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MDOT advises motorists to watch for volunteers

Motorists are advised to be on the lookout beginning Saturday as thousands of Adopt-A-Highway volunteers fan out along state roadways picking up litter. Participants in the Michigan Department of Transportation program will clean highway roadsides from Saturday through July 21 during the second of three scheduled pickups this year. When working in a highway right of way, Adopt-A-Highway volunteers wear …

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County clerk gives annual report

St. Joseph County Clerk Lindsay Oswald presented her annual report to county commissioners during Wednesday’s executive committee meeting. Oswald, whose four-year anniversary as county clerk was last week, covered a fair amount of information related to the clerk’s office general division, register of deeds and the circuit court clerk’s office. A Lockport Township resident, Oswald said the general division recorded …

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Investigation continues into remains found

Sturgis Department of Public Safety Director Geoff Smith has provided more information related to possible human skeletal remains discovered Tuesday in Sturgis Township. An investigation that was aided by Michigan State Police Crime Lab and Western Michigan University’s Anthropology Unit led to the remains being taken for further examination and carbon dating. Additional remains were found in the general vicinity …

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Help available for quitting smoking

In an effort to help residents quit smoking, the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services can help with free nicotine patches, gum or lozenges through Sept. 30. Michigan residents are eligible for up to eight weeks of free nicotine patches, gum or lozenges. All of the replacement therapies are available to residents …

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Skeletal remains found in Sturgis

Possible human skeletal remains were discovered Tuesday in Sturgis Township. Sturgis Department of Public Safety Director Geoff Smith said his department was contacted around 11 a.m. regarding the discovery in an area of South Nottawa Street and Bogen Road. Smith said the area has been secured and an investigation is underway. Helping out with the investigation are representatives from Michigan …

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Police release name of driver in police chase

The name of the driver of a car that fled from Three Rivers officers last weekend has been released by authorities. Bond for Brandon Michael Goodfellow, 24, has been set at $50,000 following his arrest Saturday. Goodfellow and a 24-year-old female, both Sturgis residents, were wanted on a number of felony warrants. They were arrested following a brief pursuit that …

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Girls dies in swimming pool

A 1-year-old girl died in a family swimming pool last week in Lockport Township. State police troopers and emergency personnel responded at 6 p.m. Thursday in the 57000 block of Tim Avenue in response to Central Dispatch reporting a child had snuck into the pool with a 2-year-old sibling. According to authorities, one of the parents was home at the …

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Man falls off boat in Cass County

An Indiana man was injured after falling off a boat over the weekend in Cass County’s LaGrange Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called at 6:15 p.m. Saturday to a residence on Diamond Lake. Upon further investigation, deputies found that Michael Molnar, 34, of Granger, was pulling a tube attached to the back of the boat when a passenger …

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Pursuit leads to two arrests

Two Sturgis residents, both wanted on a number of felony warrants, were arrested following a brief pursuit by police last week in Three Rivers. The incident started at an undisclosed time Saturday near the intersection of U.S. 131 and Broadway Road, where officers learned of a possibly-stolen vehicle parked at an area hotel. A man and a woman, both 24 …

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Two injured in motorcycle crash

Two people were hospitalized after they were involved in a motorcycle accident in Cass County’s Penn Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies responded over the weekend to White Temple and Little Fish Lake roads in response to a single-vehicle accident. Deputies said 61-year-old Monroe Learn was traveling north on White Temple when he lost control of the motorcycle and crashed. Learn and his passenger, …

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