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Sturgis Relay for Life

The annual Sturgis Relay for Life fundraiser last weekend raised nearly $40,000 for the American Cancer Society. The 24-hour, uninterrupted walk started at noon Friday at Sturgis High School’s track. The top three groups in terms of funds raised were Burr Oak Tool and the Beta Sigma Phi team, which both raised $5,000. Morgan Olson was third with a team …

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Project FRESH

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency has announced the return of Project FRESH. The nutrition-education and supplemental-food program is offered through the agency in conjunction with Michigan State University Extension Services. Project FRESH puts fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables into the hands of young families who qualify for Women, Infants and Children assistance. Participants receive 10, $2 coupons that …

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Out and About – Week of June 9th

In case you haven’t heard, Water Festival is happening this week. Thursday through Saturday, June 12 through 14. All the details have been published in this newspaper, so I won’t take the time to bore you with all the details. From the parade Thursday evening to the final firework lighting up the sky Saturday night, Three Rivers will be alive …

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Teacher layoffs

Seven Centreville Public Schools teachers will be issued layoff notices, following action taken Monday by the district’s board of education. After nearly three hours and comments from about three dozen people, the seven-member board cut high school health, agriculture education and junior high language arts positions, and at the elementary level, art, first and second grades, and two fourth-grade positions. …

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Making the first cut

A 25-year-old White Pigeon High School graduate made the first cut of 20 candidates in Sunday’s Miss USA pageant. But, Mekayla Diehl was not in the group of the Top 10 finalists. Diehl, who grew up in the community of Union in Cass County, was representing Indiana, as she lives in Bristol. An Albion College graduate, Diehl had been in …

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Gold team claims championship

The six-member White Pigeon High School golf team claimed the Division 4 state championship. Staged in Bedford Valley, the Division 4 finals saw White Pigeon shoot a two-day score of 654. The Chiefs topped Charlevoix and Lincoln Alcona, which finished tied for second at 663. The championship team is comprised of Riley and Jordan Olsen, Cory Snook, Jack Tippman, Andrew …

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Searching Noah Lake

Divers from the St. Joseph County Dive/ Rescue Unit joined Michigan State Police Underwater Recovery Unit last Friday to search parts of Noah Lake in Fabius Township for stolen property. In December, 12 long guns and power tools were found frozen in the lake. The guns had been stolen in a home theft in Mottville Township. In the spring, a …

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White Pigeon “Citizen of the Year”

Dan Cropsey and Adele Gray were named White Pigeon citizens of the year during a brief ceremony Saturday. They were recognized for their longstanding contributions and commitment to the community. Cropsey is president, CEO and director of Great Lakes Realty Services and has been active in the White Pigeon Community for 40 years. Cropsey has been a member of the …

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Man arrested after robbery

Portage police arrested a 35-year-old Three Rivers man last week after he was suspected of committing an armed robbery in Kalamazoo. The robbery occurred around 10:25 a.m. Friday at the Rite Aid drug store on East Cork Street. A witness was able to get a good look at the suspect and his vehicle, which proved to be helpful, as the …

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Properties to be sold

Four properties will be sold to the Sturgis Neighborhood Program, as the measure was approved last week by the Sturgis City Commission. The properties are at 210 S. Maple; 400 E. West; 701 S. Orange; and 1502 Sunnyfield. Collectively, the sale of the four properties totals more than $72,000. Three of the properties were acquired by the city in 2013 …

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