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Vice President Harris Makes History

As President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have taken office, history has been made in more ways than one, as Harris becomes the first person of color and the first woman to hold the position.

Verlyn William Cowgill

Verlyn’s life began December 14, 1937, in Coloma, Michigan. He was raised in Watervliet where he attended school and lived most of his adult life.  Verlyn worked for the Watervliet Paper Company for 25 years until retirement. 

Biden Sworn In, Upton Issues Statement

President Joe Biden has been sworn in. Congressman Fred Upton’s office has released the following: U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, issued the following statement after Joe Biden was sworn in as President of the United States:

MDOT Invites Public To Name Its Plows

The Michigan Department of Transportation is inviting the public to submit names for its plows. MDOT spokesperson Nick Schirripa tells WSJM News Twitter users suggested the idea. “They shared a picture of Traffic Scotland, a map they

Lakeshore Superintendent Retiring

Lakeshore Public Schools Superintendent Phil Freeman is retiring. He presented a letter to the board of education Tuesday saying he officially retires on June 30 after 34 years of service in public education. Freeman came to Lakeshore

State Police Vehicle Struck In Battle Creek

A Michigan State Police trooper was injured when his patrol car was struck by another vehicle in Battle on Sunday night. Michigan State Police have released the following: Michigan State Police (MSP) troopers are investigating a two-vehicle

Lake Michigan College Kicks Off MLK Week

Lake Michigan College kicked off its MLK Week with a celebration on Monday morning. LMC has released the following: Now is the Time! The MLK Celebration Week, a free, virtual, community-wide effort inspired by Rev. Dr. Martin

Body Of Jimmy Green Found In Lawrence

The remains of 45-year-old Jimmy Green of Parchment have been found in the woods near Lawrence. The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department says his body was found Friday, and his family has been notified. Green had been