Kalamazoo Gazette

5:12 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Bike, Pedestrian Policy Gets Cold Shoulder From Kalamazoo Road Commission

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Last night members of the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study proposed a new “Complete Streets” policy, which would force road agencies to add non-motorized paths to roads and bridges after every repair. Commissioner Mark Warden says the county roads are already underfunded and this plan would leave less money for roads and bridges that need to be fixed.
KALAMAZOO, MI - As road repairs continue to be hot issue heading into this election season, a disagreement over how to best spend limited funding dollars has emerged in Kalamazoo County.
4:09 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Fever, Bloody Diarrhea Mark Spreading Bug in Kalamazoo County

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There have been an unusually high number of cases in the county since April, but health officials have yet to find a link between the victims. Meanwhile, county health experts say the best way to avoid shigella is to thoroughly wash your hands.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- State health officials are helping Kalamazoo County health workers try to track the source or sources of a nasty bacterial intestinal bug that has taken a leap in numbers here since April. While the investigation continues, the public's best protection is thorough, soapy handwashing, said Mike Phillips, disease surveillance nurse, Kalamazoo Community Health and Community Services.
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."