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Contest winners

The Kalamazoo Wings, proud member of the ECHL, two-time defending North Division Champions, reigning Eastern Conference Champions and National Hockey League affiliate to the Vancouver Canucks and New Jersey Devils and American Hockey League’s Albany Devils, announce the four winners of the team’s season ticket holder contest. For the past four seasons, the K-Wings have selected members of their season ... Read More »

Tornadoes hit SE Michigan

The National Weather Service says a slow-moving storm that damaged more than 100 homes in a rural southeastern Michigan community when a tornado touched down included at least one other tornado that caused damage.  No  serious injuries were reported and crews are expected to survey the damage Friday following Thursday’s storms.  Meteorologist Steven Freitag says Friday that the tornado that ... Read More »

Close to extinction

Scientists say the gray wolves of Isle Royale National Park are dangerously close to extinction.  Biologists with Michigan Tech University say they counted only nine wolves on the Lake Superior island this winter, down from 16 a year ago.  It’s the lowest number since scientists began monitoring the park’s wolves and moose a half-century ago. Biologists Rolf Peterson and John ... Read More »

Three Rivers DDA Gets Grant

The Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority has announced it was awarded a $750,000 grant for making handicap-accessible upgrades, and lighting and sidewalk improvements. Bestowed by Michigan Strategic Fund, the grant will cover a large portion of expenses related to making the Downtown Mural Mall ADA-compliant to ensure easy access between Railroad Drive and Main Street. Steps currently in place will ... Read More »

Candidates For Probate Judge Grows

The field of candidates expected to run for St. Joseph County Probate Court judge grew more crowded Thursday. Colon attorney David Tomlinson said he plans to seek the position currently occupied by Tom Shumaker, who plans to retire at the end of the year after serving for 24 years as judge. To date, the other potential candidates for the position ... Read More »

Ratering To Run In November

St. Joseph County treasurer Judie Ratering announced Thursday she plans to seek the treasurer’s position for its full, four-year term in the November election. Ratering earlier this year was appointed to the post after Phyllis Bainbridge retired Jan. 31. The unexpired term left by Bainbridge concludes Dec. 31. Ratering, a 52-year-old Park Township resident, said she plans to file her ... Read More »

Miller’s Super Valu Store Closing

Two weeks after announcing the closing of its Sturgis supermarket, officials from the Miller’s Super Valu grocery store chain said the store’s last day in business is Sunday. LaGrange, Ind.-based Miller’s said a shrinking customer base contributed to the end of its 30-plus years in business in Sturgis. A gas station and convenience store in an outlot outside the east ... Read More »


Pogo as a new hime! Sweet Bully still needs a loving home. Hi all, I am Susie a seven year old female Plott Hound. I have been at this noisy place for weeks. I am a very good girl and should have a softer bed. You see I am eight years old and am used to better treatment. I love ... Read More »

Board of Education Term

The Sturgis Public Schools Board of Education plans to further investigate whether it wishes to make the length of a board member’s term six years instead of four. The option of six years over four was made available after the state last year revised board of education elections to November of every even-numbered year. Sturgis school officials recently initiated discussions ... Read More »

Sturgis Molded Products To Invest

A $3.5 million tax abatement for a building addition and equipment was expected to appear before the Sturgis City Commission. Sturgis Molded Products was scheduled to appear Wednesday night before municipal officials in hopes of gaining approval of the request. The company plans to invest $ 2.9 million in equipment and $600,000 in the proposed building addition. Company officials said ... Read More »