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United Way Taking Volunteer Award Nominations

The United Way of Southwest Michigan is getting ready to honor community volunteers with its annual Volunteer Recognition Event, and it’s taking nominations for awards now. The is National Volunteer Week, and the organization says it’s a

Chauvin Convicted, Whitmer Comments

Following the conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist have issued statements. The governor’s office has released the following: Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lt.

State Releases Tuesday COVID Numbers

Michigan is reporting 5,259 new cases of COVID-19 for Tuesday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says the state has had a total of more than 799,000 COVID cases since the start of the pandemic

Cass County Home Invasion Suspect Arrested

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office has a 41-year-old Niles man jailed on charges of home invastion, meth possession and larceny of more than $200. He was arrested Monday evening after authorities were called to the 26-hundred block

MDOT Reopening Roadside Parks This Month

The Michigan Department of Transportation is reopening all of its roadside parks this month. Spokesperson Dan Weingarten tells WSJM News MDOT has 85 roadside parks around the state, offering everyone a scenic place to stop when they’re

State Releases Monday COVID Numbers

Michigan is reporting 8,574 new cases of COVID-19 for Sunday and Monday combined. That works out to an average of 4,287 per day. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus dashboard shows Michigan has had

New COVID-19 Cases At 5,530 For Saturday

Michigan’s new COVID-19 case numbers are down slightly for Saturday. The Department of Health and Human Services reports 5,530 positive tests, roughly 800 fewer than Friday. That brings the total to 785,307 with 16,840 people dying. 69

LMC Plans Virtual Career Fair

Lake Michigan College is planning a virtual career fair. It says anyone can learn what it’s like to be a Red Hawk with the Virtual Career and Program Expo on April 22. It’s designed to answer questions

Adopt A Highway Cleanups Underway

The Michigan Department of Transportation’s annual Adopt a Highway roadside cleanups are now underway. In the southern half of the Lower Peninsula, volunteers will be out along the sides of highways from this Saturday to April 25