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Buchanan Getting Grant For Trail Expansion


The city of Buchanan is being awarded a $340,000 grant for a project to extend McCoy’s Creek Trail. It says the funds come from the Niles-Buchanan Area Transportation Study and the Michigan Department of Transportation’s Transportation Alternatives

Y Country Raises $40,000 For St. Jude


Another $40,000 has been raised for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by Y Country radio with its annual radiothon this week. Y Country’s Matt Malone tells WSJM News that was the goal. For 17 years now, Y

Two Charged With Killing Grandfather


Two men are facing murder charges in the death of their 82-year-old grandfather last year in Allegan County. Twenty-four-year-old Cory Nethery has been charged and 27-year-old Christopher Fitzhugh is expected to be arraigned today after a disturbance

County Board Approves Brownfield Project


A Brownfield development plan has been approved by the Berrien County Board of Commissioners for a new Jimmy John’s planned in Benton Township. Community Development Director Dan Fette told the board Thursday the site is at two

Businessman Launched Campaign For Governor


From the Associated Press — Businessman Perry Johnson, the latest Republican to enter he race for governor, is pledging to bring “quality” to government by improving schools and roads and says he’s a conservative who opposes abortion

Commissioners Approve Medical Director


Dr. Willie Lawrence will serve as the medical director of the city of Benton Harbor following action Tuesday by city commissioners. Speaking at the commission’s meeting, Mayor Marcus Muhammad said Lawrence will help advise the city on