SW Michigan

6:02 pm
Sun July 21, 2013

Battle Creek to buy equipment for recycling waste into energy

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"Energy conversion process equipment" from Springfield firm will cost more than $5-million
The city of Battle Creek may soon get extra-efficient on how it handles wastewater treatment.
5:52 pm
Sun July 21, 2013

Ohio woman arrives in Barry County, finishes quest to visit every county in United States

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Retired teacher from Oregon, Ohio has been to every county in 48 states, all of Louisiana's parishes and Alaska's boroughs
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
BARRY COUNTY, MI - The end of a two-decade journey traveled by Marge Brown came Sunday afternoon along M-37 at the Barry County border with Calhoun County. On her 76th birthday, the Oregon, Ohio, resident walked about 100 feet along the shoulder of the two-lane highway and raised her hands in celebration as she left Calhoun County and stepped foot in Barry County.
5:38 pm
Sun July 21, 2013

Inkster, Buena Vista schools face Monday deadline to stay open

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Both districts could be dissolved if they can't show state they have funds to stay open
School officials in Inkster and Buena Vista have a final deadline of 5 p.m. Monday to prove to state officials they have the money to open their doors to students this fall. As of last week, both districts were broke, state officials said, and unable to educate their K-12 pupils on the first day of school Sept.
5:39 am
Sat July 20, 2013

Detroit bankruptcy court battle commences

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The Motor City's Chapter Nine filing is the biggest municipal bankruptcy case in U.S. history.
A judge in the US state of Michigan has ordered the city of Detroit to withdraw its application for bankruptcy over its debts of $18bn (£12bn). Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said the petition, filed on Thursday, violated the state's laws and constitution because it threatened pension benefits.
5:40 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Dangerous waves, currents on Lake Michigan

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Police in South Haven rescued six swimmers off of the city’s South Beach on Friday.
SOUTH HAVEN, MI -- The North and South Beach in South Haven have been closed to water activities due to reported 6- to 8-foot waves on Lake Michigan. The South Haven Police Department and South Haven Area Emergency Services are asking beach goers to stay out of the water until the waves calm down and the beach "water closed" warning flags are removed.