Calhoun County’s Push For Broadband Access For Everyone
The Calhoun County Board of Commissioners earlier this year moved to set up a county task force to address broadband issues. It’s an advisory panel that does not have the power to order things to happen. But the task force certainly has the support and ear of county commissioners.
Battle Creek Shuts Down Summer Camp and Full Blast
The camp and Full Blast closings are blamed on COVID-19. They’re in place until further notice. No potential reopening date is being presented by city leaders.
The Latest COVID-19 Variant Shows Up in SW MI
The Barry Eaton District Health Department is now confirming attachment-at least one case verified in Barry County. And since testing for this one is a bit different than what is typically done, the department says there are likely other cases in the area that just haven’t been pinpointed ye…
Vacant School Building In Battle Creek Again Set On Fire
Battle Creek Police are questioning two people about their potential involvement in a weekend crime. They're detained in connection with another fire at the former Southwestern Jr High, along South Washington.
Mackinac Bridge Walk (And Run) Now Officially Scheduled
It had been rumored as far as three weeks back that the popular Labor Day holiday weekend event would be back this year. But not until the board of the Bridge Authority made it official on Friday was it a sure thing.
Ford’s Mustang Mach-E Named Best EV of 2021
Ford Motor Company is picking up another industry accolade. Car and Driver is naming the electric Ford Mustang Mach-E its 2021 EV of the year.
May Freeze Disaster Damage Loans Are Now Available
It’s been 8 weeks now since the devastating freeze that hit the area in early May. Many farmers still don’t have a full assessment yet of crop and orchard damages. But the government needs to hear from farmers within just a couple of weeks about their desire to apply for available fede…
Kalamazoo Schools Still Dealing With COVID-19 Outbreaks
Western Michigan University again shows on the ongoing list with 929 students, faculty and staff involved there. Kalamazoo College with less than 40 cases lingers on the list. So does Portage Central Elementary and Kalamazoo’s Gilden Woods Elementary.
West Michigan Amputee Competing In Adventure Race
The Michigan Adventure Race - Cannonsburg Edition, is all set for this weekend near Grand Rapids. Among the competitors this year is West Michigan Veterinarian Dr. Jim Kober. His involvement is noteworthy outside of the adventure elements of the event. Dr. Kolber lost a good portion of his right arm…
Man Ignores US-Canada Border Closing To Swim St. Clair River
Enforcement officers at first made contact while he was still swimming. He told them he didn’t need help. But more border control agents were waiting for him when he finished the swim at the Port Huron shoreline.