13 hrs ago
Portage World War II veteran creates scholarship fund for Climax-Scott High students
Francis Max Smith has never forgotten how lucky he was to survive World War II and will always remember those who did not, especially two Scotts men he called a brother and a high school best friend 70 years ago.
15 hrs ago
Northern Michigan News
Moped Army founder re-roots business in Kalamazoo
Vintage moped enthusiast Daniel Kastner is re-rooting his 10-year-old moped business in Kalamazoo, and he's brought some creative friends with him.
19 hrs ago
Portage police nab teens, recover electronics, jewelry thrown from vehicle
A 19-year-old from Schoolcraft went to jail and his 15-year-old companion, from Portage , was released to his parents after the two were found with electronics, jewelry and other items police believe they took from vehicles.
20 hrs ago
More Southwest Michigan gas stations heading below $3.80
A few more gas stations in Southwest Michigan crept below $3.80 for regular on Wednesday and into this morning.
Wed May 22, 2013
Indy-based real estate firm Bradley Company jumps into Michigan with Kalamazoo-area office
Saying it intends to better serve its clients "and provide innovative services for all commercial real estate needs in Western Michigan," the Indiana-based Bradley Company has jumped into the Michigan market, opening an office here in Portage.
More Like Myself
Not only does the boy next door play the piano and sing, he also smiles irresistibly while he does what his talent commands him to do.
Tue May 21, 2013
Several Southwest Michigan gas stations haven't gone up to $3.99
Prices at many Southwest Michigan stations started going up last night to $3.99, which is highly unusual.
Portage school board approves 2013-14 contract for teachers that freeze base pay
The Portage Public Schools Board of Education has approved a one-year contract for the members of the Portage Education Association that continues to freeze base pay scale at the 2011-12 level, but will give teachers "step" increases.
Mon May 20, 2013
Sentencings in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court for May 20, 2013
Lin'Z Lamarr Bates, 35, of Interfaith Boulevard, was sentenced to 92 days in jail, two years of probation and ordered to pay state fees for third-offense domestic violence in December in Kalamazoo.
Moped Army founder re-roots vintage parts business in Kalamazoo,...
"I'm very happy to be back," Kastner said. "I didn't realize how much I missed it, and there's so much opportunity here.
Sun May 19, 2013
WNWN-FM Battle Creek
Kalamazoo County stabbing suspect still being sought
Kalamazoo County Deputies are looking for a suspect who stabbed a man at a home in the 67-hundred block of Colgrove Avenue in the Pavillion Estates Mobile Home Park early Saturday morning.
Open Meetings Act is intended to keep the public's business...
The Portage Public Schools Board of Education may never say that it violated the Open Meetings Act when its members all but chose one finalist for superintendent through private meetings and email exchanges .
Sat May 18, 2013
Portage man stabbed during fight at Pavilion Estates trailer park
A 22-year-old Portage man was taken to the hospital early Saturday morning with multiple stab wounds.
Family Bike Fest, Bell's-to-Bell's ride among final Kalamazoo Bike Week events
As Kalamazoo Bike Week comes to a close today, five events give cycling enthusiasts plenty to chose from: Bike Camp: T he first of four Saturday sessions held at the Portage YMCA, session 1 of Bike Camp starts at 8:30 a.m. For registration and information, go to kalamazoobicycleclub.org. Mayors' City to City Ride: Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell and ... (more)
'Targeted' searches to recruit school superintendents called into question
Brighton Superintendent Greg Gray, center, talks with Portage Public School Board Trustees Rusty Rathburn, left, and Geoff Howe before Gray's April 18 public interview for the Portage superintendency.
Fri May 17, 2013
Public invited on Sunday to meet new Portage District Library director Christy Klien
Christy Klien, who has been interim director of the Portage District Library since January and a staff member for 17 years, including head of youth services, is the new library director.
Former Michigan state representative calls congressional districting system 'a total failure'
Barbara Byrum, a former three-term Michigan State Representative and current Ingham County clerk, speaks to members of the Kalamazoo County Democratic Party on Thursday, May 16 at Theo and Stacy's Restaurant.
Kalamazoo in Bloom plants flower beds in Portage, invites volunteers to Bronson Park Thursday
An "American Pie" mix of flowers called jams and jellies waves "hello" in the wind, welcoming visitors to the Portage District Library in clustered, staggered rows.
Thu May 16, 2013
Showing documents to readers enhances stories, increases transparency
An email written by Portage school board member Tom Eddy three days before a public meeting at which the board was supposed to decide its finalists for the superintendent position.