SW Michigan

10:49 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Battle Creek Fire Chief retiring

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Larry Hausman has been a firefighter for 40 years, the last 15 as chief of the Battle Creek Fire Department
Battle Creek Fire Chief Larry Hausman has spent hours cleaning his office as he prepares to retire from the fire service. The pictures, memorabilia and files are gone as he ends a career he has always loved. "It doesn't seem possible," he said Tuesday, "after you have worked all your life and are in a routine of working.
9:54 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Republican operatives weigh options for U.S. Senate race next year

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Congressman Mike Rogers seen as solid choice for Senate, Representative Justin Amash as the anti-establishment candidate
Longtime Michigan Republican operatives are open about their desire see Rep. Mike Rogers run in the state's open-seat Senate race, but they're worried Rep. Justin Amash -- who possesses little regard for the GOP establishment -- won't let the possibility of a damaging primary derail his ambition for a seat in the upper chamber.
6:36 am
Wed April 24, 2013

State approves Berrien County's plan for dredging

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers still has to sign off on plan
ST. JOSEPH - The state Department of Environmental Quality has approved Berrien County's application for a five-year permit to dredge areas of the St. Joseph River to improve navigation for boaters.
6:25 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Portage Interim Superintendent says he won't leave district "in a lurch"

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Rob Olson's contract with the Portage district runs through June 30th
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- Rob Olsen, the interim superintendent of Portage Public Schools, says the Portage school board is likely to meet next week to "regroup" after their sole finalist for superintendent withdrew his candidacy Monday night. "I expect they'll be meeting next week to decide what next steps to take," Olsen said.
6:14 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Celebration Cinema in Portage plans to offer food and alcohol sales later this year

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Permission still needed from state Liquor Control Commission. Sales could start this fall
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - Sometime later this year Celebration! Cinema in Portage expects to begin serving beer, wine and mixed drinks along with food to those coming to see a movie. Kenyon Shane, vice president for Celebration!

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