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Howard named to all-state basketball team

Brooke Howard, a Mendon High School senior, has been named to the Associated Press Class C all-state basketball team. Mendon’s all-time leading scorer in girls’ basketball, the 5-foot-11 Howard received honorable mention as a sophomore and was a first-team all-state honoree her junior year. Howard, who was named the Sturgis Journal’s Female Prep Athlete of the Year in 2013, was …

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Special meeting for Constantine Schools

Constantine Public Schools Superintendent Chuck Frisbie said a special meeting will take place Wednesday next week to discuss school safety, middle school building updates and the concept of year-round school. Frisbie said he and school board members have received input on the subject of year-round school from parents and he would like to use next week’s session to further discuss …

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Lady Hornets season ends

The Mendon lady Hornets saw their season end in the state Class C quarterfinals Tuesday night at Watervliet High School. In a rematch of a non-conference game earlier in the season, Mendon fell to Gobles, 49-40. Gobles won on its home floor last month by a 4-point margin over the Lady Hornets. The setback leaves the Lady Hornets with a …

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Nominations for award

Glen Oaks Community College is seeking nominations for the E. J. Shaheen Chair for Teaching Excellence award for 2014. Current and former students, staff and community members are invited to nominate a full- time faculty member at Glen Oaks Community College for the award, presented annually to an outstanding faculty member. The recipient is announced in May. Nominees should exemplify …

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Hiring a new superintendent

The process of hiring a new superintendent continues tonight for Colon Community Schools. Four of the seven candidates chosen for first interviews will be on the clock this evening. The remaining three will be interviewed Tuesday. Set to take place at Colon High School, the interviews start with Gladstone resident Victor Bungi at 6:30. Mattawan’s Mike Campbell is slated for …

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Winners of Dancing with the St. Joe County Stars

Three Rivers City Manager Joe Bippus and his wife, Cheryl, were crowned the winners of the inaugural Dancing With the St. Joseph County Stars event Friday. Staged at Glen Oaks Community College’s Nora Hagen Theater, the fundraiser featured six teams. The couples and their respective coaches volunteered their time as part of the fundraiser to benefit the St. Joseph County …

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Grants fulfilled

The Mendon School Foundation said 35 of the 38 requests submitted for the 2013 program were filled. Bonnie Outman, treasurer of the 10-member foundation board, said the community and its donors deserve thanks and recognition for supporting more than 90 percent of the requests. Funded requests included a variety of gymnasium equipment, field trips, teacher workshops, technology-related items, books and …

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GOCC Expo ’14

Glen Oaks Community College has announced details of Expo ’14, an inaugural event where the community is invited to visit the campus, meet and talk with faculty members, and experience the college through hands-on activities. The free, three-hour event starts at 10 a.m. March 8. Tonya Howden, GOCC director of admissions, said officials with the Centreville-area school hope to raise …

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Two win Gold Key awards

Two Sturgis High School students recently won Gold Key awards in the regional Scholastic Art Contest at South Bend Regional Museum of Art. Peyton Boughton won in the mixed media category with a pencil and ink wash drawing. Brianna Lindsey won in the jewelry category with a ring. Because the girls’ pieces were judged Gold Key winners, the pieces will …

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Millage request approved in Mendon

By a two-to-one margin, Mendon Community Schools voters approved a 1-mill increase request Tuesday. Unofficial results from the county clerk’s office show a tally of 314 in favor of the $9.3 million request versus 160 voters opposed. Board of education president Roger Cupp, Superintendent Rob Kuhlman and Mendon Pride Committee chairman Jim Fassett were unanimous in saying the district’s voters …

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