SW Michigan

6:46 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Demolition Begins on Wings of WMU's East Hall

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The wings of East Hall were added in 1908 and 1909
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Western Michigan University began demolition work on the south wing of East Hall Monday. The core of the historic building, the university's birthplace, is being preserved and turned into a $21 million Alumni Center, set to open in the Fall of 2015.
6:37 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Former Congressman Hoekstra Backs Challenger Ellis over Incumbent Amash in Republican Primary

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Ellis has backing of Michigan Chamber of Commerce and Right to Life of Michigan in his bid to defeat Amash in Republican primary
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Former U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra has said he'll back U.S. Rep. Justin Amash's opponent in the upcoming August primary. Hoekstra is endorsing local businessman Brian Ellis in the Third District race.
1:22 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Water Main Repaired, but Boil Water Advisory Remains in Vicksburg

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Free bottled water is being made available to residents
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
VICKSBURG, MI - A water boil advisory continues for Vicksburg residents on Monday following the repair of a water main break at Main and Prairie streets in the heart of downtown Vicksburg. Ron Smith, Vicksburg village trustee and president pro-tem of the Vicksburg Village Council, said water service has been restored to Vicksburg residents but the boil order is still in effect.
SW Michigan
10:46 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Arcus Center Gets New Director

Mia Henry
Credit Kalamazoo College

The Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College has a new leader. The college says it’s picked Mia Henry as the center’s executive director. She replaces former Arcus Center director Jaime Grant.

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7:48 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Community Arts Awards Presented

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WMUK Grassroots host Mark Sahlgren among those honored for his contribution to the arts
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The 2014 Community Arts Awards were given out Sunday during an event in Bronson Park. The awards, given annually by the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo since 1985, were presented during the Concerts in the Park on Sunday in Bronson Park, where the Gene Kniffic Trio performed as part of the Fontana Summer Arts Series.

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