Jamie Eymer, the Sturges-Young Center for the Arts’ event coordinator since June 2022, was hired to the director’s position after the departure of Sheila Bolda in July, effective September 25. Also, an update on Sturgis Hospital.
The fifth annual Sturgis BBQ Fest is slated for Saturday, September 30 in downtown Sturgis with 10 grill/pit masters scheduled to compete. Festivities will take place from noon to 7 p.m. along North and John Streets, and will include live music, several food vendors, kids activities, a beard contest, a corn hole tournament, and of course, live college football on the big screen.
St Joseph County Project Connect & Veteran Stand Down will return to the Centreville Fairgrounds’ Henningsen Show Arena on Friday, October 6. Attendees can enjoy a bagged lunch, receive health screens, flu shots, and immunizations if they wish, get a free haircut, and go home with fresh food and commodities boxes.
State Sens. Sarah Anthony (D-Lansing) and Mary Cavanagh (D-Redford Twp.) on Tuesday introduced a set of bills intended to reform Michigan’s auto insurance system and improve access to care for drivers who were severely injured in car accidents.
A series of meetings were held Monday in Sturgis, starting with a special Sturgis Commission meeting at 10 a.m., to guide the city through the initial process of authorize a letter of agreement between the Asker Corporation, the city and the hospital, with a $3 million purchase offer.
Students, lawmakers and environmental activists from across the state gathered Tuesday on the Capitol steps, calling for climate action, environmental justice and clean energy policy.
A 16-year-old Three Rivers girl died Monday as a result of a car vs. pedestrian crash in Fabius Township, according to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department.
The White House released a state-by-state breakdown, estimating that nearly 7 million people who rely on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, also known as WIC, could be at risk of losing funds to purchase select food and receive vouchers for vegetables and fruit.
Watershed Voice columnist Steph Hightree writes about the significance of her kids’ 13th and 16th birthdays in this week’s #MomLife.
California and Florida have become the first states to require later public school start times, a response to reams of research showing significant advantages for high school students who can get more sleep by beginning their day at 8:30 a.m. or later. Should Michigan consider such a change?
Members of the Glen Oaks Community College Hispanic Student Alliance will have the privilege of meeting with ABC News veteran, creator and host, John Quiñones prior to his public talk on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m.
Youth criminal justice stakeholders told lawmakers this week that some families of juveniles in Michigan owe upwards of $100,000 in non-restitution related fees to the court. They added that the time and money dedicated to collection of those fees outweighs any benefit to the state and Black families often bear the highest debts.
With just a few more days left for one of the county’s time-honored traditions, Watershed Voice took a walk through the festivities at the fairgrounds.
The bills would repeal a ban on local project labor agreements and a law preempting local government’s ability to set labor standards including higher-than-state-minimum wage and other benefits — nicknamed the “Death Star” bill in reference to “Star Wars.”
Marijuana consumption lounges will not be coming to a downtown Three Rivers storefront near you, at least not any time soon. The Three Rivers City Commission voted 4-2 against an amendment to the city’s marijuana ordinance Tuesday that would have allowed such an establishment in the central (B-3) business zoning district following a public hearing.
The “Restaurant Workers Bill of Rights” would raise wages and improve work conditions for restaurant staff.
The Three Rivers City Commission will convene for its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. tonight, with a public hearing scheduled to consider a proposed amendment to the city’s marijuana ordinance that would allow consumption lounges in the B-3 District.
House Bills 4945 and 4946, both sponsored by state Rep. Amos O’Neal (D-Saginaw), would make it illegal for anyone convicted of felony or misdemeanor domestic violence to purchase or possess a firearm for eight years following their sentence.