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New ISD superintendent signs contracts

Teresa Belote signed a contract with the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District for a total salary package of $146,000 at a special board meeting Monday in Centreville. In a separate special meeting later in the day, Bronson Community Schools Board of Education accepted Belote’s resignation as superintendent. The Bronson board voted to use the Michigan Association of School Board …

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Burr Oak awarded robotics grant

Students at Burr Oak Middle and High School were granted outside support as they use robots to build skills in science and engineering. The Monsanto Fund awarded a one-time $5,000 grant to the Bobcat High School Robotics Team and $1,500 to the Bobcats Middle School Robotics Team. The funds will support robotics activities and encourage local students who participate in …

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City resolution supports pedestrian trail

Members of the Three Rivers City Commission last week threw their support behind a proposed state grant to help cover the cost of a pedestrian trail. A resolution endorsing the plan is required for the city to potentially qualify for a Michigan Department of Transportation grant. The proposed trail, which would run adjacent to U.S. 131 between Hoffman and Broadway …

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Sturgis Enrichment Center celebrates one-year anniversary

Officials with the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging recently observed the one-year anniversary of the Sturgis Enrichment Center. Opened in April 2016 on North Franks Avenue, the Sturgis Enrichment Center has fulfilled its purpose as a gathering place for senior citizens on the east side of the county, according to COA director Tim Stoll. Last week’s fanfare included a …

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Constantine considers golf-cart ordinance

Following action earlier this month by the Centreville Village Council regarding a golf-cart ordinance, the village of Constantine recently discussed the issue. During last week’s Constantine Village Council meeting, municipal officials agreed to pursue an ordinance that would also include provisions for penalties or violations. Village manager Mark Honeysett said concerns he has include whether it’s OK for someone whose …

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Household waste and recycling event successful

Saturday’s collection of household hazardous waste and electronics generated more than 50,000 pounds of televisions, computers and related accessories. The 12th annual collection featured a flow of traffic that arrived an hour before the four-hour event began at 8 a.m., according to Pat Kulikowski, secretary for the St. Joseph County Solid Waste Committee. The line of traffic continued through the …

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