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Venue chosen for board appeal

A venue for an appeal filed by three members of the Three Rivers Board of Education targeted in a recall has been selected. St. Joseph County Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman said the State Court Administrator’s Office has assigned the recall petition language case to Judge Gary Giguere Jr. from Kalamazoo County Circuit Court. The file will be transferred to Giguere …

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Explosion at empty MSU lab prompts partial evacuation

Officials say an explosion at an empty science lab at Michigan State University prompted an evacuation of part of a building on campus. No injuries were reported following the Friday morning explosion at Giltner Hall in East Lansing. University police Sgt. Florene McGlothian-Taylor says portions of the building close to the lab were evacuated. McGlothian-Taylor says the explosion occurred in …

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Western Michigan University board OKs sex misconduct policy

Western Michigan University’s Board of Trustees has approved a new policy designed to encourage students and staff to report cases of sexual misconduct. The university said in a news release that trustees approved changes Wednesday. They were put in place on an interim basis on January, and the policy was refined and presented to the board after comments from campus …

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Teams donate to Roll family

Saturday’s alumni football game between Centreville and Colon has taken on new meaning. Earlier this week, both teams decided to donate a portion of the proceeds of the game to the family of Robert Roll. Roll, a 2003 Constantine High School graduate, suffered a severe neck injury in last weekend’s alumni game against White Pigeon. Doctors determined Roll suffered a …

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Recall appeal will not be decided locally

An appeal filed by a trio of Three Rivers Board of Education members currently in the process of being recalled won’t be fielded locally. Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman on Wednesday issued a media advisory, stating he, along with judges Jeff Middleton and Rob Pattison, have disqualified themselves from hearing the appeal of the St. Joseph County Election Board’s June …

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New athletic director at Glen Oaks


Glen Oaks Community College announces the hiring of Courtney Ivan as the new athletic director/director of fitness and wellness center. Ivan comes to Glen Oaks from Jackson College, Jackson, Michigan, where she was the assistant director of housing and head women’s basketball coach. Born and raised in Belleville, Michigan, Ivan is a graduate of Mercyhurst University-Erie in Erie, Pennsylvania. Ivan …

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