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Information sought in home invasion case

St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department officials are appealing to the public for help with a case involving a person who broke into a home and sexually assaulted two female residents last week. According to an agency media release, deputies responded Wednesday to Sweet Lake Mobile Home Park in Fawn River Township in response to a report of a home invasion. …

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Cleanup of demolished building continues

White Pigeon Zoning Administrator Doug Kuhlman said future plans regarding the now-vacant property in the 100 block of East Chicago Road will be determined by the village. Kuhlman issued a media release Monday detailing the demolition of the building that housed the former Tasty Nut Shop. For now, Kuhlman said, debris will continue to be removed, the area will be …

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Day of Prayer details announced

The National Day of Prayer committee for St. Joseph County has announced the 2024 event will take place at noon May 2nd at the gazebo outside the St. Joseph County Courthouse. Committee member Vicki Allen said the hour-long event is designed, in part, to unify churches in St. Joseph County. Allen said congregations from all churches are invited to attend. …

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Junk pickup returns to Vicksburg

A popular residential service is returning to Vicksburg this fall. Village council members last week approved funding a curbside junk pickup. The service will be offered in September. Village Manager Jim Mallery said a $35,000 contract will be formalized with College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving Inc. to perform the service. He noted the service was previously conducted in the …

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Verdict reached in trial of former township supervisor

Fabius Township’s former supervisor was found guilty last week of sexual assault. Kenneth Linn, 57, was previously charged with four counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct for assaulting a Sauganash Country Club golf cart beverage cart driver in August 2010, according to Attorney General Dana Nessel and Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting. According to WWMT News Channel 3, Linn’s attorney …

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Public Improvement Grant helps make upgrades in Vicksburg

Vicksburg’s 2024 Public Improvement Grant program features six recipients who have committed to making upgrades that benefit the public. Village Manager Jim Mallery detailed the situation during Village Council’s March 18 meeting. According to Mallery, the second year of the program saw funds made available to: 117 E. Prairie St., former offices for the Hideaway, $3,750. Gilbert & Ivy, $7,000. …

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Man arrested in Mendon

A Mendon man was arrested last week after he was observed attempting to find unlocked doors at local residences. Mendon authorities said the man was arrested March 18 in the 500 block of North Nottawa Street. He was seen in previous days attempting to open front doors in and around the area where he was arrested, police said. The man’s …

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TR student wins logo-design contest

A Glen Oaks Community College student has won a logo-design contest as part of an effort to rebrand the St. Joseph County Adult Education program. Jalisa Pope is the winner of the contest to brand the adult education program as it transitions into a consortium. Pope, a high school junior from Three Rivers, captured the essence of the adult education …

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St. Joseph County man sentenced

A 38-year-old St. Joseph County man was sentenced to at least 10 years in prison Friday on a charge of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Richard Jackson was sentenced by St. Joseph County Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman after pleading guilty Feb. 15. Jackson’s plea agreement was negotiated by prosecutor David Marvin, who met with the 9-year-old victim and her family …

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Lawsuit against Sturgis schools will head to trial

A mediation session involving Sturgis Public Schools last week was unsuccessful, meaning the matter is now headed to a nine-day jury trial in January 2025. An administrative law judge had previously found that Sturgis Public Schools denied the plaintiff’s disabled son a free and appropriate public education, as required by the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act. The boy’s parent …

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