SW Michigan

1:09 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Vicksburg Village Manager Removes "Acting" From Title

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Ken Schippers was appointed acting manager last year
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
VICKSBURG, MI - Acting Vicksburg Village Manager Ken Schippers' title is a bit shorter now. Schippers, the long-time director of the Department of Public Works who was named acting village manager Aug. 19 last year by the Vicksburg Village Council, was unanimously appointed village manager Monday night.
12:43 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Proposed Changes to Kalamazoo City Elections Will be on November Ballot

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City charter amendments would include a separate election of the mayor and four year staggered terms for city commission
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo voters will have the opportunity this fall to change how they select their mayor and city commissioners after the Kalamazoo City Commission voted Monday to place several charter amendments on the November ballot.
7:36 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Holland Looks to Curb Problem Rental Properties

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Rental properties are increasing faster than owner-occupied homes. Calls for service for those properties are also up
Different ways to deal with troublesome landlords and rental properties are being tossed around by city of Holland officials.The topic is not new: In 2011, Holland City Council issued a moratorium on rental certificates and construction near Hope College while officials dealt with a proposed 12-bedroom duplex geared at students who would pay per person.
7:07 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Calhoun County Results Mixed for Merit Exam

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Marshall Superintendent says it will take two to three years to know full impact of merger with Albion High School
In its first year of absorbing Albion students, Marshall High School saw a sizable improvement in its proficiency rate for math but reported small drops in writing, reading and science, according to state data released Monday. About 44 percent of the high school's 11th-graders tested proficient or better in math on the annual Michigan Merit Exam, compared to 35 percent last spring.
6:56 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Analysis Finds Southwest Michigan Students Strongest in English, Weakest in Science

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About 20% hit benchmarks in all four subjects, compared to 18% statewide
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A majority of Kalamazoo-area students in the Class of 2015 are academically prepared for college-level English courses, but more than two-thirds are not yet ready for college math or science, according to analysis of the ACT college-entrance exam scores released Monday.

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