SW Michigan

4:41 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Smaller tax bills for big box stores, less revenue for local governments

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Benton Township has settled with other stores after Michigan Tax Tribunal cut Target's assessment by more than half
Big box stores across Michigan are getting their property tax assessments slashed, often in half or more, by the Michigan Tax Tribunal.
7:13 pm
Sun August 11, 2013

Kellogg forced Battle Creek, Battle Creek Township to merge in 1980's

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Kellogg considered moving out of Michigan if merger was rejected
In the 1980s, Kellogg Co. delivered an ultimatum to the leaders of its hometown. The cereal-making giant requested that the city of Battle Creek annex the nearby Battle Creek Township - a move company officials said was necessary to secure economic stability in the area. Then-Kellogg chairman William E.
7:09 pm
Sun August 11, 2013

Saugatuck and Douglas voters to decide merger question in November

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Only a few merger proposals have gone before voters in Michigan
2 Michigan resort towns divided over move to unite them through merger On a recent sunny Thursday morning in the heart of idyllic vacation towns along Lake Michigan, the streets of Douglas are almost empty.
6:53 pm
Sun August 11, 2013

Tommy Paul of Boca Raton, Florida win USTA 16 championship

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Paul defeated Jake Devine on final day of tournament at Kalamazoo College
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Tommy Paul figured the only way he could get into the U.S. Open junior tournament would be with a wild card, so that was uppermost in his mind entering Sunday's boys 16s singles final at the USTA Boys 18-16 National Tournament. Paul, the No.
6:50 pm
Sun August 11, 2013

Unseeded Colin Altamirano wins USTA 18 championship

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Yuba City, California wins wild card into main draw at U.S. Open
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Collin Altamirano couldn't stop grinning as he posed for photos, made a speech and accepted his place in USTA Boys 18 National Championship history. By defeating Jared Donaldson, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, in the best of five boys 18s finals match, Altamirano became the first unseeded player in the tournament's 71 years in Kalamazoo to win a singles title.

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