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Auto training program receives accreditation

The automotive-training program at Glen Oaks Community College has received accreditation by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, school officials announced this week. The program has been accredited in the areas of maintenance and light repair. Nationally accepted standards of excellence in areas such as instruction, facilities and equipment were used to achieve the recognition. Automotive Service Excellence is ... Read More »

Bell returned to schoolhouse

A piece of history has been returned to a historic schoolhouse now located in Burr Oak. The bell to Worden School, a former one-room schoolhouse, had been missing since it was stolen in 1974. Sturgis resident Sheldon Fieberkorn was instrumental in finding the bell and last month, it made its way back atop the school building. Fieberkorn said the family ... Read More »

Grants awarded to local organizations

The Youth Advisory Council of the Sturgis Area Community Foundation recently awarded four grants. An amount of $12,500 went to the Children’s Trauma Assessment Group to provide immediate assessments for children in St. Joseph County who have been exposed to or experience trauma. Sturgis Youth and Family received $2,700 to support its 2015 Parenting Fair. Another $1,600 went to Campus ... Read More »

Gas prices are up

After several weeks of gas prices under two-dollars per gallon in Michigan, they’re up above that level. An increase in wholesale gasoline prices is resulting in the price at the pump going as high as $2.19 a gallon in southwest Michigan and $2.39 in Detroit. GasBuddy’s Patrick DeHaan is not expecting prices to fall under the two-dollar mark anytime soon in the ... Read More »

Mary Jo Livingston, 74

Mary Jo Livingston of Bruce Crossing (resident of Three Rivers until 2006) passed away on Jan. 24, 2015 at St. Joseph Medical Hospital in Marshfield, Wis. after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Kalamazoo County on March 23, 1940 to the late Elmer and Hilma Houts. Mary Jo married her beloved husband of 55 years, Darwin, on ... Read More »


01-28-15 12459 Tess dog

  Ooh, baby, it’s cold outside and I have my scarf on to prove it. I am a female black lab mix, about 6 years old, so I’m not going to be jumping all over you. I’m a very sweet lady and need some TLC. I walk nicely and know how to sit and like to be with people. I’m ... Read More »