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Local School Board Races Decided Tuesday

Several local school board races were decided this week. In the Benton Harbor Area Schools district, four trustee were selected out of seven candidates. The winners are former Benton Harbor High School Principal Reinaldo Tripplett, Angel Clark

New LMC Trustee Selected By Voters

The Lake Michigan College Board of Trustees will look a little different come next year following this week’s election. Current Trustee Paul Bergan was retired by voters, who were asked to pick three LMC Board members Tuesday.

County Board Race A Tie

One Berrien County race that still hasn’t been decided from Tuesday is the race for county commission in District 5. As of  Wednesday afternoon, Bruce Gorenflo and Rayonte Bell were tied, each with 3,934 votes. This means

Bangor Home Destroyed By Fire

A house fire in the city of Bangor drew the response of four fire departments. South Haven Area Emergency Services says they, the Bangor Community Fire Department, and the Columbia Township and Hartford fire departments were called

Wendzel Claims Victory In 79th District

State Representative Pauline Wendzel is claiming victory in her reelection bid. Her campaign issued a statement late Tuesday, saying she had defeated Democrat Chokwe Pitchford in Michigan’s 79th House District. Wendzel thanked supporters, adding, “when this term

Upton Declares Victory

Congressman Fred Upton is claiming victory over Democratic challenger Jon Hoadley in Michigan’s Sixth District. Speaking late Tuesday from his home, Upton told WSJM News he was feeling good, and the staff in his corner were “happy

Strong Absentee Turnout In Benton Harbor

There have been plenty of people taking the absentee option in Benton Harbor this election. Speaking at this week’s city commission meeting, Benton Harbor City Clerk Kimberly Thompson said her office has been hard at work handling

Commission Makes Tuesday A Day Of Grace

Benton Harbor City Commissioners are in favor of Election Day being a Day of Grace when police won’t approach people and possibly arrest them over non-violent warrants. However, they don’t want to create the impression that there

Fatal accident in Covert Township

Monday afternoon, 76 year old Marlene Francis Cassidy was walking across M-140 in front of the Covert Township Library when she was struck by a vehicle. Covert Township Emergency crews transported her to the hospital where she

LMC To Host Post Election Discussion

Lake Michigan College is planning a community discussion about this week’s election. Set for Wednesday at 4 p.m., the virtual panel will take place over Zoom and feature LMC political science professor Tiffany Bohm and psychology professors

When To Expect Election Results

When will votes be counted for the general election? Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says it’s a huge undertaking. Could we know winners by Wednesday? “I could see that as a possibility, but I would caution people