1 hr ago
Michael Stampfler, former Portage city manager, to interview for Bay City manager job
Former Portage City Manager Michael Stampfler is a finalist for the city manager job in Bay City, according to the Bay City Times .
8 hrs ago
Ric Perry, former Portage superintendent, appealing dismissal of lawsuit against school b
A Kalamazoo County Circuit Court judge recently dismissed a lawsuit filed by Ric Perry , former superintendent of Portage Public Schools, seeking to set aside an arbitrator's ruling that the school board was justified in terminating Perry's employment.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Missing Portage man found safe with friends in Van Buren County, police say
A missing Portage man who had not been seen since last Tuesday has been found safe with friends in Van Buren County, police said late Monday.
Sentencings in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court for Dec. 9, 2013
Alex Raymond Vaneenenaam , 25, of Kalarama Street, was sentenced to two days in jail and ordered to pay attorney fees, court costs, state fees and $1,640 restitution for malicious destruction of property in October 2012 in Portage.
Coming to I-75 in Saginaw County: a machine that 'does the work of two snow plows'
A new piece of snow-clearing equipment, said to be capable of doing the work of two standard highway plows, is bringing new meaning to the phrase "snowplows need room to groom."
Sexting investigation at Portage Northern High School used as teachable moment by school cops
Teenagers may think it's a hoot to send a sexually explicit photo or video to a friend, but it can be a "very serious matter," in terms of both the legal ramifications and the potential for having embarrassing material on the Internet that stays there indefinitely, say the police liaison officers for Portage Public Schools.
Portage ice rink in Millenium Park to open Dec. 12
The ice rink at Millenium Park in Portage is set to open for its 14th season from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. The rink, at 280 Romence Road, west of South Westnedge Avenue, is open Thursdays through Sundays through March 4, weather permitting, with an extended schedule around the holidays.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Cold revelers warmed by Portage Tree Lighting and Traditional Holiday Celebration Saturday night
Whether it was the weather in the teens or a big Michigan State-Ohio State game looming in Indianapolis, the annual Portage Tree Lighting and Traditional Holiday Celebration Saturday night didn't have quite the crowd of last year's event.
Grand Traverse Pie Company to open in Portage on Monday, owner Denise Busley talks about coming home
The emotional significance of opening a Grand Traverse Pie Company location in her hometown of Portage crept up on owner Denise Busley.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Kalamazoo candy cane hunt draws 400 children to Bronson Park in downtown Kalamazoo
Despite frigid temperatures with a wind chill of 10 degrees, about 400 children and their families descended upon Bronson Park in downtown Kalamazoo Saturday to hunt for candy canes.
Lawrence Productions video to get a movie theater premiere during Downton Abbey preview in Portage
The video, which will explain the purpose and vision of the Kalamazoo Community Foundation , will make its public debut before the sneak preview of the 4th season of "Downton Abbey" at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Celebration! Cinema Crossroads in Portage.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Where do you put a really big store? There aren't any large spaces...
There are not any large spaces left in the Kalamazoo/Portage area to redevelop for retail users, a commercial property broker says.
Unemployment back to 7.3% for Kalamazoo-Portage as seasonal job demand falls than rises
The unemployment rate for the Kalamazoo-Portage area improved in September as students existed the competitive job market, but took a turn in the opposite direction in October as more job seekers began looking for work to get them through the holidays.
'I Love Portage' essay contest winners named, will flip...
Two Portage elementary students will be flipping the switch Saturday night at Portage's tree lighting ceremony after being named first-place winners for the fifth annual "I Love Portage " essay contest.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Portage to replace city computer system, aging fire pumper truck
Portage will be getting a new computer system in City Hall and a new pumper fire truck, both replacing aging and outdated equipment.
Former Portage auto repair shop approved as brownfield site by Kalamazoo County board
The Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the creation of a brownfield site at a former auto repair shop in Portage.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
WXMI-TV Grand Rapids
Family Pleads For Help To Find Missing Father
Michigan State Police need help finding a missing man. 48-year-old Rick Navarre left for work Monday morning in Twin Lake but never arrived.
Four candidates for vacancy on Portage City Council to be interviewed Dec. 16
The Portage City Council minus one member, from left: Patricia Randall, Jim Pearson, Claudette Reid, Mayor Pete Strazdas, City Manager Maurice Evans, who is not a council member, Terry Urban and Nasim Ansari.
WXMI-TV Grand Rapids
Man Identified in Fatal Portage Crash
The man killed Sunday morning in a two-car accident in Portage has been identified as Kalamazoo man Alexander Coleite.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Dig In: Youz Guys Sausage Co.'s The Greek, made with chicken,...
Since emerging as a favorite at the Kalamazoo Farmers' Market this summer, the Youz Boys Sausage Co.