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Arts & More
5:00 am
Sat July 19, 2014

'American Idol' Alum Matt Giraud Still In The Spotlight Five Years Later

Five year after 'Idol,' Matt Giraud is working harder than ever.
Credit Courtesy of Capri Nashville

When Matt Giraud returned home to Kalamazoo in 2009 after finishing in the top five of American Idol Season 8, he was expecting a celebration of music and a few speeches. But for some reason, the last thing he expected to do was perform at his own party.

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Local History
9:25 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Small town newspaper is historic, but still relevant

Editor of the Paw Paw Courier Leader Robin Griffin
Credit Nancy Camden

In small communities, people depend on the weekly newspaper for local news. The Paw Paw Courier-Leader carries on a long tradition that dates back to 1843. These days, obituaries are posted on their website as soon as they get them, but otherwise the pace is slow.

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10:05 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Paw Paw Council allows Village Manager to work temporarily for Bangor

Paw Paw Village Manager Larry Nielsen says situation is uncommon, but has been done before
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PAW PAW, MI -- After a hiatus of six years, Larry Nielsen is back as Bangor's City Manager -- on a temporary basis. Nielsen is holding down the role in addition to his regular job as Paw Paw village manager. The Paw Paw Village Council approved a resolution allowing Nielsen to run both municipalities for a maximum of 90 days.