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Sturgis awarded job training grant

The city of Sturgis has been awarded a state grant to be used for job training at Sturgis Molded Products, according to State Rep. Matt Lori. The grant is projected to create up to 50 jobs, at least half will benefit low- to moderate-income workers. The $442,000 Community Development Block Grant will allow the company to expand its workforce. Sturgis ... Read More »

Centreville Schools begin late starts on Monday

Students at Centreville Public Schools are reminded that the first of eight late starts this year is Monday. School begins two hours later than usual to allow for professional development for its staff members. Elementary students will start the day at 9:43 a.m., while junior high and high school classes commence at 9:48. With the exception of January, the district’s ... Read More »

Colon Citizens of the Year named

Marcia Blackman and Carl Drumhiller Jr. will be honored this weekend as Colon’s Citizens of the Year. The public is invited to bring a dish to pass and help with the celebration. It takes place at 6 p.m. Saturday at Colon United Methodist Church, 224 N. Blackstone Ave. Meat, drinks and table service will be provided. Linda Musall of the ... Read More »

Local business holding photo contest

The proprietors of a new business opening in Centreville are staging a photo contest to help celebrate its upcoming opening. Dan and Jamie Templin said The Local, the recently remodeled bar and eatery in downtown Centreville, is requesting original photographs that represent St Joseph County’s local, historic and rural heritage. Eight-by-ten-inch glossy original photographs will be accepted through Wednesday next ... Read More »

Free mammograms offered for uninsured women

As part of a project called “Pink Saturdays,” free mammograms are being offered to uninsured women aged 40- 64 during the month of October. Cost for the mammograms is funded in part by Susan G. Komen of Southwest Michigan. A mammogram can be scheduled by calling 800-873-0649. More information is available at the website pinksaturdays.org. Read More »

Glen Oaks offers tuition free classes for senior citizens

Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees has voted to offer once again free tuition for students age 62 and over. Glen Oaks president David Devier said the Centreville-area college had offered free classes to senior citizens but later started charging 50 percent tuition. After looking into the matter, board members agreed classes will now be no-cost again. Devier said ... Read More »