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New Nurse Practitioner in Centreville

The St. Joseph County Health Center has hired a new nurse practitioner, a move that allows it to begin stepping up its outreach efforts. Center director Lynn Dobberteen said Jay Guikema started seeing patients Wednesday at the Centreville-based agency. With Guikema on board, nurse practitioner Tami Millard will now have a chance to lead outside events, such as health fairs, ... Read More »

Mendon will battle Muskegon Catholic Central in football playoffs

Regional football action is on tap this weekend, as the Mendon Hornets are the only local team still in the state playoffs. The 10-and-1 Hornets will travel to Muskegon to take on undefeated Catholic Central in a 1 p.m. showdown Saturday. The Crusaders are 11-and-0 and have won each of their games by an average of 41 points this season. ... Read More »

White Pigeon Library participated in world record attempt

White Pigeon Township Library did its part in an attempt to help set a world record Thursday. The library was the only area venue to take part in a world-wide effort for “Most people sport stacking at multiple locations in one day.” Library director Perri Saunders said the library maxed out its space at 60 people for the half-hour attempt. ... Read More »


11-12-14 12359 - GABBY - Beagle

Hi. Yep, here I am, another beagle. There a lot of us at animal control right now. My name is Gabby and I am about 7 years old and am a female tricolor. I am very friendly and get excited when I am taken out for walks on the leash. I am good with children and like people. I’m also ... Read More »

Local organizations receiving grants

The Sturgis Area Community Foundation recently completed its 2014 competitive grant program. The following organizations received grants: Children’s Trauma Assessment Group of St. Joseph County: $12,500 to assist the startup of the organization. City of Sturgis: $6,300 toward the Recreation Security Project. KeyStone Place, Inc.: $1,200 to assist with Project Connect. Open Door Art Center: $1,200 for the Pottery Wheel ... Read More »

Centreville interim police chief receives salary adjustment

The Centreville Village Council has made a salary adjustment for its interim police chief, David Richmond. With the added duties included with his chief-related obligations, Richmond was allocated a salary adjustment from $13 an hour to $16 an hour. Richmond, 30, was named interim chief a month ago after Luke Delcourt resigned Oct. 2 before he was to meet with ... Read More »

St Joseph County commissioners meeting twice a month

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has agreed to return to staging its committee of the whole meetings twice a month. The five-member panel last month decided to assemble at 8 a.m. the Wednesday before its twice-a-month board meetings. The committee of the whole meetings starting in January this year were held just once a month, prior to the ... Read More »

Firearm deer season begins Saturday

Sales of Michigan deer licenses are down this year despite a weekend start to the annual hunting season.  The Detroit News reports just over 1 million licenses were sold from March through Sunday, the lowest number in the past six years. The traditional firearm season starts Saturday.  Some out-of-state hunters say they won’t pursue deer because of the higher cost. ... Read More »

Out and About – Week of November 10th

Twice a year I make my much needed trip to the dentist. I’ve visited the dentist this way for as long as I can remember. My mother would be proud of me, I’m sure. Visiting the dentist is not the same as going to your eye doctor, or should I say optometrist. I’ve felt discomfort during my appointment with the ... Read More »

Sturgis police officer suspended

A Sturgis police officer has been placed on a two-week suspension following his involvement in an off-duty incident last month in Kalamazoo County. The 29-year-old officer was charged with operating under the influence and for having a blood-alcohol content of 0.17 percent or higher, according to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department. The officer told investigators he was driving around 2 ... Read More »