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Thursday | Daily Press & Argus

Michigan blogger's 'fatkini' photo inspires women

A woman wearing a bikini on a beach is not particularly noteworthy. But a Michigan author and blogger is getting a lot of attention for her bathing suit photo.

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Related Topix: Blog News, Delton, MI, Life, Holidays, New Year's Day/Eve, Copper Harbor, MI

Thursday | The Hastings Banner

Campaign maneuvers grab county board focus / 7-10-14

Or maybe the debate's already begun. 'I have another meeting that night,' responded Commissioner Howard 'Hoot' Gibson to challenger Jerry Sarver's public invitation for a July 21 debate.

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Related Topix: Battle Creek, MI

Tue Jul 01, 2014

MLive.com

Man, 19, held on $1 million bond after alleged alcohol-involved crash causes death

A 19-year-old man who fled from police, then allegedly caused a fatal crash west of Middleville , is being held at the Barry County Jail on a $1 million bond.

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Related Topix: Middleville, MI

Mon Jun 30, 2014

WNWN-FM Battle Creek

Storms not as scary as originally predicted hit Kalamazoo and Battle Creek

Winds and rain briefly blew through West Michigan over night causing power outages to about 15-hundred homes, knocking down tree limbs and dropping one tree on a house, but the storm did considerably more damage in Wisconsin and lost a lot of its power crossing Lake Michigan.

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Related Topix: Battle Creek, MI

WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

Man Who Caused Barry County Fatal Crash Had Just Received License

The man who police say caused a fatal Barry County car crash on had his license reinstated less than a week before the crash.

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Sat Jun 28, 2014

WHTC

Fatal Accident copyright Midwest Communications, Inc.

A police chase on the Allegan/Barry County line early Saturday morning ended badly for a driver not involved in the chase.

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Related Topix: Wayland, MI

MLive.com

Overnight police chase near Middleville ends in crash, one dead

Barry County sheriff's deputies said a deputy began pursuing a speeding vehicle about 3:45 a.m. at M-37 and Adams Road, just south of Middleville.

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Related Topix: Middleville, MI, Grand Rapids, MI

Wed Jun 25, 2014

WOODTV.com

Storms Weds. PM

The pic. on the left is a rainbow in Sparta after the storm and the second picture shows a tree down near Gun Lake in Barry County.

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Related Topix: Weather, Delton, MI

Sat Jun 21, 2014

MLive.com

Boat Talk: When you can be charged for receiving help on the water

It's not a life-or-death situation, but you definitely need help to get back to your boat launch.

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Related Topix: Ottawa County, MI

Fri Jun 20, 2014

MLive.com

Mud-bogging, outdoor events ordinance on hold for a week in Barry County's Hope Township

The Hope Township Planning Commission unanimously voted at its Thursday, June 19 meeting to table an ordinance that would set guidelines on temporary outdoor events such as mud-bogging .

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Thu Jun 19, 2014

MLive.com

Lakewood student charged in false report of stalking that led to June 3 lockdown

A 15-year-old Lakewood High School student is charged with making a false report of stalking and using a computer to commit a crime after allegedly creating social media accounts that sent threatening messages directed at the teen.

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Related Topix: Instagram, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Eaton County, MI, Ionia County, MI

The Hastings Banner

Hastings Rotary honors Red Rose recipients / 6-19-14

Reminding attendants of the importance of acknowledging and honoring contributions to the Barry County community, Schoessel recognized contributing members Kenneth Witker and John 'Jack' Walton, individuals who have shown dedication to serving the best interest of the Barry County community.

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Related Topix: Delton, MI, Hastings, MI, Royal Oak, MI

Wed Jun 18, 2014

MLive.com

Barry Township police chief defends his department amid allegations of harassment

The Barry Township Board unanimously voted to forward a request to the Michigan State Police to investigate the department during a June 12 meeting in which about 20 people voiced complaints against Pierce and his officers, according to Barry Township Supervisor Wesley Kahler.

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Related Topix: Delton, MI

Tue Jun 17, 2014

MLive.com

One dead after Barry County crash sends 2 vehicles down embankment and into trees

Deputies responded to the scene on Stevens Road near M-43 in Hope Township, near Delton, at about 10:35 p.m., according to a news release.

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Related Topix: Delton, MI

Sun Jun 15, 2014

MLive.com

Planning commission action on Delton mud-bogging proposal is first step in process

The proposal before the planning commission in Barry County's Hope Township to amend its zoning ordinance to accommodate special events such as mud-bogging shows is the first step in the process, not the last.

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Related Topix: Delton, MI, Agriculture, Science

MLive.com

Mud-bogging plan worries rural neighbors in Southwest Michigan

That pretty much sums up the sport: Powering trucks on oversized tires through a 250-foot trench plowed into a pasture and filled with enough water to make mud.

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Related Topix: Delton, MI, Agriculture, Science

Fri Jun 13, 2014

The Washington Post

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With fellow residents milling around the parking lot outside, unable to access an already at-capacity meeting room, over 100 people inside the Barry Township Board of Trustee's meeting Tuesday held little back in voicing their discontent with police presence in their community.As the township's regularly scheduled meeting began with agenda business ... (more)

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Related Topix: Delton, MI, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Sports

Thu Jun 12, 2014

The Hastings Banner

Barry County launches Smart911 system / 6-12-14

Barry County Central Dispatch Director Phyllis Fuller demonstrates how the Smart911 system works.

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