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The return lines are open

Now that Christmas has passed, its time for those who didn’t exactly get what they wanted for the holiday to hit the return lines. Traditionally the days following Christmas are a busy time for retailers as consumers flood stores to return or exchange unwanted gifts. Tom Scott, of the Michigan Retailers Association, is offering a few tips to make your ...

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State revenue numbers are good

It appears revenue will be on the plus side for state government when the books are closed on the 2013 fiscal year, which ended October 1st. The Senate Fiscal Agency, in a preliminary report, says General Fund and School Aid Fund combined revenue for the state is 434- (m) million dollars above the May 2013 revenue estimating conference numbers. The ...

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Fire investigation continues

The cause of a weekend fire that killed an 11-month-old girl remains under investigation by authorities from the Michigan State Police and the Sturgis Fire Department. No new details were available Tuesday regarding the Sunday morning fire at the Gateway Court apartment where an 11-month-old girl perished as a result of the blaze. The fire started in the master bedroom ...

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Sentencing is scheduled

The man responsible for burning a Sturgis restaurant more than four years ago will be sentenced in St. Joseph County Circuit Court Feb. 7. Nathan Lumbard, 31, will appear before Judge Paul Stutesman after his attorney indicated Monday Lumbard would not ask for a trial and instead keep his pleas of no-contest and guilty. Stutesman said the sentence will be ...

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New president for Glen Oaks Foundation

Mike Doe has been named president of the Glen Oaks Community College Foundation. The foundation is a not-for-profit organization that supports educational services and programs at the Centreville-area school. Doe, vice president of sales and public relations at LTI Printing of Sturgis, will oversee the board responsible for providing more than 55 scholarships annually to Glen Oaks students. Doe replaces ...

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Man killed in Cass County

A 52-year-old Indiana man was killed in a one-car crash Saturday morning in Cass County. According to Sheriff Joe Underwood Jr., David Wenger was driving west on Calvin Hill Street in Jefferson Township, when he failed to negotiate a curve near North Shore Drive. His vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree, Underwood said. The incident occurred at 8:30 ...

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