SW Michigan

Michigan economy
12:17 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

How much and how quickly is Michigan's economy improving?

Southwest Michigan First Innovation Center- file photo
Credit WMUK

Michigan's economy is adding jobs. But the pace and strength of that recovery is a source of debate. 

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Nurse Family Partnership
10:21 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Kalamazoo woman benefits from Nurse Family Partnership

Credit WMUK

A Kalamazoo woman credits the area's Nurse-Family Partnership with helping her adjust to being a young, single mother. Bridge Magazine, the online news service of the Center for Michigan looks at how the program helped 20 year old Shauntiana Bronson. 

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Farm bankruptcies
10:03 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Decatur farm bankruptcy serves as warning about rising prices

Blueberry farm in Saugatuck Township - file photo
Credit The Associated Press

A new report calls the bankruptcy of Stamp Farms in Decatur (Mlive Kalamazoo story) a warning about rising prices for farmland and rising debt. 

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8:15 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Vicksburg hires consultant to help with accounting practices

Lead in text: 
Portage man will work part-time with village on finances
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
VICKSBURG, MI - A Portage man with several years of accounting experience with area agencies and groups has been hired to straighten out the financial practices of the village of Vicksburg. Richard A. Dykstra was hired Monday by the Vicksburg Village Council as a part-time accountant and consultant.
6:43 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Saint Joseph City Manager may leave earlier than expected

Lead in text: 
Frank Walsh had planned to leave in August, but is now in line for job managing Lansing-area township.
ST. JOSEPH - It looks like there won't be one more endless St. Joseph summer for City Manager Frank Walsh.

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