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Kalamazoo

Yes, it is a real place, a lovely city in western Michigan. The only reference I’d ever heard of it was in a very old Glenn Miller song “I’ve Got A Gal in Kalamazoo”. 284 more words

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Tolkien Unbound entertainment at Kzoo

Every year at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, the Tolkien at Kalamazoo group sponsors a reader’s theatre event and a musical entertainment. This year’s Tolkien Unbound session will take place off campus. 210 more words

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WMU to confer some 2,600 degrees during spring commencemen

BY: JEANNE BARON

WMU President John M. Dunn will preside over the ceremonies.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University will grant degrees to more than 2,600 students during four commencement ceremonies… 417 more words

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Tree dedicated to two Kalamazoo shooting victims

MATTAWAN, Mich. (WLNS)- A tree has been dedicated in memory of two of victims of the Kalamazoo shootings back in February.

“The tree by the Mattawan High School gym is a reminder to people live their lives as fully as Richard Smith and his 17-year-old son Tyler”, says Pastor Paul Fazio. 50 more words

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Antique Toy Snare Drum

This toy drum looks to be from the late ’20s or early ’30s. Wood hoops and a steel shell, with a functional snare throw-off. The spring snare wire seems to be original, as do the hide heads. 16 more words

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Kalamazoo Metro Transit begins first-ever Sunday service

By Lauren Winther

Though a dozen bundled-up residents waited at the Metro Transit bus stop at Stadium Drive and 11th Street, the silence was powerful — except for when the crunch of snow under someone’s boots signaled a new rider joining the huddle. 529 more words

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Former WMU Student shot and killed in Copper Beech Apartment Complex

By Lauren Winther

A former Western Michigan University student was shot and killed last weekend in her apartment at Copper Beech.

Jazmyne Gibson, 21, of Commerce Township, was not currently enrolled at WMU according to Cheryl Roland, the executive director of University Relations. 640 more words

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