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Three Rivers showcases band program

The Three Rivers High School band program will perform its annual pre-festival concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the high school’s performing arts center. The concert will feature the Three Rivers concert band and its symphony band. Each band will perform the three selections they are preparing for the MSBOA District 11 Band and Orchestra Festival. The festival will be …

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Mendon football coach retires

Mendon Community Schools is losing a coaching icon, as varsity football coach John Schwartz has announced his retirement. School board officials Monday accepted Schwartz’s letter of resignation. The Hornets won 10 state championships under Schwartz, who compiled a record of 274-48 in 27 years at the helm of Mendon football. A Colon High School graduate and Long Lake resident, Schwartz …

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Incoming Three Rivers freshman invited to meeting

Three Rivers High School will host an important meeting this week for current eighth-grade students and their parents. High school staff on Tuesday will provide information on the Michigan Merit Curriculum and 9th grade scheduling options. Principal Carrie Balk said students with last names beginning with the letters A through H will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. …

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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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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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Gas smell prompts evacuation at Western Michigan dorm

Officials say the smell of natural gas on the campus of Western Michigan University prompted the evacuation of about 300 students from their dorm rooms. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports students returned to their rooms around 4:30 a.m. Thursday at Harrison-Stinson halls on the school’s Kalamazoo campus after being evacuated earlier in the morning as a precautionary measure. School spokeswoman Cheryl …

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TRHS Quiz Bowl Team takes 1st place

Three Rivers High School is pleased to announce that the TRHS Quiz Bowl Team and Coach Natalie Ullrey earned 1st place at today’s St. Joseph County High School Quiz Bowl meet! 2016 Quiz Bowl Team Members Sean Connelly Brianne Ritchie Daniel Shane Joe Embil Martin Arums Hunter Kimble Shelby Glessner Wesley Turner Luke Hoxie

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TR Police investigating nude photos

Three Rivers police said an investigation is ongoing into a situation involving nude photos of a juvenile being distributed to Three Rivers Middle School students. According to a department media release, the department was contacted Jan. 27 by middle school officials regarding photos a male student allegedly sent of himself to multiple female students. Possible charges of possession and distribution …

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TR School Board recall effort fails

Organizers behind an effort to recall three members of the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education failed to secure the minimum number of signatures to put the matter before voters. TR Cares leader Sherrie Nowicki said petitions to recall Pete Bennett, Diana DeGraaf and Erin Nowak each were about 200 signatures short of the 1,165 minimum. TR Cares officials …

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