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Conservation District names Volunteer of the Year

A few accolades were bestowed during St. Joseph County Conservation District’s annual meeting last month in Centreville. Josh Overton received recognition as “Volunteer of the Year” for his support to district programs. Meanwhile, Lucas Wahl received the river clean-up award. Also during the meeting, John Nelson and Chad Clark were re-appointed to positions on the board of directors.

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Glen Oaks celebrates new grand concourse

After a year and a half of planning and eight months of construction, Glen Oaks Community College is staging the reveal of its new, $2.2 million grand concourse. The day-long celebration starts at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Later, the school will offer lunch to its students to showcase some of the new menu options now available through the GO Café. Then, …

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Car crashes into garage

One person was injured after a vehicle struck a detached garage last weekend in Cass County’s Porter Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly before 6:30 p.m. Saturday to an area on Sunset Boulevard, south of U.S. 12, to investigate a personal-injury crash. The driver, 55-year-old John Hendrickson, of Union, was driving northbound when he lost control of …

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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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