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Skipper

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Hi! My name is Skipper and I am a black and tan male terrier mix, about 1-2 years old. I weigh about 17 pounds and am just the right size for snuggling on your lap. I have a cute, plumy little tail that wags a lot. I get along good with other small dogs and I walk nicely on a …

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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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Colon agrees to payment in lieu of insurance policy

Members of the Colon Village Council agreed Tuesday to adopt a “payment-in-lieu-of-insurance” policy for its full-time employees. Village president Diane Downs said the offer is available to employees who receive insurance through their spouse instead of the village. Council members agreed two payments a year would be made to those who decline village-offered insurance. Married employees who qualify will receive …

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K-Wings force overtime; defeat Oilers

It took some last second heroics, but the Kalamazoo Wings (15-17-0-3) were able to come from behind to beat the visiting Tulsa Oilers (21-15-4-0) in overtime on Wednesday evening at Wings Event Center. With the win, the K-Wings extended their win streak to four games. In the first-ever meeting between the two teams, Kalamazoo and Tulsa spent most of the …

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Home destroyed by fire

Firefighters from four departments battled a residential blaze Monday afternoon in Sherman Township. Crews were dispatched around 3 p.m. to the 66000 block of Klinger Lake Road. First responders saw flames emanating from the rear of the home. Flames quickly spread to the front of the home, according to authorities. The residence was a complete loss. An initial investigation suggests …

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Meth lab found in vehicle

A 37-year-old Sturgis man is being held in the St. Joseph County Jail after police found methamphetamine labs in his vehicle earlier this week in Sturgis Township. A sheriff’s deputy stopped the vehicle for an expired license plate around 10:30 a.m. Monday on U.S. 12 near Stubey Road. The deputy soon discovered a meth lab was in the back of …

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Traffic stop leads to multiple arrests

Three people were arrested for various offenses following a traffic stop last week in the city of Three Rivers. According to a department media release, the vehicle was pulled over Friday on West Michigan Avenue near Andrews Street for an equipment violation. The driver, a 30-year-old man from Jones, was found to have a vehicle with improper registration. A 44-year-old …

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Dog park fundraiser planned

The city of Sturgis is planning a fundraiser kickoff for its proposed dog park. The so-called “Sturgis Bark Park” is slated to be developed at the site of the former Depot Park, an area in excess of 22,000-square-feet. Kickoff is set to begin at noon Feb. 4 at the Doyle Community Center with four hours of events and activities scheduled. …

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Out and About – Week of January 9th

Honor is one of the nicest things to have, and it’s also a very nice thing to share. “It’s an honor to do this for you” is a very nice thing to say to someone. Unfortunately, this act is not done enough. The American Legion Honor Team, from Hice-Shutes Post 170, performs an act of honor every time they are …

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