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9:01 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Choral Festival shows what high school vocalists can do

Dr. Kimberly Dunn Adams

High school choirs in Southwest Michigan have been rehearsing for the 15th Annual High School Choral Festival. The event is put on by the Kalamazoo Bach Festival this week at Kalamazoo College.

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Hobbies
8:55 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

WMU gaming convention gives 'social gaming' a new meaning

Members of the Western Michigan Gamers Guild playing Magic: The Gathering.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Simple board games and card games have brought people together for centuries. This weekend, the Marmalade Dog gaming convention at WMU will bring about 300 people from around the country together to play table-top games.

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SW Michigan
3:46 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Flags to fly at half-staff for Plainwell soldier

Veterans memorial at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo
Credit WMUK

Flags will be flown at half-staff Thursday in memory of a southwest Michigan soldier who died after being wounded in Afghanistan. Governor Rick Snyder issued the order Monday for Sergeant Mark Schoonhoven of Plainwell. He died in January at an Army hospital in Texas after his unit was attacked by a bomb in the Afghan capital Kabul in last December. He was part of a transportation company based at Fort Carson, Colorado. A funeral service for Schoonhoven will be held Thursday morning in Otsego.

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SW Michigan
3:42 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Japanese "sister city" sends delegation to Battle Creek

Credit WMUK

A delegation from Battle Creek’s Japanese sister city starts a two-day visit in the “Cereal City” Tuesday. Seven members of the Takasaki city council will observe the operations of city government and be recognized at Tuesday’s Battle Creek City Commission meeting. During their stay they’ll also tour businesses and schools, and visit with economic development officials. Battle Creek and Takasaki have been sister cities since 1981.

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Bacterial Meningitis death
8:18 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Kalamazoo College responds to death of student from bacterial meningitis

Stetson Chapel
Credit WMUK - file photo

A 19 year old Kalamazoo College student has died from bacterial meningitis. Emily Stillman died early Sunday morning of complications from the disease. 

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