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THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers Middle School was briefly on a “soft” lockdown Friday due to a tip received about a possible threat against the school. Ultimately, according to Three Rivers police and middle school officials, it was determined the information was related to a previous tip that is...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - The Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education, pictured here, voted unanimously to allow the Pride flags that were taken down on Nov. 18 from district classrooms to be put back up during their meeting Monday.
THREE RIVERS — Pride flags taken down in Three Rivers schools because of an “outside challenge” can now be put back up. During a Monday night meeting that drew well over 100 people and following a more than two-hour closed session, the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education voted...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - A group of protestors showed support for the LGBTQ+ community in Three Rivers Community Schools Monday, protesting the decision to remove Pride flags in district buildings prior to Monday’s TRCS Board of Education meeting.
THREE RIVERS — The weather conditions may not have been pleasant, but that didn’t stop a number of community members from making their voices heard prior to Monday’s Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education meeting. Around 50 people, which included community members, parents, students, and...
Screenshot via TikTok - Former Three Rivers Middle School health and physical education teacher Russell Ball resigned from TRMS last week following the controversy over the removal of Pride flags in middle school classrooms. Ball addressed the matter in a TikTok video that has gained local and national attention to the issue.
THREE RIVERS — A Three Rivers Middle School teacher resigned last week in the wake of controversy over the removal of Pride flags from district classrooms. Russell Ball, a health and physical education teacher at the middle school since the beginning of the 2021-22 school year, said he resigned...
THREE RIVERS — Due to the anticipated turnout expected for its upcoming Monday, Dec. 6 regular meeting, the Three Rivers Community Schools Board of Education announced Monday the meeting will be relocated to the Three Rivers High School Performing Arts Center. The start time of 6 p.m. will remain...
THREE RIVERS — In the wake of increased criticism following a highly-publicized decision by Three Rivers Community Schools to remove Pride flags from Three Rivers Middle School classrooms, there is now more information on what led up to the incident. In a statement to the Commercial-News Wednesday...
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers Middle School teachers Monday who had pride flags in their classrooms were asked to take them down until further notice because of a parent complaint. According to an email sent to staff Monday morning by Middle School Principal Jason Bingaman obtained by the Commercial-...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Carter McGee, a junior at Constantine High School, was honored at a ceremony Monday at the St. Joseph County ISD for being one of the first two high school apprentices in the county through the CTE program. Pictured in the front row (left to right) are McGee and Rick Stevens of RS Services Electrical. Pictured in the back row (left to right) are Constantine High School Principal Pat Breen, mom Randi McGee, and CTE instructor DeWaine Harley.
CENTREVILLE — This week, Nov. 15-21, is known as National Apprenticeship Week, a celebration of the role registered apprenticeships play in supporting employers who need skilled talent and workers who gain skills toward in-demand careers. In 2020, according to a release from Michigan Gov. Gretchen...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - Glen Oaks Community College President Dr. David Devier discusses renovations and upgrades that need to occur on the south side of the school building during Thursday’s GOCC Board of Trustees meeting.
CENTREVILLE — Following the launch of its long-awaited capital outlay project, Glen Oaks Community College officials are looking at how to proceed with renovating the rest of their building in the future. GOCC President David Devier gave a presentation on the subject during Thursday’s Board of...
COMMERCIAL-NEWS | ROBERT TOMLINSON - State Sen. Kim LaSata (left) and Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees President Bruce Gosling (right) unveil a rendering of what’s to come with the college’s upcoming $7.3 million capital outlay project during a ceremony Thursday morning at the college. The capital outlay reveal was part of a “Transformation X2” presentation, which launched the project as well as celebrated the completion of the newly-renovated auto lab and welding lab.
CENTREVILLE — A major project launch more than three years in the making and the completion of another renovation project were unveiled to the community at Glen Oaks Community College Thursday morning. In two presentations dubbed by the college as “Transformation X2,” Glen Oaks officially launched...

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