Local Government

KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Eastern Hills Golf Course could permanently close at the end of the year to make way for residential and commercial development if the Kalamazoo City Commission approves a $2.19 million sales agreement next month. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

PAW PAW, MI — The head of the Van Buren County Board of Commissioners is questioning whether the county prosecutor's decision to hire his daughter as an intern violates a nepotism policy that officials implemented just three months ago. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Marshall - – Calhoun County officials want the public’s help to stop illegal activity in its parks. It’s been about five months since the nearly six-mile Calhoun County Trailway opened, a project that took close to a decade to complete. The $1.2 million trail has increasingly seen more users — a trend the county is excited about (Battle Creek Enquirer)

The former director of the Calhoun County Veterans Affairs office has been ordered to stand trial in circuit court on new charges. Scott Losey, 45, of Portage, is now charged with three high-court misdemeanors and three misdemeanors for money and gifts he solicited from veterans and family members seeking help with disability claims between 2010 and 2015. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

Should street performers be allowed on the busiest streets in Saugatuck’s prime business district? That’s the question City Council is debating over the next several weeks as it considers an amendment to the city’s code. (Holland Sentinel)