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Tuesday, 22 November 2016 23:34

Body Shop Owner Sentenced on Drug Charge


Jesse Seifert


A Mankato, MN auto body shop owner who allegedly gave methamphetamine to employees was sentenced Wednesday, November 2 to 104 days in jail for possession of the drug only.

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Pictured are the Collision Repair students (in blue shirts) and representatives of other student organizations on campus which held fund-raisers to provide car seats and gas cards. On the far right are Constance, vehicle recipient; Mary Ellen Schaid, Executive Director of Safe Passage; Dr. Laurie Borowicz, President of Kishwaukee College; and Greg Brink, Collision Repair Tech instructor.


The Kishwaukee College Collision Repair Technology (CRT) program participated in the Recycled Rides program offered by the National Auto Body Council and a local DeKalb woman received a vehicle.


Friday, 11 November 2016 23:22

Fischer Body, Julie Smith Showcased

Written by Rebecca Martin, Jefferson City News

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Fischer Body Shop owner Curt Fischer, center, speaks after his business was announced as the winner of the Small Business of the Year award.
Photo by Shelby Kardell/Fulton Sun


What does it take to be the biggest name in business in Jefferson City, MO?

Thursday, 10 November 2016 19:20

AL O'Reilly Auto Parts Robbed at Gunpoint

Written by Prescotte Stokes III, AL.com

Two businesses in the Mobile area were robbed at gunpoint over the weekend of October 14, according to the Mobile Police Department.

Wednesday, 09 November 2016 23:21

CarCareers.org Now Features a Job Board

Minnesota Careers in Automotive Repair and Service (MNCARS) has announced the addition of a job board to its website www.carcareers.org.

Tuesday, 08 November 2016 18:21

Car Crashes Into KY Auto Body Repair Shop

Written by Lex18.com

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Photo credit: Lex18.com


Lexington firefighters were called out after a car accidentally drove into a building on the morning of October 25.


The MoKan CARSTAR Business Group is helping make dreams come true.

Gerber Collision & Glass has announced the October 17, 2016 opening of a new collision repair center in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Monday, 07 November 2016 17:46

Break-in at Advance Auto Parts

Written by Ashley Hunter, Greene Publishing, Inc.

$300 was stolen and $600 is left in damages after a break-in at Advance Auto Parts, located on 497 E. Base St. in Madison on Monday, Oct. 24.

Monday, 07 November 2016 16:58

Auto parts manufacturer to cut Iowa City workforce

Written by Andy Davis, Iowa City Press-Citizen

Auto parts manufacturer International Automotive Components will lay off 477 employees at its Iowa City facility by the end of 2016.

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