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United Way Celebrates Volunteers With Awards


The winners of this year’s United Way of Southwest Michigan community volunteer awards have been announced. The United Way’s Jennifer Tomshack tells WSJM News the new Judge Susan L. Dobrich Volunteer Leadership Award for Cass County has

SHAES Chief Urges Caution With Fireworks


South Haven Area Emergency Services Chief Brandon Hinz is asking everyone to be careful with fireworks as the Fourth of July approaches. Hot and dry weather has prompted the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to warn there

Upton Votes For Gun Bill


The U.S. House on Friday approved a gun reform bill with support from Congressman Fred Upton. He says the Safer Communities Act would improve public safety through gun safety, school safety, and mental health reforms. The legislation

Berrien County Broadband Surveys Continue


The project to map all of the available broadband internet in Berrien County is nearing completion. The Berrien County Board of Commissioners wants a comprehensive map of high-speed internet availability so it can better compete for grants

House Approves Upton Medical Research Bill


Legislation from Congressman Fred Upton to create a new medical research agency within the federal government has been approved by the U.S. House. Speaking on the House floor this week, Upton urged approval for ARPA-H, modeled after

Donna J. Habenicht

Donna (Lugenbeal) Habenicht was born Dec.13,1934 in the Philippines. Her missionary parents later moved to South America where she grew up. Her father drowned in Lima, Peru when she was 14 so the family returned to the

Food Banks Struggling


As prices of groceries and the cost of gas continues to soar, so does the number of people in need. Many are turning to local food banks for help in Michigan and with the number of donations