Dave Person


Dave Person has been a professional journalist for more than 50 years. He was managing editor of the student newspaper at MSU, and was a reporter and copy editor at the Kalamazoo Gazette for nearly 40 years. Dave, originally from Allegan but is now a resident of Cooper Township in Kalamazoo County, officially retired in 2009 but has been a freelance journalist and editor ever since.


the front entrance of the Round About Caffe.

November 8, 2022

After serving her family and friends for years as a homemaker, Swapna Gorthi takes a chance on her own coffee-making and culinary skills, opening a shop with a unique menu. Coincidentally, it hasn’t been a direct path to establishing the Round About Caffe.

Churu Yun speaks into a microphone to a group of people sitting in chairs

September 20, 2022

An education-to-employment infrastructure has brought businesses, kept workers, and made Kalamazoo a national hub for industrial design and related jobs.

a red, wooden school house after total renovation

April 20, 2022

After an extensive restoration and a pandemic break, classes (and more) resume at the 143-year-old school house on a Cooper Township corner.

a cartoon of a man and a woman lying in the grass looking at the stars

February 25, 2022

Gabriel Giron shares the inspiration behind his final collaboration with spoken word partner Kirk Latimer.

three workers sit aroujnd a table covered in piles of wool

February 23, 2022

The SHALOM Woolery Sheep Barn enhances work space for an operation that has provided housing and support for area adults with disabilities for three decades.

a flyer reading "KGOP Women's Luncheon to Feature Summit on Election Integrity"

February 2, 2022

The Kalamazoo GOP is using 2020 election misinformation to rally election inspectors for upcoming votes.

Becky Bil holds a large bag of popcorn

January 31, 2022

A survey of shops in Kalamazoo’s downtown business district finds entrepreneurs in various industries keep their doors open by taking the pandemic in stride.

craft soil company co-owners in front of their store

November 19, 2021

The Craft Soil Company has opened up a new gardening store, focusing first on artisan soil as more supplies come in.