Thanks to our donors

So many things are happening in South County as summer begins.

Schoolcraft Historic Walk with Lynne Houghton in July

On Friday, July 21st at 8 a.m. Lynne Houghton, Regional History Curator for the Western Michigan University Archives and Regional History Collections and co-author of “Kalamazoo Lost & Found,” will lead a guided walk around the village of Schoolcraft. Interested parties should meet at Burch Park on West Clay Street. For more information and dates and times for other area events, call Discover Kalamazoo 269-488-2000 or visit

Thanks from VFW Post 5189

“The Vicksburg VFW Post 5189 would like to thank all the generous community members who donated to our 2023 Poppy Fundraiser this year. We would also like to thank all the businesses that allowed us to set up our Poppy stands on their properties: B.P. Station, Family Fare, Hideaway, Rise and Dine, Yogi’s, Roxie’s, and the Dawg House.

We provide Honor Guard Services for any veteran’s funeral at the request of the family at no charge; this being one of the ways we give back. We are proud to live in the Vicksburg community. VFW Post 5189 Commander and members thank you!”

In Closing

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Here comes May

As I write this, the weather has warmed, and the tulips are starting their annual show. April’s weather is always unpredictable, but after some of last month’s sleet and snow, we are all ready for some sunshine and warmer May weather! Signs of spring are everywhere—the grass is greening, magnolias and dogwoods are blossoming, and hummingbirds and orioles have been sighted in Michigan. That sure feels good!

We are proud of this issue that spotlights our spring student athletes. We have included news from our area schools, interesting features, and the usual columns you have come to expect. Several new writers have also joined our efforts and we appreciate their skills, interests and efforts.

Schoolcraft Community Library is hiring

Visit their website at for more information.

Schoolcraft School’s Superhero Crusade for Kindness Parade

This event will be held on May 11. The parade steps off at 3:45 at the front of the 7th-12th building, lead by the Superhero Golden Eagle Marching Band, Girls on the Run teams, followed by the superheroes, the parade will roll down to 14th street, turn right on Clay Street, where the superheroes will take their places on the soccer field.

Please consider supporting our efforts

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Local events in April

Spring greetings from all of us at the South County News. Despite the cold weather, daffodils and crocuses are budding, and the days are growing longer. Warm weather will arrive soon!

Friends of Schoolcraft Library Silent Auction

There are just a few days left to participate in Friends of the Schoolcraft Library silent auction. Stop in the library to bid on items donated by area merchants and businesses. All proceeds to benefit the summer reading program. Final bids due by Saturday, April 8th at 12:30 p.m.

New book club opportunity

Gilbert and Ivy Book Club will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m. at Oopsy Daisy, located at 105 S. Main Street, Vicksburg to discuss “The Authenticity Project”. Light refreshments will be provided. You are welcome to bring your favorite beverage from any of the local restaurants or bars.

Earth Day activities

Celebrate Earth Day, April 22, in downtown Vicksburg. Area merchants have lots of fun things planned for the whole family. Come check it out!

Many thanks

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