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Constantine 5th graders receive grant

Riverside Elementary School in Constantine received a $10,000 grant last week from the Monsanto Company. The grant will be used to pay for 100 fifth-grade students to go to the Outdoor Education Center and Clear Lake Camp later this month. School counselor Steffany Predosa said the camp costs about $150 per student, and the grant pays for all costs, including …

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Constantine Hall of Fame inductees announced

Constantine High School Athletic Director Mike Messner has announced the district’s 2015 Hall of fame inductees. John Bauman from the class of 1999, Ben Russell from the class of 1962, 1982 graduate Paul Preston and the 1964-65 boys basketball team – which finished No. 4 in the state rankings – will be recognized during Constantine’s Hall of Fame weekend, Oct. …

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New faces throughout St Joseph County schools

Tuesday’s first day of classes in St. Joseph County schools brought with it a number of changes and new faces to its nine public school districts. Two new superintendents are in place, as former Constantine High School Principal Christine Barnes stepped in as chief of Colon Community Schools. Meanwhile, former Three Rivers superintendent Roger Rathburn will oversee Mendon Community Schools …

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Circus tickets available

Organizers of a circus coming to Constantine Sunday are issuing a reminder that the cost of tickets is less if purchased in advance rather than the day of. Show times for the Kelly Miller Circus are 2 and 5 p.m.at Eastside Elementary. Advance tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children. They are available at the village office, Constantine …

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Constantine principal moves to superintendent at Colon

Constantine High School Principal Christine Barnes has accepted an offer from Colon Community Schools to serve as its superintendent. The job was presented following interviews with three candidates last week. Board president Eric Wagner said Barnes brings to the 600-student district an impressive work ethic. In addition, Wagner said, she used to live in Colon, still attends church in the …

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Frisbie named Coach of the Year

Constantine boys’ basketball coach Chuck Frisbie was named Associated Press Class C coach of the year. In his first season as the team’s coach, Frisbie turned around a program that went 1-19 a year ago to 21-3 this season. The Falcons won the KVA league title and had a deep run in the postseason. Frisbie gave credit to his players …

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