A change in the regulation of street parking in Three Rivers could be coming soon following discussions at the Wednesday evening Three Rivers City Commission meeting.
The Three Rivers City Commission will hold the first bi-monthly meeting for July on Wednesday evening rather than Tuesday, due to the holiday schedule. Here’s what to expect and how you can participate.
In a tense 5—4 vote Wednesday evening, Sturgis City Commissioners voted to raise the 2023 millage rate to 11.6818, which is the maximum allowed by the State of Michigan without a vote of the electorate.
In a report to commissioners earlier this month, Sturgis Hospital Interim CEO Jeremy Gump said the hospital was in danger of being depleted of funds by the end of June. Now there is no “drop dead” date for the hospital’s closure thanks to a deposit of funds which will allow the facility to continue to operate — at least for a few more weeks.
Local author Sharon Bippus recently won the Michigan Writers Cooperative Press annual chapbook contest for her fictional story collection titled This Blue Earth. Watershed Voice caught up with Bippus to discuss her work, her love for small town life, and what’s next.
The Sturgis City Commission will meet Wednesday evening at City Hall (130 N. Ottawa St.) for a regularly scheduled commission meeting at 6 p.m.
Three Rivers Pride was well attended and without incident Saturday, as an estimated 2,500 to 3,000 people celebrated the city’s first Pride festival. Contrary to the controversy and tension created online in the weeks leading up to the event, Saturday’s festivities went without incident.
Members of the Emergency Extreme Weather Center (EEWC) board met with City of Sturgis staff Thursday to discuss next steps in opening the facility. The goal of the new effort is to provide a center which can be operated overnight to house people during set conditions. The proposed location presents difficulties for use as an overnight housing center due to zoning, building, and fire codes.
Downtown Three Rivers establishment Useless Creatures Brewing Co. (41 N. Main St.) is seeking approval from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to provide outdoor seating on the sidewalk in front of their location. Three Rivers commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to contribute a letter of support for the brewery’s MDOT application.
Retired Det. Sgt. Chad Spence held a press conference in front of the St. Joseph County Courthouse Monday to officially announce his candidacy for St. Joseph County Sheriff in 2024, and reveal David Northrop as his running mate and undersheriff. Northrop and Spence have 53 years of combined law enforcement experience in various leadership roles.
The annual summertime celebration Sturgis Fest will return this week with a five-day festival themed “Game Week.” Events planned for the week include free amusement park rides, Bike Night, a classic car cruise-in, Hispanic Heritage Celebration, and fireworks.
Sturgis Hospital Interim CEO Jeremy Gump provided Sturgis City Commissioners with a significant update Wednesday regarding the hospital’s financial status. According to Gump, the hospital’s application to become a Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) is still being processed and, if it does not go through within days, Sturgis Hospital will be depleted of all funds.
A special ceremony and presentation is planned this evening at Marcellus Township Wood Memorial Library to honor former library director Christine Nofsinger. Nofsinger recently embarked on a 2,611 mile bike ride across the country and raised nearly $10,000 for the library. She will recount her cross-country adventures in a presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The ‘Burg Days of Summer is a brand new summer series planned for the Village of Vicksburg, and tonight at 5:30 p.m. is the kick-off for the event. The festival promises live music in the streets, family-friendly activities, food trucks, and an opportunity to positively impact a local non-profit.
The Sturgis City Commission met Monday evening for a special work session dedicated to a draft budget review of Fiscal Year (FY) 2023-2024. See how the budget is shaping up so far before tonight’s city commission meeting.
The Sturgis City Commission will meet Wednesday evening at City Hall (130 N. Ottawa St.) for a regularly scheduled commission meeting at 6 p.m. Here’s what’s on the docket.
Sturgis city commissioners will meet Monday evening for a special work session regarding the city’s 2023-2024 Fiscal Year budget. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. at Sturgis City Hall.
The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) of Sturgis will be presenting “Movies on North,” the first of three summer movie series this evening at 5:30 p.m. on North Street. The event will feature a live acoustic musician, food trucks, and a showing of the movie “Grease.”