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Miss Indiana USA

A White Pigeon-area native was recently crowned Miss Indiana USA. Mekayla Diehl  won the Miss Indiana USA pageant last week in Indianapolis and in June will be one of 51 contestants vying for the crown of Miss USA. The 24-year-old Diehl is a native of Union and was graduated from White Pigeon High School in 2007. She is also an ... Read More »

Decision has been reversed

Officials at a Battle Creek middle school are apologizing to parents after administrators forced students to take off t-shirts, or turn shirts inside out, memorializing a student who died over the weekend. Twelve-year old Caitlyn Jackson lost her battle with Leukemia. In response her friends wore shirts with her name printed on them Monday, but officials said they were a ... Read More »

Two games away from state championship

A trio of area high school football teams claimed district crowns over the weekend and are two games away from playing for a state championship. Mendon, Constantine and Schoolcraft all remain in the playoffs, while Cassopolis saw its season come to an end Friday. For the third consecutive post-season, Mendon ended Climax-Scotts’ season. On Saturday, the Hornets won on their ... Read More »

Student taken into custody

Three Rivers police took a 14-year-old student into custody Monday after it was reported he had taken a gun to school. According to police, the student showed the gun to classmates on the bus while riding home and allegedly made reference to robbing a bank or people in a park. Police recovered the weapon after making contact with the student ... Read More »

Millage increase passes

Centreville Public Schools will see $12.8 million worth of improvements over the next decade, as its voters on Tuesday approved a 2.95-mill increase request. The vote was 351 in favor to 226 opposed. As a result, the district will start improvements at its elementary and jr./sr. high buildings next year as part of a three-phase plan that will also see ... Read More »

Operating-millage proposal passes

Voters in the Constantine Public Schools District Tuesday said “yes” to an operating-millage proposal to collect a full 18 mills from non-homestead property owners. In addition, a second request to collect more than $6.5 million for improvements at its middle school also received community endorsement. The first measure, which passed, 662 to 432, will allow the district to collect the ... Read More »