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Former Three Rivers teacher waives preliminary exam

  A former educator who worked in four area school districts waived preliminary examination Tuesday on three counts of alleged criminal sexual conduct involving young men. The case against Three Rivers resident David Wing, 59, was bound over to St. Joseph County Circuit Court for trial. No trial date has been set, pending a pretrial status conference. Wing is charged ... Read More »

Drzewicki gets Mason appointment

Ron Drzewicki’s employment as superintendent of Mason Public Schools is official, as the district’s board of education voted this week to offer a contract. The 50-year-old Drzewicki has served the past six years as superintendent of White Pigeon Community Schools. He was one of 23 applicants for the job as head of the 3,100-student district 15 miles south of Lansing. ... Read More »

Michigan High School Golf Coach of the Year

  Mark Olsen, coach of the White Pigeon golf team, has been named Michigan High School golf coach of the year. Given by the Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association, the award culminates a stellar season for Olesn and his squad, which went on to win the Division 4 state title in June. The coach-of-the-year award is Olsen’s second, as he ... Read More »

Fill the Bus is going on

  The St. Joseph County United Way and Sturgis Walmart are teaming up for a program that will benefit local students. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, the Sturgis Walmart will host “Fill the Bus,” a program, which provides school supplies and backpacks to area children. Bins are currently in place at the front of both entrances at the ... Read More »

Plea agreement reached

  A Burr Oak woman charged with possession of child sexually abusive material and using a computer to commit a crime is set for sentencing Sept. 29 in District Court after reaching a plea agreement last week. Meadow Marie Woodman, 33, pled guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Initial charges were dropped as part of Thursday’s agreement. ... Read More »

Honors for Centreville FFA

Centreville’s Future Farmers of America judging team successfully competed at the Michigan 4-H/FFA meat-judging contest at Michigan State University July 25. The FFA team from Centreville placed first overall in the contest, earned a gold award and the right to represent Michigan at the National FFA Meat Evaluation competition in Louisville in October. Members of the team were Clay Decker ... Read More »