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School District asking for restoration of mills

The St. Joseph County Intermediate School District has authorized a May 6 request to restore nearly three-tenths of a mill to the maximum rate of 2.75 mills previously approved by the county’s voters. The restoration of the Headlee Reduction request fell by a margin of 53 percent to 47 percent last August. At stake is more than $633,000 to be ... Read More »

Senior to earn a prestigious award

Marcellus High School senior Steven McKenzie is one of 32 athletes in the state to earn a prestigious award. McKenzie was named a Michigan High School Athletic Association Scholar Athlete. School officials said there were more than 1,700 applicants this year and McKenzie was one of two class D male athletes to earn the award. The recognition is based on ... Read More »

Forums for proposed millage-increase

A committee supporting a proposed millage-increase being sought by White Pigeon Community Schools kicked off its campaign last week. The Yes Committee, whose members are promoting participation in the May 6 request, plans to maintain a visible presence at school-related and public functions over the next three months. Co-chair Jody Davidson said the committee is also helping the public understand ... Read More »

Stewart signs with Western

A four-star quarterback from Sturgis High School made his college choice official Wednesday. Chance Stewart signed his letter of intent to attend and play for Western Michigan University. Boosted by Stewart’s signing and 27 others Wednesday, the Kalamazoo-based university finished with the 60th-ranked signing class in Division I, the highest ever for a MAC school. Stewart, a three-star athlete who ... Read More »

How to make up snow days

A proposal in Lansing to allow schools to make up snow days by adding minutes onto the end of days within the existing schedule, is drawing fire from the state’s top educator. Superintendent of Schools Mike Flanagan calls it an “insane and silly” idea. He points to the number one education country in the world..Finland, and says they don’t add ... Read More »

Empty Bowls Dinner

Officials from Three Rivers Community Schools have announced the date for this year’s Empty Bowls soup dinner is Feb. 6 The 19th annual event runs 5 to 7 p.m. at Three Rivers High School. Its goal is to raise awareness and donations to combat hunger Clay bowls made by first, third, and fifth graders from the district’s four elementary schools ... Read More »