Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers (pictured with former Chicago Bears teammate Dick Butkus) who wowed fans with his spectacular runs at Kansas University in the early 1960s and then for the Chicago Bears from 1965-71, has passed away the age of 77.
Another casualty of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, this year's Kalamazoo Holiday Parade has been cancelled, as the Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership announces an effort to "reimagine" the 2020 holiday season. In addition, the Holly Jolly Trolley will be taking the year off, too.
Everyone loves cheering for an underdog, and a great comeback story. Earth Fare hopes theirs is going to be just that. The "healthy supermarket", which went belly up and closed its doors in February, before the pandemic, has new owners, and is re-opening its Portage store on South Westnedg…
Maybe some of the old-timers who grew up here know the stories, but a few days ago, I just found out the surrounding area just west of Kalamazoo was once the mint capital of the world. And it was right up until the early 1970's, when blight disease killed it.