SW Michigan

7:34 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Battle Creek area schools closed again on Wednesday

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Decisions about Wednesday night athletic events will be made midday Wednesday
The Christmas holiday vacation, now called a snow emergency, continues today for Battle Creek area school students. All area schools announced Tuesday afternoon they would close again Wednesday for the third day this week. Some city streets and county roads still were clogged with snow, making school bus travel difficult.
7:32 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Kalamazoo Public Schools closed again Wednesday

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Mattawan also calls off school for Wednesday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- For the third day in a row, Kalamazoo Public Schools and Mattawan Consolidated School have canceled classes because of extreme cold and icy, snow-covered roads. Kalamazoo schools will be closed Wednesday, although staff on a 12-month contract should report to work, KPS spokesman Alex Lee said.
SW Michigan
1:54 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Kalamazoo's Gryphon Place gets new director

Maricela Alcala
Credit Gryphon Place

Gryphon Place in Kalamazoo has its first new executive director in nearly 30 years. The agency that runs the Kalamazoo 211 suicide prevention help line says Maricela Alcala will take over February 3rd. She replaces long-time Gryphon Place executive director William Pell.

Alcala comes to Kalamazoo from the United Way in Toledo, Ohio, where she was in charge of that area's 211 crisis line. She began her professional career in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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1:50 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Kalamazoo County commissioners to pick new vice-chair

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Board Chairman David Maturen will continue to service this year after winning a two-year appointment in 2013.
KALAMAZOO, MI - The Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners will elect its vice chair at its first organizational meeting of the year Tuesday. Current vice chair David Buskirk, D-Kalamazoo, said he expects to be re-elected to that post for another year, despite the fact he is running for the 60th District state Rep.
1:43 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Kalamazoo "warming center" opens Tuesday night

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Call the church at (269) 388-3111 for more information.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Mt. Zion Baptist Church is opening a warming center for residents from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday as bitterly cold temperatures continue to grip the Kalamazoo area. An e-mail distributed by the church, located at 120 Roberson St., said anyone "in need of a hot meal, drink or just a place to warm up and fellowship" is welcome.