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Three new board members to be appointed

Three new appointments to the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging Board will likely be made before the end of the month. Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners last week were advised that Jean Skalski of Three Rivers, Beverly Burnham of Centreville and Lillian Carter of Constantine have requested their appointments to the board not be renewed. ... Read More »

School Board member resigns

A 12-year member of the Sturgis Public Schools Board of Education announced her resignation last week. LeeAnn McConnell, who did not elaborate on the reason for her resignation, was serving a term due to expire in November 2014. The board must fill McConnell’s spot within 30 days of her date of resignation. A district resident wishing to complete McConnell’s term ... Read More »

Travel out-of-state ok’d

Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioner have OK’d an out-of-state travel request by a Circuit Court employee. By unanimous vote Tuesday, commissioners approved Judge Paul Stutesman’s recommendation that Kathryn Griffin attend the National Association for Court Management’s annual conference in San Antonio. The six-night conference begins July 13 and Griffin is attending as president of the Michigan ... Read More »

Barbara Scott, 80

Barbara Grace Scott, age 80, of Sturgis, Michigan passed away early Saturday morning June 8, 2013 at her home. She was born August 27, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan daughter of the late Stephen J. and Frances (Karas) Wegienek. Mrs. Scott resided in Sturgis for the past 44 years coming from Bronson. In February of 1974 she married Richard Scott in ... Read More »

Don Gordon, 78

Donald Oris Gordon, 78, of Nottawa, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. Don was born on March 21, 1935 in Muskegon to Stanley and Fern (Benedict) Gordon. Early in life found him moving to different states with his mother and step-father, James Mintz, who was serving in the Navy. Eventually the family settled in ... Read More »

James Hawks, 64

James L. Hawks, age 64, of Elkhart, Indiana passed way Thursday morning June 6, 2013 at the Elkhart General Hospital in Elkhart. He was born October 21, 1948 in Marked Tree, Arkansas son of the late James and Jurlean (Atchley) Hawks. James resided in Elkhart the past 25 years. On October 7, 1988 he married Marji Veasy in Elkhart. James ... Read More »