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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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Swartz Scholarship awarded to GOCC’s Skye Russell

Skye Russell, of Mendon, has been awarded the Professor Emeritus B. Swartz Scholarship for Excellence in Mathematics. Russell recently graduated from Glen Oaks Community College with an Associate of Science degree with a Life Science focus and plans to begin classes at Western Michigan University this fall to complete her bachelor’s degree in chemistry and minor in general mathematics. Russell …

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New faces throughout St Joseph County schools

Tuesday’s first day of classes in St. Joseph County schools brought with it a number of changes and new faces to its nine public school districts. Two new superintendents are in place, as former Constantine High School Principal Christine Barnes stepped in as chief of Colon Community Schools. Meanwhile, former Three Rivers superintendent Roger Rathburn will oversee Mendon Community Schools …

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Several grants awarded from White Pigeon Community Foundation

White Pigeon Area Community Foundation, a geographic affiliate of Sturgis Area Community Foundation, recently approved $7,600 in grant awards during its 2015 competitive-grant program. The Adele M. Gray Fund awarded $4,500 to the White Pigeon Caring Families for community and program support. The Fund for White Pigeon also provided grant support to White Pigeon Caring Families with a $1,000 grant. …

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Safety of children urged on first day of school

With today the opening of the 2015-16 academic year for Michigan’s public schools, State Rep. Aaron Miller is encouraging parents to discuss bus-safety with their children and urging drivers to be aware of school-bus laws. Miller said parents should include a discussion about bus safety as part of the back-to-school routine with their children. Also, parents whose children walk to …

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What is the Value of College?

As you read all the print news reports and listen to all the TV news bites in recent times, it would seem that the value of a college education is not what it used to be. This is not the case according to a recent report from the Pew Research Center. The report states that, “The earnings gap between young …

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School board recall – Not enough valid signatures

A recall effort in which a trio of Three Rivers Board of Education members has been targeted appears to have reached a conclusion. County clerk Lindsay Oswald said the minimum number of valid signatures required for the recall to appear before voters in the November election fell short on all three petitions. A minimum of 1,165 valid signatures was necessary …

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9-foot polar bear is back on campus after a summer makeover

The bear is back. A 9-foot stuffed polar bear returned to Michigan State University on Tuesday after spending the summer with a taxidermist. It was the first time the bear had been away from the lobby of the Natural Resources Building since 1966. The Lansing State Journal says the bear has clean white fur, a new jaw and new pads …

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