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Vicksburg dances at prom 2019 with Golden Age theme

Vicksburg's prom was held at The Fountains in Parchment.

7 schools compete in second 2019 Kalamazoo Gazette Prom of the Week poll

Plainwell High School students and their dates celebrated prom on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. (Malachi Barrett |

Students sent home after power outage at Vicksburg, Schoolcraft schools

A portion of students at Schoolcraft and Vicksburg schools are going home Friday after a power outage.

Vicksburg gives green light to $60M paper mill redevelopment

VICKSBURG, MI -- An ambitious $60 million plan to transform a long-vacant mill complex into a sprawling entertainment and residential development is moving ...

Vicksburg High School student arrested for making threat of violence

Police say students are not in danger but they will maintain a greater presence on the Vicksburg High School campus.

Five candidates seek three seats on Vicksburg Village Council

In an MLive questionnaire sent to each candidate, they shared their top reasons for running for the trustee seats.

Kalamazoo United to play rest of 2018 football home games at Vicksburg

Poor field conditions caused United to move its remaining home games, including a Week 9 showdown with Schoolcraft.

Controversy springs up from speaker at Vicksburg school  WWMT-TV

A presentation by an activist at Vicksburg High School on Tuesday week prompted outrage on social media and an apology from school administrators.

Kalamazoo-area seniors honored for 'Excellence in Education,' receive $1K scholarships

The seniors will be honored Wednesday, April 17, at Western Michigan University Fetzer Center, according to a press release from Excellence in Education.

New Vicksburg Community Schools superintendent named

He replaces current school superintendent Charles Glaes, who is retiring in June.

Vicksburg Council to vote Monday on $50 million renovation project for old paper mill  WWMT-TV

An Old Vicksburg paper mill is one step closer towards a major renovation. The village of Vicksburg council members are poised to vote Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, ...

Sunflowers help in resurgence of Vicksburg paper mill site  WWMT-TV

VICKSBURG, Mich. - West Michigan students are helping in the resurgence of a local paper mill that has been shuttered for almost two decades. Newschannel ...

Presenting the Michigan high school football all-state team for Division 5-6

Find out who the best Division 5 and 6 high school football players were around the state with this all-state team.

W MI school apologizes for controversial speaker

VICKSBURG, Mich. (WOOD) — Vicksburg High School is facing some backlash from students and parents who say a motivational speaker's presentation made ...

Student arrested for threat against Vicksburg Middle School

It is the second time in less than a month that Vicksburg Community Schools has faced the potential threat of violence by a student.

Baker raising money for Vicksburg teen who died in a crash  WWMT-TV

A community rallied behind a mother who lost her 18-year-old son in a car crash near Vicksburg.Brennan Hamilton hit a tree on Portage Road and V Avenue ...

Vicksburg Middle School students walk out to protest gun violence

"We spend most of our lives in school... I think we definitely have a right to be heard," eighth grade student James Hatfield said Tuesday, Feb. 27.

Vicksburg students dance in an 'Enchanted Forest' for 2018 prom

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Under the trees of an "Enchanted Forest," Vicksburg High School students spent Saturday night dancing. The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts was ...

Michigan attorney general to review Erik Cross homicide case

The 35-year-old homicide investigation was referred to the Attorney General's office.

Vicksburg wins Kalamazoo area's 3rd Prom of the Week poll

Vicksburg High School's prom is Saturday, May 5 at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.

Edwardsburg heading to state championship game second year in a row  South Bend Tribune

Eddies to take on Chelsea High School team at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ford Field in Detroit.

Teen killed in car crash one week before graduation ceremony

Brennan Scott Hamilton, 18, was killed in a single-vehicle crash Sunday, May 27.

United's Andrew Widger wins Kalamazoo-area offensive MVP honors

Through 11 games, Widger has 52 catches for 985 yards and 19 touchdowns.

Record-setting QB Eric Wenzel named Kalamazoo Gazette Player of the Year

The Kalamazoo United senior set a state record with 56 touchdown passes in 2018.

