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Boys receive accolades

Two area high school boys basketball players received state accolades for their performance on the hardwood. Sturgis junior Chance Stewart, who has already verbally committed to a football scholarship at the University of Wisconsin, was named to the Associated Press Class B, all-state honorable mention team. Stewart averaged 18.5 points a game in leading the Trojans to a 14-9 season ...

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Wheeler to retire

Gary Wheeler, the president of Glen Oaks Community College since 2007, said he will not seek a new contract when his current agreement expires in two years. The 61-year-old Wheeler announced at Wednesday’s Glen Oaks Board of Trustees meeting he will retire after his contract ends at the end of June 2015. Wheeler’s request was approved by board members. Wheeler ...

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Two positions are open for ISD

St. Joseph County Clerk Pattie Bender said two positions are up for grabs on the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District Board. One is for a six-year term and the other is to fill an unexpired, four-year term. The deadline for filing the petitions is May 3. Bender said prospective candidates must file at the county clerk’s office in Centreville, ...

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Sturgis schools approve contract

Members of the Sturgis Public Schools Board of Education Monday approved a three-year contract with the Sturgis Educational Association. The contract includes half a percent salary increase for the first year, and “wage openers” for the second and third years, according to Vicki Watson, director of finance. In a related matter, assistant superintendent Julie Evans said the calendar has been ...

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Reeves named to all-state

Three Rivers High School junior Teagan Reeves was announced Thursday as a member of the Associated Press all-state, Class B girls basketball first-team. Reeves, who has verbally committed to playing basketball and volleyball at Western Michigan University, averaged 21.3 points in the 2012-13 season. Her presence played a major role in the Wildcats’ 22-2 season record, Wolverine Conference championship and ...

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Mendon receives state accolades

The Mendon High School girls basketball team received state accolades earlier this week. Leasa Griffith was named Class D coach of the year by the Michigan Associated Press. Griffith oversaw a squad that finished 19-2, with its only losses coming to Niles Brandywine and Athens, a pair of state-ranked teams still in the playoffs. In addition, junior Brooke Howard was ...

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