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Event was successful

Saturday’s fundraiser for the Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services of St. Joseph, Cass and Van Buren counties was hailed a success by event organizers. Rose Parshall, director of operations for the Three Rivers-based agency, said more than 40 men – most wearing high-heeled or other women’s shoes – took part in the four-lap walk around the track at Three Rivers ... Read More »

Winner of Cow-Poo-Looza event

A White Pigeon woman was the winner of Saturday’s Cow-Poo-Looza event at Central Elementary in White Pigeon. A ticket purchased by Lisa Eger was drawn after the Holtein used to determine the winner failed to produce a cow pile. Event co-organizer Jody Davidson said Daisy, on loan from Burr Oak farmer Rich Ultz, was hot and agitated for the first ... Read More »

Family needs your help

Officials from Three Rivers Community Schools are appealing to the public to help a Hoppin Elementary family whose house was destroyed in a fire last week. Donations of clothing, furniture, toiletries and gift cards are being accepted at Hoppin Elementary. Clothing is being collected for two boys, a girl, and their mother and father. More information may be obtained from ... Read More »

New professors for area school

Glen Oaks Community College has announced the appointment of two new professors. Michelle McNamara, who previously served as an instructor of oral communications, and Sheryl Smithson were hired as professors at the Centreville-area school. McNamara will continue to teach oral communications, while Smithson will serve as professor of microbiology. In addition, a trio of faculty members received tenure after completing ... Read More »

Renewal request won

Overwhelming support from voters in White Pigeon Township Tuesday helped carry a 3-mill renewal request sought by White Pigeon Community Schools. By a margin of 595 in favor to 271 opposed, the five-year renewal of a request originally approved in 2007 will generate about $5 million from 2013 through 2017 for the 780-student district. The district plans to continue thorough ... Read More »

Centreville schools cut back

The Centreville Public Schools Board of Education took action Tuesday that will eliminate 2 1/2 teaching positions, two classroom aides and a bus driver in the 2012-13 academic year. The special meeting drew more than 40 people, including almost two dozen students who have banded together to support one of the teacher casualties, media specialist Meredith Bunning. A 310-signature petition ... Read More »