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Schools re-organizational meetings

The two largest school districts in St. Joseph County conducted their re-organizational meetings this week. In Sturgis, Geoff Smith was named president of its board of education. Tom Robertson was assigned vice president and Ann Bird secretary. Ray Sterling will serve as treasurer. In Three Rivers, board members returned Susan Schmidtendorff as president, Mike Bosma as vice president and Waneta …

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Academy nominees named

Congressman Fred Upton has announced his service academy nominees for the 2013-2014 academic year. According to a media release, the nominees have excelled both academically and athletically at their respective schools and have gone through an extensive selection process. The selection process included an interview with Upton’s Academy Advisory Board, which is comprised of local community leaders. Upon approval by …

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Rentfrow recognized for longevity

A 17-year member of the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education was recognized this week for his longevity to the seven-member board. John Rentfrow was issued a gift card and many thanks from board members. Rentfrow chose to not seek re-election last month and will be replaced by Carl Barth during the board’s January meeting.

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New traffic pattern at Andrews Elementary

The city of Three Rivers and Three Rivers Community Schools have collaborated to develop a new traffic pattern at Andrews Elementary. City officials said the section of South Street, between Douglas and Grant avenues, is now one-way in an eastbound direction only. In addition, parking is allowed only on the stretch of South Street adjacent to the school. Also, there …

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Firms to assist in finding new superintendent

The Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education has pared its selection of firms to assist with finding a new superintendent. Following morning-long interviews Monday with four prospective search firms, board members agreed to consider either Michigan Leadership Institute or the Michigan Association of School Boards for the process. Current Superintendent Roger Rathburn has indicated he plans to retire after …

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Public unveiling of new house for McBride

A public unveiling of a new house for Three Rivers teen Chandler McBride and his family will take place at 3 o’clock this afternoon. McBride, who was paralyzed in a swim pool diving accident in June, was released from an Ann Arbor hospital last month and has been living with his mother and younger sister in an area hotel while …

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Three Rivers looking for new superintendent

A day-long meeting, starting at 8 a.m. today, will give members of the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education an opportunity to hear from four companies vying to help the district in its search for a new superintendent. Current Superintendent Roger Rathburn has indicated he plans to retire at the end of the 2013-14 academic year. The afternoon portion …

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Constantine headed to semi-final game

Two of three St. Joseph County high schools came up short over the weekend in their bids to advance to the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s football playoffs. The Constantine Falcons were the only team to survive and advance to the final four in Division 6. The Falcons on Friday topped previously unbeaten Hillsdale, 49-35. Constantine will battle Monroe St. …

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Money designated to capital-improvement fund

Three-quarters of a $400,000 donation presented last week to the city of Three Rivers has been designated to a newly created capital-improvement fund. During Tuesday’s city commission meeting, Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners agreed to place $300,000 into the capital-improvement fund the city created as a result of the financial windfall. Though a specific use for the money has not …

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Crossing guard hit by car

A 65-year-old crossing guard on duty near Hoppin Elementary in Three Rivers was injured after being struck by a car last week. Three Rivers police said the victim, a Three Rivers resident, was at the intersection of North Main and Armitage streets when she was struck by a northbound vehicle around 7 a.m. Tuesday. The victim was returning to a …

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