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ISD hears literacy presentation

How to keep students reading at third-grade level was the focus of a recent presentation before the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District Board of Education. Diane Talo, director of instructional leadership, and Carla Osborn, educational consultant, were the presenters. Their focus was tied to a new state law requiring that all third- grade students who do not meet grade-level …

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Sturgis begins Fun Fridays

“Fun Friday” 2016 begins in Sturgis July 1 and continues through Aug. 26. Coyote Moon is scheduled to perform the season-opening show. Other acts include Larry Prince & Gold Country, Wasepi Bluegrass, Reconciled, Three Rivers German Band, Deadwood Bluegrass and the Sturgis Baptist group. The shows take place at Free Church Park in the city’s downtown district.

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Tools stolen from vehicle

St. Joseph County sheriff’s deputies responded this week to a report of larceny from a motor vehicle in Fabius Township. According to a department media release, deputies were called Tuesday to the 57000 block of Gearharts Landing, where power tools were stolen from the back of a pickup. Investigators concluded the culprit broke into the cab of the truck and …

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Veterans encouraged to walk in Memorial Day parade

Volunteers and participants are sought for the Memorial Day observance in Sturgis this weekend. A Memorial Day parade begins at 10:30 a.m. at the VFW hall on Fawn River Road, then proceeds to Oak Lawn Park, where a ceremony starts at 11 a.m. Veterans, recently discharged and current service members, are invited to walk in the parade. Meanwhile, a flag-placement …

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GOCC president receives award

Glen Oaks Community College President David Devier recently received an alumni career achievement award from Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology. The award was presented in Columbus at the college’s annual alumni awards ceremony. Devier was recognized for developing technical-training programs based on regional needs, connecting with manufacturing companies to create programs that train students to meet …

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Sturgis investigating restrictions on herbicides

Sturgis city commissioner Jon Good wants to investigate whether the municipality should impose restrictions on the public’s use of some herbicides, as a means to protect groundwater. Good said he has done preliminary research on communities that have set restrictions on the use of chemicals that can pose health hazards when concentrations are found in groundwater supplies. Barry Cox, city …

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