Dowling, MI


Burglars break into Nonla Burger in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A rock shattered the glass door of a popular burger joint in Kalamazoo that was burglarized overnight. The cash register was stolen from Nonla Burger on Burdick Street in Kalamazoo, according to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety. The break-in occurred between Thursday 10 p.m. and...

Hayloft Ice Cream Parlor

If we’re gonna take a road trip for lunch we have to include an ice cream stop on the way. We were bored last weekend and really wanted to get out of the house. I suggested we take a road trip to Niles for lunch. We had a great meal at Iron Shoe Distillery then headed back towards Kalamazoo.

5 Michigan destinations that will take you back in time

Sometimes taking a minute to get out of "dodge" is just what is needed, but it can be an extra relief when your trip offers a bit more. Here are five places to visit with historical value and offer up a bit of nostalgia. Ida Red's Cottage. est. 1986. This...

Ranking Michigan State’s 2022 Football Schedule: No. 11 Western Michigan Broncos

2021 Record: 8-5 Western Michigan had a respectable season in 2021, including a September shootout win on the road over eventual ACC champion Pittsburgh, winning 44-41. The Broncos finished the regular season with a blowout road win over eventual MAC champion Northern Illinois, 42-21, and a postseason victory over Nevada, 52-24, in the Quick Lane Bowl. However, WMU ended up in a three-way tie for last place in the MAC West Division at just 4-4 in league play.

Three bands offer summertime fun at Old Dog Tavern Saturday night

Singer/songwriter Aaron James Wright is picking up where he left off. After the Covid-19 shutdown, he's embracing his love of performing again by bringing in his band The Ultralights and organizing a three-act evening of music at the Old Dog Tavern with Beth Bombara and The Lower Leisure Class. Wright sat down with Cara Lieurance to preview the show and talk about the music and backgrounds of all the performers.

Where to Find Breakfast Pizza Near Kalamazoo

I have a need, a need for...delicious breakfast pizza! Though the delicious meal is perfect for brunch, breakfast pizza is delectable treat no matter the time of day. So, what's a girl need to do to find a slice around the Kalamazoo area?. Though I grew up in Michigan, I...

Democrats Tami Rey, Michael Seals face off for Kalamazoo County Commission District 1 seat

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Tami Rey and Michael Seals are facing off for the Kalamazoo County Commission District 1 seat, in a race for the Democratic nomination in August. Rey and Seals both have experience as county commissioners. In May, Seals submitted a complaint against Rey, alleging that a portion of her petition signatures to be listed on the ballot were invalid. Seals’ and another challenge against Rey’s signatures were overturned, and Rey will be listed on the ballot.

Windy conditions ground the start of Field of Flight balloon competition in Battle Creek

Balloonists unrolled envelopes and fired up their propane burners late Thursday, but wind conditions have kept them grounded to start the 2022 Field of Flight balloon race. While balloons didn't take flight on Day 1 of the race, competitors participated in a "balloon illume" at Battle Creek Executive Airport at Kellogg Field. They met early...

There must be sometimes a tax increase is a good idea

I once asked former Barry County Sheriff and Wayland State Police Commander Steve DeBoer what a surefire way to lose an election would be. His immediate answer was “propose raising taxes.”. Indeed, human beings’ negative reactions to any threat to raise taxes are almost universal. Remember the 1984...

City of Portage in “Extreme” fire risk category

PORTAGE, MI (WKZO AM/FM) — The US Forest Service has identified the City of Portage as being in the extreme risk category for fire due to current drought conditions. Safety experts warn that when the fire danger is extreme fires of all types start quickly, spread rapidly, and burn intensely. They stress that due to the current conditions, fires will be very difficult to fight and may become very dangerous.

Fishing returns to Portage Creek

The soothing sound of Portage Creek burbling over rocks will soon include the sounds of fishing lines whizzing through the air as anglers cast their bait. Residents will be able to fish again at Milham Park and nearby Blanche Hull Park. Here, the creek is relatively shallow and easily accessible...