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Ground breaking for student housing project

Glen Oaks Community College officials this week staged a ceremonial ground breaking for a 108-bed student housing project. Wednesday’s ceremony followed a vote by the college’s board of trustees to approve a $5.3 million bid, submitted by Frederick Construction of Vicksburg, to build the new dormitory on the school’s campus. Construction is expected begin in coming weeks, weather permitting, with …

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Glen Oaks names softball coach

Glen Oaks Community College has announced Grace Muller is taking over the softball program as head coach. Athletic director Courtney Ivan said Glen Oaks is in a talented area and the school needs to capitalize on that talent. The Vikings since 2009 have totaled only 18 wins. Ivan said Muller may hold the key to turn the program around, as …

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White Pigeon seeks millage input

White Pigeon Community Schools this evening is staging the third of three community forums related to next year’s renewal for a sinking-fund millage. Superintendent Jon Keyer said the 6:30 p.m. session at the high school library serves as a follow-up to the Oct. 24 and Nov. 16 forums, during which ideas for the 3-mill renewal were identified. A steering committee …

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Glen Oaks approves residence hall

Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees voted this week to approve a $5.3 million bid to build a student residence hall on the Glen Oaks campus. The bid, submitted by Frederick Construction of Vicksburg, includes all desired alternative options, according to school president David Devier. The three-story, student-housing unit is to include two- and four-suite units that share kitchen …

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Centreville begins superintendent search

Board members from Centreville Public School will begin next month a search for a new superintendent. Rob Kuhlman announced this week he plans to retire at the end of the current academic year. A Minnesota native, the 60-year-old Kuhlman made the announcement during Monday’s board of education meeting. He is in his seventh year as the district’s superintendent, spending the …

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Constantine senior named First Team All State

Constantine senior Anthony Evilsizor was rewarded for his season-long effort on the gridiron. The Falcons’ leader was named First Team All-State for Division 5- 6 by the Associated Press. Constantine finished the season in a district semifinals loss to Schoolcraft, giving the Falcons a 6-and-4 record on the season. Head coach Shawn Griffith said Evilsizor is a hard runner and …

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Three Rivers Schools superintendent rated effective

Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education members last week rated the district’s superintendent “effective” as part of her annual evaluation. Jean Logan, in her third year as head of the 2,600-student district, was given the rating on a four-step scale ranging from ineffective to highly effective. Board president Pete Bennett said the rating process used by the board took …

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Centreville students donate Thanksgiving dinners

The sixth-grade class at Centreville Elementary School showed it learned from a “Character Counts” session on compassion. The group of 60 students Monday assembled seven boxes, each containing enough food for a full Thanksgiving dinner. The recipients, all Centreville families, picked up the donated boxes later in the day. The project was spearheaded by school counselor Diana Kamphues and involved …

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White Pigeon seeks millage renewal

Improved building ventilation, replacing domestic water piping and new interior doors appear to be the more-popular areas targeted by participants Wednesday during a community forum at White Pigeon High School. The district is planning to ask voters in May to renew a 3-mill sinking fund that originated in 2007 and was renewed in 2012. Wednesday’s forum was the second of …

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Glen Oaks unveils new gym floor

Glen Oaks Community College last weekend unveiled “Ken Schuler Court” prior to the school’s 2016-17 basketball home opener. The hardwood gym floor was restored over the past summer thanks to a donation in the name of the Glen Oaks basketball icon. Sturgis resident and Ken Schuler’s widow, Vi Schuler, funded the refurbishing of the floor where her late husband spent …

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