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Out and About – Week of October 15th

I can’t help it, but here I go again venting about television ads. It seems we just can’t get away from them unless you follow the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) channel. I don’t think there are any ads on HBO or any of the other premium cable channels. Anyway, there are some ads that are clever, but the majority of …

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Two injured in Fabius crash

Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash over the weekend in Fabius Township, just outside of Three Rivers. Michigan State Police said a pickup driven by a 51-year-old Three Rivers man was southbound on U.S. 131 when the driver attempted to make a left-hand turn onto North Main Street. His vehicle, however, struck a northbound car driven by a …

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Glen Oaks faculty concerned about contract negotiations

About 10 Glen Oaks Community College faculty members concerned about the state of contract negotiations attended last week’s meeting of the college’s board of trustees. Ren Hartung, president of the faculty senate, said he does not have inside knowledge of what is happening within the negotiating team, although he has heard comments coming from that team. Hartung said the college’s team …

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Police search for assault/robbery suspects

An elderly Sturgis resident was assaulted as the victim of a strong-armed robbery last week at a business in Sturgis. Officers were called shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday to the 1200 block of East Chicago Road in response to the incident. The 70-year-old victim told police he suffered injuries to his face and head as two males robbed him. Deputy …

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Sturgis police arrest man on drug charges

A Sturgis man was arrested on drug-related charges this week after he was found passed out in a public place. Sturgis Police were called shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday to the corner of Williams and South Clay streets in response to a man passed out on a sidewalk. It was eventually discovered that the 47-year-old man had a valid warrant …

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Power company begins tree trimming

Indiana Michigan Power officials have announced crews will begin the process of trimming trees around transmission power lines in St. Joseph and Van Buren counties starting Monday. The work is routine maintenance to remove overhanging branches that can interfere with service reliability and are potential safety hazards, according to company officials. Trimming will take place over several days, weather permitting, …

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Polly

They call me Polly.  I came into Animal Control as a stray, on the thin side.  I look like a lab mix, with a tan coat.  I am a female, housetrained.  The nice people here have been really generous with the love and food and I am beginning to look better.  I walk nice, sit nice, come when called.  I …

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Items stolen from Monastery

A four-wheeler and a crossbow were stolen from a Monastery last week in Fabius Township. State police said troopers were called to St. Gregory’s Abbey Monastery, in the 5600 block of Abbey Road, in response to a break-in of equipment/storage barns. Forced entry was made into a locked barn, and the suspects stole a green, late-model Suzuki utility quad and …

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One injured in Florence Township crash

Alcohol and distracted driving are being identified as potential factors in a two-vehicle accident last week in Florence Township. Sheriff’s officials said the incident occurred at 6:30 p.m. Saturday on Constantine Road, near Dickinson Road. Details of the incident were not included in a department media release, but the parties involved were 27-year-old Harley Trine of Three Rivers and 73-year-old …

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Sturgis man arrested on drug charges

A 41-year-old Sturgis man was arrested on drug-related offenses last week in Sherman Township. Sheriff’s deputies said they were conducting a routine warrant check at a residence in the 67000 block of Stubey Road, where they located what appeared to be methamphetamine. After securing a search warrant, deputies found evidence of meth use at the location. The suspect was charged …

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