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Miller’s new teachers bill passes senate

The state senate this week unanimously approved state Rep. Aaron Miller’s plan to eliminate burdensome requirements to educators, giving new teachers more time to work with students in the classroom. New teachers are issued a standard teaching certificate with a professional certificate available after three years classroom experience, over 150 hours of professional development and additional post-graduate coursework. New instructors …

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Ollie

Hey everyone out there, I am Ollie.  I am a Terrier/chihuahua mix and I am so friendly.  I have a short, tan coat.  I want to get on your lap and cuddle with you.  I am about three years old, 15 lbs.  my previous owner said I want to be the only dog in the family as I don’t get …

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Judge settles city/county legal matter

A Berrien County judge has settled a legal matter between St. Joseph County and the city of Three Rivers. County officials confirmed late Tuesday afternoon that Judge John Donahue concluded Three Rivers did not breach terms of its contract with the county. The issue stems from the county’s attempt to recoup $755,000 it advanced the city to purchase the 77-acre …

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Supporters attend sports complex groundbreaking

Nearly 50 people gathered Tuesday at the east end of the proposed development of a multi-field sports complex to witness a ceremonial groundbreaking. Located between North Main Street to the west and Buckhorn Road to the east, the 77-acre property was annexed into Three Rivers over the objections of Lockport Township officials and opponents of the concept. Kim Losik, a …

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Master plan preparation for courts building resumes

The creation of a master plan for the so-called courts building at the St. Joseph County Courthouse appears to be resurrected. During Tuesday’s county commission meeting, board members agreed to resume its relationship with TowerPinkster Architects and Engineers of Kalamazoo regarding the preparation of a master plan for the building at the south end of the courthouse complex. The county …

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Two died in Cass County crash

Two people died earlier this week in an automobile accident in Cass County’s Pokagon Township. Sheriff Richard Behnke said a PT Cruiser driven by 34-year-old Mishawaka resident Lee Ann Romita Sanez was heading south on M-51 Sunday when it crossed the center line and struck a northbound Chevy Impala. It was being driven by Phillip Seitenstich, 32, of Dowagiac. David …

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Mental health program for teenager in Michigan school threat

A 15-year-old student who was arrested in March after threatening violence at his school and the discovery of guns, ammunition and pipe bomb materials at his southwestern Michigan home has been ordered to participate in a mental health treatment program. The boy learned his punishment Monday after earlier pleading guilty to explosives and firearms charges. Van Buren County prosecutors say …

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Michigan voters to decide on legalizing recreational pot

Michigan voters will decide whether to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. A citizen-initiated measure wasn’t approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature before a 40-day deadline passed Tuesday. That means the ballot initiative will get a public vote in November. Michigan has allowed medical-marijuana use for nearly a decade. If the ballot measure is successful, Michigan would become the 10th state …

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Students chastised for wearing marine uniforms at graduation

Two high school graduates in southern Michigan have been chastised by their principal and a school board member for wearing Marine dress uniforms during commencement. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports Tuesday that the Marshall High School students decided not to wear their caps and gowns for Sunday’s ceremony. District superintendent Randy Davis says they were allowed to participate in order to …

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Out and About – Week of June 4th

As a Notary Public, I’ve become educated in planning for the future. One of the things I’ve become familiar with is the Power of Attorney. This document allows people to name someone to act on their behalf as far as monetary issues are concerned, should they become incapable of making decisions of that caliber. Unfortunately, there are some who wait …

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