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Middle School wins quiz bowl

Three Rivers Middle School last week won the 32nd annual St. Joseph County middle school quiz bowl. The competition took place at the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District. White Pigeon finished second and Sturgis placed third. Also participating at the quiz bowl were teams from Centreville, Colon, Constantine, Howardsville Christian, Mendon and Nottawa. Members of the Three Rivers team …

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Final millage funds approved in White Pigeon

The final pieces of a 2012 sinking-fund millage renewal are falling into place in White Pigeon. Members of the school district’s board of education Wednesday approved what amounts to about $1.7 million worth of bids. Superintendent Jon Keyer said the action nearly exhausts $5 million from what was a five-year extension of a sinking-fund millage originally approved in 2007. The …

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Miller plans classroom visits

State Rep. Aaron Miller hopes to encourage children to read as he makes several school visits to celebrate March is Reading Month. Miller, who taught school before becoming a lawmaker, will visit with classrooms at Eastside Elementary in Constantine; Andrews Elementary in Three Rivers; Centreville Elementary; Burr Oak Elementary; and Colon Elementary schools. Teachers or administrators who would like Miller …

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Sinking fund millage would benefit schools district-wide

Details related to the March 8 sinking-fund millage request being sought by the Three Rivers Board of Education were covered during a work session Monday. More than a dozen people attended the meeting, during which board vice president Susan Schmidtendorff led a PowerPoint presentation that covered the reasons for the request and potential uses of the money if the 1.95-mill …

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Three Rivers showcases band program

The Three Rivers High School band program will perform its annual pre-festival concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the high school’s performing arts center. The concert will feature the Three Rivers concert band and its symphony band. Each band will perform the three selections they are preparing for the MSBOA District 11 Band and Orchestra Festival. The festival will be …

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Mendon football coach retires

Mendon Community Schools is losing a coaching icon, as varsity football coach John Schwartz has announced his retirement. School board officials Monday accepted Schwartz’s letter of resignation. The Hornets won 10 state championships under Schwartz, who compiled a record of 274-48 in 27 years at the helm of Mendon football. A Colon High School graduate and Long Lake resident, Schwartz …

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