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Teacher layoffs

Seven Centreville Public Schools teachers will be issued layoff notices, following action taken Monday by the district’s board of education. After nearly three hours and comments from about three dozen people, the seven-member board cut high school health, agriculture education and junior high language arts positions, and at the elementary level, art, first and second grades, and two fourth-grade positions. …

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Gold team claims championship

The six-member White Pigeon High School golf team claimed the Division 4 state championship. Staged in Bedford Valley, the Division 4 finals saw White Pigeon shoot a two-day score of 654. The Chiefs topped Charlevoix and Lincoln Alcona, which finished tied for second at 663. The championship team is comprised of Riley and Jordan Olsen, Cory Snook, Jack Tippman, Andrew …

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Change coming for Kalamazoo Promise

There is a major change set to be announced to the Kalamazoo Promise this week. The program is nearly a decade old and pays for the tuition at state universities or community colleges for Kalamazoo Public Schools graduates who stay in Michigan. It does not pay for private colleges, and that could be changing as the announcement is scheduled to …

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Local graduate vying for Miss USA

A White Pigeon High School graduate will be one of 51 contestants vying for the title of Miss USA during a pageant televised live Sunday on NBC. Mekayla Diehl, a 2007 White Pigeon High School graduate, is representing Indiana in the pageant. A Bristol resident, Diehl was crowned Miss Indiana during a program seven months ago in Indianapolis. The 25-year-old …

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New superintendent

A Sturgis Public Schools administrator has been offered the superintendent’s position at a neighboring district. Members of the Bronson Community Schools Board of Education voted this week to extend a contract offer to Teresa Belote. She currently serves as principal at Congress and Wenzel elementary schools. Belote was one of three finalists from a field of six candidates interviewed for …

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Summer hours for GOCC

Glen Oaks Community College has implemented its summer hours. The campus will be closed on Fridays through Aug. 8. Summer hours for campus offices are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Thursday for administrative offices; 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Thursday, and 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday for student services; 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday …

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