Meet the 2018 Kalamazoo Gazette Football Dream Team Offense

See the Kalamazoo-area's top offensive players for the 2018 high school football season.

Unity Christian stymies high-scoring Kalamazoo United in regional finals

VICKSBURG, MI - From the state's highest scoring offense to one of the most accomplished quarterbacks in MHSAA history, Kalamazoo United owned an ...

Vicksburg High School names top seniors in Class of 2014  Mlive Kalamazoo

Vicksburg High School has released its list of their top graduates in the Class of 2014.

The story behind QB Eric Wenzel's WMU football commitment

The Kalamazoo Hackett senior silently committed to the Broncos on Dec. 18 and revealed the decision on Jan. 7.

WMU football gets commitment from record-setting hometown QB Eric Wenzel

After setting the MHSAA record for TD passes in a season, Kalamazoo United QB Eric Wenzel announced he'll continue his career at WMU.

Kalamazoo United caps first 9-0 season with comeback win over Schoolcraft

Quarterback Eric Wenzel scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 9-yard run late in the fourth quarter.

Vicksburg High School announces top graduates for Class of 2013  Kalamazoo Gazette -

Vicksburg High School has announced its top graduates for the Class of 2013.

Behind the scenes with the Vicksburg boys track team

Get to know the ins and outs of the 2017 Bulldogs' boys track squad.

Vicksburg hosts second annual Bulldog Marching Band Invitational Saturday

VICKSBURG, MI - More than 20 area marching bands will play at the second annual Vicksburg Bulldog Marching Band Invitational Saturday at Vicksburg High ...

WMU football adds two defensive linemen, QB on National Signing Day

Godwin Heights DE Marshawn Kneeland signed a scholarship offer, while Mattawan's Joe Misak and Kalamazoo Hackett's Eric Wenzel accepted preferred ...

Vicksburg Christmas in the Village on Saturday expanded

When Vicksburg ushered in an evening parade and a bigger Christmas in the Village event a couple of years ago, organizers weren't sure how it would play out.

Vicksburg schools leads the way with new WAY program for at-risk students  Kalamazoo Gazette -

Vicksburg Community Schools has started a unique W-A-Y program that offers online and in school teaching for at-risk students.

Vicksburg Invitational on Saturday to feature 15 area marching bands

Music will be heard in town Saturday when the first Vicksburg High School Bulldog Invitational marching band competition draws 15 area marching bands.

'It's just devastating': Vicksburg community grieves loss of 2 students, graduate

"I think that it's subdued," Vicksburg Community Schools Superintendent Charles Glaes said of the mood at the high school Friday.

Search Michigan schools to see how they compare in sending grads to college  Bridge Michigan

Use this database to search for your Michigan high school and see how it compares in sending graduates to college to others nearby and of similar economic ...

Kalamazoo United to open 2019 season with reigning champ Lumen Christi

The United football team will host the 3-time defending state champs to kickoff the 2019 season.

81 high school seniors honored at Kalamazoo RESA awards breakfast

81 high school seniors were honored at the Kalamazoo Regional Educational *Service* Agency.(Kayla Miller). By KALAMAZOO, MI - Eighty-one ...

Vicksburg village president candidate continues angry campaign

With the election a little over a month away, Vicksburg village president candidate Denny Olson continued his angry campaign about why he is taking on ...

Vicksburg High students present 'The Music Man' Friday, Saturday and Sunday  Mlive Kalamazoo

Vicksburg High School drama students return to a timeless musical this weekend when they put on a spirited production of Meredith Willson "The Music Man."

Former Vicksburg principal Greg Tibbetts pleads guilty to sexually assaulting student, embezzling from school

Seventeen months after Greg Tibbetts left his job as principal of Vicksburg Middle School amid allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a former student, ...

