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City of Sturgis announces ‘scheduled power outage’ early Friday morning

Posted July 31, 2013 by Bruce Snook

STURGIS – The City of Sturgis has announced that on Friday, August 2, 2013 at approximately 12:30 a.m., a power outage is scheduled for an area between Sturgis and Centreville.  The outage is due to the unexpected failing of a transformer at the Diesel Plant.  This outage is expected to last about four hours.  A […]

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New Tobacco Use Ordinance in Sturgis goes into effect August 1st

Posted July 29, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Tobacco Use Ordinance adopted recently by the Sturgis City Commission goes into effect on Thursday (August 1st). The City of Sturgis has issued a reminder that the use of tobacco products, including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, etc., will be prohibited on City of Sturgis property and recreational areas.  Persons are […]

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Railroad tracks on North Nottawa Street in Sturgis closed on Monday, July 29th

Posted July 29, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The City of Sturgis reports that the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is working on the railroad tracks on North Nottawa Street in Sturgis today (Monday, July 29th) and, a result, the tracks are closed. Motorists are asked to follow the detour routes in the area. Crews plan to have the road back open late […]

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Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) visits Walmart in Sturgis

Posted July 7, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) visited Walmart in Sturgis on Saturday (July 6). ARF provided information on its spaying and neutering program and sold items to benefit the organization and its work on behalf of animals. ARF President LeeAnn Farmer said the organization offers a variety of services to St. Joseph County.  “Our mission is to […]

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Trine University Community Education Program in Sturgis announces plans for summer Lego® Robotics Kids Camps

Posted June 27, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Trine University Community Education Program in Sturgis has announced plans for Lego® Robotics Kids Camps this summer. For a flyer that will provide more information about the camps, click here.

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Sturgis Fest Family Picnic moved to Doyle Community Center

Posted June 26, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Due to the weather conditions, the Sturgis Fest Family Picnic slated for Wednesday evening (June 26) has been moved to the Doyle Community Center. The vintage baseball game between the Sturgis Biscuits and the Bonneville Millers has been cancelled, but bring the family and enjoy children’s activities, value-priced food and a magician between 5 p.m. […]

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Claudia Pahls and Larry Franks recognized as ‘2013 Citizens of the Year’ in Sturgis

Posted June 25, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Congratulations are in order to Claudia Pahls and Larry Franks who were honored Monday (June 24) as ‘2013 Citizens of the Year’ in Sturgis. The recognition came in conjunction with the Sturgis Fest kick-off dinner at the Sturges-Young Auditorium. To learn more from Rosalie Currier and the Sturgis Journal, click on the following link:  Sturgis […]

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Sturgis Save-A-Lot store closes

Posted May 17, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Save-A-Lot store in Sturgis has closed. To learn more, click on the following link to access a Sturgis Journal story by Rosalie Currier:  Empty shelves: Save-A-Lot in Sturgis closes

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Brush pick-up begins this week in City of Sturgis

Posted May 6, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The City of Sturgis is picking up brush beginning this week.  DPS crews will begin the pick-up on the north side of the City and make their way to the south side of the City. Rules for brush pick-up: •    Materials must be neatly stacked on the terrace away from objects or obstructions such as […]

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Lori: MDOT grant will grow Sturgis factory, add 27 jobs

Posted April 15, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Lawmaker points to expansion as another sign of recovery State Rep. Matt Lori Monday (April 15) applauded a Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) grant to Summit Polymers, which will enable the automobile parts supplier to expand its Sturgis operations and hire 27 more workers. Lori, R-Constantine, said the manufacturer had considered sites in Kentucky and […]

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Site Selection magazine ranks Sturgis No. 23 ‘micropolitan’ for 2012

Posted March 20, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Site Selection magazine ranks Sturgis No. 23 ‘micropolitan’ in its list of Top Micropolitans for 2012. For more on the story from Ursula Zerilli and MLive, click on the following link:  Sturgis ranked No. 23 ‘micropolitan’ in U.S. by Site Selection magazine. Here, too, is additional information on the topic in the form of a […]

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Action on city election date change to be postponed

Posted December 18, 2012 by Bruce Snook

STURGIS – Sturgis City Commission action on a potential change to when Commissioner elections will be held is likely to be postponed following new information from the State of Michigan.  A public hearing was scheduled by the Commission for Wednesday (December 19) to discuss the possible change. The public hearing was set last Wednesday based […]

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Leaf pick-up completed in Sturgis

Posted December 5, 2012 by Bruce Snook

The Sturgis Department of Public Services (DPS) has completed the leaf pick-up for this year. At this time, the compost site is also closed for the season.  If you have any questions, please contact the DPS at (269) 651-2879. Source:  The Sturgis eWire

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Non-Motorized Trailway Master Plan meeting set for November 27th at Sturgis Township Hall

Posted November 20, 2012 by Bruce Snook

STURGIS – On November 27, 2012 at 5:30 p.m., members of the public are invited to attend the final public presentation of a Non-Motorized Trailway Master Plan for the Sturgis area.  This presentation will be held at the Sturgis Township Hall located at 26015 US-12.  There will be an opportunity for public feedback during this […]

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Halloween Trick-or-Treating in Sturgis

Posted October 27, 2012 by Bruce Snook

On Wednesday (October 31st), the Downtown businesses in Sturgis will host trick-or-treating from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The residential door-to-door trick-or-treating in Sturgis will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Source:  The Sturgis eWire

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2012 fall leaf pickup in Sturgis to begin on Monday

Posted October 27, 2012 by Bruce Snook

The City of Sturgis Department of Public Services (DPS) will begin fall leaf pickup on Monday (October 29th).  Crews will follow the same route as they do with brush pick up, starting north of Chicago Rd. and west of N. Nottawa St. working their way across the north side of town and then through the […]

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The Salvation Army looks to local community generosity for help with critical food pantry shortfalls

Posted October 11, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Grand Rapids, MI – The Salvation Army food pantry in Sturgis is looking to the local community to respond to a severe shortage of food donations over the summer months. The pantry has been nearly depleted as many individuals have experienced difficulty in providing food for their families due to continuing economic hardship. Over 15,000 […]

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Sturgis Electric customers encouraged to take advantage of Energy Smart incentives

Posted August 12, 2012 by Bruce Snook

As part of State requirements for energy efficiency, the City of Sturgis Electric department is teaming with Energy Smart to provide incentives for residential electric customers.  A number of incentives exist, including savings on the purchase of high-efficiency household appliances such as refrigerators, air conditioners, computers, surge protectors, and more. Visit www.mienergysmart.com and select “Sturgis” […]

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City of Sturgis closes RV dump station

Posted August 10, 2012 by Bruce Snook

The City of Sturgis reports that during the road construction on W. Lafayette Street this year, the RV dump station located off of W. Lafayette south of the airport was closed.  In conjunction with this work, the City has closed this dumping station permanently due to several incidents of improper and illegal use of the […]

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Funeral procession for Assistant Fire Chief Ladd Carpenter

Posted August 2, 2012 by Bruce Snook

From the City of Sturgis: Source:  The Sturgis eWire

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