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Two injured in single vehicle crash

Two Sturgis residents sought medical treatment after they were involved in a one-vehicle accident this week in Fawn River Township. State police said 51-year-old Frank Carney was driving west on U.S. 12 at 3:15 p.m. Monday when the van he was operating lost control due to road conditions near Plumb School Road. The van, a 2006 Ford Econoline, went off …

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White Pigeon toy and food drive successful

Final numbers are in, and a holiday food and toy drive in White Pigeon benefitted more than 50 area families. Thanks to drives staged on separate Saturdays, enough food and toys were dropped off at Wagoner’s and at Central Elementary School to benefit the large number of families. A check from the White Pigeon Firefighters Association provided the winning classrooms …

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Fill The Fire Truck event successful

White Pigeon Fire Department and area residents have assured that local families will have a happy holiday. Earlier this month, the agency staged its second “Fill The Fire Truck” event. Residents were encouraged to donate non-perishable food items or drop money in a fire boot. White Pigeon postal carriers also assisted by picking up items left at mailboxes. Also, Central …

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100 families to benefit from Firefighters For Santa

For the eighth consecutive year, members of the Three Rivers Fire Department will help bring cheer to the community with the Firefighters For Santa program. Lt./paramedic Dave Crampton said firefighters will deliver food and gifts from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday to various locations in the city. Funded through donations from such local businesses as Meijer and Armstrong International, and …

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Business sustains damage in fire

Sturgis firefighters were dispatched to ACM Plastics just after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, and arrived to find heavy smoke and fire coming from roof vents at the north end of the plant. All employees existed safely. Due to heavy smoke, crews used a thermal-imaging camera to direct the fire-fight. Damage was contained to a malfunctioning mold heater, while the building sustained …

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Injuries following car hitting house

Two people were treated for injuries after their residence was struck by a car earlier this week, according to Sturgis Police. Officers were called around 10 a.m. Tuesday to the 200 block of North Prospect Street following a report that a vehicle had collided with a house. Two men, ages 18 and 22, were inside the residence and found to …

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Fire department named fire prevention award winner

The Three Rivers Fire Department has been named the winner of the 2015 Leland Gayheart Fire Safety and Prevention Award for the department’s Fire Prevention for Schools program. The University of Michigan Trauma Burn Center supports the work of Michigan firefighters by presenting a fire-safety prevention award in honor of Leland Gayheart. Gayheart was a 23-year-old Ann Arbor-area firefighter who …

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Serious injuries in Burr Oak accident

A 21-year-old Sturgis man suffered serious injuries following a one-vehicle accident last week in Burr Oak Township. Sheriff’s deputies said the man, whose identity was not stated in a department media release, was driving north on M-66 when he attempted to reach an item in the vehicle and lost control. The Jeep veered off the right side of the road …

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Asleep driver causes accident

A driver who police said fell asleep at the wheel caused a two-vehicle accident Thursday morning in Constantine Township. Sheriff’s deputies said a vehicle driven by a 20-year-old Constantine man was northbound on U.S. 131 when the vehicle drifted into the oncoming lane of traffic and struck a SUV driven by a 31-year-old Three Rivers man. The Constantine man, whose …

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Woman injured in single vehicle crash

A Marcellus woman was injured over the weekend after she swerved the car she was driving to avoid striking a deer in the roadway. Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood said Tina Rosen, 43, was driving on McKenzie Street near Lawrence Road in Volinia Township at 7:35 a.m. Sunday when she lost control of her vehicle. The car rolled over after …

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