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Colon Schools launches new survey

Colon Community Schools is attempting to find new ways to gain input from parents and the community. To that end, district officials have posted on the district’s home page a link to an input survey. The survey can be accessed by going to colonschools.org. Prospective participants should look for and click on a tab that says “Quick Links.” Doing so ... Read More »

Local 4-H supporters and youth honored

The St. Joseph County 4- H Youth Council recently recognized and honored local members, volunteers, leaders and donors at a recognition banquet. The MSU Extension of St. Joseph County annually pays tribute to those who support the program with their talents, time and money. In addition, young people are awarded for their efforts in a variety of project areas. Several ... Read More »

Glen Oaks exploring adding dormitories

Glen Oaks Community College officials have discussed a long-range concept of on-campus dormitories. During a meeting of the Board of Trustees earlier this month, Glen Oaks president David Devier said the college has been looking into the possibility of adding dormitories and that a developer has shown interest in financing those dormitories. Devier was quick to note the concept is ... Read More »

Public hearing in Sturgis regarding Magnolia Street

The city of Sturgis will stage a public hearing next month regarding the removal of a portion of Magnolia Street. The hearing, which takes place Dec. 17, will center on Magnolia Street from the Prairie Avenue right of way to the west property boundary of Carls Park. Sturgis voters earlier this month approved the transfer of Carls Park to Burr ... Read More »

Michigan Milk Producers Association gets new tank

Workers from Elkhart-based Days Machinery Movers, along with Crane Industrial Service have erected a 72-foot- tall tank at Michigan Milk Producers Association in Constantine. The tank weighs 28,000 pounds and holds 50,000 gallons of milk, according to Bill VanHusan, of Days Machinery Movers. Nearly $10 million is being invested in MMPA and Foremost Farms USA dairy cooperatives, following a July ... Read More »

Glen Oaks named new faculty and staff

Glen Oaks Community College has welcomed a number of new faculty and staff to campus this fall. Larry Diekman recently joined the college as a maintenance assistant. He was previously employed at Lippert Components in Elkhart, Ind. Ron Hofman is the college’s new automotive instructor. He has over 36 years of automotive experience including teaching the last ten years at ... Read More »