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Courtesy of St. Joseph Heritage Museum and Cultural Center

Officials with the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center in St. Joseph say flooding last week damaged interior walls, floors and offices on three levels. But the museum’s archival storage space did not suffer any damage. 

Courtesy of Tom Vance

The Portage School district started in 1922 with five teachers. The first superintendent was Cleora Skinner, who was also the principal of the school. Tom Vance says the person in charge of hiring bus drivers asked them if they could work for a woman.


Oxford University Press

Western Michigan University History Professor Mitch Kachun says his book is about Crispus Attucks, one of the men, killed at the Boston Massacre in 1770. But he says First Martyr of Liberty: Crispus Attucks in American Memory also raises questions about who’s included in history, and who is ignored.


Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) A new face will grace the walls of the State Capitol. Governor Charles Croswell is one of the twelve so-called “missing governors.” Those are former governors that don’t have a portrait in the Capitol. 

Gordon Evans / WMUK

500 years after Martin Luther wrote his 95 Theses that began the Protestant Reformation Roman Catholic Diocese of Kalamazoo Bishop Paul Bradley says there is remorse. Bradley says the sadness is not over issues, but the result that there is “a great divide within the body of Christ.”


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