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Boland appointed to Sturgis Board of Education

Sturgis Board of Education members voted this week to appoint Scott Boland to a seat on the board. The vacancy was created when board treasurer Geoffrey Smith resigned last month. According to board president Kerri Millett, Boland was one of seven people to apply for the position. She called the candidates “an awesome group of people.” Boland was chosen as …

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Project Connect event at GOCC

The 10th annual Project Connect community event takes place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Glen Oaks Community College. Organizers said Glen Oaks is a new location, which was necessary after outgrowing its previous space at Firm Foundation Ministries in Centreville. Project Connect is a one-stop clearinghouse for people who have needs ranging from employment and legal aide, to …

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GOCC sees increase in enrollment

Glen Oaks Community College officials said the school is experiencing a 2.7 percent increase in fall semester enrollment, turning the corner on a five-year downward trend. Glen Oaks president David Devier said the growth compared to fall a year ago is the first since 2009. He said the figure is a welcome change that comes as school officials have been …

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Constantine 5th graders receive grant

Riverside Elementary School in Constantine received a $10,000 grant last week from the Monsanto Company. The grant will be used to pay for 100 fifth-grade students to go to the Outdoor Education Center and Clear Lake Camp later this month. School counselor Steffany Predosa said the camp costs about $150 per student, and the grant pays for all costs, including …

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Judge makes ruling regarding school board recall

A lawsuit against county clerk Lindsay Oswald and the fate of a recall effort targeting three members of the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education appears to have come to a simultaneous end. A conference hearing Friday before Kalamazoo County Circuit Court Judge Alexander Lipsey resulted in the conclusion that Oswald acted impartially when she dismissed signatures from the …

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Constantine Hall of Fame inductees announced

Constantine High School Athletic Director Mike Messner has announced the district’s 2015 Hall of fame inductees. John Bauman from the class of 1999, Ben Russell from the class of 1962, 1982 graduate Paul Preston and the 1964-65 boys basketball team – which finished No. 4 in the state rankings – will be recognized during Constantine’s Hall of Fame weekend, Oct. …

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Glen Oaks names new nursing director

Glen Oaks Community College has announced that Bill Lederman is the school’s new director of nursing. A Sturgis resident, Lederman was raised in the Mendon area and graduated from Colon High School. As a professor at the college, Lederman has completed his 29th year as full-time nursing faculty, teaching courses in Nursing Role Transitions, Ethics, Pharmacology and Leadership as well …

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Bosman resigns from Board President position

The Three Rivers board of education has a new president. Waneta Truckey was named to the post after Mike Bosma indicated during Monday’s meeting his resignation from the position. Bosma, however, will remain on the board but in the capacity of a trustee. Truckey, the board’s vice president prior to her promotion, was elected to the seven-member panel in 2004. …

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TR Cares files lawsuit against county clerk

A Three Rivers-based group seeking to recall a trio of Three Rivers board of education members filed suit Thursday against St. Joseph County Clerk Lindsay Oswald. Attorney Kelly Ward, representing TR Cares, said Oswald failed to properly fulfill her duties in the signature-verification stage of the procedure. Oswald last week said after a full review of the signatures on petitions …

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Obama invokes Reagan during speech at Michigan college

President Barack Obama pushed his plan for free community college at a Michigan school, and invoked a former president from the other side of the aisle who visited the campus three decades ago. Obama on Wednesday said Ronald Reagan told a Macomb Community College audience the nation’s duty is to ensure that students have the “same America” of opportunity and …

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