SW Michigan

6:07 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Five finalists for Kalamazoo City Manager to be interviewed Tuesday

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City Manager Ken Collard and Deputy Manager Jeri Barnett-Moore are both retiring at the end of this year
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
The candidates vying to replace retiring Kalamazoo City Manager Kenneth Collard all have current or former city manager experience and include current Michigan city managers, a state-appointed deputy treasurer, and economic development directors. City commissioners will start hour-long interviews with each candidate at noon Tuesday, May 21, in the commission chambers at Kalamazoo City Hall
9:59 pm
Sun May 19, 2013

State tightens rules for boating safety

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U.S. Coast Guard report finds crashes and fatalities have dropped dramatically over the last five years
Harrison Township - Greg Murray was busy Friday at Belle Maer Harbor, getting his 1990 Sea Ray Amberjack ready for a season on the water. "You go through a checklist, make sure you have an inspection, your safety equipment is working, you know, making sure it floats," said Murray, a longtime boater from New Baltimore.
9:47 pm
Sun May 19, 2013

Event in South Haven to feature blacksmiths from Michigan and Midwest

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Hammer-In will be held June 7-9
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
SOUTH HAVEN, MI - Blacksmiths from Michigan and the Midwest will bring their talents to South Haven next month for the first "Hammer-In" at the Michigan Flywheelers Museum. Ted Guimond, the museum's resident blacksmith, is organizing the event.
9:41 pm
Sun May 19, 2013

Albion, Marshall look for state aid to merge high schools

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Calhoun County lawmakers hope the state will help with costs of transition
Wheels are turning in Lansing as local lawmakers look for state funds to help school districts in Albion and Marshall merge their high schools. In an email Friday to the Enquirer, Marshall Public Schools Superintendent Randy Davis said he and his Albion counterpart had asked the state to fund five new positions to train staff and help students as Albion high schoolers are sent to Marshall this fall.
5:09 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

High purity heroin in Kalamazoo County leads to rise in overdoses

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A Kalamazoo Public Safety official says it is easy for addicts to overdose on the drug if they are not used to such a high concentration of heroin. An uptick in heroin addictions often leads to more robberies, larcenies, and retail fraud.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- High purity combined with rising heroin use have Kalamazoo-area law enforcement officials concerned. It was an overdose of heroin that killed Jayme Robert Earle, 26, the Richland man found dead inside his pickup truck in March in Kalamazoo's Stuart neighborhood, police said last week.

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