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Sturgis hears Main Street overview

A presentation about Michigan’s Main Street Program and an overview of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Redevelopment Ready Communities program took place last month before a collection of Sturgis city officials. Leigh Young, Main Street specialist, gave a presentation regarding the Michigan Main Street Program and specialist Emily Petz discussed Redevelopment Ready Communities. Their appearances were arranged by city manager …

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Items stolen from Branch County home

A Branch County residence was recently burglarized. State police said a house and outbuildings in the 500 block of Kosmerick Road in Bethel Township were broken into between Feb. 25 and March 24. A department media release indicated a number of items were stolen.

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County agrees to land purchase

St. Joseph County officials last week agreed to pursue a state grant for acquisition of a 54-acre parcel to be managed by the parks and recreation department. Following a public hearing during Tuesday’s commission meeting, the board passed a resolution in support of securing the property in the 60000 block of U.S. 131. Referred to as “the Kettles property,” the …

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Residents voice COA concerns

The idea of a Commission On Aging senior center at Meyer Broadway Park might be dead before it even gained traction. Commissioner John Dobberteen during the March 15 work session suggested the location to replace the current COA senior center in Three Rivers. It is located in the south half of a building shared with the Three Rivers Public Library. …

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Police investigate burglary

A Fawn River Township residence was burglarized last week. State police said troopers were called Wednesday morning to the 30000 block of U.S. 12. Around 7:15 a.m., a neighbor reported a Ford F150 with a small trailer backed up to the garage of a home that suffered extensive damage in a fire last month. The same home was broken into …

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Multiple injured in Sherman Township crash

Four people, including two children, were injured in a two-car crash Thursday at the intersection of Shimmel and Featherstone roads in Sherman Township. Michigan State Police said a pickup driven by Jessica Goble, a 35-year-old Sturgis resident, was eastbound on Featherstone Road at 8 a.m., when she failed to stop at the intersection. The truck was struck by a car …

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Woman injured in crash

A Niles woman was treated for injuries she received after her vehicle ran into a car driven by a Constantine resident. Cass County Sheriff’s Department officials said Janel Chappell, 18, was driving west on U.S. 12 at 4:21 p.m. March 17 when her vehicle collided with a car driven by Dakota Hicks, 20, of Constantine. The incident occurred near M-217 …

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K-Wings win two against Admirals; Playoffs on the horizon

Needing just one point to secure a playoff spot in the 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs, the Kalamazoo Wings (36-27-1-3) did just a little bit better this past weekend, they earned all four possible points. Playing the Norfolk Admirals (25-37-4-0) twice this past weekend, the K-Wings defeated the Admirals 5-3 on Friday night and 5-3 on Saturday night. Josh Pitt led …

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ISD to interview for superintendent

Two candidates will be interviewed for the position of superintendent of St. Joseph County Intermediate School District. The candidates are Teresa Belote, superintendent of Bronson Community Schools, and Patrick Kreger, superintendent of Union City Community Schools. Belote has been superintendent at Bronson for three years, coming from a long history working for Sturgis Public Schools. Meanwhile, Kreger has been the …

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Allegan woman missing

Police are looking for a 48-year-old woman reported missing from the Allegan area. Amy Lynn Harker, originally from Sturgis, was last heard from around 2:30 p.m. Sunday, when she had told a friend she was going to Illinois to visit friends, according to the Allegan County Sheriff’s Department. Harker’s family and friends said they have been unable to reach her …

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