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June 9, 2014
8:32 am
Mon June 9, 2014

WestSouthwest June 9, 2014

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Two county commissioners, a Republican from Kalamazoo, and a Democrat in Calhoun County want to serve in the state House. 

WestSouthwest June 9, 2014

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Election 2014
8:29 am
Mon June 9, 2014

WSW: State House Democratic Candidate Terris Todd

Terris Todd
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WestSouthwest with Terris Todd

    

Terris Todd is a native of Battle Creek, he hopes to be its next representative in the state House. 

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Election 2014
8:28 am
Mon June 9, 2014

WSW: Republican State House Candidate Phil Stinchcomb

Phil Stinchcomb
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WestSouthwest with Phil Stinchcomb

Phil Stinchcomb says he first ran for public office because it was time to "get off the chair and into the ring."

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Arts & More
5:00 am
Sat June 7, 2014

Vicksburg Old Car Festival Still Rollin' After 34 Years

Last year, a 1919 Studebaker was on display at the Vicksburg Old Car Festival. One can only guess what will be on view at this year's festival, taking place on June 13 and 14.
Credit Courtesy of Vicksburg Old Car Festival

34 years ago, Skip Knowles decided it was high time to drive some attention to his adopted home of Vicksburg. And I do mean "drive."

"I've always had old cars and attended shows, and you know Vicksburg's kind of a unique little town that's not on the way to anywhere," says Knowles. "I decided we needed something to bring people to town to see what we had down there. So I thought, ’Well we’ll do a car show.’"

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SW Michigan
3:51 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Kalamazoo Preschool Program Wins Big Grant

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A preschool program that helps get kids in Kalamazoo ready for kindergarten has won a large grant. Kalamazoo County Ready 4's will get $542,412 from the Learning Network of Greater Kalamazoo. It says the money will be used for a program to three-year-olds and their families in Kalamazoo's Northside and Douglas neighborhoods.

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