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October 01 2019

At 27, Anika Johnson is the owner of two businesses: the Kalamazoo franchise of Soccer Shots, an organization that teaches kids 2 to 8 ye

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September 01 2019

Two decades ago, when James Devers was attending Western Michigan University, his goal was to work in the juvenile justice system.

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August 01 2019

It’s not only farmers in Southwest Michigan who have had their eyes on the sky this summer.

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July 01 2019

Bill McElhone says it was destiny that he became a museum man.

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June 01 2019

Farmers markets don’t just magically appear.

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May 01 2019

When Andrew Haan was skateboarding down the Kalamazoo Mall as a high-schooler and working at his family’s store, Warren’s Sporting Goods

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April 01 2019

Western Michigan University decided to invest in a growing industry with its new WMU Esports Arena, located in the former Little Theatre,

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March 01 2019

When it comes to celebrating all things Irish in Kalamazoo, it’s a couple with a Polish last name you can thank.

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February 01 2019

Cheryl Dickson became a pediatrician because when she was 8, a doctor made her swallow a pill.

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January 01 2019

People who meet Kristen Crandle might be surprised to find out she is not an ice skater.

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