The Sturgis Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is hosting the fourth annual Bourbon, Bacon, and Blues event tonight, Friday, May 26, on North Street in downtown Sturgis. The festival will include live music, bacon-themed food offerings, axe throwing, and 12 participating distilleries.
The Sturgis Area Community Foundation (SACF) recently announced Sturgis Public Schools teacher Tyson Dilts as the recipient of the 2023 John E. Oster Award for Excellence in Teaching.
A St. Joseph County Circuit Court jury returned guilty verdicts this week on four of five charges lodged against 29-year-old Sturgis resident Brandon Forbes, who attacked a family member with a hammer in 2022.
The Sturgis Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is hosting an event this Friday to kickoff the summer season of monthly car cruise-ins. The Spring Car Cruise-In and Eats will feature classic car cruise-ins, along with the 2023 Art Around Town unveiling, acoustic musicians, food trucks, and drink specials.
Newly-appointed Second Precinct City Commissioner Emmanuel Nieves was sworn in during Wednesday evening’s Sturgis City Commission meeting. The commission had previously voted unanimously 9-0 on April 26 to appoint Nieves to the seat left vacant by former Second Precinct Commissioner Travis Klinger.
Watershed Voice Executive Editor & Publisher Alek Haak-Frost explains why what Watershed Voice is, is less important than who Watershed Voice is, when contemplating whether to donate and/or subscribe during our Spring Member Drive.
The Sturgis Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is hosting the Spring Food and Flower Fest tonight, an event designed to kickoff the season of outdoor festivities. The brand-new celebration will feature live demonstrations, food samplings, drink specials, and live music in downtown Sturgis from 5:30-9 p.m.
Wednesday night’s Sturgis City Commission meeting was the last for Commissioner Travis Klinger, who announced his resignation on March 8. A newly appointed commissioner will finish Klinger’s term, and will be sworn in on May 10.
Sturgis Hospital Board President Jeremy Gump provided Sturgis City Commissioners with an update Wednesday regarding the hospital’s new designation as a Rural Emergency Hospital (REH). Effective May 1 at 7 a.m. Sturgis Hospital will cease admitting inpatients, as it will be discontinuing that service.
Watershed Voice (WSV) was awarded a $25,000 community impact grant on Thursday, April 13 from the Sturgis Area Community Foundation (SACF) for Watershed’s Community News Coalition project.
Students from St. Joseph County’s Intermediate School District Career Technical Education’s (CTE) Public Safety program will be recognized at the Michigan State Capitol this week as part of the CTE Showcase. The students will visit Lansing on Thursday to explain what the public safety program is, what they’re doing in and outside of the classroom, and what they hope to accomplish.
During an upcoming work session on Wednesday, April 12, the Sturgis City Commission will interview two candidates for the 2nd precinct commissioner seat being vacated by Commissioner Travis Klinger.
Watershed Voice will be celebrating its three-year anniversary on Saturday, a feat that was hard earned and accomplished through the contributions of many. With that in mind, we reached out to several of those valued contributors for their thoughts on Watershed Voice some 1,094 days after its launch on April 8, 2020.
U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday debated if enough has changed to prevent a repeat of the infant formula shortage, more than a year after a nationwide crisis began. Frank Yiannas, former deputy commissioner of the FDA Office of Food Policy & Response from 2018 to 2023, said, “[…]The nation remains one outbreak, one tornado, one flood, or cyberattack away from finding itself in a similar place to that of February 17, 2022.”
Last week the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Miguel Luna Perez could pursue claims against Sturgis Public Schools under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Perez, a 27-year-old deaf Sturgis man, claims the school district provided him an inadequate education by failing to assign him a qualified sign-language interpreter.
The St. Joseph County Career & Technical Education (CTE) Consortium recently recognized several students who were nominated by their instructors for their outstanding performance during the first semester.
The discovery of 18 deer carcasses in Sturgis is now part of an ongoing investigation with the Department of Natural Resources. Warning: The following story contains graphic imagery that may not be suitable for all audiences. Reader discretion is advised.
Sturgis city commissioners have started the process to fill the upcoming second precinct commissioner vacancy, and have set a deadline for applications of April 6. Commissioner Travis Klinger announced his resignation at the March 8 city commission meeting, citing family obligations as the reason for his departure.