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TR Schools Superintendent Retiring

It appears Three Rivers Community Schools Superintendent Roger Rathburn will finish his career with the district. Rathburn and Paw Paw Public Schools Superintendent Mark Bielang were the finalists for the job of superintendent of Portage Public Schools. Portage officials announced Friday afternoon their decision to offer the post to Bielang. The 50-year-old Rathburn made public last year he would be …

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Tennis courts are open

After a ten-year hiatus, Glen Oaks Community College is pleased to announce it has recently completed maintenance and restoration work on three of the six tennis courts on campus and they are now open for public use. “Our maintenance crews patched up quite a few cracks, some of which were pretty severe,” said Bruce Zakrzewski, dean of finance and administrative …

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Election Commission to conduct meeting

The Three Rivers Election Commission will conduct a regular meeting on June 26, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. in the conference room at Three Rivers City Hall. Any interested person may attend and participate or submit written comments to the Melissa Bliss, City Clerk at 333 W. Michigan Ave., Three Rivers, MI 49093. Please call (269) 273-1075, extension 106 for any …

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MDOT to start construction

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will start construction Monday on the M-43 (West Main Street) bridge over US-131 in Oshtemo Township, Kalamazoo County. Work begins Monday on US-131 to accommodate lane closures and shifts when the M-43 bridge work begins, which is expected to start Sunday, July 7. During this first phase, there will be nighttime single-lane closures on …

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Roscoe

Hi. My name is Roscoe. I am a short hair, white cat. My owners couldn’t keep me. I am a two (2) year old, male . I am very friendly and picturesque. I am litterbox trained and I like to study people. Please come in and see me. I would love a new home and am ready to go right …

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Looking for a superintendent

The Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education is looking toward the selection of a new superintendent to succeed Roger Rathburn who has announced his intention to retire from his current post in 2014. Since making his announcement, Rathburn has also surfaced as one of two finalists for the position of superintendent for the Portage Public Schools. The selection issue …

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TRACF awarded scholarships

The Three Rivers Area Community Foundation (TRACF) has awarded over $20,000 through scholarship endowment funds. The TRACF has been serving the Three Rivers area and surrounding townships since 1975. Its mission is to build endowment funds and redistribute those investment returns back into the hands of the community. By focusing on people, organizations, and sustainability, the Foundation addresses community needs …

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Grand re-opening planned

Pergolas are now in place at the North Main Street and Railroad Drive entrances to the reconstructed ‘Mural Mall’ in downtown Three Rivers. The structures – components of the new design for the pedestrian walkway and gathering spot connecting the two streets – were installed Tuesday (June 18). “Meet Me at the Mall”, a grand re-opening celebration is set for …

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New chairperson on COA Board

Margaret Shultz has been elected as chairperson of the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging (COA) Board of Directors. Shultz, former Community Resources Coordinator for the Department of Human Services (DHS) in St. Joseph and Cass counties, retired from that position last July after 38 years with DHS. She is now serving in a part-time capacity as the Volunteer Services …

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Closed parking planned

Several closings of the East City Parking Lot in Three Rivers are planned in the next few days to accommodate resurfacing of the facility. According to Christy Trammell, Executive Director of the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority (DDA), the resurfacing project has been planned for several years “and it is finally going to be done.” Trammell said the resurfacing will …

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