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Local schools to receive funding increase

State Rep. Aaron Miller said all local K-12 school districts in communities he serves will receive the maximum increase of state funding in the new school budget. Miller said every K-12 school district in the state is in line for an increase per student under the 2017-18 school-aid budget. The schools in the communities he serves will all receive the …

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Three Rivers beats Plainwell

Three Rivers’ varsity football team beat Plainwell for the first time in seven years Thursday. The Wildcats trailed early, but scored all its points in the second half as they picked up the 35-15 win. Quarterback Jalen Heivilin threw for 288 yards and two scores. He also held on for three quarterback keepers that found the end zone, as well. …

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Vacancy on Three Rivers School Board

Three Rivers Community Schools is seeking applications for a vacant position on the board of education. The seat will expire Dec. 31, 2018. Prospective applicants should submit a letter of interest and qualifications by noon Sept. 1. Potential candidates may drop off their information to the superintendent’s office at 851 Sixth Ave. The district’s board of education will conduct interviews …

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School begins in Burr Oak

The first of St. Joseph County’s nine school districts returned to school Tuesday, while four others will begin classes Monday. Burr Oak Community Schools started its academic year Tuesday to stay consistent with the calendar followed by the Branch Area Careers Center. Meanwhile, students in Colon, Constantine, Mendon and White Pigeon will head back to classrooms Monday next week. The …

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District offers condolences to Chapman family

Three Rivers Community Schools Superintendent Jean Logan has issued a statement regarding last week’s drowning death of one of its high school students. Logan said the passing of 16-year-old Marco Chapman is a loss not only to the school district but the community as well. She said the school district will do everything it can to support Chapman’s family, its …

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High schools hold graduation ceremonies

High school graduations in four of the county’s eight public school districts have taken place. Seniors in Burr Oak were graduated May 21, the first school to stage its commencement. Meanwhile, Centreville, White Pigeon and Constantine high schools held their ceremonies Friday last week. Colon High School’s graduation will be Friday, followed by Sturgis and Mendon high schools on Sunday. …

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