Kalamazoo Gazette

4:17 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Mattawan Receives Grant for Downtown Improvements

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The grant will go towards a parking lot, water main and sewer repairs, and a small park.
MATTAWAN, MI -- The village of Mattawan has received a $285,885 grant for infrastructure improvements along Murray Street. The Community Development Block Grant was announced today by state Rep. Aric Nesbitt (R-Lawton), state Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (R-Lawton) and village officials at Mattawan Village Hall Friday.
4:48 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Flood Watch for Cass, Berrien, St. Joseph Counties Thursday

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Due to melting snow, the National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for these counties.
The combination of rising temperatures, rainfall and a deeply frozen ground may lead to flooding in Southwest Michigan Thursday. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Berrien, Cass, and St. Joseph Counties for Thursday. NWS is predicting between a half inch and an inch of rainfall.
4:11 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Audit finds Vicksburg lost $600,000 in unbilled water, sewer

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The village also used money to cover debts at Angels Crossing Golf Club and to pay for several unexplained expenditures.
VICKSBURG, MI - An internal audit by the village of Vicksburg revealed "significant oversights by previous administrations" that include the loss of $600,000 due to unbilled water and sewer hookups, use of village funds to cover cost overruns at the village golf course, and "unusual expenditures."
3:39 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Judge sentences Elizabeth Campbell to pay $14,000, probation

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The Portage City Councilwoman will serve two years’ probation as well as one day in jail.
KALAMAZOO, MI - After her theft of more than $39,000 from the Portage Rotary Club was discovered last year, Elizabeth Campbell admitted her misdeeds and since then, has worked to pay back what she stole.
2:13 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

WMU professor, school board member dies suddenly

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Lonnie Duncan was an associate professor of counseling education and counseling psychology. He had also served on the Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education since August.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Lonnie Duncan, associate professor of counseling education and counseling psychology at Western Michigan University, died suddenly Tuesday, WMU officials announced today. Duncan, 46, also had served on the Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education since August, when he was appointed to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Ervin Armstrong.

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