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Like a family

The 17 recent retirees of MCCC were thrown one last ceremony Wednesday, where resolutions were read, hugs were shared, and emotion was felt. “We’ve been a family here and now we’re moving on to new stages in our lives,” retiring professor Jim Devries said. In May of this year, a […]


MCCC employees remember colleague Janet Keck

Though Janet Keck’s death has saddened her MCCC coworkers, her life and memory continue to bring smiles to their faces. While on vacation in July, Janet “Janie” Keck, lost her life tubing near San Antonio, Texas. The 67-year-old Temperance resident died when her raft tipped over on the Guadalupe River. […]


MCCC considers educational globalization

MCCC may be opening its doors to international partnership. Vice President of Student and Information Services Randy Daniels recently spoke at an international seminar hosted at Ningbo Polytechnic near Shanghai, China, which resulted in a possible collaboration between MCCC and a Chinese institution. The seminar offered strategies on international development […]


Having a bad day? Hop on I-75 and go south

A few weeks ago, my Monday morning started out a bit normal. I didn’t sleep well as a result of my many sleep disorders, my stomach was in knots, the new-week stresses started to pop up and I had to work– typical college kid stuff. By the end of the […]


MCCC employee dies in tubing accident in Texas

A Temperance resident and MCCC employee died in Texas while tubing with her family. Janet Keck, 67, lost her life on the Guadalupe River near San Antonio on Wednesday, July 21, just after noon. Family members told police that Keck had flipped out of her tube while passing through an area […]


Toy Story 3 review

Pixar has again proved it is Hollywood’s most reliable film studio by giving theatergoers another pitch-perfect film. “Toy Story 3” might be the most epic, heartening and fun movie this summer. Combining that classic Pixar charm, topnotch animation, and all the characters we’ve grown to love, “Toy Story 3” masterfully […]


Unveiling of Custer statue attracts thousands

Thousands crowded the streets of downtown Monroe on June 3-5 to view the unveiling of General George Armstrong Custer’s statue. The 14-foot statue was designed by sculpture Edward Potter of Connecticut and placed in Monroe 100 years ago. The statue represents Monroe’s own Gen. Custer, who was honored for his […]


Welding program considers new home

MCCC’s growing welding program is looking into a new home. The program, which was awarded a $1.7 million grant from the Department of Labor last year, now is considering whether to accept the gift of a building at 1004 Hurd Road in Frenchtown Township. The college is reviewing whether the […]


College considers ban of fridges, heaters

Dr. Roger Spalding has brought his lunch from home almost every day for the 31 years he has worked at MCCC. A recently proposed Appliance Policy for MCCC could change that. The policy would eliminate the use of coffee pots, refrigerators, microwaves, space heaters and fans in faculty offices. Spalding […]