SW Michigan

8:58 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

Kalamazoo city crews working to clear local streets

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City crews have also been working to repair water main breaks
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- City of Kalamazoo crews focused on clearing snow from major streets on Saturday and have been concentrating on local streets Sunday, according to a news release. On Monday, they will focus on plowing dead-end streets.
SW Michigan
3:25 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Battle Creek seeks new interim police chief

Battle Creek Police Headquarters
Credit Andy Robins / WMUK

Battle Creek is looking for a new interim police chief. City officials said Friday that the current interim chief, Jim Saylor, is considering jobs in other cities.

Saylor is the department’s deputy chief and had been expected to fill in after long-time Battle Creek Police Chief Jackie Hampton retires. Battle Creek City Manager Ken Tsuchiyama says a new interim chief will be selected and that candidates for the post from inside and outside city government will be considered.

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12:13 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Pennfield superintendent will drop "interim" from title

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Tim Everett has worked for the Pennfield district for the last 23 years
Interim Pennfield Schools Superintendent Tim Everett will drop the "interim" from his title after he today accepted an offer to become the district's full-time chief executive. Everett will now enter contract negotiations with the district's Board of Education. The district's last superintendent, Ben Laser, made $136,605in annual salary when he left the district this summer.
7:54 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Snow and ice drives up demand for salt

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Company in Saint Joseph says tonnage sold this year is double last year's amount.
ST. JOSEPH - The cold, snowy winter has been a busy time for Dock 63 on the St. Joseph River harbor.
6:29 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Former Kalamazoo School Board member picked to fill vacancy on the board

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Mollie Peterson was picked by School Board to fill vacancy created by the death of trustee Lonnie Duncan in December
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Mollie Peterson, who served on the Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education from 2005 to 2010, was appointed Thursday to fill a one-year vacancy on the board. Peterson, 57, was selected from among 10 candidates, all of whom were interviewed by the board Monday.

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