SW Michigan

9:48 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

No military aircraft this year, but Battle Creek air show will go on

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Field of Flight scheduled for July in Battle Creek
Battle Creek may not see military jets in the air July 4, but Dusty will be here. Federal budget cuts have grounded the USAF Thunderbirds, canceling their planned appearance at the 2013 Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival.
9:30 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Allegan County approved 911 dispatch upgrades

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County may not spend all $1.1-million
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
ALLEGAN, MI -- The Allegan County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved up to $1.1 million in improvements to the county's 911 central dispatch system. The decision came after a clarification that it wasn't entirely an approval for the full purchase.
3:46 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Oldest person in America celebrates 114th birthday near Detroit

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The oldest American is 114 years old today and she lives in Inkster, Michigan.
Michigan woman, oldest living American, celebrates 114th birthday today Jeralean Talley of Inkster is the oldest living American - and third-oldest person in the world, according to the Gerontology Research Group, which keeps a list of the world's oldest people. A link to this page will be included in your message.
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.

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