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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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WMU sports
6:43 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Women's Basketball: Toledo 65 Western Michigan 54

Western Michigan's women's basketball team lost at Toledo on Sunday, 65-54. The Broncos are 6-15 overall and 2-6 in the Mid-American Conference. Western plays at Kent State on Wednesday. 

Utility refund
11:58 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Michigan Public Service Commission approves refund for natural gas customers

Credit WMUK

The Michigan Public Service Commission has approved a refund for Consumers Energy’s natural gas customers. 

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