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Two Mendon players named to All State Football team

Mendon’s Logan Slaughter and Elijah Klepper were named to the Associated Press’ Division 7-8 All-State Football Team. For Slaughter it was his third appearance on the prestigious team. He was a four-year starter for the Hornets, who went 10-2 in the 2014 season. Klepper, a senior and team captain, rushed for 1,702 yards on 190 carries this season. He averaged …

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High School Volleyball Action

Mendon’s Lady Hornets volleyball team saw their run to the state Class D final derailed Wednesday in Battle Creek. Going up against defending Class D champion Battle Creek St. Philip, the lady Hornets fell in three games to lose the match. St. Phil goes on to the Final Four bracket and takes on Waterford Friday afternoon. In a Class C …

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Mendon’s football season over

A too-strong opponent put an end to Mendon High School’s football season over the weekend. Muskegon Catholic Central rolled to a 48-7 victory over the visiting Hornets, who finish their season 10-2. Saturday’s win marks Catholic Central’s third consecutive post-season victory over Mendon. It also gives them four wins over the Hornets in six attempts over the past eight post-season …

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High salaries for engineering grads

Students graduating with degrees in engineering can expect the highest starting salaries. That’s according to the latest Recruiting Trends study from Michigan State University’s College Employment Research Institute. The study found engineering majors graduating with associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees led all majors with starting salaries ranging from $48,558 for an engineering associate’s degree to $69,284 for a master’s in engineering. Overall, graduates …

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Mendon continues in football playoffs

History repeated itself for the fourth consecutive year in Mendon Saturday, as the Hornets topped Climax-Scotts in Division 8 football District action. Mendon topped Climax-Scotts, 35-8. The 10-and-1 Hornets will try to snap a two-game losing streak to perennial power Muskegon Catholic Central Saturday in Muskegon. The 11-and-0 Crusaders are coming off a 42-0 thrashing of Fowler this past weekend …

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Mendon Kiwanis Showboat set to entertain

The 58th Mendon Kiwanis Showboat begins its three-day run tonight. The theme this year is “School Daze,” which will lead to plenty of skits and jokes following a school theme, event organizers said. The Showboat is a musical and comedy presentation made up of a cast of about 50 local residents. Pat Tompkins, who is heading this week’s production, said …

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School board election results

Incumbents on area school boards fared well in Tuesday’s general election. In Three Rivers, Pete Bennett was re-elected to a four-year term. In addition, leading vote-getter Diana DeGraff and Scott Karle  were victorious in the four-person race. They, too, will serve four-year terms. In White Pigeon, top vote-getter Dan Cropsey and fellow incumbent Joe Taylor won in their bid for …

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Mendon moves on in high school football playoffs

Three of the four St. Joseph County-based high school football playoff teams bowed out over the weekend in pre-district action. A failed extra point doomed Three Rivers Friday, as the Wildcats fell to Vicksburg, 14-13, in Division 4 action. The game was marred by strong, cold winds that had a negative impact on both teams, according to coaches. On Saturday, …

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Nominations are being accepted for outstanding Sturgis teacher

Nominations are being accepted for the 2014-15 John E. Oster Award for outstanding teaching and exemplary community service by a Sturgis Public Schools teacher. The award is in honor of the late John E. Oster, a Sturgis attorney, who placed high value on education and community service. The award has been presented annually since the 1981-82 school year. In addition …

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High School football playoff game times announced

Start times for this weekend’s state football playoff games have been announced by the Michigan High School Athletic Association. A pair of matinee games will be played Saturday, as Schoolcraft at Constantine and Colon at Mendon will kick off their respective games at 1 p.m. Meanwhile, a 7:30 start time Friday night has been set for a Division 4 contest, …

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