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ARF Reward Project

Officials from the Animal Rescue Fund of St. Joseph County have announced the launch of the “ARF Reward Project,” a measure to encourage citizens to report animal abuse in St. Joseph County. Citizens who witness acts of abuse to animals are requested to call 389-0329 to report the incident. ARF volunteers will document the facts and inform the caller with …

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Irrigation wire stolen

The St Joseph County Sheriff Department reports it is investigating larceny of irrigation wire from a field in the 52000 block of U.S. 131 in Park Township. The incident occurred sometime between June 30 and Wednesday morning. The victim told investigators two spools of irrigation wire were taken.

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Annual Hospital Garage Sale

The St. Joseph County United Way, in conjunction with Sturgis Hospital, is staging its annual Hospital Garage Sale over an eight-hour period Friday. All proceeds raised during the sale, which takes place at the Sturgis Hospital Medical Commons Building, at 1717 E. Chicago St., will be turned over to the St. Joseph County United Way. The sale starts at 7:30 …

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Presentation tonight in Sturgis

The Sturgis Council of the Arts is presenting a series of three different summer-stock plays by the Central Michigan University Performing Arts Department. The first presentation is tonight. Council of the Arts members said the new program is aimed at providing arts and entertainment opportunities to area residents during the summer. Tonight at 7:30, “I Hate Hamlet” will be performed. …

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Serious injuries in Sturgis fight

A 55-year-old Sturgis man was airlifted to Bronson Methodist Hospital early Wednesday morning for injuries he received in a fight between he and another subject at the Maple Towers Apartment complex. The victim sustained serious yet not life threatening injuries. A 37-year- old resident of the complex was arrested and lodged on charges of aggravated assault. The victim was also …

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Vandalism incident in Sturgis

Five male subjects are being sought by Sturgis Police in connection with a vandalism incident that occurred in downtown Sturgis over the weekend. Police said five males, about 16 or 17 years old, were seen by witnesses in the downtown area around 2:30 a.m. Monday. Later in the day, it was discovered that gang-related graffiti was sprayed on a building …

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Burglary in Lockport Township

Investigators with the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department were called Friday to Lockport Township in response to the burglary of a barn. Deputies said the incident occurred at a barn between June 27 and July 6 in the 20000 block of Hoshel Road. The suspects entered the building and took several items, including a custom-made, three-wheel bike made for the …

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Relay for Life raised money

Organizers of last month’s Three Rivers Relay for Life said more than $122,000 was raised through the 24-hour event. Event chair Danielle Rohrer said proceeds are turned over to the American Cancer Society. The June 22 event in Three Rivers attracted 43 teams and also drew 115 cancer survivors who participated in the Survivors Lap.

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More State Police Patrols

St. Joseph County is one of 26 counties in Michigan to receive funding for enhanced law-enforcement patrol specifically targeting drunken drivers. The additional enforcement has been in place since last weekend and will continue through Sunday. The Michigan Office of Highway Planning has provided the funding to cover the cost of additional state police patrols.

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Vehicle stolen in Lockport Township

A vehicle was stolen between midnight and 7 a.m. Friday from a residence in the 56000 block of Buffalo Drive in Lockport Township. The vehicle – its year, make and model were not included in a department news release – was found abandoned at an undisclosed location in Three Rivers.

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