A 44-year-old Edwardsburg man was treated for minor injuries Thursday after he was involved in a snowmobile accident in Penn Township.
Cass County Sheriff Joseph Underwood Jr. said deputies were called around 4:15 p.m. to Dutch Settlement Street and Decatur Road. The victim, Robert Frick, told police he was traveling on a snowmobile trail when he lost control and his snowmobile overturned.
Frick, who was wearing a helmet, was transported to Memorial Hospital of South Bend.
Here’s a reminder that Glen Oaks Community College is hosting Expo ’14 this weekend.
The inaugural event will give community members a chance to visit the campus, meet and talk with faculty members, and experience the college through hands-on activities.
The free, three-hour event starts at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Tonya Howden, GOCC director of admissions, said guided tours of campus will take place every half hour. In addition, students will be performing demonstrations in many of the labs—these include Automotive, Welding, Electrical Technologies and the Science labs.
Also, support staff will be on hand to answer questions about associate and certificate degree programs, admissions, registration, financial aid, dual enrollment and student-support services.
Guests will also be able to explore career options through the Focus 2 Online Career and Educational Planning system.
The grand reopening of Curly’s in downtown Colon was met with an enthusiastic and steady crowd throughout the course of the day Thursday.
A line of patrons had formed by the time the newly rebuilt restaurant and bar opened at 11 a.m. Co-owner Kathy Earl said business was steady all day. Many guests, she said, expressed their best wishes for success and appreciation for rebuilding.
The original Curly’s and an adjacent business were destroyed by a fire March 8 last year. The new Curly’s now extends all the way west to the corner of State and Blackstone.
Results of a needs-assessment questionnaire, distributed jointly by Sturgis Hospital and Three Rivers Health, have been released.
Following several months of compiling and analyzing data, the two health centers are spreading word of the survey results.
According to the St. Joseph County 2012 Community Health Needs Assessment, issues associated with mental health were a concern for 53 percent of survey respondents.
Other findings include:
*Methamphetamine labs and meth lab clean-up efforts were included as a mental health concern among survey respondents.
*St. Joseph County has a higher age-adjusted rate for suicide on average than the state of Michigan. Between 2007 and 2011, St. Joseph County’s age-adjusted suicide rate was 14.9 per 100,000 population compared to Michigan’s age-adjusted rate of 11.8 per 100,000 population.
* Data from the Bureau of Substance Abuse and Addiction Services/MDCH reveals that St. Joseph County has the highest rate of individuals presenting for substance-use-disorder treatment who indicate meth as their primary substance of abuse.
*In 2010, 104 of the state’s 760 Meth labs identified by the Michigan State Police were in St. Joseph County.
A fundraiser for the St. Joseph County United way takes place Saturday.
“The Duster … a Three Rivers Health Variety Show,” begins at 7 p.m. at Three Rivers Middle School.
Produced and presented as a United Way fundraiser by Three Rivers Health employees, The Duster is $20 per person and $10 for children. A pancake supper starting at 6 o’clock is included in the price of admission.
Two men and a woman were arrested Tuesday in Sturgis on methamphetamine-related charges.
The St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit executed a search warrant in the 400 block of Center Avenue following an investigation of suspected drug activity inside the residence. Once inside, investigators discovered evidence of the use and manufacture of meth, including hazardous materials, department officials said.
A 46-year-old woman and two men, ages 39 and 18, were charged with operating and maintaining a meth lab, possession of meth and maintaining a drug house.