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Fraternity is suspended

Western Michigan University has temporarily suspended a fraternity following a shooting at a house party near campus that left one person wounded. Police responded early Sunday to the shooting in Kalamazoo at the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity house. The school said in a statement Monday the suspension comes while it awaits an official police report. The Associated Press sent a ... Read More »

New strategic plan

The start of the 2013-14 school year marks the beginning of a new strategic plan for White Pigeon Community Schools. According to Superintendent Ron Drzewicki, the new strategic plan will be used to guide the district in decision-making as it makes improvements to the instructional program. Drzewicki likened the plan to a road map, as it will focus efforts on ... Read More »

2013 Hall of Fame

Four entrants into the White Pigeon High School Athletic Department 2013 Hall of Fame will be at the center of festivities next week. The four incoming members will be recognized prior to the start of next week’s homecoming varsity football game against Centreville. The following day, the members will be honored during a formal induction ceremony at the Klinger Lake ... Read More »

Problems with the roof

Contractors performing roof repairs over the summer at Glen Oaks Community College uncovered numerous problems, college officials learned last week. Heather DeKorte, senior project architect at Grand Rapids-based Soils and Materials Engineers Inc., said cracks in the weatherproofing are the main culprit for the problems. The discovery was made as workers were correcting the perimeter leaks. The problem is the ... Read More »

Community forum for millage request

Fewer than a dozen people attended a community forum Tuesday to hear more about Centreville Public School’s upcoming millage request. Led by Superintendent Rob Kuhlman at Centreville Elementary School, the forum covered details related to the district’s Nov. 5 request for 2.95 additional mills to generate $12.8 million over a 15-year period for building and technology improvements. The list of ... Read More »

Paving project in TR

The Three Rivers City Commission last week recommended paving-related expenses for two micro-surfacing projects. Nearly $32,000 was approved for work to be performed on South Douglas Avenue, from West Michigan Avenue to Millard Street, and Sixth Avenue from Wood to Jefferson streets. The $14,900 Douglas Avenue job was a budgeted project; funds from the city’s 2014 fiscal year will be ... Read More »