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Interim administrators contracts approved

The contracts of two administrators were approved during Monday’s Three Rivers Board of Education meeting. Nikki Nash will serve as interim principal at Three Rivers Middle School, while Ben McIntyre will be the interim principal at Andrews Elementary. Nash, 40, spent nine years as a third-grade teacher at Andrews and the past four as its principal. Her salary as interim …

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TR Cares addresses alleged threats at Board meeting

The leader of a group supporting a recall of three board of education members in Three Rivers alleged that a board member has been making threats and creating a “hit list” against staff. Sherrie Nowicki addressed the board during its Monday meeting. She said employee morale is low and the district’s credibility is suffering as the result of a board …

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Judge: Father can openly carry pistol in daughter’s school

A Genesee County judge has ruled a father can openly carry his pistol inside his daughter’s elementary school. The Flint Journal reports that Circuit Judge Archie Hayman on Monday ruled in favor of Kenneth Herman and gun rights advocacy group Michigan Open Carry. He filed a lawsuit in March against the Clio Area School District, arguing he was denied access …

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Signature validation next step in school board recall

The St. Joseph County Clerk’s Office is expected to complete by the end of the week the validation of signatures turned in Friday as part of the Three Rivers Board of Education recall process. Deputy clerk Phyllis Lung said the procedure is done by entering into a data base the names of those who signed. A computer cross-reference will confirm …

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1 in 5 Michigan lawmakers lack college degree

One out of every five Michigan lawmakers doesn’t have a formal degree in higher education. The finding comes through research by The Detroit News. Those without degrees include state Sen. Tom Casperson, who is in his second term in the Senate after serving three terms in the state House. The Republican from Escanaba says life experience “is as deeply as …

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Recall petition drive was successful

Members of the group TR Cares have announced they were successful in securing the minimum number of signatures required to put a board of education recall question on the November ballot. Sherrie Nowicki, who helped form and is the leader of TR Cares, said the signatures would be turned in to the county clerk’s office by 4 p.m. today, one …

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Administrative changes for Three Rivers Schools

Three Rivers Community Schools has announced a pair of administrative changes for the 2015-16 academic year. Andrews Elementary Principal Nikki Nash will serve on an interim basis as principal at Three Rivers Middle School. Meanwhile, Hoppin fourth-grade teacher Ben McIntyre will replace Nash and serve as interim principal at Andrews Elementary. The moves were created as the result of the …

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Recall petition signature drive underway

Members of the group TR Cares plan to set up a site at North Main Street and Enterprise Drive 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today in an effort to collect a minimum of 1,165 valid signatures for a recall of three members of the Three Rivers Board of Education. Sherrie Nowicki, who established and heads TR Cares, said a two-day …

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ISD re-appoints members

St. Joseph County Intermediate School District Board of Education will continue to be led by a retired teacher from Three Rivers. Sally Boeschenstein, who spent many years as a teacher and curriculum official with Constantine Public Schools, was among four incumbents re-appointed last week to one-year executive positions. At the annual reorganization meeting, the board also unanimously reinstated Robert Trenary, …

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TR Cares continues to gather signatures

A 22-hour session to secure signatures for a Three Rivers Board of Education recall effort will continue through 8 o’clock tonight. Members of TR Cares, which formed in the wake of the April dismissal of three district administrators, said the drive started at 9 a.m. Thursday at the corner of M-60 and Eighth Avenue. Organizers have set a goal of …

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