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AAA: plan for summer travel now


Are you booking a trip for this summer? You better hurry because AAA says it’s already seeing very strong bookings for cruises, tours, hotels and flights. We asked AAA of Michigan’s Adrienne Woodland why. “Definitely the pandemic

St. Joseph Commissioners approve budget

St. Joseph City Commissioners have approved the budget for the coming fiscal year. The $42.6 million spending plan considered Monday night envisions General Fund revenues of about $11.9 million and expenditures of $10.9 million. The remaining $1

Marlene Louise (Day) Krajewski


Marlene Louise Krajewski, 87, of Paw Paw, passed away Thursday, May 4, 2023, at Medilodge in Kalamazoo. She was born March 25, 1936, in Paw Paw, the daughter of Clifton Day and Alice (Harter) Day. On July

Four Winds COO leaving


The man who has led four Winds Casinos through a period of growth and success is moving on. Four Winds Chief Operating Officer Frank Freedman says it’s time for a new professional chapter, so he’ll return to

Judith Ann “Judi” Padilla


Judith (Judi) Ann Padilla, 78, passed away at home in Berrien Springs, MI on May 2nd, 2023. Judi was born on September 7th, 1944 in Rapid City, South Dakota. Her parents were Dorothy Miley (deceased) and Leroy

Survey indicates slowing economy, no recession yet


West Michigan manufacturers continue to signal a slowing economy as Grand Valley State University’s closely watched monthly purchasing managers survey showed continued softness and increased caution. Brian Long, of Grand Valley’s Seidman College of Business, says we’re