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Electrical Shut-off Procedures

Municipal officials in Sturgis last week made a few modifications to the city’s policy regarding electrical shut-off procedures. City Manager Mike Hughes said the new policy will allow customers with a delinquent balance the option of entering a payment plan with the city. Also, a phone number where such a plan can be arranged will be clearly visible on an ... Read More »

Wastewater Improvement Project

A potential wastewater-improvement project could be one of the recommendations from a company Sturgis municipal officials hired this week to map out a 20-year plan for their infrastructure service. City leaders on Wednesday voted to contract with engineering firm Fleis & VandenBrink to begin the city’s wastewater needs for the next 20 years. The $43,000 study will help city leaders ... Read More »

Siljander Sentenced

Mark Siljander, a former Three Rivers resident and one-time U.S. congressman whose jurisdiction included Southwest Michigan, was sentenced Wednesday to a year in prison for two offenses. Siljander was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Mo., after he previously pled guilty to obstruction of justice and acting as an unregistered foreign agent. The former congressman, who now lives ... Read More »

Snow moves through area

The overnight snow that hit St. Joseph and other counties in Southwest Michigan prompted the city of Sturgis to issue a reminder about snow emergencies. A snow emergency in the city of Sturgis goes into effect when accumulation reaches four inches or more. During a snow emergency, no vehicles may be parked on city streets. The measure is put into ... Read More »

Lack Of Evidence

Investigators from the Michigan State Police at White Pigeon post said a 19-year-old man from Indiana was released Tuesday for lack of evidence after he attempted to meet two 14-year-old girls in Centreville. Police said the man was in a van and parked outside a vacant house on Birkhold Street. The man told police he was meeting two girls, ages ... Read More »

The Search Continues For Headline Act

St. Joseph County Grange Fair Board President Bill Younts said members of the entertainment committee are continuing their search for a headline act to perform at the Centreville-based fair in September. Younts acknowledged that entertainment is typically secured 10 months before the fair, but committee members have had to work around schedule conflicts and a few potential deals that never ... Read More »