Organizers behind the fourth annual 5K event and 1-mile fun run/walk to support the Jonathan Edds Memorial Fund announced the deadline to register and receive a T-shirt has been extended to next week.
The White Pigeon Parks and Recreation Department, which is sponsoring the event, will accept registration through Aug. 1. Participation in the Aug. 24 event will remain open up until the start of the event, but T-shirts will be provided only to people who register by Aug. 1.
More information is available by phoning 483-9058.
The White Pigeon Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring the fourth annual 5K to provide a healthful community activity for adults and children while raising funds for the 1Lt. Jonathan W. Edds Memorial Fund.
Organizers of the event said prospective participants who wish to receive a T-shirt must register by July 19 to receive a t-shirt the day of the event.
The 5K walk and run begins at 9 a.m. Aug. 24.
Proceeds are donated to the 1 Lt. Jonathan W. Edds Memorial Fund, in care of the White Pigeon Area Community Foundation, and are used to support charitable and educational programs, and projects in the White Pigeon area to help honor the memory of Edds.
Nearly 60 landowners between Sturgis and Coldwater have agreed to purchase about 16 miles of land to prevent it from becoming a rails-to-trails recreation path.
The Indiana Northeastern Railroad was informed last week that adjacent landowners to its abandoned railroad bed have agreed to pool their money and make the property purchase. A group called Friends of the Tamarack Rail Trail Inc. had been in discussions with the railroad to buy the land and develop a recreational trail between the two communities.
The property owners have expressed concerns about compromised safety and privacy of such a trail, while farmers have questioned the impact a recreational trail would have on their ability to irrigate their land.
A dollar amount for the purchase has not been publically disclosed.
Reconstruction of the tennis courts at Three Rivers High School is underway, as Southern Michigan Bank & Trust has been selected to provide the loan for the project.
In action at last week’s Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education meeting, members adopted a resolution for an installment purchase agreement with SMB&T for a loan in excess of $550,000.
Homer-based Quality Asphalt Paving was awarded the bid.
The financing agreement is for a period not to exceed 10 years with annual principal and interest payments beginning at the end of July.
Dorothy Woodbury, district financial supervisor, reported that five banks participated in bidding on the loan, with interest rates ranging from the 2.49 percent offered by SMB&T to 4.14 percent.
The project is slated to be substantially complete by mid-August, district officials said.
After a ten-year hiatus, Glen Oaks Community College is pleased to announce it has recently completed maintenance and restoration work on three of the six tennis courts on campus and they are now open for public use.
“Our maintenance crews patched up quite a few cracks, some of which were pretty severe,” said Bruce Zakrzewski, dean of finance and administrative services. “Although the courts are not in “tournament condition,” they are in good enough shape for use by our students and members of the community.”
The repairs required pouring cement in the cracks and holes. The cost was nominal since it was done primarily through the college’s maintenance department.
According to Steve Proefrock, GOCC athletic director, the tennis courts were last used by the college’s tennis team in 2003.
The courts are free and open to the public daily on a first-come, first-served basis, weather permitting. Any questions can be directed by calling the information desk at the college at (269) 467-9945. The College is located on Shimmel Road near Centreville.
The Chiefs mascot in White Pigeon appears to be safe following a federal decision to dismiss a case in which the use of Native American names and images would be banned in 35 Michigan school districts.
The Michigan Department of Civil Rights had sought the ban, which would have included White Pigeon’s use of Chiefs as the school mascot.
The federal order to drop the case was made based on the opinion that the use of Native American names and images do not cause harm to students in the districts where they are used.
White Pigeon school officials said they were aware of the February complaint. They said the Chiefs mascot is used as a tribute to Chief Wahbememe, and is embraced and respected in a positive manner.