Three Rivers

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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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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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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A petition signature drive is next

Members of TR Cares, which formed in April following the dismissal of three well-liked Three Rivers Community Schools administrators, plan a marathon signature drive this week. Sherrie Nowicki, who spearheaded the formation of TR Cares, said the group will meet Monday evening with several business owners offering their support behind an effort to recall board of education members Waneta Truckey, Carl …

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School board recall will move forward

Kalamazoo County Circuit Court Judge Gary Giguere Jr. on Friday affirmed a June 26 decision by the St. Joseph County Election Board regarding the case of a recall sought of three members of the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education. In a four-page summary, Giguere sided with the election board in the fact that “each reason for the recall is …

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Venue chosen for board appeal

A venue for an appeal filed by three members of the Three Rivers Board of Education targeted in a recall has been selected. St. Joseph County Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman said the State Court Administrator’s Office has assigned the recall petition language case to Judge Gary Giguere Jr. from Kalamazoo County Circuit Court. The file will be transferred to Giguere …

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Recall appeal will not be decided locally

An appeal filed by a trio of Three Rivers Board of Education members currently in the process of being recalled won’t be fielded locally. Circuit Court Judge Paul Stutesman on Wednesday issued a media advisory, stating he, along with judges Jeff Middleton and Rob Pattison, have disqualified themselves from hearing the appeal of the St. Joseph County Election Board’s June …

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School board members have chance to appeal

Three school board members subject to a recall have through Monday next week to appeal a decision Friday that will allow the process to continue. Three Rivers Board of Education members Waneta Truckey, Carl Barth and board president Mike Bosma did not indicate after Friday’s clarity/factual hearing what course of action they plan to follow. The three-member St. Joseph County …

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