SJO candidate survey results

Ginger Mohr
1. Why are you running for school board?

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Scott Perkins
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Heritage School Board Survey results

Curt Elmore
1. Why do you want to serve on school board?
I want to give back to my community first and foremost. In saying that, my goal in part is to help shape district policy to not only positively affect my children's education, but all the students of the

2. What role do you see the school board serving?

Heritage to promote graduates

Heritage High School is starting a new feature to promote alumni of the district.
Superintendent Tom Davis made the suggestion during the February board meeting and it has recently been implemented on the district’s website and social media platforms.
The school will regularly feature alumni of Heritage High School who are doing interesting things post graduation, Davis said.

Class to hold trivia night fundraiser

The St. Joseph-Ogden High School civics class is still raising money for their trip next month to Washington, D.C.

The class is traveling to the nation’s capital for the “We the People,” competition, slated to be held from April 21-25, and 20 students have taken part in fundraising efforts.

Heritage looking to lower cost burden on tax payers

The Heritage School District is looking at options to help lower the
burden on tax payers.
Previously, the district discussed refunding some of the 1 percent sales
tax money to tax payers.
Now, the district is looking at options to address the status of Tort and
IMRF/Social Security funds to lower the levy request .
“This would would serve same purpose of the abatement,” said

PTC focuses on working with staff, parents, teachers

The St. Joseph Grade School Parent Teacher Committee has one goal as a
group—to work together as parents, teachers and school employees to
benefit the school’s support and staff.
Vice President Cathy Franklin said the group works to bridge the gap
between parents and teachers.
“We put together fundraisers to raise money to pay for the cost of school

Heritage sends its regards to Broadway

When 15 Heritage High School students hit the stage on Friday night, they
will be performing a musical that maybe unfamiliar to those in
attendance—“Give My Regards to Broadway.”
Director Justin Lee said that was his intention.
“I was looking for a show that was unfamiliar to everyone at the school,”
he said. “Everyone always wants to do a show they know but instead I

His final call: Homer firefighter's funeral draws dozens of colleagues


HOMER — About 11:45 a.m. Monday, an emergency alert tone for the Homer Township Fire Protection District came over the radio.

Lincoln Street Market to take place in May

Denise Langendorf, of Ginger’s Market in St. Joseph, is currently accepting applications for the second Lincoln Street Market.
This year’s event will take place May 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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