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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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Three Rivers named award-winning school

Three Rivers High School has been named an award-winning school by U.S. News and World Report. The publication named the high school a bronze-level winner in the “America’s Best High School 2015” contest. A number of factors are used to determine which schools qualify at which level, Principal Carrie Balk said. In the case of Three Rivers, it has improved …

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Bennett named School Board President

A 10-year board of education member in Three Rivers was named its president Monday. Pete Bennett, 62, was nominated and ultimately selected to serve as leader of the seven-member panel. He takes over the duty from Waneta Truckey, who inherited the role after Mike Bosma last summer gave it up but remained on the board. Susan Schmidtendorff was chosen vice …

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TR Cares begins collecting signatures in recall effort

A Cass County judge did not take action on an appeal regarding the effort to recall three members of the Three Rivers school board. With the 40-day window for circuit court Judge Michael Dodge closed, organizers of the attempted recall against Pete Bennett, Diana DeGraaf and Erin Nowak started collecting petition signatures Saturday. Dodge in early December was assigned the …

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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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TRHS awarded safe driving grant

A team of Three Rivers High School students was awarded a grant allowing them to lead a campaign aimed at safe driving in winter weather. The Wildcats Weathering Winter program runs through February and feature three student-led events. The campaign kickoff will introduce the team and its goal. The phase includes driving facts mentioned during morning announcements. Next is a …

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