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Michigan’s alcohol and drug abuse counseling

Coordinating how Michigan provides alcohol- and drug-abuse counseling throughout the state is now possible thanks to a bill introduced by State Rep. Matt Lori. Public Act 249 requires the Michigan Department of Community Health to establish and maintain credentialing standards for the statewide substance use disorder service systems. The bill is a direct result of recommendations made by the Mental …

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Road project finished

A Sturgis road project that started in March has been completed. City officials said the brick portion of South Nottawa Street has been completed and opened to traffic Friday. As a result, the detour route has been lifted and Pleasant Street will return to a one-way street. In addition, the west side of South Monroe Street will revert to its …

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Golf cart stolen

State police were called to a residence in White Pigeon Township last week in response to the theft of a golf cart. According to an agency media release, the EZ-GO cart was stolen between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning last week from the 71000 block of Lakeview Avenue. The cart has a canopy, front windshield, and headlights and taillights.

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Two injured in crash

Two people were injured in a traffic accident in Cass County’s Mason Township Monday evening. Henry Eicher, age 32, of Centreville, was eastbound on Old M-205 when he failed to stop for a vehicle which had slowed for a turn. That car was driven by 27-year-old Melissa Tompkins of South Bend. Tompkins and a passenger, Stephanie Keesling, 28, of Edwardsburg, …

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Tornado in Grand Rapids

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has confirmed that a tornado touched down shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday. The NWS says it confirmed that it was on the ground for approximately 10 minutes. Meteorologist Brandon Hoving says wind speeds were clocked at well over 80 miles per hour and potentially exceeded 100 mph during the storm event. Hoving says …

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Angola man dies in skydiving accident

Authorities in southern Michigan have identified a man who died in a skydiving accident as a 76-year-old from Indiana. Marshall police say in a news release that the accident happened about 11 a.m. Sunday near Brooks Field in Marshall. The site is about 15 miles east-southeast of Battle Creek. Deputy Chief Scott McDonald says George Speakman of Angola was found …

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