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Glen Oaks seeking nominations for teaching award

Current and former Glen Oaks Community College students, staff and community members are invited to nominate a full-time faculty member for the E. J. Shaheen Chair for Teaching Excellence award for 2016. The award is presented annually to an outstanding faculty member who exemplifies high professional standards, demonstrates excellence in teaching, and whose position as a faculty member reflects upon …

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Glen Oaks sees increase in enrollment

Officials from Glen Oaks Community College said the school experienced an enrollment increase for the second straight semester, representing a 16.8 percent jump over the 2015 winter semester, and an actual increase over the 2015 fall semester. President David Devier said the student increase is a testament to the hard work faculty and staff have put into the college’s marketing …

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Man injured in single vehicle crash

Alcohol is being cited as a factor that contributed to a one-vehicle crash Sunday night in Mottville Township. State police said a 25-year-old Goshen man was driving west on U.S. 12 when he lost control of his pickup. The vehicle struck a curb, lost a wheel and struck Jaywalker’s restaurant at the intersection of M-103. The vehicle then rolled over, …

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Man dies from carbon monoxide poisoning

An Indiana man died last week, while five family members in Cass County were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning at their Jefferson Township residence. Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies responded at 5:30 a.m. Friday to 66280 Indian Lane near Edwardsburg. Cass County’s central dispatch received an alert from the residence indicating that the caller felt dizzy, faint and short of …

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Compliance checks lead to several arrests

Eight arrests were made last week in a series of parole- and probation-compliance checks. The St. Joseph County Area Narcotics unit assisted the Michigan Department of Corrections in conducting the checks Thursday. In all, five residences throughout the county were searched, resulting in the eight arrests. Sheriff’s department officials said arrests were made at locations in Sturgis and White Pigeon …

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Second sanitary sewer overflow

Three Rivers Wastewater Treatment Plant personnel have reported another sanitary sewer overflow from a village of Constantine air-release valve last week along U.S. 131. The incident Thursday night was the second such occurrence over a two-day period. The latest situation took place about a quarter-mile south of Withers Road, along the west side of the highway. St. Joseph County Central …

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