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Milestone years

Glen Oaks Community College recently recognized 21 employees who reached milestone years of employment with the Centreville-area school. Topping the list were James and Anne Cook, each for reaching the 35-year mark of employment. Nursing faculty member Janell Lederman was honored for three decades of employment, while Beverly Andrews, Larry Hass, Lynne Holtz and Barbara Thole were honored for reaching …

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Colon Schools to get donation

Colon High School will be able to better support its Future Farmers of America students thanks to the generosity of local farmer, Ruby Miller, and America’s Farmers Grow Communities. Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, Grow Communities provides farmers in eligible counties the chance to win a $2,500 donation for a local nonprofit organization of their choice. Because St. Joseph County’s …

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MEAP Scores

Three Rivers, Mendon, Nottawa and Centreville school districts had the greatest number of proficient third-through eighth-grade students in the county on the reading portion of the Michigan Educational Assessment Program. All four finished above the state average in the reading category, according to MEAP results released by the state Monday. Meanwhile, students in Nottawa and Sturgis scored the highest number …

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Woman rear-ended bus

A 44-year-old Three Rivers woman was issued a moving violation after the vehicle she was driving rear-ended a school bus last week in Park Township. Investigators from the White Pigeon detachment of the Michigan State Police said the incident occurred at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the railroad crossing on Moorepark Road, just east of U.S. 131. Police said the Three …

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Contractor outreach meeting

White Pigeon Community Schools Superintendent Ron Drzewicki said Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. and TowerPinkster, will be hosting a contractor outreach meeting 3 to 4 p.m. Feb. 26 at Central Elementary School. The meeting – open to any licensed and bonded contractor – will focus on bid requirements and promote participation in construction projects to be funded by a five-year, 3-mill sinking fund …

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Voters to vote on millage

Voters in the Three Rivers Community Schools district will be asked later this year to renew a non-homestead tax that generated more than $3.7 million last year. The 20-year-request will appear before voters in May, as the current non-homestead tax is expiring soon and renewal of what is currently more than 17.2 mills the district collects is essential to its …

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Millage request

Superintendents from St. Joseph County’s nine school districts are being asked to consider the validity of a countywide school millage request. During a meeting involving school board members from across the county last week at Burr Oak High School, the question was revisited after being originally raised during a countywide meeting in October. While the amount potentially being sought has …

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Dresser passes at 81

A lifelong Sturgis resident, described as a pillar of the community, died last week of cancer. Ray Dresser Jr., 81, was a philanthropist and driving force behind the creation of the Sturgis Area Community Foundation in 1962. His contributions to the city included generous endowments to Sturgis Hospital and Glen Oaks Community College. An attorney, Dresser also served as co-chairman …

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Marijuana-laced candy at high school

An anonymous tip to the Three Rivers Police Department has prompted an investigation into marijuana-laced candy at Three Rivers High School. According to the Three Rivers Police Department, an officer was dispatched to the school Friday in response to a report of two students possessing marijuana-laced candy. The two students indicated they purchased the candy from another student, and other …

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Three attain Eagle Scout

Three White Pigeon teens were recognized over the weekend for attaining the level of Eagle Scout, the first White Pigeon scouts since 2004 to receive the award . Drew Sellers, Eric Anderson and William Roose were the first members from White Pigeon Boy Scout Troop 419 to receive the organization’s highest honor. They were recognized during a Court of Honor …

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