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Staying strong - Keenan King, an educational leadership doctoral student at Western Michigan University, talks to Denise Cole’s Park Elementary fifth graders about overcoming obstacles and getting a college degree. Commercial-News/Elena Meadows
THREE RIVERS — Would you want someone uneducated doing brain surgery on you, or handling your money? Keenan King asked fifth-graders at Park Elementary on Friday, Jan. 20. “No,” they agreed. Education and its importance, as well as overcoming obstacles to getting it such as being a man of color,...
CENTREVILLE — “We have to start changing the outlook of how people look at Animal Control,” St. Joseph County Animal Control officer Greg Musser told members of the county’s Animal Control Advisory Board at their meeting Wednesday, Jan. 18. “For years it’s been the pound. We are not a kill shelter...
CONSTANTINE TOWNSHIP — An 18-year-old Constantine man was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 18 following a vehicle pursuit, according to the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies attempted to pull over a gray Pontiac passenger car for a speeding infraction on Riverside Drive near Mann Road in...
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...

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