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New COVID boosters available


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has amended emergency use authorizations to recommend bivalent Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines be used for all doses administered to those 6 months of age and older. Monovalent COVID-19 vaccines are

Trout season underway in Michigan


Get your flies ready because it’s officially trout fishing season. Michigan Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist Christian LeSage says it’s also the start of walleye and northern pike season in the Lower Peninsula. “The Lower Peninsula

SWM home sales pick up in March


The southwest Michigan housing market picked up steam in March after slowing down in January and February. However, at the close of the first quarter of 2023, the numbers show the market is no longer as red

$975,000 grant awarded for Ox Creek cleanup


A grant of $975,000 has been awarded to Benton Harbor for the cleanup of Ox Creek. This latest piece of funding comes from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration through its Coastal Habitat Restoration and Resilience

Anna Rose Ulrath

Anna Rose Ulrath, 54, of Bangor Township passed away Monday, April 24, 2023, at Corewell Health Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mich. Anna was born Nov. 6, 1968, in Goshen, Ind., the daughter of Robert and Emily Dean.

Alcohol Might Be Sold At WMU Football Games


Beer, wine, and seltzers will be sold to the public inside Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo this fall pending the approval of the Michigan Liquor Control Commission. The Western Michigan University board of trustees yesterday approved the plan