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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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Mendon volleyball out of tournament

St. Joseph County’s lone remaining representative in the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s volleyball tournament lost Tuesday. The Mendon Hornets were in the Class D “Elite Eight” for the fifth consecutive year and went up against Plymouth Christian at Climax-Scotts High School. Mendon, however, fell in four sets, keeping it from advancing to the “Final Four” at Kellogg Arena in …

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School board election results

Only one of two incumbents on the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education will return following the results of Tuesday’s vote. Mike Bosma will be joined by Anne Riopel, Julia Awe and top vote-getter Dan Ryan to four-year terms. Incumbent Carl Barth finished seventh in the eight-person race. Longtime Colon Community Schools board member Ernie Baker was a casualty …

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Mendon advances in football playoffs

Only one of four local varsity football teams survived the weekend’s opening round of the Michigan High School Athletic Association playoffs. Friday’s lone winner from St. Joseph County was Mendon, which won a road contest over St. Joseph Lake Michigan Catholic, 39-12. The Hornets, now 8-2, will square off this upcoming weekend at Climax-Scotts, a 10-0 team and ranked No. …

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Study shows financial impact of GOCC

An economic-impact study conducted for Glen Oaks Community College indicates the college, its students and regional alumni added more than $119 million in income to the local economy in the school’s 2015-16 fiscal year. The figure is approximately equal to 4 percent of the area’s Gross Regional Product. Idaho-based Economics Modeling Specialists International conducted the study. Its report concluded the …

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