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Chinn Chinn owner says new Portage restaurant Ziingo will open in October
The sign for the carry-out restaurant at 3830 W. Centre Ave. in the Woodbridge Shopping Village went up last week and Tsui said contractors are finishing the tile work and ventilation.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Police think single suspect is responsible for tampered vitamins...
It seems likely a single suspect is responsible for a "couple dozen" bottles of tampered vitamins found at Meijer stores in Kalamazoo County, said Detective Dereck Hess of the Portage Department of Public Safety.
People on The Move in Kalamazoo -- Aug. 21, 2014
People on The Move announces the new title or working role of local people moving from one paid position to another.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
WXMI-TV Grand Rapids
Vitamins replaced with cat food, prescriptions and returned to Portage Meijer
Portage Police say a suspect placed candy, walnuts and cat food in the containers, resealed them and returned them to the store.
Insurance Journal West
Johnston Joins J.M. Wilson as Assistant Underwriter in Michigan
Managing general agency and surplus lines broker, J.M., Wilson has added Samantha Johnston as assistant property/casualty underwriter in its Portage, Mich., office.
Former Portage schools Administration Building demolition complete, green space planned
It wasn't a tuba player or the band leader. The missing piece was next door at 8111 S. Westnedge Ave. where the building housing the former Portage Public Schools Administration Building and the district's first high school once stood.
Portage podiatrist who embezzled from woman with dementia deserves prison, prosecutors say
"The sentencing guidelines applicable to this case are woefully inadequate to address the scope and amount of embezzlement Defendant committed in this case," Kalamazoo County Assistant Prosecutor Michael Kanaby wrote of Dr. Regina Spears-Everett.
Effort to establish a county-wide transportation authority moves ahead with tight deadlines
Members of the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners will spend more time interviewing candidates for the three slots the county is to fill on the new Central County Transportation Authority.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Portage school board extends Superintendent Mark Bielang's contract by one year
Portage Public Schools Superintendent Mark Bielang has been given a one-year contract extension that continues his service to the district into 2017.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Portage, Mattawan among Kalamazoo-area schools impacted by state changes in instructional time
Students in Portage, Mattawan and Climax-Scotts are among those who will be spending more time in the classroom this year, the result of changes in state regulations regarding the minimum number of instructional days and hours.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Growing elder abuse concerns prompt formation of Kalamazoo County coalition
Law enforcement officials and advocates for the elderly and vulnerable adults have formed the Kalamazoo County Elder Abuse Prevention Coalition to head off what they see as a growing problem.
'As bad as it gets': Portage embezzlement part of growing elder abuse problem, prosecutors say
As if that wasn't enough, a woman who said she counted Verdries as a friend, even considered her a mother figure, began what Kalamazoo attorneys say is one of the worst cases of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult they've ever seen.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Road construction to begin Monday on Portage Road between Lakeview and Centre in Portage
Road construction has been popping up all over Portage this summer, with the latest project coming up on another section of Portage Road beginning Monday, Aug. 18. Construction on Portage Road from Lakeview Drive to East Centre Avenue starts that week that includes removal and replacement of the existing pavement, drainage improvements, sidewalk ... (more)
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Portage residents invited to apply to represent city on new transportation authority
Portage residents have a chance to influence the type of bus service offered in the city by being named to the Central County Transportation Authority Board of Directors.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Dr. Ben Carson, neurosurgeon and outspoken conservative, to speak in Kalamazoo on Nov. 13
Dr. Ben Carson, a nationally renowned neurosurgeon and potential 2016 presidential candidate, is coming to Kalamazoo in November to talk about how faith and family helped him achieve success.
2014 election: See responses from 20th District Senate candidates from WMU forum
With primary elections in the books, 20th District state Senate candidates from three separate parties had a chance to vie for positioning at a forum Wednesday night at Western Michigan University's Fetzer Center.
Portage may change weed treatment funding in place since 1988 for West Lake
A tie vote and some concerns by Portage City Council members could force the West Lake Improvement Association to lobby for continuing a special assessment district that has funded aquatic plant treatments for 26 years.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Portage council clears first step to Wal-Mart Supercenter expansion
Wal-Mart in Portage can continue with its plans to expand into a Supercenter with a gas station after receiving approval of its conceptual plan Tuesday.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
WNWN-FM Battle Creek
KPS strikes deal with teachers union, but negotiations continue in Portage
The Portage Teachers Union has not come to terms with the District on a new contract, but the two sides have come to a consensus on the school calendar for the upcoming year.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
2014 election: Kalamazoo County candidates for state office to meet in forum Wednesday
Now that the dust has settled on last week's primary , Kalamazoo County candidates for state office will be meeting in their first forum before November's general election.