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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 ...

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.

Five candidates seek three seats on Vicksburg Village Council

Five Vicksburg residents are running for three seats on the Vicksburg Village Council this November. Candidates Rick Holmes, Ron Smith, Carl Keller, Julie ...

Vicksburg High School student arrested for making threat of violence

Police plan to maintain a greater presence at Vicksburg High School, shown here, after a threat of violence was made against the school on Thursday, Feb.

New principal for Vicksburg High School  WLKM Radio

Centreville junior-senior high school principal Matt Hawkins is leaving the district. Hawkins has accepted the job of assistant principal for Vicksburg High School.

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 ...

New Vicksburg Community Schools superintendent named

VICKSBURG, MI -- Vicksburg High School Principal Keevin O'Neill has been named as the district's superintendent. The Vicksburg Community Schools Board of ...

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.

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

Kalamazoo United's Kyle Hoogenboom intercepts a pass against Watervliet on Sept. 21, 2018 at Soisson-Rapacz-Clason Field in Kalamazoo. (Patrick Nothaft ...

Vicksburg council OKs paper mill redevelopment

The Vicksburg Village Council has approved a plan to transform an old, abandoned paper mill into a large mixed-use development.

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 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, ...

Student arrested for threat against Vicksburg Middle School

Police arrested a Vicksburg Middle School student on March 7 for allegeldy making a threat of violence against the school. School officials say the arrest is ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Teen killed in car crash one week before graduation ceremony

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Brennan Scott Hamilton, 18, was identified by police as the person killed in a single-vehicle crash Sunday, May 27. Kalamazoo County ...

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.

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

Kalamazoo United senior Andrew Widger (10) makes a one-handed catch as he is covered by Hopkins sophomore Colin Weber (10) during the fourth quarter in ...

Meet the 2018 Kalamazoo Gazette Football Dream Team Offense

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

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.

Which Kalamazoo-area prep football player had the best district final?

See Kalamazoo-area's top performers from the high school football district finals and vote for the Player of the Week.

Vote for the Kalamazoo-area offensive MVP for 2018 football season

See the Kalamazoo-area's top offensive performers from the 2018 high school football season and vote for the MVP.

Eric Wenzel's historic game headlines Kalamazoo-area district finals action

Kalamazoo United and Portage Northern both claimed their program's first district titles Friday.

Vicksburg High School evacuated following possible bomb threat Wed.  WWMT-TV

VICKSBURG, Mich. NEWSCHANNEL 3 - Students were evacuated from Vicksburg High School following the discovery of an alleged bomb threat Wednesday ...

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 ...

UPDATE: Teen identified in fatal crash near Vicksburg  Midwest Communication

BRADY TOWNSHIP (WKZO AM/FM) -- Kalamazoo County Sheriff deputies are identifying the teen killed in a single car crash over the Memorial weekend.

81 high school seniors honored at Kalamazoo RESA awards breakfast

KALAMAZOO, MI - Eighty-one Kalamazoo County high school seniors were honored at the annual Kalamazoo RESA Seniors Awards Breakfast on Thursday, ...

Behind the scenes with the Vicksburg boys track team

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

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 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 ...

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.

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.

Playoff-clinching pandemonium headlines Kalamazoo Week 9 football action

See which Kalamazoo-area teams clinched playoff berths in the final week of the high school football regular season.

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 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 ...

'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.

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.

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.

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

MUSKEGON -- Shane Fairfield immediately knew where and when he wanted Muskegon to play its regional championship game against Cedar Springs.

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.

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 ...

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

View full sizeFirst row: Tina Bednarz, Kuirsten Preston, Amanda Bowersox, Claudia Ramsey Second row: Tara Gloystein, Molly Ouvry, Meg McGuire, Trisha ...

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 ...

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, ...

Vote for the Kalamazoo-area defensive MVP for 2018 football season

See Kalamazoo-area's top defensive performers from the 2018 high school football season and vote for the MVP.

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

ANN ARBOR, MI - A bomb threat caused Lincoln High School to temporarily evacuate on Friday, Feb. 23. It was one of several unfounded threats reported at ...

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."

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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

See the Kalamazoo-areas top high school football performances from Week 9 and vote for the Player of the Week.

'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 ...

'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 ...

3 schools compete in final Kalamazoo Gazette 2018 Prom of the Week poll

Vicksburg High School students enjoyed their 2018 prom in an "Enchanted Forest" Saturday, May 5 at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. (Kayla Miller |

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

Summit Polymers has received a tax break for a 55000 square foot expansion of its Vicksburg plant.

