Borgess Health

Between the Lines: Tragedy to Hospital

When the doors of the jail shut on the young man, the officers who arrested him thought he was just another young drunk. He wasn’t. He was sick. In fact, he was mortally ill. Within another day the young man died for lack of medical care and the Last Rites of the Catholic Church were administered to him by Father Francis O’Brien.
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Kalamazoo Phil And Bach Fest End Seasons In Harmony

Two conductors of their respective musical organizations talk about the work that brings them together to end their seasons in Chenery Auditorium tomorrow. Andrew Koehler, director of the Kalamazoo Philharmonia, and James Turner, director of the Kalamazoo Bach Festival, have been separately preparing the orchestral and choral parts of a great 19th century classic, Johannes Brahms' A German Requiem.
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(MPRN-Lansing) A state House panel is eyeing the elimination of a tax credit for working poor families to help come up with more money for roads. 

In the final seconds of his life on May 10, Koddy Campbell was holding a loaded handgun above his head; when he made a sudden movement it was his last. Campbell, 19, of Battle Creek, was told by four Battle Creek Police Department officers 24 times in 14 seconds to drop the gun. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

A state House panel on Tuesday will consider making it easier for some low-level inmates to get out on parole.


The Michigan Department of Transportation is close to re-negotiating a deal on leased rail cars that are sitting un-used in a state lot. 

The Battle Creek Bombers saw their four-game winning streak snapped on Monday by the visiting Rochester Honkers. The Bombers were defeated by the Honkers 5-1 in front of 581 fans at C.O. Brown Stadium. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

KALAMAZOO, MI – Homer Stryker Field, for the second night, saw the visiting team score double-digit runs as the Growlers lost to the Kenosha Kingfish 10-1. (Growlers website)

PORTAGE, MI – Portage Public Schools voters in November will decide on a two-question, $144 million bond issue that involves three middle schools, a new pool and a stadium at each high school, technology and new buses. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kalamazoo Farmers Market could soon expand along Bank Street if the Kalamazoo City Commission signs off on the purchase of an adjacent property later this month. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

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On WestSouthwest, an Upjohn Institute report on reforming education funding and a state Representative discusses possible solutions for road funding. 



"Michigan has a problem" according to a new report from the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. That problem is that student achievement has fallen behind other states.