Gold team claims championship

June 10, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

The six-member White Pigeon High School golf team claimed the Division 4 state championship.

Staged in Bedford Valley, the Division 4 finals saw White Pigeon shoot a two-day score of 654. The Chiefs topped Charlevoix and Lincoln Alcona, which finished tied for second at 663.

The championship team is comprised of Riley and Jordan Olsen, Cory Snook, Jack Tippman, Andrew Mann and Christian Ryall-Shoup.

The squad was coached by Mark Olsen.

Change coming for Kalamazoo Promise

June 7, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

There is a major change set to be announced to the Kalamazoo Promise this week. The program is nearly a decade old and pays for the tuition at state universities or community colleges for Kalamazoo Public Schools graduates who stay in Michigan. It does not pay for private colleges, and that could be changing as the announcement is scheduled to happen on the campus of Kalamazoo College. Since its inception, the Promise has paid over 45-million dollars in scholarships for 28-hundred students.  (MRN)

Local graduate vying for Miss USA

June 6, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

A White Pigeon High School graduate will be one of 51 contestants vying for the title of Miss USA during a pageant televised live Sunday on NBC.

Mekayla Diehl, a 2007 White Pigeon High School graduate, is representing Indiana in the pageant. A Bristol resident, Diehl was crowned Miss Indiana during a program seven months ago in Indianapolis.

The 25-year-old Diehl has been in Baton Rouge, La., the past two weeks preparing for Sunday’s pageant. She said she is especially proud to be the first Native-American to represent Indiana in the contest.

Sunday’s three-hour pageant airs at 8 p.m.

New superintendent

June 5, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

A Sturgis Public Schools administrator has been offered the superintendent’s position at a neighboring district.

Members of the Bronson Community Schools Board of Education voted this week to extend a contract offer to Teresa Belote. She currently serves as principal at Congress and Wenzel elementary schools.

Belote was one of three finalists from a field of six candidates interviewed for the post, which is being vacated by soon-to-be-retired Jim Modert.

The other finalists for the position at the 1,000-student district in Branch County were Constantine High School Principal Christine Barnes and Jeff Budge, principal at Beaverton Middle School.

Summer hours for GOCC

May 27, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Glen Oaks Community College has implemented its summer hours.

The campus will be closed on Fridays through Aug. 8.

Summer hours for campus offices are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Thursday for administrative offices; 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday for student services; 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday for The Oaks store; 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday for the E. J. Shaheen Library; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday for the tutoring and testing center; and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday for the fitness and wellness center.

Scholarship awarded

May 27, 2014 by Administrator · Comments Off 

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 Oaks student with an outstanding record in mathematics courses. Parker was recommended for the scholarship by Glen Oaks mathematics instructors.

The scholarship is intended to assist the student with educational expenses at a four-year institution.

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