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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 »

Benefit meal on Monday for Centreville graduate

A benefit meal for 1996 Centreville High School graduate Chris Reed is scheduled for 6 p. m. Monday at Jaywalker’s Restaurant in Mottville. A swimming accident in 1998 left Reed a quadriplegic. Friends and family are holding fundraisers to help raise money toward the purchase of a minivan that is handicapped-accessible. A used van with low miles costs around $40,000. ... 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 »

Three Rivers DDA releases new image

The Three Rivers DDA/Main Street program has announced the release of its new image for downtown Three Rivers. Brian Persky, executive director of the Three Rivers DDA/Main Street, said the procedure is a first step in the DDA’s image-building campaign to help raise awareness of the goods and services offered downtown. The new image presents the Three Rivers community as ... Read More »