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Insurance Journal West
J.M. Wilson Promotes Russell to Accounting Supervisor
Portage, Mich.-based property/casualty MGA and surplus lines broker, J.M. Wilson, has promoted Crystal Russell to accounting operations supervisor.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Westnedge-Melody intersection to be closed to all traffic Thursday in Portage
The intersection of South Westnedge Avenue and Melody Avenue in Portage will be closed to all traffic most of Thursday for road and other construction.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Dig In: Taste of Puerto Rico to feature variety of sangria, sangria slushies, pig roast and more
If you're worried about the conclusion of summer, the Sangria Shop has a cool, fruity option to prolong the season: Sangria Slushies.
Dodge Charger travels at 100 mph on I-94 to elude Portage police
A Dodge Charger carrying at least two people authorities suspect of swiping a computer from WalMart led police on a pursuit along eastbound I-94 that reached speeds of more than 100 mph Monday morning.
WXMI-TV Grand Rapids
High-speed chase after reported shoplifting at Walmart
A suspected shoplifter led police on a high-speed chase early Monday morning, at times hitting speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Bicycles can equal freedom and special family time
Just as a car can mean freedom for 16-year-olds, so can a bicycle for children half their age.
WNWN-FM Battle Creek
Suspect sought in Portage
PORTAGE Portage Public Safety is looking for a teenager who fled an officer early Saturday after he was searched and a double-bladed knife was found in his pocket.
Ending violence in Kalamazoo the focus of Walk for Peace
Yvette Newton kneeled down and lit a candle in front of a photograph of her son Jeremy Young near the west end of Florence Street on Kalamazoo 's north side on Saturday night.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
The Rochester Sentinel
Patsy J. Jylland
Survivors include her husband Irvin; two daughters, Rhonda Brown, Bama, N.C., and Sevilla Rhoades, Plymouth; three sons, John Michael Jacobs, Schoolcraft, Mich., Bradley Jacobs, Wyoming, and Randy Jacobs, Three Rivers, Mich.; and two sisters, Wanda Montz, Portage, Mich., and Susie Walters, Missouri.
Cross-country bicyclist raising money for firefighters makes stop in Kalamazoo area
As 23-year-old Jeffrey Moore pedaled his Trek touring bike north on 9th Street in Oshtemo Township on Friday afternoon, fire and rescue vehicles escorted him through rush-hour traffic as he made his way to Oshtemo Township Fire House No.
Portage police seek man carrying double-edge knife
Portage Department of Public Safety is seeking a suspect who ran away from an office early Saturday as he was about to be arrested for carrying a concealed weapon.
Free bike helmets for early birds at Portage bicycle safety fair
A free bike helmet will be provided to the first 100 participating kids who do not have one at a bicycle safety event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Celery Flats, 7328 Garden Lane in Portage.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Greater Kalamazoo Fall Trail Run Series offers 3 trail and cross-country events
Area runners can tackle three trail and cross-country courses in the Greater Kalamazoo Fall Trail Run Series happening in October and November.
Portage schools adopts new emergency anaphylaxis policy to meet new...
A new Michigan law requires all schools in the state to have emergency auto-injectable epinephrine available to handle all severe and life-threatening allergic reactions of students.
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.