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Three attain Eagle Scout

Three White Pigeon teens were recognized over the weekend for attaining the level of Eagle Scout, the first White Pigeon scouts since 2004 to receive the award . Drew Sellers, Eric Anderson and William Roose were the first members from White Pigeon Boy Scout Troop 419 to receive the organization’s highest honor. They were recognized during a Court of Honor ...

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Kickoff for Relay for Life

A kick-off and planning session for the 2013 Sturgis Relay for Life took place Wednesday at the Sturgis VFW. Fundraising efforts for the June event were to begin with the meeting. The Sturgis Relay for Life, which takes place June 7 at Sturgis High School, will include the survivors lap, the luminaire ceremony and a fight-back ceremony. More details about ...

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Schools re-organizational meetings

The two largest school districts in St. Joseph County conducted their re-organizational meetings this week. In Sturgis, Geoff Smith was named president of its board of education. Tom Robertson was assigned vice president and Ann Bird secretary. Ray Sterling will serve as treasurer. In Three Rivers, board members returned Susan Schmidtendorff as president, Mike Bosma as vice president and Waneta ...

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Recognition of board member

White Pigeon Community Schools recently recognized a longtime board of education member who decided to not seek re-election. Joe Komins, who was board president the past two years, was feted by board members and Superintendent Ron Drzewicki  for his eight years of service to the board. Drzewicki said Komins made a difference through his leadership and dedication to White Pigeon ...

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GOCC gets donation from Armstrong

Students in Glen Oaks Community College’s Electrical Technologies program are better able to gain hands-on experience with a supply of donated equipment thanks to Armstrong International. Thirteen skids of materials, including pumps, controller motors and parts, were delivered to the college last week. The equipment is the nuts and bolts of what is used in boiler systems, according to Charles ...

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New construction for WP schools

Members of the White Pigeon Community Schools Board of Education last week hired Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. as the district’s construction manager for projects funded by the five-year, 3-mill sinking fund renewed by voters in May. Superintendent Ron Drzewicki  said it’s estimated that the sinking fund will generate approximately $1 million of revenue per year for the projects over the five-year span. ...

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