Southwest Michigan Links: Hartford casino plan gets water-sewer agreement
This rendering shows the Four Winds North casino planned just west of Hartford in Van Buren County.
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#1 Mar 13, 2011
Oh great, rednecks, blacks & mexican migrant workers, all spending our hard earned tax dollars on gambling. Van Buren County is a welfare county, the crime rate is going to go up also. I for one would not venture into Hartford, it is also meth country.
#2 Jun 12, 2011
good to hear, wenches, snitches, and bitches won't be their. Sign me up
#3 Sep 4, 2011
While i disapprove of gambling i disagree that the
casino will bring in violence and crime. In general
most casinos bring in dollars from mostly middle
class and some times upper income people. Go to
Las Vegas. Not all go to casinos to gamble but to
shop and dine at the restaurants and as a form of social entertainment. I've never heard of violence
going on at casino.
If Blacks ,poor whites and Mexicans dont have the
money to go to the casino then dont blame them for
lack of support.
Van Buren county is not a welfare state. It's a
rural county of mostly orchards and farm lands. The
county doesn't have any large towns. Only So. Haven
and Paw Paw are the only towns of significance. S.
Haven brings in millions of dollars every year even
from the very wealthy as a tourist destination.
Dont blame the people in Van Buren county. There is
far more meth, drugs, guns , violence, crime and
welfare in Kalamazoo and Benton Harbor in SW Mich.
#4 Jun 14, 2012
I am annoyed by the fact that Mandi would lump everyone in together. My family was one of the first to settle in Hartford, well Van Buren County for that matter. Oh and guess what, I have no criminal record, not even a traffic ticket. Hartford is not the only bit of meth country. It is a nationwide problem. So Mandi, do us all a huge favor and don't come to our town. I would truly hate to have your narrow minded, snooty attitude rub off on my children. Children I teach to love and not judge everyone. My children know that my town is not what it used to be and if everyone wants to trash it, it will take the lifelong citizen to try to hold on to the good it still has!
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