SW Michigan

6:20 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Saint Joseph City Commissioners approve contract for new manager

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Former City Manager of Traverse City Richard Lewis will begin work in Saint Joseph July first.
ST. JOSEPH - The St. Joseph City Commission on Monday approved a tentative contract for Richard Lewis, the next city manager, that will pay him $125,000 a year.
6:12 am
Tue June 4, 2013

New baseball team could begin play in Kalamazoo next year

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The Northwoods League is a summer league for college baseball players. It has 16 teams, including the Battle Creek Bombers
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
Commissioners unanimously approved the agreement that calls for the Northwoods League to pay the city $35,000 a year for 35 games, 15 practices and field maintenance. The five-year agreement runs from Jan. 1, 2014 to Dec. 3, 2018.
8:30 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Federal department rejects complaint against Michigan schools with Native-American mascots

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Michigan Civil Rights Commission had called for end of Native-American imagery with high school mascots
LANSING, MICH. - A federal agency has dismissed a complaint seeking to ban the use of American Indian mascots in Michigan's K-12 schools. In February, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights cited 35 Michigan school districts for discrimination, saying their mascots reinforce stereotypes and hurt American Indian students' self-esteem and learning.
8:21 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Portage School Board to interview administrators from Paw Paw, Three Rivers and Farmington next weeks

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School Board trustee Rusty Rathburn won't participate in search as long as his brother, Three Rivers Superintendent Roger Rathburn, is a candidate
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- The superintendents of the Three Rivers and Paw Paw school districts and an assistant superintendent from Farmington Public Schools are finalists for the job of Portage Public Schools and will be publicly interviewed next week, the Portage board decided Monday.
2:49 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Dowagiac boy dies after gun incident near a school

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The Dowagiac Schools closed all of its buildings for the day Monday after the incident near the district's middle school.
DOWAGIAC, MI -- A Dowagiac teen who shot himself in a woods near Dowagiac Middle School Monday morning has died. Dowagiac Public Safety Director Tom Atkinson identified the boy as 13-year-old Darren James Price at a news conference Monday afternoon. A school custodian spotted Price with a handgun on school grounds about 6:40 a.m., Atkinson said.

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