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6:08 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Battle Creek's Cereal Festival Moves One Block for One Year

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Concerns over condemned building caused move
Battle Creek's Cereal Festival, the city's largest downtown event, will be moved one block over to Van Buren Street this year. Festivals Manager Deborah Owens, the city's vice mayor, said the change is temporary and is to keep festivalgoers away from the former On Deck Sports Bar and Grill, damaged in a fire in late December.
6:09 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Kalamazoo City Commission Approves New Spacing Requirements for Stores Selling Beer and Wine

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Ordinance was proposed after complaints about over-saturation of stores selling alcohol in parts of the city
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Stores opening to sell beer and wine in Kalamazoo will have to adhere to new spacing requirements adopted Monday by the Kalamazoo City Commission. City commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance proposal regulating distance between new stores that open to sell beer and wine in Kalamazoo.
3:20 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Federal Grant Helps Firefighters Breathe Easy

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The new equipment will allow firefighters to cope with smoke and fumes.
PORTAGE, MI - Firefighters for six Kalamazoo area departments will be outfitted with nearly $1 million in new breathing gear thanks to a big federal grant. Fire departments from the city of Portage, Oshtemo Township, Alamo Township, Texas Township, the South Kalamazoo County Fire Authority and Pavilion Township will be getting the new self-contained breathing apparatus to replace worn or outdated SBCA equipment.
6:09 am
Mon June 2, 2014

New Kalamazoo Airport Director Optimistic About Future

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David Reid says the airport is trying to market itself to flyers from the area
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - When it comes to the future of the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport, David Reid sees clear skies. Passenger air traffic is up, the new airport director says. The airport is self-sustaining. The business community is engaged with helping its growth.
6:11 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Attorney Says Van Buren County Sheriff Won't Reimburse for Vehicle Use

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County Commission voted on Tuesday to reprimand Dale Gribler and take his car away
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PAW PAW, MI -- An attorney for Van Buren County Sheriff Dale Gribler said the sheriff violated no county policy when he transported the Lawrence High School baseball team to Georgia in April using a county-owned car. Michael Bingen, of Kalamazoo, said the county has provided the sheriff with a vehicle for his own personal use for over 30 years.

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