At a Sturgis City Commission meeting Wednesday proceedings included an award for the city’s wastewater treatment plant, an update on the needs of the unhoused in the community, and new developments with the Sturges-Young Center for the Arts, among others.
A new law will soon go into effect, and Sturgis Hospital will be categorized as a Rural Emergency Hospital (REH). Sturgis Hospital Interim CEO Jeremy Gump was in attendance at a Sturgis City Commission meeting Wednesday to provide an update on the transition.
An unprecedented local housing shortage in Sturgis has raised prices for homes and rent making it difficult for first-time home buyers to navigate the market successfully. John Carmichael, president of Root and Branch Real Estate LLC, hopes to fill this housing gap by developing a complex with 23 units, including studio, one bedroom, or two bedroom apartments.
Glen Oaks Community College Athletic Director Joel Mishler announced the hiring of Tracy Sterling Monday as the next head volleyball coach for the Vikings’ program. Sterling comes to Glen Oaks after leading Sturgis High School’s Varsity program to a 92-62-8 record as its head coach over the past four years.
On Tuesday, January 10, over 40 individuals from Sturgis and surrounding communities gathered at the St Joseph Community Co-Op to address plans for an Emergency Weather Shelter.
The Sturgis City Commission bid farewell to City Manager Mike Hughes, who has served Sturgis for over 17 years, at its regular meeting Wednesday. Hughes is pursuing a new career with a local company, and the city is actively looking for Hughes’ successor.
The City of Three Rivers recently welcomed T.J. Reed as its newly appointed city attorney following the retirement of J. Patrick O’Malley. A Centerville resident but already-familiar face to the town, Reed’s extensive experience in municipal law should benefit Three Rivers as he begins his new role.
For most of the population in St. Joseph County a dry and warm home is the solution to combating inclement weather. However, a large number of unhoused people in this community are being left out in the cold. The City of Sturgis is working on its own solution, potentially creating a blueprint the City of Three Rivers could also implement.
For nearly 12 years the Winter Blues festival in Sturgis has been a hot event for the city and this year is no exception. Several hundred people are expected to flock to the downtown area on Friday, January 13 from 5 to 9 p.m. for winter-themed festivities, live music, and food trucks.
The past year for Watershed Voice was eventful to say the least, and while we plan to have more on that later with some Year in Review pieces to start 2023, our staff needs a break to rest, recharge, reflect, and refocus in anticipation for the year to come.
Alek and Doug discuss the week that was in Three Rivers, the resurrection of the Three Rivers Commercial-News, the news landscape in St. Joseph County, and what the future may hold for Watershed Voice as a daily news source in this new era of community journalism.
Services provided at this new location include assessment, outpatient therapy and group counseling. Individuals can call 269-467-1000 to schedule an appointment. Any person can receive services regardless of their insurance coverage or ability to pay.
Several students were recently recognized for their acceptance as registered apprentices through the St. Joseph County Career & Technical Education Consortium.
Shelby Holderbaum, 20, of Sturgis was transported to the hospital early Monday morning after sustaining injuries in a two-vehicle crash in Sturgis Township.
Glen Oaks Community College recently announced its outstanding scholars for the Winter 2022 Semester.
Adalberto (Jacob) Garcia, 24, of Sturgis faces up to 20 years in prison after a St. Joseph County Circuit Court jury found Garcia guilty on multiple charges related to possessing and processing child sexually abusive material, according to a press release issued by County Prosecutor David Marvin.
The U.S. government should consider creating a stockpile of infant formula to avoid the possibility of future shortages, the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration told a Senate committee last week.
The infant formula shortage began in mid-February after Abbott Laboratories issued a recall and closed its Sturgis, Michigan plant after several infants became sick and at least two died.