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THREE RIVERS — In a 4-3 vote during Monday’s Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education meeting, Portage-based Skillman Corporation was approved as the project manager for the first series of the school district’s upcoming bond project. The decision was reached after both Skillman and Three...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Glen Oaks Community College President Dr. David Devier addresses the college’s millage defeat during the GOCC Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, March 12.
CENTREVILLE — After its capital millage request was defeated in the Tuesday, March 10 presidential primary election, the Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees assessed what to do next during their Thursday, March 12 meeting. President Dr. David Devier said the turnout was moderate, with...
CENTREVILLE — Glen Oaks Community College announced Thursday evening that they would move courses to an online learning format beginning Monday, March 16 and going through Sunday, April 12 amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. Although there are no known suspected...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A 0.5 mill capital millage for Glen Oaks Community College failed in Tuesday’s presidential primary election. If it passed, the $5 million it would have generated over five years would have been used for improvements on the south side of the GOCC campus.
CENTREVILLE — For the second straight major election, St. Joseph County voters defeated a capital millage request for Glen Oaks Community College in Tuesday’s presidential primary election. Unofficial results as of 10:40 p.m. Tuesday with 100 percent of precincts in the county reporting showed 4,...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Tom Brady (left), owner of Three Rivers-based Brussee-Brady, and Michael Kounelis (right), vice president of Portage-based Skillman Corporation (right) gave their pitches to the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education Monday on why their company should be the project manager for the school district’s upcoming bond project.
THREE RIVERS — The Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education heard from two general contracting companies during their work session Monday, both making their case to be the project manager for the school district’s upcoming bond project. Tom Brady, owner of Three Rivers-based Brussee/Brady...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A view of one of the classrooms at Glen Oaks Community College that would be “modernized” as part of a millage proposal the college is seeking in the Tuesday, March 10 election. The proposal, which calls for a 0.5 mill increase over a five-year period, would generate $1 million annually to make improvements to different areas of the over 50-year-old facility.
CENTREVILLE — While people are voting for which candidate would represent each party in the 2020 presidential election in the Michigan primary, there will be one additional item voters in St. Joseph County will consider. Glen Oaks Community College will be seeking a capital millage on the March 10...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Three Rivers Community Schools Curriculum Director Nikki Nash presents the district’s annual education report during Monday’s TRCS Board of Education meeting.
THREE RIVERS — An annual education report for Three Rivers Community Schools was presented by district Curriculum Director Nikki Nash during Monday’s TRCS Board of Education meeting. The report, Nash explained to the board members, is required by the state for the process of school improvement. The...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Glen Oaks Community College Biology Professor and Faculty Senate President Ren Hartung addresses the GOCC Board of Trustees about the recent layoff of long-time receptionist Robin Weekly during Thursday’s Board of Trustees meeting. Hartung said it is a “security risk” not having anyone full-time at the reception desk and that faculty members were upset by the move.
CENTREVILLE — A handful of Glen Oaks Community College faculty and staff attended Thursday’s GOCC Board of Trustees meeting to show their support for a long-time employee who was recently laid off by the college. Robin Weekly, who had worked at the college for 41 years as a receptionist, was...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - The Glen Oaks Board of Trustees approved a fee increase for student housing during their meeting Thursday.
CENTREVILLE — The Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday to increase fees for student housing at the Devier Student Suites. Starting in 2020-21, the fall and winter semester cost of a four-bedroom suite will be increased 5.4 percent from $2,800 to $2,950 per person...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Cindy Newell, who has been with Three Rivers Community Schools as a teacher for the last 20-plus years, was officially named the new principal of Park Elementary School in Three Rivers on Monday, Feb. 3.
THREE RIVERS — When she was named interim principal following the resignation of former principal Kevin Faraci in November, Cindy Newell, who had been teaching seventh grade English at Three Rivers Middle School at the time she was selected, said she was welcomed “out of the gate” by the staff and...

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