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GOCC Accepting Nominations

Glen Oaks Community College has announced that nominations are being accepted for the E. J. Shaheen Chair for Teaching Excellence award. Current and former students, staff and community members are invited to nominate a full-time faculty member. This appointment is awarded on an annual basis to a faculty member at Glen Oaks Community College who exemplifies high professional standards, demonstrates ... Read More »

TR Schools To Get New Bus

The Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education this week approved the purchase of a new bus for the 2012-13 academic year. During action Monday, the district’s board of education approved borrowing enough money to purchase a 2013 model. The 77-seat bus will come with a price tag of almost $88,000, district officials said. The budgeted item was targeted when ... Read More »

TRDDA To Set Long-Term Goals

The Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority has announced it will stage a work session in mid February. The event takes place 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Three Rivers Area Chamber. According to an announcement about the meeting, its purpose is to discuss goals and long-term goals during its 2013 fiscal year. Read More »

CTA Gets New Van

The St. Joseph County Transportation Authority has unveiled the newest addition to its fleet. The Three Rivers-based agency on Tuesday took delivery of a 2011 Dodge Caravan. The new vehicle seats six but is being showcased by CTA Executive Director Steve Yorks for its vehicle-wrap exterior featuring a large-scale road map of St. Joseph County. Yorks said the design, which ... Read More »

WP Purchased 2 School Buses

Members of the White Pigeon Community Schools Board of Education agreed last week to purchase a pair of school buses. The two vehicles will come with a total price tag of about $143,000 and will be added to the district’s 14-bus fleet in the fall. After a motion to approve two new buses failed to garner a second, the board ... Read More »

Tax Filing Assistance

Tax-filing assistance for people who are elderly or in a moderate-to-low income bracket will be available in St. Joseph County. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will be offered at Community Head Start buildings in Three Rivers and Sturgis. The free service provides tax assistance to families with a household income of $50,000 or less annually. Volunteer tax preparers are ... Read More »