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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 »

Superintendent to retire

  Constantine Public Schools superintendent Chuck Frisbie told the board of education Monday that he is retiring in two years. Furthermore, Frisbie said athletic director Mike Messner is retiring at the end of the 2014-15 academic year. Frisbie, a Colon native who turns 53 next month, has served as superintendent since July 2008 following a 20-year career at Mendon Community ... Read More »

Appointment to panel

Members of the Sturgis Public Schools Board of Education last week agreed to appoint Dan Scott to an open position on the panel. The opening was created when Ray Sterling resigned last month from his position as vice-president. Geoff Smith was promoted to the vice-president position during an organizational meeting last week. Scott is a 1999 graduate of Sturgis High ... Read More »