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Bond set for Sturgis woman accused of an alleged stabbing

Bond for a Sturgis woman accused of allegedly stabbing her sister earlier this week has been set at $1 million. Erica Gosnell, 22, was arrested following the incident, which occurred around 3 a.m. Tuesday at an apartment in the 1200 block of Laura Drive. Police arriving on the scene found a 27-year-old woman who had been stabbed several times. Gosnell, ... Read More »

COA clarifies issues relating to the proposed Sturgis Senior Center

The executive director of St. Joseph County’s Commission on Aging made some clarifications Tuesday regarding the proposed Sturgis Senior Center building, its funding and related issues. Addressing the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners, Lynn Coursey noted the $2.6 million the commission fronted to the COA Oct. 7 was a loan and set aside in an account as a fund ... Read More »

Local school administrator takes position with Michigan Virtual University

A former Constantine Public Schools administrator is taking on a high-profile position with a state education program. Kristin Flynn, a Schoolcraft resident and former principal at Eastside Elementary, is resigning her position as Schoolcraft High School principal to take a post with Michigan Virtual University. The 44-year-old Flynn, whose last day in Schoolcraft will be Oct. 31, said she will ... Read More »

Constantine passes tax exemption for Michigan Milk Producers Association

A tax exemption for Michigan Milk Producers Association was passed earlier this week by the Constantine Village Council. The exemption covers a 12-year period and $ 2.7 million for property and personal costs. MMPA plant manager Dave Davis and plant superintendent Mark Hopkins called the council’s support a win-win situation for the dairy industry. MMPA had previously announced plans to ... Read More »

Several county employees recognized for milestone years of employment

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners Tuesday recognized 26 county employees observing milestone years of employment. Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Bruce Morse led the way with 35 years. Friend of the Court caseworker Andi Guy and juvenile register Cathy Coleman were recognized for reaching the 30-year plateau. Road Patrol Deputy Jay Parker and corrections officer Judy Buchner-VanCamp reached the 25-year ... Read More »

Woman in critical condition after stabbing incident

A 27-year-old woman is in critical condition after she was stabbed following an incident in Sturgis Tuesday morning. The St. Joseph Count Sheriff’s Department said a 911 call was received shortly after 3 a.m. from the 1200 block of Laura Drive. Details of the incident are limited, but the victim’s 22 year old sister was arrested and charged with assault ... Read More »