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Volunteer drivers needed for HHS

St. Joseph County Department of Health and Human Services is appealing to the public to help fill a need. Kristina Herrington, community resources coordinator, said the agency needs transport volunteers for its clients in St. Joseph and Cass counties. Potential volunteers should be able to work well with others, able to work independently, dependable, interested in being part of a …

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Agatha

Well, you can’t see my flower very well, but they tell me that “April Showers bring May flowers.” Since I love to sun bathe, I am really looking forward to the days warming up.  If you play ball, I would love to play ball with you.  I am three years old, a blue female, labrador/weimaraner and I am housetrained.  I …

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Leaf and brush pick up continues in Sturgis

Sturgis Department of Public Services is continuing its spring brush and leaf pick up. Crews on Monday started picking up brush starting on the north side of the city and working their way south. DPS officials said weather conditions and the quantity of brush will dictate the pace at which the work is completed. The spring pick up will feature …

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Bronson seeks grants for non-motorized trail

The city of Bronson is hoping to establish a non-motorized trail by developing the former railroad line across the north side of the community. City council members recently staged a public hearing as a step toward applying for a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant. Bronson is asking for $261,000 from the state trust. Meanwhile, city manager Brandon Mersman said …

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Apartment project will not receive state funding support

A proposed apartment development project in Sturgis hoping to receive state financial support has hit a road block. Sturgis City Manager Andrew Kuk last week told city commission members the state did not provide the company behind the project funding for the proposed St. Joseph Street Lofts. The high-density apartment complex, at 303 St. Joseph St., is the former Paramount …

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Glen Oaks announces finalists for president

Glen Oaks Community College has announced three finalists in its search for a new president. The finalists are Bryan Newton, Vernon Smith and Katherine Zatz. Newton is currently vice president for enrollment management and student services at Wor-Wic Community College in Maryland. He earned a doctor of philosophy in education and human resources studies from Colorado State University; a juris …

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Fresh food distributions

Here’s a look at the April Fresh Food Distribution in St. Joseph County. Seventh-Day Adventist Church, east of Centreville on M-86, will oversee the month’s initial distribution. It is scheduled for 4 p.m. April 9. First Presbyterian Church on Lakeview Avenue in Sturgis hosts the next distribution. It takes place at 4 p.m. April 11. Railroad Park in Burr Oak …

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Multiple injuries in Cass County crash

Four people were injured in a two-vehicle crash last weekend in Cass County’s Milton Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said deputies were called shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday to Gumwood Road and East Bertrand Road. Investigators said Marshall Smith of Sauk Village, Ill., was driving south on Gumwood Road and his vehicle crossed the center line. It struck a northbound car …

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Volunteers needed for Mendon home-improvement project

Organizers of a special event next month in Mendon are hoping to attract additional volunteers for the benevolent project. “Mendon Rock the Block” takes place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 18. Coordinators said the day is dedicated to bringing together volunteers to assist in exterior home-improvement projects for residents in need within the Mendon area. The goal is to …

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Three charged in stabbing incident

State police troopers responded last month to a stabbing incident in Branch County’s Coldwater Township. According to a media release from MSP, troopers responded at 8 p.m. March 1 to the 200 block of Paradise Island Drive. The 28-year-old victim, an Ohio resident, was hospitalized for treatment for internal injuries that required surgery. Investigators said an argument broke out between …

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