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Sharkie

My name is “Sharkie.” I am an intact male mixed breed, and I am housetrained. I know SIT. I’m very gentle, not rough at all when I play. I like other dogs, and I am very curious of cats. I’m really hoping to find my forever Ho-Ho-Ho-Home for the holidays. My docket number is 53558, at the St. Joseph County …

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Ayres-Oak Insurance Services is pleased to announce exciting changes to our operation

Jeff Bailey has joined our executive management team and will be assuming the role of Vice President of Commercial Operations. Jeff has over 32 years of insurance experience in sales, underwriting, risk management, and adjusting. He has both the Certified Insurance Counselor and Commercial Risk Manager designations. Ben Harrison (currently President of our affiliate Noecker-Sullivan Insurance) will be assuming the …

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Tigger

I have a special talent.  I can jump straight up like “Tigger” .  I have energy!  I would like some training to feel love and be safe and secure.  I eat fast as I am afraid that I won’t have another meal.  I haven’t been around children, but I am comfortable around dogs.  I am eleven months old, I know …

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Recycling event a success

Saturday’s collection of electronics and household hazardous waste was deemed a success by event organizers. Sponsored by the St. Joseph County Solid Waste Committee, the four-hour collection saw cars lining up an hour before the 8 a.m. start. Pat Kulikowski, secretary of the solid waste committee, said electronics and tires were the most popular stations Saturday. Kulikowski said 1,280 tires …

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United Way raffling a golf cart

The St. Joseph County United Way has announced details related to its latest fundraiser. Executive director Kelly Hostetler said a raffle is underway and the prize this time is a golf cart. She said the vehicle is a 2008 Club Car DS gas cart. Tickets are $40 each or three for $100. The golf cart, which has an estimated value …

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Matthew Mock, 46

Matthew S. Mock, age 46, of Chicago, and a former resident of Sturgis, passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at his home due to natural causes. He was born September 10, 1975 in Elkhart, son of Stephen and Jean (Smith) Mock. Matthew was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1993. He furthered his education at the …

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Caroll Wise, 94

Caroll Emaline Wise, age 94, of Scotts, died Friday, June 11, 2021 at her home. She was born in Wibaux, Montana on Nov. 2, 1926 the daughter of Hezekiah and Laura (Harkins) Keller. After graduation from high school, she went to cosmetology school. She worked briefly as a hairdresser in Athens, and for over 34 years at Margo Shick’s Salon …

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John Boggs, 80

John M. Boggs, age 80, of Sturgis, passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis. Private services will follow visitation. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only 25 people are allowed in the funeral home at a time and masks …

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Mary Kirby, 78

Mary Mable (Teadt) Kirby, age 78, of Sturgis, died at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo, on Thursday, November 26, 2020. Mary was born in Sturgis, to Alfred and Ruth (Walters) Teadt on May 2, 1942. They preceded her in death. She attended Hiberly Country School, and then transferred to Centreville High School, from which she graduated in 1960. On August …

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Area high schools begin second round of playoffs

Six area high school varsity football teams will be in action this weekend during the second round of Michigan High School Athletic Association’s playoffs. With two games on tap this evening and three more Saturday, the slate begins with Mendon at No. 1-ranked Reading at 7 o’clock tonight. Meanwhile, a battle of St. Joseph County schools kicks off, also at …

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