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Raymond Brice, Michigan Tech Captain, signs with K-Wings

The Kalamazoo Wings announced their first signing for the 2020-21 season, forward Raymond Brice. Brice, 24, and a native of Houghton, Michigan, was captain of the Michigan Tech Huskies last season.  In 28 games last year, Brice scored six goals.  During his four years at Michigan Tech, Brice played 95 games, scoring 13 goals and adding 13 assists. “We have …

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Alfred

If anyone wants a champion “Purrrrrrer” adopt me.  My motor starts to run the minute you touch me.  I am goofy, playful, smart, loving, and Lots and Lots of Fun.  I am a domestic short hair, black and white male, about 15 weeks old.  My docket number is 48611, at the St. Joseph County Animal Control Shelter located at 652 …

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Prosecutor will complete his term

John McDonough’s term as St. Joseph County prosecutor is in the hands of voters, not the county commission. During their executive committee meeting Wednesday, commissioners took up the subject of a letter co-authored earlier this month by State Rep. Aaron Miller and Colon Township’s Tadd Davis. They urged commissioners to remove McDonough from office for a variety of alleged infractions. …

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Woman sentenced for 2014 arson

A Dowagic woman was sentenced to prison for her role in a fire set at a Three Rivers business six years ago. Fawn Mott, 35, was sentenced Monday by St. Joseph County Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman. Stutesman ordered Mott to serve between 30 months and 10 years in prison, with 603 days credit for time already served, for her …

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Three Rivers cancels graduation ceremony

Three Rivers Community Schools officials decided this week to cancel the high school’s graduation ceremony. Principal Carrie Balk said the district’s administrative team met Tuesday, and decided in the best interest and safety of graduates and their family members, the Aug. 6 ceremony will not take place. Three Rivers High School had already twice postponed its graduation ceremony, which was …

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COA remains open for limited services

The St. Joseph County Commission on Aging has issued a media release, stating it remains open but on a limited basis. Lobbies at the Sturgis and Three Rivers centers are open, and seniors are welcome to stop in and purchase restaurant tickets, become a member, borrow from its Medical Loan Closet or conduct any other business that can be handled …

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Construction trailer stolen in White Pigeon

Troopers from Michigan State Police are investigating the theft of a construction trailer from a location in White Pigeon Township. Investigators said the incident occurred during overnight hours between Sunday and Monday from the 68000 block of Klinger Lake Road. The trailer is 16 feet in length, dark blue in color and has the words “Smoll’s Construction” on both sides.

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Local SERVPRO Franchise Recognized for Outstanding Performance at Company’s First “Virtual” Convention

During SERVPRO’s 51st Annual Convention – the company’s first “virtual” convention – top company representatives recognized the extraordinary performance of SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties with the CHAIRMAN’S Bronze award. Originally scheduled for July 5-9 in Boston but reformatted due to restrictions and concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the online event kicked off with a live Opening Night …

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Whitmer opposes making schools offer in-person classes

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was unreceptive Tuesday to Republican-passed legislation that would require public schools to offer in-person instruction to students in kindergarten through fifth grade amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Democratic governor’s comments came after several districts announced they would start the academic year solely with distance learning regardless of whether Whitmer moves the rest of Michigan into phase five …

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Police arrest vandalism suspect

Sturgis police arrested a suspect over the weekend after fielding multiple reports of vandalism throughout the city. Officers responded about 8:30 a.m. Saturday to reports of a man breaking the glass from front-door windows to various businesses. They included Carmen’s Salon, Wings Etc. and Bofa in the downtown district, and the Michigan Secretary of State office on South Centerville Road. …

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