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Mendon continues in football playoffs

History repeated itself for the fourth consecutive year in Mendon Saturday, as the Hornets topped Climax-Scotts in Division 8 football District action. Mendon topped Climax-Scotts, 35-8. The 10-and-1 Hornets will try to snap a two-game losing streak to perennial power Muskegon Catholic Central Saturday in Muskegon. The 11-and-0 Crusaders are coming off a 42-0 thrashing of Fowler this past weekend ... Read More »

Mendon Kiwanis Showboat set to entertain

The 58th Mendon Kiwanis Showboat begins its three-day run tonight. The theme this year is “School Daze,” which will lead to plenty of skits and jokes following a school theme, event organizers said. The Showboat is a musical and comedy presentation made up of a cast of about 50 local residents. Pat Tompkins, who is heading this week’s production, said ... Read More »

School board election results

Incumbents on area school boards fared well in Tuesday’s general election. In Three Rivers, Pete Bennett was re-elected to a four-year term. In addition, leading vote-getter Diana DeGraff and Scott Karle  were victorious in the four-person race. They, too, will serve four-year terms. In White Pigeon, top vote-getter Dan Cropsey and fellow incumbent Joe Taylor won in their bid for ... Read More »

Mendon moves on in high school football playoffs

Three of the four St. Joseph County-based high school football playoff teams bowed out over the weekend in pre-district action. A failed extra point doomed Three Rivers Friday, as the Wildcats fell to Vicksburg, 14-13, in Division 4 action. The game was marred by strong, cold winds that had a negative impact on both teams, according to coaches. On Saturday, ... Read More »

Nominations are being accepted for outstanding Sturgis teacher

Nominations are being accepted for the 2014-15 John E. Oster Award for outstanding teaching and exemplary community service by a Sturgis Public Schools teacher. The award is in honor of the late John E. Oster, a Sturgis attorney, who placed high value on education and community service. The award has been presented annually since the 1981-82 school year. In addition ... Read More »

High School football playoff game times announced

Start times for this weekend’s state football playoff games have been announced by the Michigan High School Athletic Association. A pair of matinee games will be played Saturday, as Schoolcraft at Constantine and Colon at Mendon will kick off their respective games at 1 p.m. Meanwhile, a 7:30 start time Friday night has been set for a Division 4 contest, ... Read More »