SW Michigan

6:18 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Kellogg Community College President Gets News Contract

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Dennis Bona describes his contract as very fair
In a special meeting Thursday night, the Kellogg Community College Board of Trustees gave the college's president a two-year contract that will expire June 30, 2016. KCC President Dennis Bona's previous contract would have automatically renewed at its expiration, June 30, 2015, for another year if the board took no action by Monday.
5:15 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

In Calhoun County, New Jobs, Slightly Higher Unemployment

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The reporting period covered a time of year when students and seasonal laborers tend to be looking for work.
Calhoun County saw a minor bump in its unemployment rate but added 1,100 jobs last month, according to state data released Thursday. "Seasonal factors influenced regional labor markets in May, as employment and the number of unemployed rose in most areas," a report from the Michigan Bureau of Labor Market Information said.
5:10 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Detroit Bankruptcy Judge Agrees to Bus Tour

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Detroit officials say the tour will show why the city's bankruptcy plan needs to address blight and public safety.
A possible bus tour for bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes to witness Detroit's blight and a creditor's request for the personal financial information of Detroit retirees are among the topics to be covered today during an extensive hearing in Detroit's historic bankruptcy case.
5:06 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Van Buren County to Add Post in Prosecutor's Office

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The new official would help improve the county's record keeping and attend interviews of child victims of criminal sexual assault.
PAW PAW, MI -- With the prosecutor saying he needs the help to comply with the law, the Van Buren County Board of Commissioners Tuesday gave permission to hire a prosecutor-investigator. The person would both take part in investigations and take care of the backlog of records.
1:23 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Storm Produces Rare "Inland Tidal Wave" on Gun Lake

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Storm caused water to rise dramatically on one end of lake
A severe thunderstorm Wednesday produced a seiche on Gun Lake, between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. A seiche is essentially similar to a tsunami, but on an inland lake, and much less devastating. A seiche forms when a sustained severe wind from one direction pushes more water on a lake to the other side of the lake.