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Tuition increase at Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame is raising undergraduate tuition by 3.8 percent to more than $46,000 next school year. The school says the percentage increase is the same as in recent years. With average room and board rates of more than $13,000, total student charges for 2014-15 will be about $59,500. Notre Dame’s president, the Rev. John Jenkins, thanked parents …

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Citizen Corps Coordinator of the Year

A Sturgis resident has been awarded the honor of Citizen Corps Coordinator of the Year. Sturgis Police Deputy Chief David Ives said Jim Cook, a retired CAD instructor from Glen Oaks Community College, was selected from nominations across the state. He was presented a plaque during a recent meeting of the 5th District Homeland Security in Kalamazoo. Cook heads the …

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Kazoo student has tuberculosis

Officials plan to test about 300 students and staff at Kalamazoo Central High School after a male student was found to have tuberculosis. Testing will begin Monday. Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services official Linda Vail says the chances that others at the school contracted tuberculosis are “very, very slim.” Public schools Superintendent Michael Rice says staff members were told …

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Fight at Loy Norrix High School

A half-dozen female students have been arrested following a fight at a Kalamazoo high school. Kalamazoo Public Schools Superintendent Michael Rice says “six girls got into a fight and wouldn’t stop.” Loy Norrix High School has a police liaison officer. Rice says Kalamazoo city police also were needed to help break up the Thursday morning skirmish.  (AP)

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Choosing candidates for superintendent

Members of the Colon Community Schools Board of Education have agreed to whittle a list of 19 superintendent candidates to eight or nine finalists by next week. Board president Ernie Baker during Monday’s monthly board meeting suggested the measure as a way of working with a manageable number of candidates to succeed Lloyd Kirby, who retired in August. The board …

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School District asking for restoration of mills

The St. Joseph County Intermediate School District has authorized a May 6 request to restore nearly three-tenths of a mill to the maximum rate of 2.75 mills previously approved by the county’s voters. The restoration of the Headlee Reduction request fell by a margin of 53 percent to 47 percent last August. At stake is more than $633,000 to be …

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