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38 percent of applicants flunk Michigan exam for lawyers

Sixty-two percent of 811 applicants passed the Michigan bar exam for lawyers last summer. University of Michigan law school led the way with 33 of 36 graduates passing the July test, followed by Michigan State University at 76 percent, Wayne State University at 74 percent and University of Detroit-Mercy at 59 percent. Cooley law school had the most graduates taking …

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ISD special education director to retire

The longtime director of St. Joseph County’s special education services will retire in June, following a 34-year career that began as a school psychologist. Jay Raycraft has worked at St. Joseph County Intermediate School District the past three decades, first as a school psychologist, then as a special education supervisor and finally as head of countywide services for mentally and …

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Several grants awarded

The Youth Advisory Council of the Sturgis Area Community Foundation granted more than $20,000 to the community this month in support of programs and projects that serve youth. Grant recipients include Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County, which will receive $10,000 to support a new home built in collaboration with Sturgis High School building trade students; Sturgis Youth for …

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Glen Oaks nurses pass at highest rate in the nation

Glen Oaks Community College practical nursing graduates are passing the National Council for Licensing Exam at a rate highest in the nation, according to The Mountain Measurement firm, an assessment firm that serves the K-12, licensure and certification sectors of the testing industry. Out of all the first-year Practical Nursing programs in the firm’s jurisdiction, Glen Oaks graduates had a …

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Local Leo Club chartered

The Leo Club, a high school service group hosted by the Sturgis Lions Club, was recently chartered into the national organization. The group needed at least 35 high school members in the Leo Club to be considered for the charter, said Frank Iannarelli, president of Sturgis Lions Club. That goal has been reached and there is one honorary member, Abdiel …

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TR Cares attorney issued cease-and-desist order

The attorney representing the leader of the grass-roots group TR Cares issued a cease-and-desist order to Three Rivers Community Schools Superintendent Jean Logan. Kelly Ward – whose client, Sherrie Nowicki, sought the directive – issued the two-page notice to Logan Monday. Nowicki read the order to board members during a special meeting Tuesday morning to deal with two student-expulsion matters. …

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