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Sturgis Meijer sets grand opening

Meijer in Sturgis has announced the date of its grand opening. Company officials said the South Centerville Road store will open June 2, when Meijer officials and local dignitaries will mark the store’s first day of business with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Company officials from the Grand Rapids-based retailer said the store-opening event will feature special promotions to commemorate the store’s …

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Sturgis approves business signs

The Sturgis Township Planning Commission has approved sign permits for three new businesses. Biggby Coffee will open Monday in the renovated storefront that previously housed Fawn River Meats on Fawn River Road, east of South Centerville Road. Planning commissioners on Monday also granted sign plans for TSC and Dunham Sports, two businesses that will share the former Kmart building on …

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Take our daughters and sons to work day resolution drafted

State Rep. Aaron Miller today intends to introduce a resolution in the House declaring April 28 as “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” in Michigan. Miller drafted the resolution calling on parents to take a daughter or son to their workplaces so the children can see the many employment opportunities that exist in Michigan. He will bring his …

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TRH will hold free skin cancer screening clinic

THREE RIVERS, MI – Three Rivers Health is proud to participate in Skin Cancer Awareness Month. During the month of May, join us in taking action to prevent skin cancer and reduce the risk of UV damage. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause …

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Out and About – Week of April 25th

It’s becoming more and more difficult to tell the difference between the makes of cars these days. Back in the Fifties this problem didn’t exist. Back then there were no KIAs or other many other foreign cars here in the USA. General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler dominated the automotive market. Now, it’s next to impossible to tell the year of …

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Ratering will seek second term as treasurer

St. Joseph County Treasurer Judie Ratering has filed for re-election for a second four-year term. Ratering recently submitted to the county clerk’s office paperwork with enough signatures to be on the ballot in the August primary. Sturgis resident Gwen Donmeyer has also declared her candidacy. The 56-year-old Ratering was appointed by a statutory committee in February 2012 from a pool …

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Special permit granted for potential camp facility

Members of the Sherman Township Planning Commission have agreed to issue a special land-use permit to two brothers for a 25-site camp facility. Proposed by Ben and Jamey Rouch of Three Rivers, the campground could potentially include cabins up to 400 square feet. It also may feature tent and RV camping. The Rouchs said they would like to include an …

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Health department urges parents to vaccinate against chickenpox

Officials from the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency are urging parents to have their children vaccinated against the chickenpox virus, as new cases of chickenpox continue to be reported in St. Joseph County as recently as last week. According to Kim Wilhelm, prevention services director for the tri-county health department, two additional cases of chickenpox were reported by the parents …

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Sturgis votes no to sidewalk committee

Sturgis city commissioners have vetoed a staff plan that would have revived a seven-member citizens committee to prioritize sidewalk projects and advise the commission on sidewalk policy issues. The vote was 5-4. The commissioner’s majority said they do not believe a citizens committee is necessary to prioritize sidewalk needs, instead leaving the recommendations to city staff with commissioners approving final …

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TRH nurse receives award

THREE RIVERS, MI – Three Rivers Health is proud to announce Tarah Gidley, RN, as recipient of the Southwestern Michigan Perinatal Association (SWMPA) Perinatal Excellence Award. Tarah was nominated by a co-worker for her positive attitude, excellent care, and being a great role model for all nurses. Tarah has been with Three Rivers Health for four years and works in …

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