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LMC Taking Nominations For MLK Awards


Lake Michigan College and its MLK Celebration Committee are seeking nominations for the 2023 Spirit of MLK Spotlight honors, which recognize those who embody the love and spirit exemplified by the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Early Blossomtime Pageant winners announced


Blossomtime Pageants are underway for the 2023 season, and winners are being crowned across southwest Michigan. Miss Edwardsburg, Miss Coloma, Miss Bloomingdale, Miss Teen Blossomtime, Miss Junior Teen Blossomtime, Bud Prince and Bud Princess have all been

Powerball Jackpot Up To $1.9 Billion


$1.9 billion. That’s the record jackpot in tonight’s Powerball drawing after no one matched all six winning numbers to win Saturday night’s big prize. That was the 40th straight drawing with no big winner. The Michigan Lottery’s

Apartment Fire In Plainwell Kills Woman


An elderly woman has died in an apartment fire in Plainwell Saturday night. Fire crews were sent to the apartment on North Main Street around 11:15 p.m. and put out the fire in her apartment. Investigators believe

Commissioners Consider Budget


The Berrien County Board of Commissioners could approve a budget for 2023 next week. At a meeting this past week, the board held its 2023 budget hearing with Financial Services Director Doug James telling commissioners the proposed

Utilities Brace For High Winds This Weekend


High winds are expected around much of Michigan this weekend, and utilities are bracing themselves. Consumers Energy spokesperson Brian Wheeler tells WSJM News crews are ready to respond to outages. “We’ve been seeing predictions that we could

Hartford Gets $99,000 Streetscaping Grant


The city of Hartford is receiving a $99,000 grant from the USDA Rural Business Development Grant program to improve parking and city streetscapes throughout its downtown. Congressman Fred Upton announced Friday the funds will go toward improving