Glen Oaks Community College has announced details of Expo ’14, an inaugural event where the community is invited to visit the campus, meet and talk with faculty members, and experience the college through hands-on activities.
The free, three-hour event starts at 10 a.m. March 8.
Tonya Howden, GOCC director of admissions, said officials with the Centreville-area school hope to raise an awareness of the programs, services and opportunities that it provides.
Guided tours of campus will take place every half hour. Students will be performing demonstrations in many of the labs—these include Automotive, Welding, Electrical Technologies and the Science labs.
In addition, support staff will be on hand to answer questions about associate and certificate degree programs, admissions, registration, financial aid, dual enrollment and student-support services.
Guests will also be able to explore career options through the Focus 2 Online Career and Educational Planning system.
It would be legal to re-sell game or concert tickets above face value, under a measure approved by the Michigan House on Thursday. Current law prohibits selling above face value without the written consent of the event operator and the venue operator. The measure, which now goes to the senate, repeals that 1931 law, and opens the door to what many critics call “scalping.” There is no federal law against selling above face value. Free market groups support the bill. House Republican Tim Kelly of Saginaw Township, the sponsor, says once you buy a ticket, you should be able to re-sell it at any price you like. Venue operators, and artists like Kid Rock, have opposed the measure. And at least one artists management company told lawmakers last month that some performers won’t come to Michigan if the bill becomes law. Supporters of the current law have also said that it protects consumers by prohibiting exorbitant prices for tickets that were originally bought up in huge blocks by scalpers. (MRN)
Two vehicles in Mendon Township were burglarized earlier this week.
According to a St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department media release, the breaking-and-entering incidents occurred Sunday or Monday in the 23000 block of South Shore Drive.
A small amount of loose change was taken from a vehicle; a backpack was stolen from the other.
A detour was set up on Pulver Road last week, as crews prepare to replace the Rocky River bridge.
Located between Burlew Road and M-216 in Flowerfield Township, the bridge will be replaced this spring by Allegan County-based Milbocker and Sons. The same company will also be charged with replacing the Floating Bridge Road bridge, also spanning the Rocky River in Flowerfield Township.
The projects’ combined cost is $1.2 million. St. Joseph County Road Commission officials said the Michigan Department of Transportation’s local bridge fund will cover 95 percent of the expense.
Three Rivers city officials have approved the sale of a house that is part of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program.
During last week’s city commission meeting, final approval was given for the sale of the residence at 516 Eighth St. for $86,000.
Mayor Tom Lowry said the sale marks the third residence constructed by the city and sold through the NSP program.
City Manager Joe Bippus indicated the NSP grants have been exhausted, though he was encouraged to stay abreast of any potential grants in the future.
The 2014 Centreville Covered Bridge Days community celebration will remain at its familiar location downtown.
The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners last week approved a request from Covered Bridge Days organizers to use the courthouse lawn to stage the annual event.
Approval was given for June 20 through June 22.
In an unrelated matter at last week’s meeting, commissioners gave permission to hire a new juvenile caseworker, as requested by 45th Judicial Court.
The position will be vacated in May with the impending retirement of Deb Sprinkle.