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Area athletes named to all-state team

Three area athletes have been named to the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association First Team all-state team. Pitcher Chance Stewart, a Sturgis High School three-star athlete who has committed to Western Michigan University as its football quarterback, was chosen as a Division 2 member for his baseball prowess. In Division 4, Kaleb McCarroll of Mendon added the all-state honor ... Read More »

Glen Oaks partnership with Trine

A press conference is scheduled later this week by Glen Oaks Community College regarding a new partnership with Trine University. Details to be revealed during a 10:30 a.m. Thursday media event are expected to elaborate on a program wherein Glen Oaks students are offered a chance to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree from Trine without having to leave St. ... Read More »

Woman charged with child sexually abusive material

A Burr Oak village trustee has been arraigned on charges of possession of child sexually abusive material and use of a computer to commit a crime. Meadow Woodman, 33, was arraigned last week in District Court. The eight-year village council member was arrested following an investigation that started in February, according to state police investigators. Det. Sgt. Todd Petersen said ... Read More »

Coach named to Hall of Fame

Mendon High School volleyball coach Kathy Trenary has been selected as a member of the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association 2014 Hall of Fame class. Trenary, who has held the position in Mendon for 19 years, is one of three in the 2014 class. The ceremony will take place July 25 at McCamly Plaza Hotel in Battle Creek. According to ... Read More »

More funding for schools

State Rep. Matt Lori said the equity gap that exists between larger and smaller school districts was narrowed this week, with House approval of Bill 5314, which establishes the School-Aid Fund for the coming fiscal year. Besides adding $50 in per-pupil funding for all students, the bill also designates another $125 per pupil for smaller schools, closing the equity gap ... Read More »

National Cover Teen named

Anderson’s has named Mendon-area resident Samantha Griffith its 2014 National Cover Teen. The 18-year-old Griffith was selected after a nationwide contest this past winter. Troy Ethen, president of Anderson’s, said the annual Cover Teen competition recognizes teens who are leaders in their communities and an inspiration to others. Griffith has been a member of Mendon’s student council, National Honor Society, ... Read More »