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Former coach charged with embezzlement

A former Constantine girls’ basketball coach has been charged with embezzling more than $11,000 from a non-profit organization. Joseph Stacey was arrested Oct. 4 and arraigned. He was freed on a $15,000 personal recognizance bond. Stacey allegedly embezzled $11,060 between May 2012 and November 2015. According to an affidavit of probable cause, Stacey opened a checking account in May 2012 …

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Local principal honored in DC

Nicole Airgood, principal at Eastwood Elementary School in Sturgis, is among 58 elementary and middle school principals named as 2016 National Distinguished Principals by the National Association of Elementary School Principals. The recipients were honored last week at a banquet at Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. The program recognizes public- and private-school principals who make superior contributions to their …

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Wildcat girls golf team take first place

The Wildcat girls golf team took home the first place trophy for the Black division at the Sturgis Invitational held Tuesday at Island Hills Golf Club. Pictured with the trophy from left to right are Sara Haydon, Maddie Reus, Sydney Ruth, Cara Smith, Erin Taylor and Heidi Hines. Here are the team scores: Three Rivers 404 Harper Creek 412 Coldwater …

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Back to school time is here

Tuesday marks the first day of school for eight of St. Joseph County’s nine public school districts. White Pigeon Community Schools started a week ago thanks to a three-year state waiver allowing it to begin a week early. Meanwhile, Constantine Public Schools has a new superintendent, as former Riverside principal Steve Wilson replaces the now-retired Chuck Frisbie as superintendent. The …

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Enrollment has increased at Glen Oaks

Glen Oaks Community College is reporting an increase in student enrollment based on its first-week numbers last week. School officials said enrollment is up 16 percent compared to the start of the 2015-16 academic year 12 months ago. Glen Oaks is one of five Michigan Community Colleges reporting enrollment increases, while most of Michigan’s community colleges are reporting continued declines …

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Three Rivers wins over Allegan

The Three Rivers football team picked up its first win of the season on Thursday night, 36-14 in Allegan. Three Rivers had a huge second quarter in the game, scoring 27 points. Tyson New led the Wildcats with 154 yards on the ground from 27 carries, he also scored two touchdowns. Quarterback Alex Minger threw for 112 yards through the …

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