Gordon Evans

News Reporter/Producer

WMUK's Morning Edition anchor, Gordon Evans is also an accomplished reporter and interviewer. A 1990 graduate of Michigan State, he came to WMUK from WAAM in Ann Arbor.

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8:13 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Holland Township considers fireworks restrictions

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Change in state law last year left restrictions up to local units of government.
Numerous complaints about fireworks in the two weeks prior to and after Independence Day has prompted Holland Charter Township to consider limiting the usage. The Holland Township Board will consider the first reading of that ordinance Thursday at its regular meeting. If that passes, a public hearing will take place at 7 p.m.
3:17 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Salvation Army plans expansion in Battle Creek

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3,400 square foot addition will include community room, chapel and a day camp area.
When the Salvation Army moved from its home on Van Buren Street to the former McKinley Elementary School at Union and Capital Avenue Northeast, the leadership had hopes of expanding, but the focus then was meeting the immediate needs of the community.
3:11 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Charter school proposed for elite athletes in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek

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Grant filed with Michigan Education Department for proposed Legacy Academy says it would serve grades 7-12.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A charter school that would cater to the specific needs of teenage elite athletes -- specifically in hockey, soccer and figure skating -- is being proposed for the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek area.
Kenyan Elections
9:10 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Paw Paw Couple observes election in Kenya, could be there for run-off

Line outside polling station in Lumakanda
Credit Peacemaking in Africa Blog

A Paw Paw couple worked as election observers on Monday in Kenya. It was the first election held in the African nation since a new Constitution was ratified. Joe and Kathy Ossman spoke by Skype with WMUK's Gordon Evans on Tuesday morning.

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6:17 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Kalamazoo City Commission approves loan for Sarkozy Bakery

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Bakery will reopen on East Michigan Avenue later this year. Money comes from Small Business Revolving Loan Fund.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission on Monday approved a $40,000 loan to Sarkozy Bakery that will help the bakery reopen. Sarkozy Bakery at 335 N. Burdick St., was destroyed by fire on Feb. 25, 2012. The 34-year-old business had been a fixture in downtown Kalamazoo and had developed a following for its European-style breads, pastries, cookies and appetizers.

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