SW Michigan

9:21 pm
Sun June 2, 2013

Battle Creek preparing ordinance on donation boxes

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Towns in Southwest Michigan taking different approaches to collection boxes
Pennfield Township has voted in a ban on most donation boxes and an ordinance for some kind of regulation for Battle Creek is being discussed. Also, the city of Portage has created an ordinance of its own.
8:18 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Kalamazoo paid $13,800 to search firm before terminating contract

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City Commissioners voted this week to reopen search process for city manager
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
"I don't think the question is whether we had competent people come in here," said Commissioner Don Cooney. "I think we had very competent people come in here. The question is do we have somebody in that pool who's a good fit for the city."
7:30 am
Fri May 31, 2013

State health department issues alert for ticks, Lyme Disease cases reported in Allegan and Cass Counties

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98 cases of Lyme Disease were reported in Michigan last year, most of them along the western shoreline and in the Upper Peninsula
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Reports of Lyme disease are popping up across the state, with new cases noted in Allegan and Cass counties last week, and the Michigan Department of Community Health issued an alert Thursday warning people to avoid bites from ticks that carry the disease.
7:21 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Saint Joseph City Commissioners question proposal to move docks

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Move has been proposed to provide more space for commercial shipping
ST. JOSEPH - St. Joseph city commissioners are not on board with a Berrien County proposal to seek a $10 million grant for relocating commercial docks along the St. Joseph River.
6:18 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Marshall School Board approves agreement to accept Albion high school students

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One-year agreement would be renewed each year until one of the two district opts out.
MARSHALL - The Marshall Board of Education unanimously approved an agreement that will send Albion high schoolers west to Marshall High for their education in the fall. Marshall board members and Albion Board of Education President Al Pheley, who was in the audience, said the deal, called the Cooperative Education Program Agreement, is a historic -- and exciting -- move for both districts.

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