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Woman missing in Cass County

Police in southwest Michigan are looking for a missing Dowagiac woman. 25-year old Rose Morris was reported missing Sunday morning. Family members told police she was last seen Thursday evening when Morris said she was going out with friends. Police believe she was at a friend’s house for most of the night, but later left just before midnight. Morris is …

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Texas man struck by vehicle

A Texas man, whose identity has not yet been confirmed, was struck by a vehicle and killed Sunday night in Sturgis Township. Sheriff’s department officials said the 40-year-old man was walking on M-66 when he was struck by a northbound car driven by a 58-year-old woman from Washtenaw County. The incident occurred near the intersection of Bogen Road.  

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Road resurfacing projects

A Bristol, Ind., firm was chosen for the 2014 enhanced mill-and-resurface project in the city of Sturgis. During their meeting last week, members of the Sturgis City Commission awarded the job to low bidder Niblock Excavating Inc. The company’s bid was just over $1 million. Streets involved in the project are South Clay from U.S. 12 to West South Street; …

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Woman arrested after chase

  An Indiana woman who was arrested after a police chase in April had her case bound over to Circuit Court last week by St. Joseph County District Judge Robert Pattison after a preliminary hearing. Aubrey Ann Coy, 34, remains in the St. Joseph County jail with a $150,000 bond. Coy faces charges of fleeing and eluding, operating a vehicle …

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Woman faces pornography

A Burr Oak woman, who faces pornography charges, had a preliminary hearing adjourned until next week. Meadow Marie Woodman, 33, is charged with one count of possession of child sexually abusive material and one count of using a computer to commit a crime. She is currently free on bond after turning herself in to authorities. Her preliminary hearing will take …

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Out and About – Week of July 28th

A week from today is Election Day. On the ballot will be several propositions, and you may vote yes or no as to whether you’d like to see these enacted. You will also vote on the person that you’d like to have represent you in Lansing as your State Representative from the 59th District. All of the candidates on the …

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Unemployment rate increases

The June unemployment rate in St. Joseph County increased by four-tenths of a percent compared to a month earlier. The monthly labor-market analysis by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget showed St. Joseph County’s 6.1 percent June unemployment rate was more than May’s 5.7 percent. June’s unemployment rate was 2.2 percent less than the same month one year …

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Building in Constantine gets new owner

The former Rexam building in Constantine is getting a new owner. Village manager Mark Honeysett stated during last week’s village council meeting that Central Manufacturing Services of Three Rivers closed on the purchase of the building July 15. Honeysett said he has had extensive conversations with CMS owner Jamie Clark, who indicated the building will house a logistics center comprised …

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Discover the Treasures of St. Joseph County

Saturday’s second-annual “Discover the Treasures of St. Joseph County” dinner drew more than 40 participants. Staged at Rawson’s King Mill Park in Leonidas Township, the Three Rivers Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event featured a luau theme. In addition, two participants took advantage of a self-guided kayak ride from Factoryville to the park as part of the $45-per-ticket offering. Chamber director Christy …

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Appointment to panel

Members of the Sturgis Public Schools Board of Education last week agreed to appoint Dan Scott to an open position on the panel. The opening was created when Ray Sterling resigned last month from his position as vice-president. Geoff Smith was promoted to the vice-president position during an organizational meeting last week. Scott is a 1999 graduate of Sturgis High …

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