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.

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.

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.