KALAMAZOO, MI – Gwen Frederickson knew she would find beer in Kalamazoo, but she found out Sunday how good looking the city is. Frederickson won the fifth annual Kalamazoo Marathon women's race with a time of 3 hours, 19 minutes and 1.16 seconds. It was her first time running in the Borgess Run for the Health of It. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

KALAMAZOO, MI – Bobby Longenecker is a pretty ambitious runner, but it seems he took it to another level this weekend. The 26-year-old from Lititz, Pa., set out to run marathons in consecutive days for the first time in his running career and he knocked it out of the park. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"The Michigan earthquake Saturday was the second most powerful in the state's recorded history. It points to deep, hidden faults, not only in Michigan but beyond. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake that hit near Kalamazoo, Mich., Saturday afternoon speaks to how much scientists are still learning about the hidden faults that crisscross the United States." (The Christian Science Monitor)


Independent booksellers and local writers: it’s a literary marriage made in book heaven. The owner of the new Battle Creek Books, Jim Donahue, and “tween” author Sandy Carlson from Battle Creek are in full agreement.

"GALESBURG, MI -- A 4.2 earthquake caused minor building damage in and around Galesburg, the closest city to the epicenter, officials said Saturday afternoon. The most serious impact was a gas leak at the Target distributing center not far from the quake epicenter between Scotts and Galesburg." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)