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Constantine teacher on paid leave

​A teacher at Eastside Elementary in Constantine is on paid leave as a procedural measure while the Constantine Police Department conducts an investigation at the school. ​Superintendent Chuck Frisbie said he wasn’t at liberty to elaborate on the matter while the investigation remains active. He did say a 90-minute meeting took place privately with about 15 parents Monday night. ​Constantine …

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Dedication at Riverside Elementary

A bookshelf and nearly five dozen books were dedicated this week at Riverside Elementary in Constantine in memory of Jodi Parrack. The bookcase was assembled by Dale Wentela’s shop class at Constantine High School and funds to purchase 56 books came from proceeds left from a previous fundraiser. Labels inside the new books included a picture of Parrack and reference …

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Vote recount for Wagner

An incumbent on the Colon Community Schools Board of Education has sought a recount from the Nov. 6 election. Eric Wagner, who finished third in a race for two seats, requested the recount in light of his four-vote loss to second-place finisher Deb Bordner. Incumbent Eric Bower was the leading vote-getter by nearly 100 votes. St. Joseph County Clerk Pattie …

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Hundreds support Constantine football team

Hundreds of people gathered Sunday evening at Constantine High School to salute the district’s 2012 football team. Despite falling short in their bid for the Division 6 state title Friday, the Falcons received a hero’s welcome at the community gathering. Coach Shawn Griffith and school personnel thanked the fans for their support and the team for its effort. Friday’s 37-27 …

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New traffic pattern at Andrews Elementary

The city of Three Rivers and Three Rivers Community Schools have collaborated to develop a new traffic pattern at Andrews Elementary. City officials said the section of South Street, between Douglas and Grant avenues, is now one-way in an eastbound direction only. In addition, parking is allowed only on the stretch of South Street adjacent to the school. Also, there …

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Firms to assist in finding new superintendent

The Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education has pared its selection of firms to assist with finding a new superintendent. Following morning-long interviews Monday with four prospective search firms, board members agreed to consider either Michigan Leadership Institute or the Michigan Association of School Boards for the process. Current Superintendent Roger Rathburn has indicated he plans to retire after …

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Public unveiling of new house for McBride

A public unveiling of a new house for Three Rivers teen Chandler McBride and his family will take place at 3 o’clock this afternoon. McBride, who was paralyzed in a swim pool diving accident in June, was released from an Ann Arbor hospital last month and has been living with his mother and younger sister in an area hotel while …

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Get your tickets early for big game

Here’s an announcement from Constantine Schools athletic director Mike Messner regarding Friday’s Division 6 state championship game between Constantine and Ithaca. The school district will get to keep 50 cents of every $10 ticket for the game purchased at the high school office. Messner said he hopes fans planning to attend the game buy their tickets ahead of time to …

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Constantine going to state

Constantine High School’s varsity football team is returning to Ford Field for the second consecutive year in search of a Division 6 state title. The Falcons ran the table Saturday, topping Monroe St. Mary’s Catholic Central, 36-14, at Harper Creek High School. The 11-2 Falcons never trailed and relied on 245 rushing yards from sophomore Justin Hull to hold off …

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Mendon Volleyball falls short

A deep run into the Michigan High School Athletic Association playoffs ended Friday for the Mendon volleyball team. The Lady Hornets came up short in a semi-final match against Beal City, three games to one, at Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek. Mendon finishes its season 48-7. Beal City, meanwhile, bowed out Saturday to Battle Creek St. Philip in the Class …

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