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State Marking Trails Week This Month

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is urging everyone to check out some of the state’s trails this month. DNR Trail Coordinator Paul Yauk tells WSJM News many people don’t even know about the recreation opportunities that

Creek Cleaned Up By Volunteers

A cleanup event along Ox Creek in the Benton Harbor area late last month attracted 29 volunteers from several organizations. Southwest Michigan Planning Commission senior planner Marcy Hamilton tells us local Rotary clubs, the Two Rivers Coalition,

Annual Health Department Report Now Online

The Berrien County Health Department has released its report for 2018. Spokesperson Gillian Conrad tells WSJM News the department gave its report to the Berrien County Board of Health earlier this month. She says some people might

Two Dead In Lake Township Crash

Two people are dead following a Saturday crash in Lake Township. The Baroda-Lake Township Police Department says the crash happened at Jericho Road and Linco Road around 12:45 p.m.  It was between a 2011 Chevy Silverado that

Recycling Event Set For September 21

The Berrien County Parks Department will hold a community recycling event this month at Silver Beach. It says now is the time to clean out your garage and basement, and also take a look at what’s under

Growing Popularity For SJ Senior Center

The St. Joseph-Lincoln Senior Center is seeing increased attendance as word of mouth gets around and the county’s population ages. The center’s board president, Rick Freridge, gave some numbers to the Berrien County Board of Commissioners this

M-139 Work Getting Underway

Drivers should note the Michigan Department of Transportation is doing some work on M-139 in Benton Township. It starts Monday and will continue for the rest of the month. MDOT says it’s doing concrete patching between I-94

Attorney General Intervenes In I&M Power Plan

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is intervening in an Indiana Michigan Power filing with the Michigan Public Service Commission to determine if the utility is following an energy plan that will protect the state’s natural resources. Her

Naloxone Being Given Away Statewide Saturday

The fight against opioid overdose deaths continues Saturday with the statewide distribution of almost 52,000 Naloxone kits. That is the medicine used to reverse an opioid overdose. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has sent

Cass County K-9 Finds Missing Man

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department says a Cassopolis man is safely back home after being missing for several hours on Thursday. Deputies were called to the 26-thousand block of M-60 in Jefferson Township shortly before 9 p.m.

Health Officials Praise Vaping Regulations

Local health officials are giving high marks to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s action last week to ban flavored vaping products in Michigan. Berrien County Health Department spokesperson Gillian Conrad tells WSJM News not enough is known about e-cigarettes

LMC College Night This Month

Lake Michigan College has scheduled its next College Night for Monday, September 23. It’s a chance for LMC students to meet with representatives of four-year universities around the region and learn about enrolling. LMC says there will

State Budget Talks Break Down Over Road Money

Budget talks have broken down between Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer just days after they agreed to sideline negotiations over a long-term road-funding plan. The issue that caused the negotiations to hit a pothole

Rotary Holding Bed Race This Month

Coming up on Friday, September 20 will be the Benton Harbor Sunrise Rotary’s Great Bed Race. It’s a team competition in which several local businesses race each other on wheeled beds down Lake Boulevard in downtown St.