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Superintendent to retire

  Constantine Public Schools superintendent Chuck Frisbie told the board of education Monday that he is retiring in two years. Furthermore, Frisbie said athletic director Mike Messner is retiring at the end of the 2014-15 academic year. Frisbie, a Colon native who turns 53 next month, has served as superintendent since July 2008 following a 20-year career at Mendon Community ... Read More »

Appointment to panel

Members of the Sturgis Public Schools Board of Education last week agreed to appoint Dan Scott to an open position on the panel. The opening was created when Ray Sterling resigned last month from his position as vice-president. Geoff Smith was promoted to the vice-president position during an organizational meeting last week. Scott is a 1999 graduate of Sturgis High ... Read More »

Great start for MagiCelebration

The second annual MagiCelebration got off to a good start Wednesday, as out-of-town visitors and area residents descended on the village of Colon for some magic and fun during the four-day event. The afternoon highlight centered on FAB Magic Co., where owner Rick Fisher drew a standing-room-only crowd for a free magic show. Fisher said registration for magicians is up ... Read More »

Constantine Schools release documents

A 59-year-old Three Rivers man who previously taught in Constantine and Three Rivers was reprimanded at least a half dozen times for inappropriate behavior, according to personnel records detailing the employment of David Wing. The documents, released by Constantine Public Schools in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, show the 59-year-old Wing agreed to surrender his teacher’s license in ... Read More »

Tuition-reimbursement for county employees

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners approved a tuition-reimbursement policy for county employees. Spearheaded by Commissioner Don Eaton, the program allows county employees to receive reimbursement up to 100 percent of tuition cost per semester at an accredited college, university or trade school. The course must be for credit or extended-education purposes. County administrator Pat Yoder said the classes ... Read More »

White Pigeon Days concluded

White Pigeon Days concluded its three-day run Sunday, with a community church service and picnic at Wade Park. Event organizers said Saturday night’s fireworks show was viewed by thousands of people who parked as far away as Dickinson Road to watch the display. Earlier in the evening, Constantine High School’s alumni football squad topped a White Pigeon alumni team, 14-6. ... Read More »