Oshtemo Township

OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, MI -- Oshtemo Township Trustee Lee Larson announced Tuesday that he is resigning from his post because he and his wife are moving away from the township. Larson, a Democrat whose resignation becomes effective May 20, said he and his wife decided to purchase a home on the east side of the state as her retirement approached. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, MI – Fewer sheriff's deputies could be patrolling Kalamazoo County roads if Oshtemo Township follows a consultant's advice to form its own police force. At a time when state revenue sharing cuts and rising costs have lowered the county's road patrol force of 42 deputies to roughly the same as 1968 levels, Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard Fuller says he is eager to reach a new contract agreement with Oshtemo to ensure the seven officers currently assigned to that township aren't lost. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

OSHTEMO, MI – Kalamazoo County could soon have another local police agency if the Oshtemo Township Board of Trustees decides in the coming months to follow a consultant's recommendation to start a township police force. A representative of the Center for Public Safety Management was on hand during Tuesday's board meeting to offer a final recommendation (Kalamazoo Gazette)

OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, MI -- Colony Farm Orchard advocates asked the Oshtemo Township Board of Trustees Tuesday to reconsider its support of Western Michigan University's proposal to expand its business park onto the 44-acre piece of land. "I'm coming to speak today to ask you to please reconsider the redevelopment of this land," said WMU junior Shaana Way. "That land is ecologically continuous with the Asylum Lake Preserve and destruction and development of that land will have dire consequences to that preserve." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

The mail processing plant on 9th Street in Oshtemo Township
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

You might have noticed that your letters and bills aren’t reaching their destinations as fast as they used to. That’s because the United States Postal Service changed its delivery standards in January. It now takes two days for an average First Class letter to arrive instead of one.


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