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Man Shot Near Edwardsburg

Deputies from the Cass County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a person shot at a residence near Edwardsburg around noon Sunday. Law-enforcement officials were summoned to a residence in the 70000 block of 5 Points Rd in Mason Township. Upon arrival, deputies discovered that Edwardsburg resident Trevor Clair, 44, had been shot during an altercation with another man …

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Man Still On The Lose

Sturgis Police said a man they suspect of a carjacking incident outside the Sturgis Walmart last week patronized a gas station in Tekonsha then headed north on Interstate 69. A follow-up news release from the original incident last Wednesday indicates it appears the man also switched footwear while in the store. The 59-year-old victim, who was pulled from her Chevy …

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Revival Of The Menards Plan

Three Rivers municipal officials said a home-improvement chain has expressed interest in revisiting its plans to open a store in Three Rivers. Wisconsin-based Menards is contemplating moving forward to build on land it owns on the south side of Broadway Road, just west of Big Lots. The company owns a 59-acre parcel and has had tentative plans for years to …

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Woman Forced From Vehicle

A 59-year-old woman was forced from her SUV late Wednesday night outside the Sturgis Walmart. Police said the woman told them a black man, in his late 20s or early 30s, dragged her from her vehicle as she was entering the gray 2004 Chevy Trailblazer. The vehicle was last seen heading north on South Centerville Road. The vehicle has a …

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Blood-Alcohol Levels Change For Boaters

State Rep. Matt Lori announced this week that legislation he introduced, regarding a change to the legal blood-alcohol content for which boaters are considered legally drunk, has passed a vote by the State House Judiciary Committee. The two bills set the legal blood-alcohol content for watercraft operators from 0.10 percent to 0.08 percent. They also modify sentencing guidelines to make …

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Fire Department Welcomes New Truck

Members of the Tri-Township Fire Department welcomed the addition of its new truck Tuesday. Chief Max Kulpinski said the 2009 International was purchased by Fawn River, Sturgis and Sherman townships for $200,000. Another $15,000 was spent to detail, customize and letter the rig. Because the vehicle had been a lifelong demonstration truck, all of its 2,200 miles were recorded to …

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WP Schools Hoping For Millage Renewal

Members of the White Pigeon Community Schools Board of Education were presented a list of priorities to address if an impending millage renewal is approved. Eric Hackman, from Kalamazoo-based engineering and architecture firm Tower Pinkster Titus Associates Inc., told board members Wednesday that infrastructure-related work at Central Elementary School should take place first. The potential work is contingent on a …

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State Rep. Lori Issues Statement

  State Rep. Matt Lori issued a statement following Wednesday’s State of the State speech by Gov. Rock Snyder. Lori, whose jurisdiction includes St. Joseph County, said he was encouraged to hear Snyder put an emphasis on improving public safety in Michigan. As a former sheriff, Lori said he understands the importance of reducing crime in Michigan’s largest cities to …

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Still Looking For A Treasurer

  St. Joseph County’s search for an interim finance director may lead it to someone who has retired from the position in a different county. Though the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners did not discuss the matter during its bi-monthly meeting Tuesday, minutes from the commission’s executive committee meeting show a suggestion was made to consider finding a recently …

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ARF Announces Winners

The Animal Rescue Fund of St. Joseph County recently announced winners of its Pet Food Drive event, which started Dec. 1 and concluded Dec. 24. Entry into the random drawing was made by purchasing dog or cat food at the TSC store in Three Rivers during the 24-day period. Sturgis residents Larry and Lea Stenli were awarded first prize, a …

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