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Hartford Schools Dropping Indians


The Hartford Public Schools board of education is making the retirement of their Indians mascot official. The board voted to retire it last night after superintendent Kelly Millin told parents in a letter last month they were

Berrien County COVID Cases Rising


COVID-19 cases have been rising in Berrien County as Thanksgiving approaches. Berrien County Acting Health Officer Guy Miler tells WSJM News the last two weeks have seen some significant movement. “Two or three weeks ago, we were

Last KMart In Michigan Closes


From the Associated Press — The last Kmart in Michigan has closed in the state where the retail giant got its start. Sunday was the last day at a Kmart in Marshall, 100 miles west of Detroit.

Stores Gearing Up For Black Friday


Walmart is making Black Friday shopping more accessible this year. While there have been deals the entire month of November, Walmart’s Deals for Days event kicks off today for a final week of savings on everything from

Upton Unveils Cures 2.0


Congressman Fred Upton has officially unveiled his Cures 2.0 legislation. He and Congresswoman Diana DeGette introduced the bill this past Tuesday after more than two years of work. Upton tells WSJM News the plan is the follow

South Haven Boil Water Advisory Over


The South Haven Water & Sewer Authority and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy are lifting the boil water advisory for South Haven. The advisory was listed Sunday after going into place Thursday evening

Electric Customers Reminded How To Avoid Scams


Indiana Michigan Power is reminding customers how to protect themselves against utility scammers as the holidays approach. Wednesday was Utility Scam Awareness Day and I&M spokesperson Schnee Garrett tells WSJM News the most common scam is when

RESA To Host E Sports Championship


Set for December 2 at the Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College is the Southwest Michigan High School Esports League Fall Championship. Berrien RESA has been organizing E Sports leagues among southwest Michigan high schools for about

Nominations For LMC MLK Awards Being Taken


Lake Michigan College is taking submissions of artwork and nominations for awards as it prepares for its annual MLK Celebration Week in January. LMC Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Major Cooper tells WSJM News nominations for

Inmate Found Dead At Berrien County Jail


The Berriens County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after an inmate was found dead at the Berrien County Jail. The department says the man was found dead shortly before 9 a.m. on Saturday. The inmate had previous medical

New Christmas Song Is All About Buchanan


Now online is a new Christmas song just for the community of Buchanan. Resident Dr. Greta Pope wrote “Christmas in Buchanan” to help the community gear up for the Small Town, Big Christmas celebration next week. The