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Looking for new director

The Sturgis Department of Public Safety will be looking for a new director, as Dave Northrop is stepping down next month. The 47-year-old Northrop was named dean of students at Eastwood Elementary School. The Sturgis Public Schools Board of Education chose Northrop from a field of nine candidates for the newly created position, which replaces the job of assistant principal. ... Read More »

Sturgis has new teachers

Sturgis Public Schools hired three teachers this week. District officials during their Monday board meeting approved the employment of Darcy Ford, Megan Wait and Lauren Howell. Ford will teach Great Start Readiness Program at Jerolene School, while Wait and Howell will be assigned separate third-grade classes at Eastwood School. Read More »

School Board member resigns

A 12-year member of the Sturgis Public Schools Board of Education announced her resignation last week. LeeAnn McConnell, who did not elaborate on the reason for her resignation, was serving a term due to expire in November 2014. The board must fill McConnell’s spot within 30 days of her date of resignation. A district resident wishing to complete McConnell’s term ... Read More »

Sturgis Relay for Life Event

The 2013 Sturgis Relay for Life event begins this afternoon, as cancer survivors and participants walking in memory of a cancer victim will assemble a Sturgis High School’s track. The event starts at 3 p.m., with a number of special laps planned. At 6 o’clock, cancer survivors will walk a victory lap and a luminaire ceremony starts at 10, when ... Read More »

Sturgis may join league

Sturgis Public Schools athletics director Mark Adams said the district is expressing an interest in joining the Wolverine Conference athletic league. Although the concept is in its infancy, Adams said Sturgis is aware the conference is interested in adding at least one other team, with the impending departure of Comstock. A Wolverine Conference meeting is expected to take place next ... Read More »

Newly created team league

The four remaining schools from the St. Joseph Valley League athletic conference are expected to join a newly created, 10-team league. The Berrien-Cass-St. Joseph Conference was announced this week during the Bronson Community Schools Board of Education meeting. The new league, which will include SJV members Centreville, Bronson, White Pigeon and Mendon, will debut in the 2014-15 academic year. Other ... Read More »