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Pedal boat stolen in Colon

Sheriff’s deputies were called last week to Colon Township in response to the theft of a watercraft. The incident occurred between July 4 and this past Saturday at a residence in the 60000 block of Custer Valley Road. The victims told police a tan and pink Water Wheeler pedal boat was taken from the yard of its owner.

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Sturgis School Board approves sale of building

Members of Sturgis Public Schools Board of Education have approved the sale of the former Arden Park School building, located at 209 Ilene St. Superintendent Art Ebert said the district had a $325,000 cash offer on the property that officials had tentatively agreed to, pending board approval. Ebert said it’s his understanding the 63-year-old building will be renovated and used …

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Police chase leads to arrest

An Indiana man who led sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase over the weekend faces several felony charges. According to a media release from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded to a citizen’s call to Central Dispatch regarding a reckless driver shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday on eastbound U.S. 12 near Balk Road in Sturgis Township. The driver, …

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Michigan adopts deer hunting rules to halt fatal disease

State regulators are continuing a ban on baiting and feeding deer in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula in an effort to prevent spread of chronic wasting disease. The ban was among rules for this year’s hunting season adopted by the Michigan Natural Resources Commission last week. The panel decided to allow baiting and feeding in the Upper Peninsula, except in an area …

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MDOT gives update on US 131 project

Here’s the latest information regarding Michigan Department of Transportation’s reconstruction project of U.S. 131 in Three Rivers. Stage 2 traffic pattern remains in place, meaning two-way traffic follows the southbound U.S. 131 lane in areas around the M-60 intersection at the south end as well as at the Hoffman Street intersection at the north end. A new deck was poured …

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Centreville Schools approves contracts for aides

Centreville Public Schools Board of Education last week approved contracts for the district’s aides, administrative assistants and custodial staff. Each two-year contract calls for a 1 percent increase and a step the first year, and a 2 percent increase and a step the second year. Superintendent Stephanie Lemmer noted that the administrative assistants had requested to move away from collective …

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Out and About – Week of July 15th

Kudos to the members of the Club of Little Gardens here in Three Rivers, They do so much to beautify the common areas here in the Three Rivers area. One of their projects is Bowman Park on North Main Street. This park is sometimes referred to as “Statue Park”. The ladies are the ones who make sure all of the …

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Man injured in Cass County crash

A Mottville man was hospitalized after being involved in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday in Cass County’s Porter Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called to U.S. 12 at Birch Street around 5:30 p.m. Investigators found that a car driven by 32-year-old Christopher Alwine rear-ended a car driven by Casey Rumsey, 31, of Elkhart. Both vehicles were eastbound and Rumsey’s …

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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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