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Hoppin principal resigns

Hoppin Elementary School Principal John Klein announced Monday he is resigning immediately in order to tend to his health. District officials said Klein discussed the situation during Monday’s board of education meeting. Klein, who is in his fifth year as principal at the Three Rivers elementary school, spoke highly of its staff and the district’s administrators, and said he agonized …

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Two vehicle crash in Cass County

Driving too fast for conditions was determined to be a factor in a two-vehicle crash last week in Cass County’s Newburg Township. Sheriff Joe Underwood said deputies were called shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday to the intersection of Lewis Lake and Brownsville roads. Investigators concluded a car driven by 22-year-old Elkhart resident Christine Rossi was driving south on Lewis Lake …

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Italy trip presentation planned

The Sturgis Area and Three Rivers Area chambers of commerce will be hosting a presentation about a trip to Italy they are sponsoring later this year. The trip to Pompeii and Amalfi will take place Oct. 20-27 and cost $2,650 if booked by March 15. The informational presentation takes place at 5:30 tonight at the Dresser Business Center at Glen …

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Glen Oaks seeking nominations for teaching award

Current and former Glen Oaks Community College students, staff and community members are invited to nominate a full-time faculty member for the E. J. Shaheen Chair for Teaching Excellence award for 2016. The award is presented annually to an outstanding faculty member who exemplifies high professional standards, demonstrates excellence in teaching, and whose position as a faculty member reflects upon …

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Psychiatric hospital workers await firing appeals hearings

A group of 11 people have appealed their firings by the Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital over the treatment of a patient. State of Michigan Freedom of Information Act assistant coordinator Rick Hamm tells the Kalamazoo Gazette in a FOIA request that the ex-employees are waiting to have their cases heard. An investigation found dozens of staff members either abused the patient …

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Glen Oaks sees increase in enrollment

Officials from Glen Oaks Community College said the school experienced an enrollment increase for the second straight semester, representing a 16.8 percent jump over the 2015 winter semester, and an actual increase over the 2015 fall semester. President David Devier said the student increase is a testament to the hard work faculty and staff have put into the college’s marketing …

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