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St. Joseph County Farm Bureau presents awards

The St. Joseph County Farm Bureau staged its annual meeting last week at Sturges~ Young Auditorium. Several awards were presented and recognition given to a number of people. Taya Bower of Colon and David Miller of White Pigeon were recognized for attending the Michigan Farm Bureau Young People’s Citizenship Seminar. Mariah Schlabach of Sturgis received the St. Joseph County Farm ... Read More »

Smoke detector giveaway surpasses last year’s event

ServPro of St. Joseph and Cass counties earlier this month conducted its second annual Smoke Detector giveaway, joining up with the Three Rivers Fire Department as part of the promotion. After handing out 75 detectors at last year’s event, the drive pushed past 350 detectors given out in a two-hour span. The giveaway coincided with Fire Prevention Week. ServPro owner ... Read More »

Nominations are being accepted for outstanding Sturgis teacher

Nominations are being accepted for the 2014-15 John E. Oster Award for outstanding teaching and exemplary community service by a Sturgis Public Schools teacher. The award is in honor of the late John E. Oster, a Sturgis attorney, who placed high value on education and community service. The award has been presented annually since the 1981-82 school year. In addition ... Read More »

Sturgis Bank & Trust entered lease agreement for parking lot

Sturgis Bank & Trust has developed a long-term lease for the 32-space parking lot behind its property, between South Nottawa and south Monroe streets, in Sturgis. The lease with the city of Sturgis has an initial term of 20 years that began Oct. 1, with the option to renew for three succeeding periods of 20 years. Rent will be $1 ... Read More »

Local dentist buying Halloween candy from trick-or-treating

A Sturgis dentist is offering to buy Halloween candy kids receive Friday night from trick-or-treating. Jamie Bartman has joined the movement to reduce gingivitis and anti-decay by giving away dollars and toothbrushes in exchange for Halloween candy. Candy will be collected 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Bartman’s office, 905 E. Chicago Road. Each child is eligible to receive $1 ... Read More »

River trail master plan improvement areas identified

As part of the ongoing development of a master plan for a proposed river trail in St. Joseph County, five areas for immediate river-access improvements have been identified. The locations are: Portage River at Carpenter Road in Lockport Township, Prairie River at Hoshel Park in Lockport Township, Fawn River at East Fawn River Road in Fawn River Township, and St. ... Read More »