SW Michigan

3:39 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

About 50 Southwest Michigan companies receive Catalyst Awards

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Southwest Michigan First presents the awards every year to businesses and organizations that help grow the area’s economy and create jobs.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- More than 50 regional companies, organizations and individuals -- from long-entrentched businesses to those still under development -- were named 2013 winners Wednesday of Catalyst Awards, care of Southwest Michigan First. Presented annually since 2005, the awards recognize significant contributions that have resulted in economic growth and job creation in Southwest Michigan.
8:27 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Vicksburg to honor Army Captain Drew Russell as part of Memorial Day observances

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New site in Schoolcraft Township Cemetery will honor fallen veterans, including Russell who was killed in 2011 in Afghanistan
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
VICKSBURG, MI - Vicksburg will remember a favorite son killed in Afghanistan when it stages the community's annual Memorial Day observances Monday, May 27. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Charles Osborn Post 5189 and American Legion Roy Canavan Post 213 are combining efforts for not only the traditional Memorial Day parade and ceremony but also a special dedication at the Schoolcraft Township Cemetery at Vicksburg.
7:31 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Forum held in Marshall on merger of high school with Albion

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Vote on cooperative agreement is scheduled for next week
MARSHALL - Marshall Karen Diatta was the first to speak. She was fairly new to Marshall, she said, and her youngest child was in the the city's elementary school system. In her short time in the historic town, Diatta said she has quickly noticed that the school system creates a strong bond among students early on.
7:28 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Cass County farm agrees to pay fine, fix migrant camp

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Labor Department officials say Berrybrook Farms' camps will be brought up to standards
DOWAGIAC - Dowagiac-based Berrybrook Enterprises and its owners have agreed to improve conditions for their migrant workers living at camps in Cass County under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor.
Saugatuck-Douglas Merger
7:24 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Saugatuck-Douglas consolidation vote set for November

Blueberry farm in Saugatuck
Credit The Associated Press

Voters in Saugatuck and Douglas will decide in November if the two cities will merge. 

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