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St. Joseph County Early Middle College Advisor Anita Lopez-Schlabach entertains a question during the Dual Enrollment and Early Middle College countywide meeting held at Glen Oaks Community College on Thursday, Jan. 19. The meeting featured presentations on the financial responsibilities of dual...
STURGIS — The St. Joseph County Commission on Aging Advisory Board Wednesday approved a budget amendment that resulted in a cost savings of $25,536. Executive Director Tim Stoll said the savings are a result of taking an in-home clerical position out of the budget since “it hadn’t been filled” for...
CENTREVILLE — The St. Joseph County Road Commission has been notified of a Small Urban Program grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation allowing them to do construction on S. River Road about half a mile east of Noah Lake Road in 2018. Road commission managing director Chris Minger...
THREE RIVERS — Hannah McEnroe of McEnroe Designs is working on maps and a brochure for the Three Rivers Woman’s Club Historic Three Rivers Labor Day Bridge Walk, River Country Recreational Authority board member Lynn Zeiler reported at the RCRA’s meeting Thursday, Jan. 19. McEnroe would like to...
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers High School has won funding from the Strive 4 A Safer Drive Grant. Their theme is Wildcats A.D.A.P.T. — Wildcats will Arrive Safely by being: Decisive, Alert, Prepared & Trained, and the funds will be spent on three student-led events that will present tips about...
Parents of Three Rivers Middle School students joined their young people on Tuesday, Jan. 17 for “Math Night,” an informational overview of the new curriculum, “Carnegie Math.” “It’s higher order thinking,” principal Nikki Nash said. “It’s real-world problems where you have to problem solve.”...
STURGIS — Sturgis High School teacher Keith Andrew Lang, 37, was charged Tuesday with three counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of distributing sexually explicit visual or verbal matter of children, one count of distributing or promoting child sexually abusive activity, one...
MENDON — The Mendon Community Schools Board of Education had approved three-year contracts Monday for interim superintendent Roger Rathburn and retired superintendent Chuck Frisbie, to serve as co-superintendents beginning in 2017-18, but those contracts are now “off the table.” Rathburn said he...
EAST LANSING — Scott Hagerstrom, a 1987 White Pigeon High School graduate, is seeking the chairmanship of the Michigan Republican Party. Either he or Ron Weiser of Ann Arbor will be chosen in Feb. 11 balloting. “I’d like to empower the grassroots and have an organization really run from the bottom...
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers superintendent Jean Logan has submitted her response to the suit filed against her and Three Rivers Community Schools by former employee Kevin Hamilton. “The district has received notice of pending litigation,” she said. “We believe, as does our legal representative,...

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