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MSU – Rate increase for room and board

It’s going to cost Michigan State University students more to live on the East Lansing campus next year. The MSU Board of Trustees Friday approved a $320 increase in room and board rates. MSU officials say the 3.5 percent increase will offset higher operating expenses and to help pay off debt from the top-to-bottom renovations of many residence and dining halls undertaken ...

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Spaces available for job fair

A few spaces remain for employers to participate in a job fair, which takes place 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 23 at Glen Oaks Community College. The event, typically the largest job fair in St. Joseph County, is made possible through a partnership between Michigan Works, St. Joseph County Department of Human Services and Glen Oaks Community College. Details ...

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No recommendation on Colon Schools budget

Faced with trimming $500,000 from a $6 million budget, members of the Colon Community Schools Board of Education expressed their frustrations during a special work session Monday. The target of their dismay was a state legislature that they said continues to force school districts to do more with less. Board member Eric Bower said he is frustrated at the state ...

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Colon School Board meets tonight

Members of the Colon Community Schools Board of Education this evening will continue deliberating their plan to trim as much as $500,000 from the district’s $5.7 million budget. The board, which met a month ago before a standing-room-only audience in excess of 80 people, is considering options that include the privatization of its transportation services, the elimination of up to ...

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Several Sturgis teachers receive grants

The Sturgis Area Community Foundation has awarded six mini-grants to Sturgis Public Schools. Various teachers who were recipients of the grants indicated to the district’s board of education the use of their grant money. Teacher Mackenzie Adams said her $250 grant will go toward Thursday morning athletic trainer taping workshops at Sturgis High School. Pandora Day at Eastwood Elementary received ...

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Frisbie named Coach of the Year

Constantine boys’ basketball coach Chuck Frisbie was named Associated Press Class C coach of the year. In his first season as the team’s coach, Frisbie turned around a program that went 1-19 a year ago to 21-3 this season. The Falcons won the KVA league title and had a deep run in the postseason. Frisbie gave credit to his players ...

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