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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,...
Park Elementary third-grader Matthew Montcalm learns during an activity on Tuesday, Jan. 17 that a Kit Kat floats. He and about 60 other Park students are participating in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program that meets once a week after school for 10 weeks. New this year is a...
CENTREVILLE — The St. Joseph County Commission, at its executive committee meeting Wednesday, Jan. 11, talked about two organizations with which they are considering their level of participation: Southwest Michigan First and the St. Joseph County Human Services Commission. Southwest Michigan First...
THREE RIVERS — Elvis Presley tribute artist Patrick Johnson and the “Raised on Rock” band will take center stage at Riviera Theatre this Friday, to celebrate what would have been the King’s 82nd birthday earlier this month. Johnson said “Elvis: The Concert Years” is an attempt to recreate what it...
HOWARD TOWNSHIP — Michigan State Police troopers and Cass County deputies responded to a hit and run crash involving a pedestrian on Huntly Road north of Yankee Street on Tuesday, Jan. 17 before 6:05 p.m. An unknown motor vehicle struck a pedestrian walking on Huntly Road causing serious injuries...
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Hoppin Elementary fifth-grader Victoria Marckini takes a note from the new “Take What You Need” board in the school hallway. “Whenever I take one off it cheers me up,” she said. Principal Allison Taylor said the board is intended to make someone’s day. “It is filled with encouragement for students...

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