SW Michigan

7:14 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

KRESA board meeting Tuesday to name finalists for Superintendent

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Current KRESA Superintendent Ron Fuller will retire at the end of June
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- The five members of the Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency are meeting at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, to name a finalist or finalists to become the next KRESA superintendent. The board will go into a closed-door session to review the four people who submitted applications, said Ron Fuller, the current KRESA superintendent.
7:08 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Initial estimate shows good economic numbers for Holland's Tulip Time

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Tulips bloomed right on time for this year's festival, in stark contrast to last year
The final numbers won't be tallied until later next month, but Tulip Time Executive Director Gwen Auwerda has declared the 2013 festival a blooming success. The parade route along Eighth Street was packed with locals and tourists Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, while tickets for numerous Tulip Time events, including country music superstar Kenny Rogers, were difficult, if not impossible, to get.
SW Michigan
2:46 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Upton: Get PCB's out of Kalamazoo landfill

Warning sign at Kalamazoo's Allied Paper Landfill
Credit WMUK

West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton says PCB contamination does not belong in Kalamazoo’s Allied Paper Landfill. The Saint Joseph Republican and Michigan’s two U.S. senators sent the Environmental Protection Agency a letter last week. It asked the agency to approve “total removal” of contamination at the site on Kalamazoo’s east side.

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12:20 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Fruit growers assess possible damage from cold

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Fruit growers had enjoyed a good season before the freeze
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PAW PAW, MI -- When temperatures plummeted into the 20s overnight, most farmers were ready with wind machines and sprinklers to protect vulnerable fruit. But it will be a few days before they know how well their efforts worked, said Mark Longstroth, Michigan State University Extension educator, as he began his rounds Monday morning to assess damages.
10:52 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Emergency Manager's report spells out Detroit's financial troubles

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Report is first by Kevyn Orr since he was appointed Emergency Manager for Detroit in March
Kevyn Orr's report, mandated by the state after an emergency manager's first 45 days in office, confirms a city in desperate shape, with costs for retiree benefits eating up a third of its budget and public services suffering as Detroit's revenues and population shrink each year.

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