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School board recall – Not enough valid signatures

A recall effort in which a trio of Three Rivers Board of Education members has been targeted appears to have reached a conclusion. County clerk Lindsay Oswald said the minimum number of valid signatures required for the recall to appear before voters in the November election fell short on all three petitions. A minimum of 1,165 valid signatures was necessary …

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9-foot polar bear is back on campus after a summer makeover

MSU staffers approve as the school's huge polar bear is lifted back into place at MSU's Natural Resources Building, Tuesday,  Sept. 1, 2015 after undergoing extensive restoration work by Dennis Harris and Jamie Outman of Artistry of Wildlife taxidermy studio in Sandusky, Mich.  The two washed, cleaned, bleached, reconstructed the mouth, nose, claws and pads and even used matching mountain goat hair to rebuild the bear.  A new base was also made, complete with the Spartan logo. (Rod Sanford/Lansing State Journal via AP)

The bear is back. A 9-foot stuffed polar bear returned to Michigan State University on Tuesday after spending the summer with a taxidermist. It was the first time the bear had been away from the lobby of the Natural Resources Building since 1966. The Lansing State Journal says the bear has clean white fur, a new jaw and new pads …

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Glen Oaks, MSU partner for new degree

Glen Oaks Community College announced last week it has entered into a partnership with Michigan State University to offer an Associate of Applied Science in Business degree with a concentration in Agricultural Operations. The partnership allows students to earn a certificate from the MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology while working toward an associate’s degree from Glen Oaks. The agreement, according …

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Glen Oaks bringing Bachelor’s degree program

Glen Oaks Community College announced last week it has entered into a partnership with Goshen College to bring its Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program to the Centreville campus. Glen Oaks president David Devier said the demand for the nursing workforce to hold a bachelor’s degree continues to grow. The Goshen College RN to BSN program is …

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Pay increase for local substitute teachers

Temporary substitute teachers hired by all St. Joseph County school districts will get a $5-per-day pay hike beginning this fall. The St. Joseph County Intermediate School District Board of Education this week approved the pay scales for everyone from substitute teachers to fill-in maintenance workers. Temporary classroom substitute teachers will be paid $85 for a full day in the classroom …

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Circus tickets available

Organizers of a circus coming to Constantine Sunday are issuing a reminder that the cost of tickets is less if purchased in advance rather than the day of. Show times for the Kelly Miller Circus are 2 and 5 p.m.at Eastside Elementary. Advance tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children. They are available at the village office, Constantine …

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