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Out and About – Week of May 16th

I wish that I were more of a reader. I read about two books a year, which is something that I’m not proud of. I receive several magazines monthly and I usually end up adding them to a stack of other magazines, with intentions of reading them later when I have more time. What I should do is set aside …

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Hit and run in Lockport

St. Joseph County sheriff’s officials responded to a hit-and-run, property-damage incident over the weekend in Lockport Township. According to a department media release, a 2006 Chevy Impala was parked at the Sturgis Dam, as its owner was fishing in the St. Joseph River. The car’s owner told police he noticed the rear bumper of his vehicle had been torn off. …

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Items stolen from vehicles

At least three vehicles were illegally entered and various items removed over the weekend in Fawn River Township. State police were called Saturday to Rickey and Eisenhower roads, where the victims said their unlocked vehicles were entered and a variety of items were taken. During their investigation, troopers found various tools and other items in the vicinity. Troopers said they …

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Several Sturgis School Board seats up for election

Sturgis Public Schools Board of Education will have five seats on the November election ballot. There are three six-year terms, one four-year term and one two-year term. Information for anyone interested in seeking a position is available at the superintendent’s office or by calling 659-1502. To be eligible to run for a school board position, a person must be a …

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Brother of man killed by police sentenced for role in chase

The brother of a man who was fatally shot by police in southwestern Michigan has been sentenced to two years in prison for his role in fleeing officers before the shooting. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports Aaron Pelletier learned his punishment Monday. A Kalamazoo County jury earlier convicted him of third-degree fleeing and eluding and felony firearm possession. He was acquitted …

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Driver facing charges after 1 dead in western Michigan crash

Charges are being filed after one person was killed and two others injured after the vehicle they were in was struck by a suspected drunken driver in western Michigan. The Allegan County sheriff’s office says the vehicle rolled over in a dense tree line early Saturday morning in Wayland Township, south of Grand Rapids, and 36-year-old Jemimah Palsce of Albuquerque, …

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Three Rivers police search for missing man

Three Rivers Police Det. Mike Mohney said the department is looking for a person who is believed to be voluntarily missing. According to a department media release, the agency is seeking the location of Justin Berg, a 45-year-old white man who was last seen around 5 p.m. a week ago. Berg’s cell phone was found Thursday under a St. Joseph …

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Boater safety classes planned

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department has announced its 2016 schedule for boater safety classes. Four classes are scheduled and attendance at only one is required to receive certification. The dates and locations are June 4 at the Colon Township Fire Hall; and June 11, 18 and 25 at the sheriff’s department. Each class runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., …

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Lawn mower stolen in Leonidas Township

A lawn mower was reported stolen last week from a residence in Leonidas Township. State police said the incident occurred between 8 p.m. Wednesday and 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the 32000 block of M-60. The tractor, a 2016 John Deere zero-turn commercial mower, and a 12-by-7-foot utility trailer were stolen from a barn that was accessed through forced entry.

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Damaged headstones being restored

Sturgis City Manager Michael Hughes had good news last week regarding the vandalism to Oak Lawn Cemetery. He said Patten Michigan Monument Company of Sturgis is helping to restore headstones damaged over the weekend of April 2-3. Suspects remain unidentified in the vandalism that damaged more than 30 headstones. The loss was estimated at more than $50,000. Hughes said repairs …

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