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Scholarship awarded

Sturgis resident Adam Parker has been awarded the Professor Emeritus B. Swartz Scholarship for Excellence in Mathematics. Parker recently graduated from Glen Oaks Community College with an Associate of Business degree and plans to begin classes at Grand Valley State University in the fall to complete his bachelor’s degree in accounting. The $ 1,000 scholarship is awarded to a Glen ...

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One-room schoolhouse being moved

A one-room schoolhouse more than 150 years old will soon be relocated to Burr Oak, thanks to a trio of student groups at the district. Burr Oak Community Schools Superintendent Terry Conklin said the Worden School Relocation Committee received funds from the Burr Oak’s senior class, its Varsity Club and National Honor Society to help cover $3,500 in additional charges ...

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Searching for new principal

The search for a new principal at Three Rivers High School is expected to step up at the end of the week. Superintendent Roger Rathburn said current principal Jean Logan, who will take over the district’s top post July 1 – will play an integral part in her successor. Rathburn said Logan has had her hands full with end-of-the-year activities. ...

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Trooper on administrative leave

A veteran trooper with the Michigan State Police is on paid administrative leave, as an investigation into his conduct during an April traffic stop is under review. St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough said he is hopeful that the 19-year member of the state police force, will be removed from duty following the April 15 stop. In a letter to ...

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New director of operations

Three Rivers Community Schools has lost its director of operations, as Steve Lucas took a job with the Cass County Road Commission. Lucas will become managing director of the Cass County Road Commission. He is stepping into a job previously held by Christopher Bolt, who was splitting the task with St. Joseph County. A 20-year school district employee, Lucas’ last ...

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Millage request approved

White Pigeon Community Schools will have more than $1.6 million additionally to spend each year over the next five years, as the district’s voters approved a request for a 1-mill increase Tuesday. The measure prevailed with 359 yes votes to 336 opposed. Superintendent Ron Drzewicki said the community support helps keep the 750-student district on a positive road. He said ...

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