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Car-Bus Collision Friday afternoon

No injuries were reported Friday afternoon in a car-bus collision in Three Rivers. The incident occurred around 3:15 p.m. on West Michigan Avenue, just east of U.S. 131, according to Three Rivers Police. The Three Rivers Community Schools bus was traveling west on Michigan Avenue when a car turned left from a business on the north side of the road. ... Read More »

Centreville and Mendon seek ISD for business-management services

Centreville and Mendon have become the fourth and fifth local school districts to contract with the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District for business-management services. ISD Board of Trustees this week approved a six-month contract with the two districts to handle financial services, ranging from budgeting to cash flow forecasting and bonding oversight. ISD officials said the two local school ... Read More »

Mendon raises sub pay

Mendon Community Schools has become the third district in the county to raise its full-day pay for substitute teachers. Members of the district’s board of education Monday approved the full-day increase from $80 to $85. The move comes two weeks after Centreville Public Schools took an identical course of action, and more than a month after Three Rivers Community Schools ... Read More »

Schoolcraft Middle School placed on lockdown Monday

Schoolcraft Middle School was on lockdown for about 90 minutes Monday after a student found a small-caliber bullet in the hallway. According to Schoolcraft Police Chief Bryan Campbell, the department was alerted to the situation at 11:30 a.m. The school was then placed on administrative lockdown. A search of the building was conducted by school staff, and police personnel from ... Read More »

Future Farmers of America recognizes Centreville graduate

A Centreville native was specially recognized by the Future Farmers of America during its national convention last month. During a ceremony staged in Louisville, Ky., Mark Trowbridge of the Centreville FFA Chapter received the highest degree possible for an FFA member, the “American Degree.” As a longtime FFA participant, Trowbridge worked his way up through the various levels of FFA ... Read More »

Sturgis considering pay raise for school subs

The largest school district in the county is considering raising its pay rate for substitute teachers. Meanwhile, Three Rivers Community Schools has already taken that step by approving the first pay increase in 14 years for its substitute teachers following action last week. District officials in Sturgis said a shortage of subs this school year has promoted a look at ... Read More »