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DNR Preparing For Land Auctions

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is getting ready to hold some property auctions. DNR resource specialist Michael Michalek tells WSJM News they sell off surplus properties each year. This fall, there will be 225 properties around

SMC Adjusts Schedule For Spring Semester

Leaders at Southwestern Michigan College are remaining flexible as they plan for the coming academic year. SMC President Joe Odenwald tells us the board of trustees this week approved moving the spring of 2021 semester back by

State COVID-19 Numbers For Wednesday

Michigan is reporting 616 additional cases of COVID-19 for Wednesday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says there have been a total of 94,278 cases of the illness in the state since the start of

UPDATE — Missing Woman Found Safe

UPDATE: The woman referenced in the below story has been found safe. The Lincoln Township Police Department has released the following statement: “Ms. Donayre has been located and is in good health. Thank you to all those

90-Year-Old Woman Killed In Crash

A 90-year-old woman from Niles is dead following a crash in Cass County on Wednesday. The Cass County Sheriff’s Department says it happened on US-12 at the M-60 interchange in Milton Township around 10:20 a.m. A vehicle

Lawmakers Call For Decency, Civility

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and Congressman Fred Upton continue to call for more civility in politics as COVID-19 affects the country. The two held a meeting on Tuesday with Dingell saying now is not the time for partisanship.

One Arrested In Chikaming Township Drug Bust

A 71-year-old Chikaming Township man is facing a variety of charges after a drug bust last week. The Southwest Enforcement Team says its detectives and officers from the Chikaming Township Police Department, the Unites States Postal Inspection

New COVID-19 Figures Released

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says there are 476 new COVID-19 cases in the state and 15 new deaths. That brings the totals to 93,661 cases and 6,340 deaths since March. In Berrien County,

United Way Promotes Equity Challenge

The United Way of Southwest Michigan says its upcoming 21 Day Equity Challenge will be an opportunity for the whole community to improve itself by coming to a better understanding of racism and how it affects everyday

LaSata Discusses Return To Learn Plan

A Return to Learn plan for Michigan schools this fall will allow for flexibility, both for parents and local health officials, according to state Senator Kim LaSata. The state Senate approved the plan developed on a bipartisan

COVID-19 Cases Up By 565

Michigan has 565 new COVID-19 cases and 6 new deaths. The totals since March are now 92,720 cases and 6,324 deaths. As of Friday, 67,778 people around the state had recovered. In Berrien County, positive cases are

Four-Month-Old Dies In Benton Township

Benton Township Police are investigating the death of a four-month-old boy. They and Medic 1 Ambulance Service were called to  a home on Blossom Lane for an infant who was not breathing. He was taken to Spectrum