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State Adds 2,100 COVID Cases For Thursday

Michigan has reported 2,165 additional cases of COVID-19 for Thursday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus website shows the state has reported a total of more than 544,000 cases of COVID. It recorded 148

U.S. Attorney In Detroit Resigns

The U.S. Attorney in Detroit has resigned. Matthew Schneider submitted his resignation to President Biden yesterday afternoon. His last day will be February 1st, and he’ll then join a private law firm based in Detroit. As he

Wednzel Receives Committee Assignments

State Representative Pauline Wendzel has received her committee assignments for the new legislative session. Her office has released the following: State Rep. Pauline Wendzel has been named to four committees for her second term in the Michigan

Michigan Jobless Rate Increases In December

The unemployment rate in Michigan went up in December. The Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget has released the following: Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose by five-tenths of a percentage point in December to 7.5

Covert Man Arrested For LSD

A 24-year-old Covert man is in jail for three outstanding warrants for dealing LSD and will be facing more drug, gun, and resisting police charges. The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office sent detectives to his home in

Benton Harbor Gets Clean, Unmodified Audit

Clean and unmodified. That’s the audit finding for the city of Benton Harbor by auditing firm Rehmann [[ ray-men ]] Robson, their best rating. Benton Harbor City Commissioners heard the annual audit report on Tuesday night during

Niles Man Busted For Drugs

A 47-year-old Niles man is in the Berrien County Jail for delivering and manufacturing cocaine and maintaining a drug house. He was arrested Wednesday afternoon when the Southwest Enforcement Team executed a search warrant in his home

Vice President Harris Makes History

As President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have taken office, history has been made in more ways than one, as Harris becomes the first person of color and the first woman to hold the position.

Verlyn William Cowgill

Verlyn’s life began December 14, 1937, in Coloma, Michigan. He was raised in Watervliet where he attended school and lived most of his adult life.  Verlyn worked for the Watervliet Paper Company for 25 years until retirement. 

Biden Sworn In, Upton Issues Statement

President Joe Biden has been sworn in. Congressman Fred Upton’s office has released the following: U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, issued the following statement after Joe Biden was sworn in as President of the United States:

MDOT Invites Public To Name Its Plows

The Michigan Department of Transportation is inviting the public to submit names for its plows. MDOT spokesperson Nick Schirripa tells WSJM News Twitter users suggested the idea. “They shared a picture of Traffic Scotland, a map they

Lakeshore Superintendent Retiring

Lakeshore Public Schools Superintendent Phil Freeman is retiring. He presented a letter to the board of education Tuesday saying he officially retires on June 30 after 34 years of service in public education. Freeman came to Lakeshore