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It’ll be rainy tonight

It will remain cloudy today as a storm system approaches the Upper Great Lakes today. Rain spreads west to east late this afternoon through the evening hours and continues tonight. Expect widespread .25 to .50 inch total rainfall by daybreak Tuesday. The rain departs early Tuesday morning and it will then remain dry through the weekend. Temperatures on Tuesday will …

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United Way names next chairpersons

After revealing it had exceeded $1 million for its Campaign 2020, the St. Joseph County United Way announced its chairpersons for the agency’s next fundraising effort. Frank and Mary Kay Schultz, and Greg and Amy Hackman were introduced Tuesday at the United Way’s “Victory Celebration.” Sturgis residents, Frank Schultz works at his family-owned business, Retail Warehouse, while Mary Kay retired …

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Miller to host local office hours

Here’s a reminder that State Rep. Aaron Miller has announced he will be hosting local office hours in February with State Sen Kim LaSata to hear the concerns of those in the community. Miller said the House has had a great start to the year in Lansing, and that it’s important to keep the lines of communication open to ensure …

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Sturgis restaurant to close

A longtime fast-food presence in Sturgis is closing at the end of the week. Burger King, located on South Centerville Road, will close at the end of the business day Saturday. Robert Snyder, general manager, said Tria Company of Battle Creek made the decision. Snyder said the closure affects him and another 20 employees. Some have invested 15 years there …

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Three Rivers hosts Portage Central

A rare Monday night, non-conference basketball game comes your way tonight from Three Rivers High School. The 6-and-9 boys varsity basketball team will have its hands full, as it hosts 13-and-1 Portage Central Mustangs. The Wildcats are coming off an 81-to-79 victory over Sturgis last week, and are on a two-game winning streak. Portage Central, meanwhile, topped Niles last Friday, …

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Out and About – Week of February 17th

There are some politicians who give other politicians a bad name. Years ago, there was a joke going around about politics in Chicago. Rumors about getting names of registered voters from the local cemetery to name just one. Back in the fifties, there were some parents who would have been proud to have a child who wanted to be President …

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Police investigate gasoline theft

State police investigators are looking into the theft of gasoline from Klinger Lake Country Club. According to a department media release, the incident occurred Wednesday night, when a white sedan drove behind the club’s maintenance garage and its driver stole about 17 gallons of gas. The pumps were secured by a lock that had been cut off. Authorities are reviewing …

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Judge rules on police procedure in murder case

A St. Joseph County judge has ruled that police did not use proper constitutional procedure during a search following a dismemberment case in Sturgis. Wade Allen, 35, was arrested in the May 2019 case and charged with murder, dismemberment of a corpse and failure to report a death. At a hearing Wednesday in St. Joseph County Circuit Court, Judge Paul …

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Life sentence for Theron Hunt

Theron Hunt will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole. On Jan. 15, Hunt, was found guilty of felony murder in the November 2018 fatal shooting of Kevin Johnson in Flowerfield Township. On Wednesday, Circuit Judge Paul Stutesman imposed the mandatory sentence. Johnson died when three Dowagiac residents went to the Flowerfield Township home …

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Housing plan focus group planned

The housing plan focus group for the non-profit agencies and users of housing is coming up next week. The event will take place 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Firm Foundations in Centreville. There are date changes for the other focus groups. The municipalities group will meet at 11 a.m. March 3; the lenders, developers, builders, realtors and landlords group …

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