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Sturgis fire displaces residents

Residents of the Maple Crest Motel in Sturgis were displaced after a fire Tuesday night. Sturgis Fire officials said heavy smoke was coming from the roof of the building when they arrived on the scene around 6:45 p.m. Four units suffered severe damage from the fire, which appears to have started in an attic area. Residents in other units were …

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Hit-and-run incident results in garage damage

A garage was damaged in a hit-and-run incident reported Monday in White Pigeon Township. State police were called to the 68000 block of Klinger Lake Road to investigate. The property owner said the incident occurred within the past week. The vehicle struck the garage then proceeded south on Klinger Lake Road, according to investigators.

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Cass woman injured in car crash

A 29-year-old Cassopolis woman was injured after she was involved in a three-vehicle accident Wednesday morning in Cass County. Sheriff’s department officials said Ryan Rosalee Deckard, failed to slow down as she approached two vehicles that had stopped for a school bus shortly before 7:30 a.m. on M-60 in Newberg Township. Deckard drove into the back of a vehicle driven …

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A good year for the Michigan Lottery

Strong player support pushed sales of Michigan Lottery tickets to a record of nearly $2.6 billion in the 2014 fiscal year, the 10th straight year of $2 billion-plus sales. Lottery officials say sales this year eclipsed by 4.8 percent the previous record of just under $2.48 billion set in 2013. The record sales were due primarily to a 10.5 percent increase in …

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Bobbie

Hello. My name is Bobbie and I am a female short-hair calico cat, about 8 months old. I am very friendly and like people. It surely would be nice to have a new family to love at Christmas. Please visit me and see how cute I am. My docket number is 12405, at the St. Joseph County Animal Control Shelter …

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Board of Commissioners agrees to additional funding of proposed trail

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has agreed to provide additional funding to support a proposed trail project designed to run between Three Rivers and Fabius Township. At the request of Lindsay Oswald, a member of the River Country Recreational Authority, the commission committed $23,400. Coupled with $5,000 offered by the city of Three Rivers Tuesday, the proposed trail …

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State trooper involved in crash

A Michigan State Police trooper was involved in a crash Friday on Youngs Prairie Road near Constantine. While on routine patrol, the trooper attempted to turn around to pursue a vehicle that matched the description of a car involved in armed robberies in Cass County, Lt. James Colman said in a media release. The officer lost control of the vehicle …

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Commission approved new human resources director contract

The employment of Teresa Doehring as human resources director was formalized Tuesday, when the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners agreed to terms of her contract. The 40-year-old Doehring, a Mendon resident, will be paid $65,000 annually and given four weeks of vacation time. She begins the job Jan. 6. Doehring replaces Elishia Arver, who stepped down from the post …

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Sturgis Culver’s opened Monday

The first Culver’s restaurant in St. Joseph County opened this week. The Wisconsin-based chain opened its store Monday at 830 S. Centerville Road in Sturgis and attracted about 2,700 customers, according to owner Mike Miller. Miller, a Battle Creek resident, also owns Culver’s stores in Battle Creek and Coldwater.

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Board of Commissioners set first meeting of 2015

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has set the date for its first meeting of 2015. During Tuesday’s proceedings, commissioners set the meeting for 5 p.m. Jan. 6. At that time, the five-member board will set the full meeting schedule for the balance of the year. The board currently meets at 5 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of …

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