winter weather

6:27 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Storm leaves schools with little wiggle room on snow days

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Another major storm could force school districts to make up time
The arctic storm that rung in the new year clogged streets and brought temperatures so cold that school officials said it would be unsafe for kids to wait outside for buses. And so Wintermageddon 2014 ate up many of the days schools are allowed to cancel classes because of weather, leaving little wiggle room to avoid canceled breaks or extended school years with weeks of winter still to come.
6:47 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Calhoun County officials defend plowing performance

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Some township officials complain about snow and ice removal
Despite complaints, the supervisor of the Calhoun County Road Department is pleased with his office's snow plowing performance this week.'Overall, I'm quite happy with what we got accomplished with the amount of snow, with the winds blowing like they were and then the frigid temperatures,' Jerry Peterson, the department's managing director, said Friday.
Red Cross
12:33 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Red Cross calls for more blood donations

The American Red Cross is calling for more blood donations following this week's winter storm.

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6:13 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Portage delays brush and Christmas tree collection

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City says delay will be one week
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - If you're willing to dig out your old Christmas tree and other brush buried under mounds of snow at the curb, the city of Portage will pick it up as planned but with a slight delay.
7:34 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Battle Creek area schools closed again on Wednesday

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Decisions about Wednesday night athletic events will be made midday Wednesday
The Christmas holiday vacation, now called a snow emergency, continues today for Battle Creek area school students. All area schools announced Tuesday afternoon they would close again Wednesday for the third day this week. Some city streets and county roads still were clogged with snow, making school bus travel difficult.