SW Michigan

6:17 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Vicksburg Village Council denies its operating illegally without a village manager

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Former Village President said two weeks ago that village needs to hire a manager.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
VICKSBURG, MI - Members of the Vicksburg Village Council and a village attorney say the council is not illegally operating the government because it has failed to hire a village manager. The claim that the council was not following village ordinances by declining to hire a village manager was made by former Village President Christina Klok two weeks ago, and was refuted by several at Monday's Vicksburg council meeting.
6:08 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Battle Creek Public Schools cut $2.2-million, will finalize budget next week

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Layoffs for 20 teachers are included, but many of those may be placed in other positions
The Battle Creek Board of Education approved $2.2 million in cuts Monday, sought fresh bids to privatize busing and got assurances from Superintendent Linda Hicks that the district could sustain its Outdoor Education Center for another year while it plans the camp's future.
8:43 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Federal officials to open disaster loan office in Grand Rapids

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Property owners affected by April flooding in Kent, Allegan, Barry and five other counties are eligible to apply for loans
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Federal officials on Tuesday are slated to open a service center in Grand Rapids for property owners applying for disaster relief loans. The U.S. Small Business Administration said last week it would offer loans to uninsured homeowners and businesses affected by record April flooding in West Michigan.
8:22 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Palisades Nuclear Power Plant back in service

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Plant had been shut down since May 5th because of leak in water tank
The Palisades Nuclear Power Plant near South Haven is back in service after 43-day outage caused by a leak in a water tank.
5:36 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Richland, Schoolcraft number one in DUI arrests

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Those cities had the most drunk driving arrests per police officer in the state 2012.
RELATED: Search tool shows DUI arrest details and police rankings in your area. RICHLAND, MI - On paper, seven police officers made 127 arrests for drunken driving last year in the Kalamazoo County villages of Richland and Schoolcraft. But in reality, Schoolcraft Police Chief Bryan Campbell and Richland Police Chief Jeff Mattioli say three officers - Matt Britton in Schoolcraft and Sgt.