Vicksburg Middle School staff, students 'stunned' by principal's arrest in sex-abuse case  Kalamazoo Gazette -

It's been a difficult week in Vicksburg Community Schools, as staff, students and parents grapple with news that the Vicksburg Middle School principal has been ...

2019 Academic State Champs honors Michigan schools where college is the norm  Bridge Michigan

Dearborn Public Schools has two early-college programs at Henry Ford College, helping the district's high schools snare Academic State Champs honors.

Kayla Davenport, Vicksburg crash victim, will be 'deeply missed,' high school prinicipal says  The Kalamazoo Gazette

She's going to be deeply missed, and it's going to be a tough start of the school year, for sure," Principal Keevin O'Neill said.

8 West Michigan football teams vying for a trip to Ford Field

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A year of hard work and dedication to getting better is about to come to a head for some of our West Michigan football teams.

'I'll carry her in my heart': Hundreds gather to remember Vicksburg student Kayla Davenport

Hundreds gathered Tuesday at the Vicksburg Performing Arts Center to remember Kayla Davenport, the 17-year-old senior from Vicksburg High School who ...

Meet the candidates for Kalamazoo Public Schools board of education

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Five Kalamazoo residents are running for two seats on the Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education this November. Incumbent Craig ...

Friends remember Bobby Root, 20, Vicksburg man presumed drowned in California

On Friday, friends and family held a vigil at Clark Park in Vicksburg to remember Bobby Root, a Vicksburg man who was swept out to sea.

Vicksburg's Christmas in the Village Dec. 5: Trains, farmers' market, night parade, tree lighting

Vicksburg's Christmas in the Village Saturday, Dec. 5, sprinkles holiday cheer around town from morning to night.

'Justice for Erik Cross' protesters gather outside Kalamazoo courthouse

Supporters of Erik Cross and his family marched in front of the Kalamazoo County Courthouse Monday requesting charges be filed in a 34-year-old homicide ...

Vicksburg woman defies odds in "miracle" recovery after car accident  WWMT-TV

A Vicksburg High School senior beat the odds and made a miraculous recovery 10 years after a horrific car crash nearly killed her.Newschannel 3's Mike Krafcik ...

Schedule, sites set for 4 Muskegon-area regional football finalists

Two of the four Muskegon-area teams will play at 7 p.m. Friday, other two will play at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Denny Olson to run for Vicksburg village president, cites South County fire issues

Angry at what has been happening with the South Kalamazoo County Fire Authority, Vicksburg resident Denny Olson will run for Vicksburg village president ...

Which Kalamazoo-area prep football player had the best playoff opener?

See Kalamazoo's top performers from Round 1 of the high school football playoffs and vote for the Player of the Week.

Vicksburg takes aim at new strategic plan with debt, old paper mill, golf course and fiber optics the first targets  Kalamazoo Gazette -

VICKSBURG, MI –. The village of. Vicksburg. has a new strategic plan for the coming year. Now the work continues to see how much of it can be done.

Summit Polymers earns tax break from Vicksburg for $2 million expansion

VICKSBURG, MI - The Summit Polymers plant in Vicksburg has received a tax break on a $2 million expansion that is expected to create 82 jobs in two years ...

Schools in Mattawan, Portage and Vicksburg ranked in top 10 percent of schools statewide  Kalamazoo Gazette -

Seven public schools in the Kalamazoo area, including two in Mattawan, were ranked in the top 10 percent of Michigan public schools in terms of academic ...

United's Andrew Widger claims Kalamazoo-area Player of the Week honors

The senior receiver caught 11 passes for 134 yards and a touchdown in United's comeback win over Constantine.

Vicksburg Lions Club Summer Festival at new pavilion July 24-26  The Kalamazoo Gazette

The Vicksburg Lions Club Summer Festival runs Thursday through Saturday at the Vicksburg Community Pavilion at the Vicksburg Historic Village.

Award-winning Vicksburg HIgh Marching Band to be at Bandathon Saturday  Kalamazoo Gazette -

VICKSBURG, MI –. When the Vicksburg High School Marching Band plays a show Saturday night it will be both a celebration and fundraising. The band will join ...

