6:14 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Southwest Michigan First to Lead Economic Development in Marshall

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Contract is more expensive than deal with Battle Creek Unlimited, but it includes additional services
Southwest Michigan First will be paid $950,000 over the next two years to head economic development in Marshall under an agreement it signed last week with the city's Area Economic Development Alliance. The contract, obtained Wednesday by the Enquirer through a Freedom of Information Act request, outlines services that include retaining current businesses, attracting new employers, staffing the city's visitor center and small business and downtown development.
2:55 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Marshall Brewery Gets Its Own TV Show

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The brewery plans to hold a "red carpet" event for the show's premiere on July 29th.
MARSHALL - Dark Horse Brewing Co. will soon join the ranks of military documentaries, truckers barreling down ice roads and other reality TV shows with its own program on the History Channel. "Dark Horse Nation" will premier at 10 p.m. July 29, according to a description of the show posted at
12:13 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Marshall approves district for hospital expansion

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Compromise was reached after dispute between Oaklawn Hospital and Marshall Neighborhood Association
MARSHALL - After months of refining an ordinance that would allow for future expansion of Oaklawn Hospital, the Marshall City Council on Monday evening approved the Hospital Campus Overlay District. Discussion on the ordinance was brief, but council members praised the effort and collaboration of the parties involved in the three-year discussion -- city staff, Oaklawn Hospital and members of the Marshall Neighborhood Association.
6:32 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Deal reached on overlay district for Marshall's Oaklawn Hospital

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Agreement between hospital and Marshall Neighborhood Association reduces size of district and includes new rules for future buildings
The Marshall Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the Hospital Campus Overlay District, a move that was previously made but didn't meet state zoning law requirements. Marshall City Council voted to rescind the HCOD following a referendum petition and lawsuit and send it back to the planning commission for a proper public hearing.
Local History
2:25 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

'Neither snow nor rain': Museum shows what it took to get your mail

Marshall Post Master Beth Martin in the post office museum
Credit Nancy Camden

Wanted: Young skinny wiry fellows. Not over eighteen. Must be expert riders. Willing to risk death daily. Orphans preferred. Wages were $25 per week.

This is an example of what you might find at the U.S. Post Office Museum in Marshall. It's an ad to hire men for the pony express...and the job sounds less than appealing.

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