SW Michigan

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.
6:14 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Study finds many recent college grads leaving Michigan

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Detroit Regional Chamber released study at Mackinac Policy Conference
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
MACKINAC ISLAND, MI - Nearly 40 percent of certain recent graduates from Michigan's public universities have moved outside of the state, a figure that business and education leaders say must change in order to continue the state's economic recovery. They mostly left for career opportunities, but also cited urban experiences and public transportation as reasons for relocating after graduation.
7:48 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Battle Creek police, Calhoun County Sheriff could take over Springfield law enforcement

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Springfield is seeking proposals to possibly contract out police work
Springfield officials now have two plans to replace the city's police department. City Manager Frank Peterson said proposals from the City of Battle Creek and the Calhoun County Sheriff Department were sent by email Thursday as the city tries to determine if it will close its department and contract for police services.
SW Michigan
1:58 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Former Checker Motors CEO dies

Credit WMUK

The former CEO of Checker Motors in Kalamazoo has reportedly died in Florida. David Markin was 81.

The U.S. Tennis Association announced Markin’s death in an e-mail message to its members today. He served as the USTA’s president in 1989 and 1990. The organization sponsors the boy's tennis championships held in Kalamazoo each summer.

Markin also served on the Kalamazoo College Board of Trustees for 18 years, beginning in 1973.

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10:50 am
Thu May 30, 2013

SW Michigan tribe diversifies its business portfolio

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Officials at the tribe's headquarters in Dowagiac say they want to create more high-paying jobs for its members.
Borrowing a page from Warren Buffett's playbook, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi tribe is redirecting money from its highly successful Four Winds Casinos into brick-and-mortar businesses outside of gambling to build its sovereign nation into an economic powerhouse.
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