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

The Vicksburg Village Council has approved a new 2013 Strategic Plan.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Vicksburg's Tom Marchese earns Kalamazoo Gazette Football Coach Of the Year

Vicksburg's head coach Tom Marchese celebrates after his team scoring the second touchdown against Three Rivers during a MHSAA pre-district game, Friday, ...

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

Kalamazoo United's Andrew Widger lines up during warm-ups before his team's game against Watervliet on Friday, September 21, 2018. (Patrick Nothaft ...

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

Theordore Michael Cole was a car enthusiast who enjoyed helping others.

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

Vicksburg High School's men's soccer team will hold its first Rent-a-Pack-of-Bulldogs Fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 27.

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

Vicksburg bands and ensembles will be playing in the annual Bandathon fundraiser from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday at Vicksburg Middle School.

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

BELLEVILLE, MI - Van Buren Public Schools were in session Friday, Feb. 23, despite an anonymous tip about a potential school shooting threat. School officials ...

South Kalamazoo County Fire Authority fire commissioner resigns

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

Battle for OK Red leads week 9 of the Blitz  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

KENTWOOD, Mich -- East Kentwood already has a share of the OK Red but with a win over Rockford in the game of the week, it can win the outright title.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

'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 ...

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 ...

Reward offered after bomb threat emailed to Milan Area Schools

MILAN, MI - Crime Stoppers are offering a reward in wake of a bomb threat at Milan Area Schools on Monday, Feb. 26. School officials discovered an email ...

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.

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.

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 ...

See how Kalamazoo-area schools rank in state report on academic indicators  Kalamazoo Gazette -

Portage, Gull Lake, Comstock and Climax-Scotts are among Kalamazoo-area school systems that received the lowest of four rankings on the state's new ...

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.

Kuhlman to retire as superintendent  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 ...

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 ...

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

Courtesy photoDrew Russell (left), was killed in the line of duty Saturday. He is shown here with his brother, James, in Colorado just before being deployed to ...

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.

Bridge Magazine's 2017 Academic State Champs  Bridge Michigan

Bridge Magazine is proud to name 54 high schools as 2017 Academic State Champs. The schools listed below are best preparing students for success after ...

Which Kalamazoo-area high school football player had the best Week 7

See the Kalamazoo-area's stats leaders for Week 7 and vote for the Player of the Week.

WKZO news reporter Sam Herald dead at 31

UPDATE: *Service* scheduled. KALAMAZOO, MI -- Sam Herald, a news reporter for Kalamazoo's WKZO radio, died Saturday at Bronson Methodist Hospital at ...

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 ...

Portage man killed in train crash leaves behind 15-month-old daughter; funeral scheduled for Tuesday  Kalamazoo Gazette -

Anita (Rennaker) Porter spoke fondly Monday of how her son spent the day before the fatal crash with his daughter, Gabriella Porter, and that night with friends ...

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 ...

59th District Michigan House candidates are both former teachers

Neither candidate has signed a pledge not to raise taxes, and neither supports the use of public money to reimburse private schools for state-mandated ...

13 On Your Sidelines - Week 9 results

Find highlights, scores and photos here from all the Week 9 action as 13 On Your Sidelines continues the 2016 season.

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-area girls basketball early season trends

Battle Creek Central hosts Kalamazoo Central in a girls varsity basketball game at Battle Creek Field House in Battle Creek, Mich., Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.

Victims identified in Van Buren Co. fatal crash  Fox17

VAN BUREN CO., Mich. - The three victims in Thursday's fatal crash near Marcellus have been identified. The driver has been been identified as Brandon ...

The blues will go on: The 411 Club closure leaves fans wondering what's next, marks end of long-running jam session  Mlive Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Dan Ouellette will soon experience one of his most rested Fridays in almost 20 years. Although, many local blues fans may be tossing and ...

Nine Kalamazoo County students win Heyl Scholarships to Kalamazoo College, WMU  Kalamazoo Gazette -

Nine students, including five who are graduating from the Kalamazoo Area Math & Science Center, have received Heyl Scholarships for fall 2012.

Kalamazoo 'Hidden Figures' are leading young women in computer science

The group of young woman of the Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center are proving once again, that it is possible to be a woman and be among ...

Next Level Performance training center is set for Saturday grand opening in Portage

Next Level Performance offers coaching and about 6000 square feet of space for student-athletes training for a variety of sports.

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