Dennis Rumsey

Friday night crash in Cass County

Ice was cited as the culprit of a two-vehicle accident over the weekend in Cass County‚Äôs Penn Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly before 11 p.m. Friday to the intersection of M-60 and Calvin Center Road. Investigators said Noe Herrero, a 58-year-old Elkhart resident, was unable to stop his vehicle on Calvin Center Road due to the …

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Be conscious of freezing water lines

With the coldest weather of the season on tap over the next two to three days, Sturgis Department of Public Services is asking residents to be conscious of freezing water lines. Considering the below-zero temperature predictions, conditions are suitable for water lines to freeze, DPS officials said. To help prevent lines from freezing, city officials are recommending residents allow a …

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ISD approves two positions

The St. Joseph County Intermediate School District board last week approved two new positions. The first is a support specialist to work in the human resources and business office. The other is a braillist to translate and transcribe activities to support the vision team and programs for visually impaired students are both needed. The board also approved revised budgets for …

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Mike Richmond, 52

Michael Todd Richmond, age 52, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 25, 2019 at Bronson Methodist Hospital. Mike was born on March 7, 1966 in Paw Paw, the son of the late Ralph C. and Jacqueline (Keene) Richmond. Mike graduated from Three Rivers High School with the class of 1984. He worked as a skilled tradesman for …

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Snow emergency in Sturgis

The City of Sturgis has declared a city-wide snow removal emergency due to forecast snow accumulations of greater than four inches. Due to the high snowfall forecast, any vehicle parked on the roadway will be towed. By ordinance, during a declared snow removal emergency parking is prohibited on all City streets. Under Sec. 58-155 of the City of Sturgis Code …

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Manford Leeth, 92

Manford O. Leeth, 92, of Sturgis, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at the Cambrian Assisted Living in Tecumseh, Mich., following a short illness. He was born Sept. 23, 1926, in Sturgis, the son of Jesse and Josephine (Thompson) Leeth. He was a resident of Sturgis and White Pigeon most of his life and was employed as an offset print operator …

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City of Sturgis DPS Warns of Potential for Frozen Water Lines

With extremely cold weather continuing this weekend and into next week, the City of Sturgis Department of Public Services is asking residents to be conscious of freezing water lines. With the extreme temperatures forecast for at least the next seven days, conditions are suitable for water lines to freeze. In order to help citizens prevent their water lines from freezing, …

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Linda Handy, 71

Linda Hazel Handy, age 71, of Three Rivers went to be with her Lord peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, surrounded by her loving family at Rose Arbor Hospice. She was born on Jan. 29, 1947 in Cleveland, the daughter of the late Cameron and Claire (Denny) Wortinger. Linda married the love of her life, Ken Handy, on April 15, …

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Timothy Baker, 66

Timothy W. Baker, age 66, of Colon, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. The family will receive relatives and friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at New Beginnings Church, Sturgis, with a memorial service taking place at 3 p.m. The family was assisted by Schipper Funeral Home in Colon.

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Tiny Burchard, 96

Tiny Patience Burchard, age 96, of Mountain Grove, Missouri and a former longtime active resident of Sturgis passed away Thursday, January 24, 2019 in Mount Grove. She was born on February 13, 1922 in Gravois Mills, Missouri daughter of Harley E. and Nellie (Conner) Holst. She was one of nine brothers and four sisters. Her parents owned a farm where …

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