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 is now a four-way stop at the intersection of Grant Avenue, South Street and the school’s north side parking lot.
Furthermore, the city has now imposed no parking or stopping on the west side of Douglas.
The changes are in effect immediately.
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 the 2013-14 academic year, which gives the board ample time to find a suitable replacement.
Board members said one of the two remaining firms will be selected by April.
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 volunteers modified their new house to make it handicap accessible.
A Three Rivers High School senior, McBride is in a wheelchair and will be aided by a service dog.
Dozens of volunteers who played a role in transforming the house will be acknowledged at today’s event. The residence is at 17127 Lovers Lane, in Three Rivers.
A day-long meeting, starting at 8 a.m. today, will give members of the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education an opportunity to hear from four companies vying to help the district in its search for a new superintendent.
Current Superintendent Roger Rathburn has indicated he plans to retire at the end of the 2013-14 academic year.
The afternoon portion of the meeting will center on discussion of the presentations from the superintendent-search firms.
The meeting takes place at the district’s administration building.
Two of three St. Joseph County high schools came up short over the weekend in their bids to advance to the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s football playoffs.
The Constantine Falcons were the only team to survive and advance to the final four in Division 6. The Falcons on Friday topped previously unbeaten Hillsdale, 49-35.
Constantine will battle Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central at 1 p.m. Saturday in a neutral-field site at Harper Creek High School in Battle Creek. Both teams are 10-2 heading into the state semi-final contest.
Meanwhile, Three Rivers fell Friday to Grand Rapids South Christian to finish its season at 8-4. Also, Mendon ended its season at 11-1, with a loss at home Saturday to Muskegon Catholic Central.
Three-quarters of a $400,000 donation presented last week to the city of Three Rivers has been designated to a newly created capital-improvement fund.
During Tuesday’s city commission meeting, Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners agreed to place $300,000 into the capital-improvement fund the city created as a result of the financial windfall. Though a specific use for the money has not been identified by city officials, Lowry indicated the city will likely look at capital purchases and fund such acquisitions with the American Axle money.
Lowry and city manager Joe Bippus indicated the city is in no hurry to spend the money.
Meanwhile, commissioners also authorized finance director Cathy Lawson to designate $100,000 of the gift from American Axle to Three Rivers Community Schools. The donation to the school was stipulated by American Axle officials.