South Kalamazoo County Fire Authority fire commissioner resigns

VICKSBURG, MI - Just three weeks after being appointed, the South Kalamazoo County Fire Authority fire commissioner has resigned. South Kalamazoo County ...

False threats at several Southeast Michigan schools prompt police response, precautions

The schools now join several across the state to have reported threats of violence in the wake of the Feb. 14 school shooting in Florida.

Excellence in Education recognizes 2018 seniors in Kalamazoo County

The 2018 Excellence in Education program on April 18 will honor 47 high school seniors and their significant educators.

Hopkins’ Mick Francis continues coaching despite cancer  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

HOPKINS, Mich -- Mick Francis has been on the Hopkins football sidelines for 45 years now and nothing can slow him down. In January, Francis went to the ...

Vicksburg mens soccer team holds 'Rent-a-Pack-of-Bulldogs' fundraiser on Saturday  The Kalamazoo Gazette

vicksburg soccer.jpg. The Vicksburg High School mens soccer team will do household chores for community supporters who decide to "Rent-a-Pack-of-Bulldogs ...

Cast your vote for the Kalamazoo Gazette Football Player of the Week 9

Schoolcraft junior Kobe Clark (10) avoids a tackle by Kalamazoo United junior Garrett Warner (22) during their game hosted at Vicksburg High School, Oct. 19, ...

Barn quilts form new quilt trail in Vicksburg area in south Kalamazoo County  Kalamazoo Gazette -

Kalamazoo County's first quilt trail is being blazed in the Vicksburg area by a Scotts couple who envision it as a tourist attraction.

Kuhlman to retire as superintendent - News  Sturgis Journal

Centreville Public Schools Superintendent Rob Kuhlman, who gained recognition for his role in accepting a precedence-setting job in 2010, is retiring at the end ...

SH schools installs another interim to replace Herrera  Herald Palladium

SOUTH HAVEN — With a new school year near, South Haven school board members have hired an interim superintendent to replace former Superintendent ...

Man killed in crash had 'generous nature' and enjoyed helping others

KALAMAZOO, MI -- The generous nature and selfless attitude of 34-year-old Theodore Michael Cole will never be replaced, according to his obituary. Cole, who ...

Vicksburg Hearty Hustle to draw hundreds for 26th year on Saturday  Mlive Kalamazoo

The 26th annual Vicksburg Hearty Hustle hits the streets Saturday, May 11.

Dining Out: The Village Hide-A-Way in Vicksburg is a neighborhood gathering place with healthy portions  Kalamazoo Gazette -

The Village Hide-A-Way -- what an appropriate name for the restaurant Scott Plankenhorn has built.

Rematch: Catholic Central vs. Edwardsburg in semifinal

The Grand Rapids Catholic Central football team is facing a familiar foe Saturday in a MHSAA Division 4 state semifinal.

Free college: Kalamazoo County students can graduate high school with associate's degree in new 5-year program

Kalamazoo County's nine school districts are launching a Early/Middle College program in which students can earn a degree or certificate from Kalamazoo ...

'Honored and proud': Vicksburg senior Gabrielle Perrin accepted to U.S. Naval Academy

"I was overwhelmed with emotion," Perrin said in an email exchange about learning of her acceptance. "Honestly, I cried because I felt excited for the future and ...

Equestrian, 16, dies in crash  Kalamazoo Gazette -

Megan Holt, 16, will be remembered for her many horseback-riding trophies. She died Friday in a car crash in southern Kalamazoo County.

15 Kalamazoo-area boys basketball players to watch in 2017-18

Paw Paw's Luke Toliver (10) holds the ball as Plainwell's Luke Morrell (14) attempts to defend him during a boys high school basketball game at Plainwell High ...

Kalamazoo-area highlights from Week 4 of high school football season -

Follow along as we look at some of the highlights from Friday's action.

