Monday Jul 21
Armed robbery spree in Portage, Oshtemo Township lands Texas parolee in prison for at least 10 years
Gilmore told Circuit Judge Alexander C. Lipsey of his tumultuous childhood, of how it had led him to a life of crime and spending 18 years of his short life behind bars "I just never had no guidance, no help, no nothing," said Gilmore, who pleaded guilty in June to two counts of armed robbery in connection with a five-day crime spree in February ... (more)
Oshtemo Historical Society offered free peek at the historic Drake Farmstead
When Nancy Edwards lived in the Drake Farmstead in the 1980s, the experience wasn't too far removed from pioneer days.
MLive Voter Guide an excellent resource for Southwest Michigan
The focus was on the Aug. 5 primary and we certainly plan to do some sort of voter-education in the fall prior to the general election.
Oshtemo Historical Society hosts 10th anniversary festival with music, games, history
Frequent visitors to the area around West Main and Drake roads might be surprised to learn of a piece of history hidden just behind the trees.
Township supervisors voice concern over proposed TIF district policy...
As Kalamazoo County commissioners continue to work toward establishing policy for joining tax-increment-financed districts , three township supervisors took time to express concerns with the process during the board's meeting Tuesday.
Critics in Kalamazoo blast Legislature for lack of plan to boost Michigan road funding
Those breaks are often cut short, she says, to work with students needing to complete summer makeup work or additional credits.
Michigan Chamber of Commerce endorses 3 Kalamazoo County candidates for state office
"All of these candidates have demonstrated a commitment to protecting the gains made during the last legislative session to keep Michigan moving forward through the pursuit of policies based on individual freedom, incentive and opportunity," said said Jim Holcomb, Senior Vice President for Business Advocacy and General Counsel for the Michigan ... (more)
Top 5 things to do in Kalamazoo this weekend: Smallpools at District Square, Irish Fest and more
From a scenic bike tour to an enchanted walk through a forest to the annual celebration of Celtic culture, there's plenty to select from this weekend.