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CTE students tour manufacturing facilities

Manufacturing Day in St. Joseph County was observed last week. Held annually the first Friday in October in an effort to show students and the general public what modern manufacturing is all about, Manufacturing Day is observed by students in St. Joseph County’s Career and Technical Education programs. Various classes visited manufacturing facilities to get a behind-the-scenes look at the …

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Sturgis Elks celebrates anniversary with beautification project

Sturgis Elks Club celebrated its 100th anniversary last year and members decided to take on a beautification project outside the lodge to mark the milestone. Money was raised and the goal of $10,000 was met. Club members met last week to dedicate new statues that are part of the project. Elks members said there is still work to be done …

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Car purchased with fraudulent check

Michigan State Police troopers are investigating the larceny of a motor vehicle. According to a department media release, a fraudulent cashier’s check was used to purchase a 2020 Chevrolet Camaro. The transaction took place Oct. 2 in the 16000 block of Fawn River Road in White Pigeon Township. Authorities said a male suspect is responsible for producing the fraudulent check.

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Centreville man sentenced in assault case

A 25-year-old Centreville-area man will serve 60 days in jail and two years of probation for shooting at three former roommates outside the Sherman Township home they shared. Circuit Judge Paul Stutesman earlier this week stressed the severity of the charges levied against Conner Rooks. Kyle Lowery, Alexis Kelley and Wendi Levitz went to the Shimmel Road residence June 17 …

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Fresh food distributions

Here’s a reminder that there is a Fresh Food Distribution event today in Sturgis. First Presbyterian Church on Lakeview Avenue in Sturgis will be the site of the, starting at 4 p.m. The Huss Project in Three Rivers will be the location of the subsequent distribution. It takes place starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at its property on 8th Street. …

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Bob Eggleston, 84

Robert “Bob” Eggleston, Sr., age 84 of Marcellus, passed away, Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born in Marcellus on July 29, 1936 to Frank and Nellie (White) Eggleston. On August 27, 1960 Robert Eggleston, Sr. and Rose Mary Krager were married in Dowagiac. Bob proudly served in the United States Army for …

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Rose Eggleston, 78

Rose Mary Eggleston, age 78, of Marcellus, passed away February 3, 2021, at Edgewood Healthcare in Three Rivers. Rose was born in Dowagiac on August 17, 1942 to Michael and Edith (Sibley) Krager. On August 27, 1960 Robert Eggleston, Sr. and Rose Mary Krager were married in Dowagiac. Bob proudly served in the United States Army for 3 years and …

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Fair board votes to dismiss manager

A longtime St. Joseph County Grange Fair employee was let go this week. Missi Tefft, fair manager, was dismissed following a 7-to-5 vote at Monday’s monthly meeting. It came following an executive session that lasted more than two hours and on a motion made by board member Tony Hochstetler, seconded by Gary Clark. Afterward, Hochstetler said he simply didn’t think …

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Volunteers needed for basket distribution

Kalamazoo County Salvation Army is seeking volunteers when it conducts its distribution of winter clothing and Thanksgiving baskets next month. The distribution takes place 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11. Oliver Knuth, volunteer coordinator, said the agency is combining Share the Warmth Coat Drive and Thanksgiving Basket distributions into one community-outreach event this year. Volunteers are also …

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Sturgis city manager plans to resign

Sturgis City Manager Mike Hughes announced Monday he plans to resign in January after a 17-year career in the city’s top, non-elected position. Hughes said in a statement Monday he intends to pursue another opportunity outside city government. He said it has been a privilege and honor to serve the city of Sturgis and giving up the position was a …

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