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Local woman wins $1 million lottery prize

“Twenty-six” is the lucky number for a St. Joseph County woman, who recently won the $1 million top prize in a Michigan Lottery scratch-off game. The woman, who chose to not be identified, purchased the $20 ticket at Harding’s Market on West Michigan Avenue in Three Rivers. She won playing the game Millionaire Maker. The woman matched the number 26 …

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Man arrested on multiple charges following traffic stop

An Indiana man was arrested over the weekend on drug-related offenses and for driving a stolen vehicle, following a traffic stop in Three Rivers. Three Rivers officers were summoned Saturday to U.S. 131 near M-60, where the vehicle was stopped for a number of equipment violations. Officers detected that the driver, a 35-year-old Mishawaka man, was under the influence of …

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Woman arrested following domestic incident

A woman from Indiana was arrested over the weekend following an incident that required the aid of Sturgis Police. Officers responded at 3:10 a.m. Saturday to a residence in the 200 block of West Main Street regarding a domestic disturbance. During their investigation, officers found that a man was physically injured by his 54-year-old girlfriend. The woman, a LaGrange County …

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Glen Oaks nursing students scoring high on exams

Nursing school graduates at Glen Oaks Community College are setting the pace in scores for the National Nursing Board Examinations, according to statistics reported by the National Council State Board of Nursing. According to William Lederman, Glen Oaks director of nursing, test scores for 2018 show that licensed practical nurses from Glen Oaks scored a 96.42 percent average on their …

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Man arrested on outstanding warrant

A Sturgis man wanted on an outstanding warrant was arrested earlier this week in a residential area of the city. According to a police-issued media release, officers on patrol at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of West Congress Street made contact with a person on foot. The 27-year-old man was known to authorities, who were aware of an …

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Cass County crash sends man to hospital

A one-vehicle accident earlier this week in Cass County’s Wayne Township seriously injured a Marcellus man. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 7 a.m. Wednesday to Glenwood Road, in an area north of Marcellus Highway, in response to a personal-injury accident. Deputies said 39-year-old Jon Harwood was injured after he lost control of the car he was driving …

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Police investigate White Pigeon theft

State police troopers are investigating the theft of a back blade for a tractor taken recently from a White Pigeon Township property. The item was taken in the 68000 block of Wallowa Road. The back blade is yellow in color and is valued at about $400.

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US 12 roadwork in Sturgis begins

Here’s a final reminder that Michigan Department of Transportation workers will be reconstructing U.S. 12 and the crossing at Michigan Southern Railroad in Sturgis starting Monday. The $587,000 investment includes concrete driveway, curb and gutter, sidewalk ramp upgrades, lighting and pavement markings. U.S. 12 will be closed with traffic detoured on M-66, East Fawn River Road and South Franks Avenue. …

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Ordinance allows ORVs on county roads

Four-wheeled, off-road vehicles can now be driven legally on county roads, though drivers must adhere to a number of conditions. The matter was approved during Tuesday’s county commission meeting. First raised by members of the St. Joseph County Road Commission Board, the ordinance is a progressive measure, according to board chairman Dennis Allen. The ordinance allows drivers of ORVs to …

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New city commission member

The Three Rivers City Commission welcomed a new member aboard Tuesday. The city’s Third District will now be served by Chris Abel, who fills a vacancy created after Norm Stutesman stepped down earlier this month after he moved out of the district. Abel was the only district resident to submit an application for the post. His term will expire in …

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