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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 »

Colon Schools launches new survey

Colon Community Schools is attempting to find new ways to gain input from parents and the community. To that end, district officials have posted on the district’s home page a link to an input survey. The survey can be accessed by going to colonschools.org. Prospective participants should look for and click on a tab that says “Quick Links.” Doing so ... Read More »

Glen Oaks exploring adding dormitories

Glen Oaks Community College officials have discussed a long-range concept of on-campus dormitories. During a meeting of the Board of Trustees earlier this month, Glen Oaks president David Devier said the college has been looking into the possibility of adding dormitories and that a developer has shown interest in financing those dormitories. Devier was quick to note the concept is ... Read More »

Glen Oaks named new faculty and staff

Glen Oaks Community College has welcomed a number of new faculty and staff to campus this fall. Larry Diekman recently joined the college as a maintenance assistant. He was previously employed at Lippert Components in Elkhart, Ind. Ron Hofman is the college’s new automotive instructor. He has over 36 years of automotive experience including teaching the last ten years at ... Read More »