition of naming medical-scholarship award winners over the …

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Fire destroys downtown building in LaGrange

A downtown business building collapsed in a northern Indiana town as a fire burned for several hours, causing firefighters to drain much of the community’s water supply. The fire broke out Tuesday morning, and fire crews from several surrounding communities joined in trying to get it extinguished. The roof and front facade collapsed from a building housing a Family Dollar …

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Out and About – Week of September 11th

This is the best time of the year to live in Michigan. The days of heat and humidity are behind us and the days of icy roads and freezing temperatures are still a month or two away. This is the season of multiple colors in the foliage and pleasant scents of fall in the air. I long for the days …

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Stay ordered in sports complex proceedings

A St. Joseph County judge has ordered a stay related to proceedings of a proposed sports complex in the city of Three Rivers. District Court Judge Jeff Middleton on Monday oversaw the hearing regarding the June 21 decision by the Michigan Boundary Commission. The state agency ruled in favor of the city of Three Rivers and its right to annex …

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Sturgis Toy Run collects toys

Saturday’s 34th annual Sturgis Toy Run raised more than $2,600 and an abundance of toys to be distributed to St. Joseph County kids this Christmas. The motorcycle rally attracted 125 bikers, who made the 60-mile trek around the county as a way of bringing awareness to the benevolent event. Toy Run president Victor Hargett said the field where the Toy …

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Conservation District conducts final river cleanup of the year

The St. Joseph County Conservation District staged its final river cleanup of the season Saturday with a joint effort by two groups. More than two dozen people took part in an effort on the Prairie River. One group started at the Centreville Canoe Park at the north end of the village, ending at Hoshel Road Canoe Park. The other group, …

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