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80 Students Attend SMC Human Services Day

Eighty high school students from Covert, Hartford and the Allegan County Area Technical and Education Center (ACATEC) attended Southwestern Michigan College’s Human Services Day Jan. 28. ACATEC students visited from William Baker’s criminal justice (CJ) program. Students

Winter Storm Expected To Hit SW Michigan

There’s a winter storm warning for southern lower Michigan with some areas in southwest Michigan having the potential for 20 inches of snow Wednesday and Thursday. National Weather Service meteorologist Ernie Ostuno talks about what they’re expecting.

Whitmer Announces 250,000 Free COVID Tests

Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) today announced a partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation to ship 250,000 free tests to 50,000 households to help get COVID-19 at-home tests into the hands of vulnerable Michiganders.  “Testing is critical to helping Michiganders protect themselves

Cruise Ships To Stop In Muskegon

From the Associated Press — Cruise ships will visit Muskegon again this summer, after stops were canceled for two years due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Muskegon Chronicle reports 17 stops are planned for this summer, and

John James Running For Detroit Area House Seat

From the Associated Press — Michigan businessman, military veteran and two-time Republican Senate candidate John James says he will run for an open House seat in the Detroit area. The 10th District, newly created through redistricting, considered

Ace Hardware Expanding To Watervliet

The Borre family, longtime owner and operator of Ace Hardware stores in St. Joseph and Stevensville, is growing their company. They are purchasing Watervliet Hardware, an independent store in downtown Watervliet, and will add the Ace flag

Two Hurt In Allegan County Crash

Two people from Illinois are hospitalized after being hurt in an Allegan County crash Saturday evening. They were in an SUV headed north on M-40 when a pickup on 102nd Avenue did not yield and the two

Vigil To Remember Those Lost To COVID

Bronson Healthcare is planning a virtual vigil for next month to honor and remember all of those who have died as a result of COVID-19. Bronson says the Healing Steps Forward Virtual Vigil will be February 15