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Proposed Sturgis senior center concerns discussed

Members of the Sturgis City Commission expressed specific concerns this week about the proposed senior center slated for the east side of town. Nonetheless, the $2.6 million project remains on task for a groundbreaking in the spring. Jonathan Rambow, representing designer Slocum Architects of Kalamazoo, said plans for an 11,000-square-foot building, located about 350 feet south of the existing Doyle ...

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Nottawa Park ownership expected to change

Ownership of Nottawa Park is expected to revert to St. Joseph County, according to county administrator Pat Yoder. Located on the east side of Sand Lake in Nottawa Township, Nottawa Park was turned over to Nottawa Township’s Board of Trustees in 2012. Yoder said the county board is expected to vote Tuesday on whether to take over ownership again. The ...

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United Way hosted baby shower

The St. Joseph County United Way hosted a baby shower Thursday to celebrate a first-of-its-kind event. United Way director Kelly Hostetler said the occasion was to recognize the first adoption out of a newly created fund to help families who want to adopt but may not have the resources to pay the expenses associated with adoption. The Five Star Pizza ...

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Centreville church expanding

Firm Foundation Ministries of Centreville is planning to expand its campus. As a result, it plans to clear a row of trees between its property and a village-owned park and softball complex. The Centreville Village Council earlier this month approved the removal of trees and brush at the girls’ softball diamond as suggested by Bruce Jones, representative of the Park ...

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Mendon woman recommended for county human resources director

St. Joseph County administrator Pat Yoder has recommended a Mendon woman to fill the role of county human resources director. During Wednesday’s committee-of-the-whole meeting, Yoder nominated Teresa Doehring to fill the position left vacant since last month. Elishia Arver stepped down from the post to take a human resources job in the private sector. Yoder said the committee – which ...

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Centreville and Mendon seek ISD for business-management services

Centreville and Mendon have become the fourth and fifth local school districts to contract with the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District for business-management services. ISD Board of Trustees this week approved a six-month contract with the two districts to handle financial services, ranging from budgeting to cash flow forecasting and bonding oversight. ISD officials said the two local school ...

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