KRESA Superintendent Ron Fuller announces he'll retire this summer  Kalamazoo Gazette -

Ron Fuller, superintendent of the Kalamazoo Regional Educational *Service* Agency since 2008, has announced that he will retire effective July 1.

Services in Kalamazoo for Brandon Van Walbeck, 21, killed in crash

VICKSBURG, MI -- Services will be held Saturday, Oct. 24 for Brandon Van Walbeck, 21, who died last week when the car he was driving went off 94th Avenue ...

Opening day of firearm deer-hunting season a mixed bag in Southwest Michigan  Kalamazoo Gazette -

The beginning of Michigan's firearm deer season, which runs Nov. 15-30, is practically a holiday for many of the state's hunters. Many hunters, however, said ...

Vicksburg Bulldogs working for playoffs  Fox17

VICKSBURG, Mich. -- Vicksburg quarterback, Garrett Ketelaar, has been memorizing the Bulldogs' offense since 7th grade, when his brother was the ...

Which Kalamazoo-area high school football player had the best Week 9?

Portage Central senior TE/LB Kyle Dotson (45) tries to push St. Joseph junior RB/DL Ethan Valdes (40) out of his way during the game between Portage Central ...

7 incumbents face challengers in Kalamazoo County board election

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Seven members of the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners are facing challengers in the Nov. 6 general election. The board is the ...

Remember: Julie Cunningham, a freshman at Western Michigan University, was murdered on campus 25 years ago today  Kalamazoo Gazette -

Julie Cunningham's family issued a statement in regard to the 25th anniversary of her death.

Students win $600K in art scholarships | 2017-05-26

A group of teens in the region recently won $600000 total in scholarships to six Midwest art institutions. The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, or KIA, hosted its 36th ...

Reward offered after bomb threat emailed to Milan Area Schools

School officials discovered an email about 7 a.m. Monday indicating that multiple explosives had been placed at several locations within the district.

Kalamazoo County Excellence in Education program honors top students in Class of 2013  Kalamazoo Gazette -

Almost 50 Kalamazoo County high school seniors were honored Wednesday at a reception for being in the top 2.5 percent of their graduating class.

Capt. Drew Russell, 25, who died in Afghanistan, had planned to make military his career  Kalamazoo Gazette -

SCOTTS –. A soldier who grew up in Scotts was killed Saturday while serving his country in Afghanistan. Capt. Drew Edward Russell, 25, a lifelong resident of ...

Wave of threats at SE Michigan schools has students thinking, 'Are they safe?'

Just the stress from the threats could have an adverse impact on students and communities, said Marc Zimmerman, a professor in the University of Michigan's ...

5 fun facts about Kalamazoo-area high school graduation season, which starts this week  Mlive Kalamazoo

Hundreds of high school seniors are graduating in the Kalamazoo-area starting this week.

Kalamazoo Gazette celebrates the top high school sports moments from 2016-17

Follow along to relive the best moments in sports the Kalamazoo area had to offer over the last 10 months.

Van Buren Schools in session Friday despite 'vague' threat of shooting -

Van Buren Public Schools are in session on Friday, Feb. 23, despite an anonymous tip about a potential school shooting threat.

Kalamazoo-area high school seniors recognized for Excellence in Education

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Nearly 50 high school seniors from the Kalamazoo area have been honored this year with Excellence in Education awards. Excellence in ...

Friends mourn the loss of young Kalamazoo-area truck driver killed in Monday night crash  Kalamazoo Gazette -

The driver of the pickup truck was transported to Borgess Medical Center, and was in critical condition Monday night.

19 Kalamazoo-area residents named YWCA Young Women of Achievement

The YWCA of Kalamazoo has announced today the recipients of the 2015 YWCA Young Women of Achievement Award.

Coldwater High School welcomes Todd Farmer as new Athletic Director  Coldwater Daily Reporter

COLDWATER — Sports at Coldwater High School has seen an unprecedented run over the past several years, bringing home multiple conference titles in ...

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