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Superintendent chosen

April 22, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

A Saginaw-area native has been offered the job of superintendent of Colon Community Schools.

Members of the Colon Community Schools Board of Education Monday selected Victor Bugni to succeed Lloyd Kirby, who retired last summer.

After a lengthy discussion and 6-1 vote, Bugni was chosen over Mesick Consolidated Schools Superintendent Mike Corey. Board member Wendell Grunner cast the dissenting vote, but has pledged to back Bugni now that the decision has been made, board president Ernie Baker said.

Bugni, 37, has served as curriculum and instruction supervisor for the Delta/Schoolcraft Intermediate School District in the Upper Peninsula since October 2011.

A graduate of Hemlock High School, Bugni previously served as a math and science teacher at Traverse City West High School for seven years after a three-year teaching stint at Arenac Eastern High School.

Interim Superintendent Jay Newman will represent the district in negotiating terms of Bugni’s employment. The base salary will range between $95,000 and $105,000.

Baker said he would like to have Bugni on board by June 1 and spend some time working with Newman. Bugni’s availability, however, isn’t known yet.

Sheriff investigating property damage

April 22, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a property-damage complaint from Sturgis Township.

According to a department media release, a pickup truck parked near a residence in the 25800 Block of U.S.12 was extensively damaged.

The victim told investigators the incident occurred between 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. Friday. A potential suspect vehicle – a black Ford passenger car – was seen in the area at the time of the incident.

Job Fair at Glen Oaks

April 22, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

Jobseekers will have the opportunity later this week to meet employers at what is considered the largest job fair in St. Joseph County.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Glen Oaks Community College, 46 employers who have registered for the event will be on hand to meet prospective employees.

Val Juergens, director of communications and marketing for the Centreville-area school, said businesses participating in the job fair either have current openings or anticipate openings.

The positions may be full-time or part-time, and they could be permanent, temporary and/or seasonal, she noted.

The event is the result of a partnership between Michigan Works, the St. Joseph County Department of Human Services and Glen Oaks Community College.

All-terrain vehicle stolen

April 22, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

An all-terrain vehicle was reported stolen earlier this month from a location in Fabius Township.

State police investigators said the 2012 Polaris Ranger XP was stolen between April 9 and 12 from the 11000 block of Coon Hollow Road.

Sturgis man arrested for meth

April 21, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

Sturgis resident Jerry Rial, 24, was charged with a drug-related offense following his arrest last week.

Sturgis police said Rial was arrested around 2:30 a.m. Thursday after a search warrant was executed in the 200 block of North Fourth Street, according to investigators.

Rial was charged with delivery of methamphetamine. In addition, 19-year-old Andrew Kidd was arrested after officers discovered a warrant for his arrest as a fugitive from justice.

Road restrictions have been lifted

April 21, 2014 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

The St. Joseph County Road Commission has announced seasonal road restrictions have been lifted.

The so-called frost law imposed speed and weight restrictions during the freeze-thaw cycle to help preserve the integrity of non-primary roadways.

The frost law was put into effect last month.

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