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Sturgis Hospital to close Home Health Service

Sturgis Hospital recently announced the closure of its Home Health Service, effective Dec. 31. Patients will have options for care from other agencies providing services within St. Joseph County. The hospital continues to experience significant financial difficulties, according to a press release. Over the past 18 months, reimbursements received from Medicare, Medicaid and other insurers have not kept pace with the …

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Colon Schools receives award

Colon Community Schools was recently recognized for its participation in a statewide initiative and willingness to take part in pilot programs, among other positives. The Michigan Data Hub is a statewide program that was part of a recent retreat where awards were given for contributions to the MiDataHub initiative. Nine awards went to intermediate school districts across the state, except …

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Woman injured when she hits deer

Cass County sheriff’s officials said a Vandalia woman was injured after the vehicle she was driving struck a deer. Sheriff Richard Behnke said the incident took place shortly after 12:30 p.m. Thursday in Marcellus Township. Behnke said 50-year-old Michelle Wax was driving west on Dutch Settlement Road, where her vehicle struck the deer near the intersection of Huff Road. Wax …

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THREE RIVERS HEALTH APPOINTS DAVID SHANNON CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

The Board of Trustees of Three Rivers Health is pleased to announce the appointment of David A. Shannon as chief executive officer of the 60-bed hospital. Shannon has served as interim CEO since January 2018. Shannon, who has more than 26 years of executive leadership experience at hospitals in Maine and his native Pennsylvania, brings a strong track record of …

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Missing woman search called off

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department has called off the search for an 18-year-old woman, who was last seen in Nottawa Township Saturday evening. Sheriff’s officials said Alexis Paige Sullivan was seen getting into a car driven by an unknown subject. Deputies received a tip Wednesday evening, stating that Sullivan was fine. Deputies then made contact with her, and she …

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Police investigate armed robbery

Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred late Sunday in Sturgis. Officers were called to Sunny Mart at 1240 E. Chicago Road around 7:30 p.m. An employee told police a man entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money. He then fled on foot and was tracked by a Michigan State Police K-9 to an area of Arthur …

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Deputies investigate White Pigeon crash

St. Joseph County Sheriff ’s deputies are investigating a crash that claimed the life of a White Pigeon woman last week in White Pigeon Township. Deputies said the body of Felicia Grandstaff, 32, was found inside a car discovered in the Pigeon River around 3 a.m. Friday at the Blue School Road bridge. Investigators said it appears the vehicle Grandstaff …

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Name released in fire death case

Fire officials have released the name of a Leonidas Township man who died over the weekend in a house fire. Nickolas Grzelak, 34, was found inside the residence after firefighters had extinguished a blaze reported at 8 p.m. Saturday in the 31000 block of Depot Street in Leonidas Township.

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Search begins for Sturges-Young Auditorium director

Brad Donmyer, executive director of Sturges-Young Auditorium, will retire at the end of the year, municipal officials announced this week. City manager Mike Hughes said a job description should be available by the end of the week and interviews likely to take place in December. The search committee will include Hughes, city controller Holly Keyser and auditorium board president Liz …

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Investigation continues in Leonidas fire

An investigation into the cause of a fire that killed a Leonidas man over the weekend is continuing. The blaze was reported at 8 p.m. Saturday in the 31000 block of Depot Street in Leonidas Township. Upon arrival, firefighters found the residence to be fully engulfed in flames. After the fire was extinguished, crews entered the building and discovered the …

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