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Food Center Possible For Benton Harbor

Feeding America West Michigan is conducting a study on a possible community food center in Benton Harbor. Marketing and Development Director Pattijean McCahill tells WSJM News the organization helps relieve hunger in 40 counties, but right now

BH Schools Early Enrollment Numbers

The early enrollment numbers for Benton Harbor Area Schools this year are down slightly. District CEO Robert Herrera told WSJM News this week the counts are showing a loss of about 70 students from last year, which

SJ Schools In Good Financial Shape

The latest financial audit has found St. Joseph Public Schools to be in good shape. At a meeting this past week, the board of education was told the district in the last year spent slightly less than

Emergency Management Training Soon

The Berrien County Office of Emergency Management is preparing to offer another round of Community Emergency Response Team training to the public. The Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, is trained to help respond to disasters in

LMC Wine Center Named For Couple

Lake Michigan College has named its new wine and viticulture center in honor of a Stevensville couple who has worked to help the college complete major projects. LMC President Trevor Kubatzke tells WSJM News the Welch Center

Car-Deer Crashes Advisory

With the fall here, the Insurance Alliance of Michigan is reminding all drivers of the dangers posed by deer. The alliance’s Mark Fisk tells WSJM News deer are more active this time of year, especially at dusk

Bangor Apple Festival Saturday

Set for this Saturday is the 40th annual Bangor Apple Festival. Event co-chair Elizabeth Green tells WSJM News there will be a variety of events and activities around the downtown area from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Pop-Up Fundraiser In Bridgman Next Week

The United Way of Southwest Michigan is bringing a different kind of fundraiser to the Haymarket Brewery in Bridgman next week. The United Way’s Ryan Cheevers tells WSJM News they’re holding a pop-up giving event where those

New Dune Area Opening To Public

From the Associated Press — A large swath of dunes and forest known as Ottawa Sands in western Michigan is opening to the public next week. MLive reports visitors to the property bordering a section of the

LMC Fall Fest This Saturday

Set for this Saturday is the first ever Lake Michigan College Homecoming Fall Fest. LMC Intercollegiate Athletics Director Melissa Grau tells us the event will be a way to check out some Red Hawks athletic events with

COSY Collecting Care Items

Super Hits 103.7 COSY FM is once again collecting personal care items for those in need with its Project Personal Care. COSY’s Paul Layendecker tells WSJM News they’re out at the Family Dollar in South Haven all

Recycling Event This Weekend

The final Berrien County free household recycling event of the year will be this weekend. Environmental Property Manager Jill Adams tells us Berrien County residents will be able to drop off a variety of unwanted items this

M-51 Repaving Starts Next Week

The Michigan Department of Transportation is about to begin a repaving project on M-51 from north of Niles to Dowagiac. MDOT tells us the work from Impala Drive to Pokagon Street starts Monday and will continue through

Upton On Post-Election Priorities

Congressman Fred Upton is hoping bi-partisanship will rule Washington once the elections are over next month. He tells WSJM News an effort to get new rules in the House to prevent bills from being held up for

Delivery Driver Robbed Outside Drug Store

Police are looking for two suspects who robbed a pharmaceutical delivery driver in Benton Township on Thursday morning. The Benton Township Police Department tells us it happened outside of the Walgreen’s store on Napier Avenue around 9:30.

Benton Harbor School Board Frustrated

The growing pains are evident with the new way Benton Harbor Area Schools are being run in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Education. No school board members attended Tuesday’s monthly public meeting held by CEO Robert

Detroit Putting Halloween Focus On Kids

The focus of a three-day Halloween period in Detroit is changing from anti-arson efforts to celebrations aimed at families. Mayor Mike Duggan unveiled plans for “Halloween in the D” yesterday. “There’s got to be a point in

BH School Enrollment Slightly Down

The early enrollment numbers for Benton Harbor Area Schools this year are down slightly. District CEO Robert Herrera told WSJM News this week the counts are showing a loss of about 70 students from last year, which