Otsego siblings Anneka and Landon Vels "lived to give glory to God,"...
Family and friends who gathered Tuesday night at Calvary Bible Church said they knew Anneka Vels, 17, and Landon Vels, 13, were in heaven.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
The Detroit News
Kalamazoo sheriff IDs pedestrian killed by train
Oshtemo Township -- Authorities in western Michigan have identified an 18-year-old man who was killed when an Amtrak passenger train hit him as he walked along the tracks.
Northern Michigan News
Authorities: 2 dead after crash in Kalamazoo Co.
MLive.com reports the crash happened about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in Kalamazoo County's Oshtemo Township.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
'This was excessive brutality': Arthur Payne sentenced to...
In March, Arthur Payne left his girlfriend with no teeth and a fractured skull all because he was angry that she brought home food for her son but failed to get Payne a meal.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Rising costs for police protection are squeezing Kalamazoo County townships
Like all but one of Kalamazoo County's 15 townships - the lone exception being Kalamazoo Township with its own police force - Oshtemo relies on the sheriff's office for policing.
Christmas tree fundraiser to benefit Great Lakes Burn Camp at OMNI Community Credit Union Dec. 7
OMNI Community Credit Union will sell Fraser Fir Christmas trees and wreaths to benefit Great Lakes Burn Camp on Dec. 7. The fundraiser will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the credit union's 6622 W. Main St. branch in Oshtemo Township .
Fri Nov 29, 2013
WZZM-TV Grand Rapids
Report: Gunman kicks in door of Oshtemo Twp. apartment
It happened around 1 a.m. Friday at the Concord Apartments near KL Drive and U.S. 131 in Oshtemo Township.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Person struck, killed by train in SW Michigan
The Kalamazoo Gazette reports the unidentified pedestrian was hit Wednesday afternoon in Oshtemo Township.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Pedestrian killed after being struck by train in Oshtemo Township
A pedestrian who was walking on train tracks in Oshtemo Township was struck and killed by a train Wednesday afternoon.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Sentencings in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court for Nov. 25, 2013
Larry Bruce Bell, 43, of Conant Street, was sentenced to 10 months in jail and ordered to pay attorney fees, court costs and state fees for assault with a dangerous weapon in September in Kalamazoo.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Dry Christmas trees can really bring down the house, Oshtemo firefighers say
So when one catches fire, you probably have just enough time to get you and your loved ones outside.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Road construction projects in Kalamazoo area wrap up for the year
As holiday shoppers and travelers get ready to hit the highways and byways, they won't find road projects slowing them down.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Thousands still coping with power outages across Southwest Michigan
While crews continue to restore power for thousands of residents across Southwest Michigan affected by Sunday's storm , the outages have been a nuisance for many, and a boost in business for some.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Kalamazoo city workers cleaning up after storm; Oshtemo library closed because of power outage
The morning after strong winds toppled trees, street lights and utility lines, crews from Kalamazoo public works department were cleaning up the damage.
Sun Nov 17, 2013
Burning down the house -- Christmas tree dangers to be demonstrated in Oshtemo Township exercise
Firefighters from Oshtemo Township and a few other Kalamazoo-area municipalities will get the opportunity to use at least one house in the Century-Highfield area for training on Nov. 23. The house, on Century Avenue not far from Drake Road, is one of about 28 in that area just west of Kalamazoo that has been vacated or will be vacated as the quiet, ... (more)
Thu Nov 14, 2013
People have a lot to say about the idea of a Costco store west of...
The idea of having a Costco warehouse club in the Kalamazoo area is apparently enticing to a number of area people.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
'Bookbot' stolen from Oshtemo home recovered from field of Christmas trees
Randi Wahmoff thought someone had dumped an old newspaper box in the back on one of her father, Ken Wahmhoff's, fields of Christmas trees.
Mon Nov 11, 2013
Daily Recap: Arthur Payne enters plea in attack that critically...
Payne pleas: Arthur Payne pleaded no contest Friday to assault with intent to commit great bodily harm less than murder and misdemeanor aggravated domestic assault for allegedly beating and critically injuring his girlfriend in August in Oshtemo Township.
Arthur Payne enters plea in attack that critically injured his girlfriend
Payne, 41, pleaded no contest Friday to assault with intent to commit great bodily harm less than murder and misdemeanor aggravated domestic assault during a status review hearing before Kalamazoo County Circuit Judge Alexander C. Lipsey, Chief Assistant Prosecutor Carrie Klein said.
Thu Nov 07, 2013
Kalamazoo County Board Chair David Maturen announces candidacy for state House
The 63rd District, which encompasses portions of eastern Kalamazoo and western Calhoun counties, is currently represented by state Rep. and Speaker of the House Jase Bolger, who isn't eligible to run again because of term limits.