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State’s COVID-19 Cases Up 1,379

Michigan has reported 1,379 additional cases of COVID-19 for Friday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says the state has reported a total of 566,630 cases of COVID. It recorded 19 additional deaths, bringing the

COVID Variant B.1.1.7 Found In Kalamazoo

An 80-year-old Kalamazoo County man with no travel history has contracted the B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19. County health officials say they are working on contact tracing everyone who has been in close contact with him to try

State Releases COVID Numbers For Thursday

Michigan is reporting 1,358 new cases of COVID-19 for Thursday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says that brings the state’s total to more than 565,000 since the pandemic started in March. There were 74

Whitmer: Winter Sports Resume February 8

The following is a release from the state of Michigan: Today, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) updated its current epidemic order to allow contact sports to resume as of Monday, Feb. 8, provided masks

St. Joseph Public Schools Superintendent Out

St. Joseph Public Schools is searching for a new superintendent. The school board held a special meeting this morning to accept the resignation of Dr. Thomas Bruce, effective tomorrow. In a statement, board president Barry Conybeare says

Michigan Senate Rejects 5 More Whitmer Nominees

From the Associated Press — Michigan Senate Republicans have rejected five more appointees nominated by Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer, in a renewed attempt to voice displeasure with not having input into her administration’s pandemic restrictions. The move

State COVID Numbers For Wednesday

Michigan is reporting 1,383 new cases of COVID-19 for Wednesday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says that brings the state’s total to more than 563,000 since the pandemic started in March. There were 32

SMC Preparing For New Michigan Reconnect Program

Following Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s announcement of the Michigan Reconnect program on Tuesday, Southwestern Michigan College is preparing to welcome students whose tuition will be covered. SMC has released the following: Southwestern Michigan College will be participating in

Popcorn Returns To Celebration Cinema

Celebration Celebration is bringing back the popcorn. While the big food story this week was the resumption of indoor dining at Michigan restaurants, the move also allows theaters to once again serve concessions. Celebration Cinema says the