SW Michigan

12:26 pm
Sun March 2, 2014

South Haven Hospital Will no Longer Deliver Babies

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Hospital makes decision in light of declining percentage of child-bearing females using their service
SOUTH HAVEN - Affordable Care Act effects and federal budget cuts are hitting close to home for South Haven Health System. The hospital announced Friday it will no longer offer obstetric services. The move is expected to save the hospital $1 million annually, and 19 jobs will be eliminated.
12:17 pm
Sun March 2, 2014

Major Renovations Planned for Battle Creek's C.O. Brown Stadium and Bailey Park

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The city of Battle Creek has agreed to spend approximately $2-million on improvements to the complex
For nearly a quarter century, C.O. Brown Stadium has provided baseball players and fans with a place to indulge in America's pastime. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer, those fans and players will get to experience the ballpark like never before, thanks to some capital improvements planned for the stadium and the Bailey Park Sports Complex.
12:11 pm
Sun March 2, 2014

Cold and Snow Can't Keep Runners Away from Portage Winter Blast

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Race organizers credit Portage with clearing snow off the race course
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - It was a chilly 10 degrees outside Sunday when runners took off at 8 a.m. for the second annual Portage Winter Blast Half Marathon and 5K, but that didn't discourage participants from helping to shatter last year's registration numbers.
4:17 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Mattawan Receives Grant for Downtown Improvements

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The grant will go towards a parking lot, water main and sewer repairs, and a small park.
MATTAWAN, MI -- The village of Mattawan has received a $285,885 grant for infrastructure improvements along Murray Street. The Community Development Block Grant was announced today by state Rep. Aric Nesbitt (R-Lawton), state Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (R-Lawton) and village officials at Mattawan Village Hall Friday.
3:29 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Greg Roehrick, WMU Theatre Professor, Dies at Age 60

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In his 35 years of teaching at WMU, Roehrick was awarded a WMU Teaching Excellence Award, a College of Fine Arts Outstanding Service Award, and a College of Fine Arts Dean's Teaching Award.
KALAMAZOO- Greg D. Roehrick, a Western Michigan University professor of theatre who served as scenic designer for more than 125 University Theatre productions, died Feb. 25. He was 60. Roehrick joined the WMU faculty in 1978 and taught design and technical production courses. He served the Department of Theatre as director of design and technical production.