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Public Hearing Tonight In TR

Three Rivers Mayor Tom Lowry and commissioners tonight have scheduled a public hearing on a tax-exemption request being made by American Axle Manufacturing. The company is seeking exemption status on nearly $83 million of a $102 million investment in machinery and building improvements being proposed at its Three Rivers plant. A 12-year exemption is being sought by American Axle, the ... Read More »

Body is identified

A body found in southwestern Michigan in October has been identified as that of one of two missing men linked to a man authorities say was found with a bloody mattress in the back of a pickup truck.  The Kalamazoo Gazette and the Battle Creek Enquirer report authorities announced Monday that the body found in Kalamazoo County’s Brady Township was ... Read More »

Still Looking For A County Treasurer

St. Joseph County officials will have some decisions to make in the next two weeks regarding the county treasurer position. After their top choice for the post reconsidered the job and decided to continue working at his current place of employment, the duties were passed on to deputy treasurer Vicky Anders until a permanent treasurer was named. The position is ... Read More »

Fire Department Continues Service

Fire-protections service for the eastern half of Flowerfield Township will continue to be provided by the Fabius-Park Fire Department. Members of the department earlier this month agreed to a flat-rate deal with Flowerfield Township officials. The $18,000 annual rate will continue the agreement; the west side of Flowerfield Township receives its fire protection from the Marcellus Fire Department. Regarding concerns ... Read More »

Electrical Shut-off Procedures

Municipal officials in Sturgis last week made a few modifications to the city’s policy regarding electrical shut-off procedures. City Manager Mike Hughes said the new policy will allow customers with a delinquent balance the option of entering a payment plan with the city. Also, a phone number where such a plan can be arranged will be clearly visible on an ... Read More »

Sirota Scores Game-Winner in a Shootout

Avenging a home loss to the Toledo Walleye the night before, the Kalamazoo Wings started a three-game road swing with a 2-1 shootout victory over the Walleye at the Huntington Center. After a combined four goals in the opening period the night before, neither the K-Wings nor Walleye scored in the first 20 minutes on Sunday. Kalamazoo outshot Toledo 9-7 ... Read More »


In a game full of offense, the Toledo Walleye outlasted the Kalamazoo Wings 5-4 to win the 4th Annual McDonald’s Golden Ice Game, presented by McDonald’s and WNWN. In the first period, it took only five shots between the two teams for them to score two goals apiece. Andrei Nestrasil got the scoring started just 1:27 into the contest with ... Read More »

K-Wings respond with 3-1 win over Cyclones

CINCINATTI, OH- Following their lackluster play in Wednesday night’s 2-1 loss to the South Carolina Stingrays at Wings Stadium, the Kalamazoo Wings looked to get back on the winning track in Cincinnati. The Cyclones, winless in their last three games, have only lost one game in regulation on home ice this season in 12 games. That one loss was to ... Read More »


Zip is still available. I am called Andy. I am a seven month old male Bull Terrier mis. I have know many hungry days and some pretty rough treatment. I am doing so much better now but I will need a lot of TLC before I am the nice little dog that I am meant to be. They have given ... Read More »

Wastewater Improvement Project

A potential wastewater-improvement project could be one of the recommendations from a company Sturgis municipal officials hired this week to map out a 20-year plan for their infrastructure service. City leaders on Wednesday voted to contract with engineering firm Fleis & VandenBrink to begin the city’s wastewater needs for the next 20 years. The $43,000 study will help city leaders ... Read More »