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Man Aims To Reopen Deer Forest

Several years after it closed, Deer Forest in Coloma could find new life if one man’s fundraising campaign is successful. 36-year-old Blair Struble grew up in Coloma, and says he was heartbroken when he learned the attraction

New Hartford Library Up And Running

Hartford Public Library staff are settling into their new home. After about a year of construction, the brand new Arthur and Bonna Vanderlyn Community Center and Hartford Public Library on Church Street is now open to the

Nursing Home Visits Now Allowed

Michigan residents are now allowed to visit their loved ones in nursing homes, but it will have to be outdoors for their own safety. Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon says you will have

Number Of Absentee Voters Keeps Rising

The number of absentee voter requests statewide is now 2.28 million for the November election. “A week ago we were at 2.1 million, which was already more than ever before in Michigan history,” says Secretary of State

LaSata Holding Coat Drive

State Senator Kim LaSata is holding a children’ coat drive ahead of the winter. Her office has released the following: State Sen. Kim LaSata on Monday announced Kim’s Coat Drive for Kids is back for 2020 in

South Haven Drowning Victim Found

South Haven Area Emergency Management Services says the 18-year-old man who drowned on Labor Day has likely been recovered. The body was retrieved Saturday near the north beach, and SHAES officials say an autopsy will identify the

Two Pulled From Lake Michigan In Bridgman

Police in Bridgman say beachgoers puled two teenage girls from Lake Michigan Sunday afternoon. A 15-year-old girl was fine, but her 14-year-old counterpart was unresponsive. Our partners at WSBT 22 report she was first taken to Spectrum

Berrien County Recycling Event Coming Up

A community recycling event is planned for this month at Silver Beach County Park in St. Joseph. Berrien County Parks Department Environmental Property Manager Jill Adams tells WSJM News they’ll take foam, household electronics, and household chemicals.

WMU Receiving Research Grant

Congressman Fred Upton has announced a grant of more than $375,000 is going to Western Michigan University for research. Upton’s office has released the following: U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) today announced that the U.S. Department of

New COVID Testing Site Opens In Niles

There’s a new COVID-19 testing site in Niles. The Michigan Department of the Health and Human Services says saliva tests will now be taken at Hope Community Church, at 2390 Lake Street. It opened this past Wednesday.