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Woman charged with drug offenses

A 41-year-old woman from Climax was charged with drug-related offenses following a traffic stop last week in Fabius Township. The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department said the woman was stopped for speeding. While interviewing the woman, deputies noticed inside the vehicle were methamphetamine, meth precursors and paraphernalia used to smoke meth. The woman, whose name was not released prior to …

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Sturgis Hall of Fame Banquet

Tickets for the Oct. 5 Sturgis High School Athletic Hall of Fame banquet are now on sale at the school’s athletic office. The program will honor inductees Chuck Darby, Patty Griffith Langanis, Erika Melchi Rozema, Marcia Dresser Inman and Teresa Wood Horn. The event starts at 6 p.m. at Sturgis High School. More details are available at 659-1536.

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Show-cause hearing for property

A show-cause hearing for a property in Three Rivers was set last week by Three Rivers Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners. A hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday next week will center on a property at 815 N. Main St. Concerns about its condition and whether it is fit for habitation will be heard at that time. Afterward, commissioners will consider …

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Steve Black, 82

Stephen D. Black, Jr., 82, of Three Rivers, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 at Three Rivers Health following a long illness. He was born in Three Rivers on June 13, 1931 the only child of the late Stephen D. and Mercedes M. (Heller) Black, Sr. Steve graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1949. He earned a B.S. degree from …

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Suellen Rosen, 64

Suellen Kay (Beam) Rosen, 64, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at her home in Sanford, Fla., after a long battle of cancer. She was born May 14, 1949 in Three Rivers, daughter of Stuart and Donna (Mihills) Beam. Surviving are her sons, Leroy and Scott Carpenter; stepchildren, Penny O’Rourke, Patricia Rosen, Abby Gall and Doug Rosen; siblings, John Beam …

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Crash kills two in Kalamazoo County

Authorities say a motorcyclist struck a deer in southwestern Michigan, causing a crash that killed the rider as well as another motorist. The crash happened early Tuesday in Cooper Township, near Kalamazoo. Authorities at the scene in Kalamazoo County say the motorcyclist, Theobald Metzer, 55, of Kalamazoo, was thrown from the bike and hit by the other motorist, who then …

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Out and About – Week of September 23rd

Here is a reminder to Commission on Aging (COA) riders that, effective Tuesday, October 1, the St. Joseph County Transportation Authority (CTA) will handle your van rides. The only noticeable change is in phone numbers. Instead of calling the COA for a ride, you’ll need to call the County Transportation Authority (CTA). The CTA’s number is 269-273-7808, or you may …

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Community Forum Sessions

Officials from Centreville Public Schools are staging the second of four community-forum sessions regarding a November millage proposal request. Tonight’s event starts at 7 p.m. at Centreville Elementary School, where Superintendent Rob Kuhlman will lead a Power Point presentation, and school board and committee members from “Our Kids First” will be on hand to field questions. The district is hoping …

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Boa constrictor stolen

A boa constrictor and an aquarium to house it were stolen during the breaking-and-entering of a business over the weekend in Sturgis. The back door of a business in the 1100 block of South Centerville Road was pried open between 9 p.m. Saturday and 7:45 a.m. Sunday, allowing access to the store. Sturgis Police said the Colombian Red-Tailed constrictor was …

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Attendance count for fair

The official attendance count for the 2013 St. Joseph County Grange Fair was 140,547 patrons. The numbers, released Monday by fair director Bill Johnson, were just a few hundred shy of the 2012 attendance figure. Johnson said weather played a role in attendance not only at the grandstand and its nightly entertainment, but the fair overall. He said Saturday’s ideal …

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