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Sturgis to receive school safety grant

State police said 56 Michigan public school districts – including Sturgis Public Schools – will get a share of $4 million in funding to boost school safety. The money announced last week will be used to purchase equipment and technology to improve the safety and security of school buildings, students and staff. Grant recipients have until Sept. 15 to spend ...

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Centreville Schools renews three contracts

The Centreville Public Schools Board of Education this week agreed to renew for one year its contracts with three administrators. During action Monday, the board approved contracts for high school/junior high principal Dennis Kirby, elementary principal Becky Stouffer and Covered Bridge School principal Juanita Miller, who also oversees the district’s adult education, community education and jail programs. Contracts for 2015-16 ...

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Upcoming TRAM fundraiser

Officials from Three Rivers Area Mentoring have announced details of their annual Glow Bowl fundraiser. The ninth annual event will take place 1 to 4 p.m. April 25 at South Lanes in Three Rivers. TRAM officials are issuing an appeal to anyone willing to sponsor bowlers or to be an event sponsor through various levels of financial support. All sponsorships ...

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Sheriff’s Department employees to attend conference

Up to six officials from the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department were granted permission to attend an out-of-state conference later this year. Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners approved the request for the employees to attend the American Jail Association annual meeting in North Carolina. The conference will not impose a cost to the county, as all ...

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County senior center plans continue

Members of the Sturgis City Commissioners are continuing work on a joint agreement for a new St. Joseph County senior center. The city has agreed to lease land near Doyle Community Center to the St. Joseph County Building Authority for $ 1 per year for the next 50 years to provide a site for the new center. The lease makes ...

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Mary Griffin, 72

Mary Lou Griffin, age 72, of Colon, and formerly of Mendon, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at her home. She was born in Cadillac, MI on Aug. 17, 1942 the daughter of the late Joseph and Louella (Luhrs) Skelton. She was a 1961 graduate of Vicksburg High School and later attended Glen Oaks Community College. Mary was an upholsterer, working ...

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