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Michigan boy goes to White House for anti-bullying video

A southwestern Michigan boy’s online video in which he stood up to cyberbullies has earned him messages from prominent figures, appearances on news stations and now a private tour of the White House. Logan Fairbanks of Hartford, 11, and his family received the invitation from White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett, who set up the visit to highlight the issue ...

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A petition signature drive is next

Members of TR Cares, which formed in April following the dismissal of three well-liked Three Rivers Community Schools administrators, plan a marathon signature drive this week. Sherrie Nowicki, who spearheaded the formation of TR Cares, said the group will meet Monday evening with several business owners offering their support behind an effort to recall board of education members Waneta Truckey, Carl ...

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Colon Schools looking for volunteers

School officials in Colon are asking prospective volunteers to consider lending a hand during the upcoming annual Magi Pride Days. The event is dedicated to helping spruce up school buildings and grounds for the start of the academic year. This year’s two-day Magi Pride Days are 3 to 8 p.m. Aug. 13 and 14. Organized by Paige Smolarz, the sprucing-up ...

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School board recall will move forward

Kalamazoo County Circuit Court Judge Gary Giguere Jr. on Friday affirmed a June 26 decision by the St. Joseph County Election Board regarding the case of a recall sought of three members of the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education. In a four-page summary, Giguere sided with the election board in the fact that “each reason for the recall is ...

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Venue chosen for board appeal

A venue for an appeal filed by three members of the Three Rivers Board of Education targeted in a recall has been selected. St. Joseph County Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman said the State Court Administrator’s Office has assigned the recall petition language case to Judge Gary Giguere Jr. from Kalamazoo County Circuit Court. The file will be transferred to Giguere ...

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Explosion at empty MSU lab prompts partial evacuation

Officials say an explosion at an empty science lab at Michigan State University prompted an evacuation of part of a building on campus. No injuries were reported following the Friday morning explosion at Giltner Hall in East Lansing. University police Sgt. Florene McGlothian-Taylor says portions of the building close to the lab were evacuated. McGlothian-Taylor says the explosion occurred in ...

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