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SMC Receives $50,000 For Nursing Facility

The new expanded nursing facility at Southwestern Michigan College has received another substantial donation. The Huizenga Family Foundation has awarded a $50,000 classroom to the building. The foundation is named for Charles B. Huizenga, who led the

Mendel Center Honors Volunteers

The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College has honored its volunteer of the year. During its annual volunteer appreciation reception this month, the center gave the award to Jean McNitt, who has worked for Mendel for 19

Police National Night Out Next Week

It’s almost time once again for the annual police National Night Out. Next Tuesday, from 5 to 8 p.m. police departments all over the country will be hosting gatherings at parks in their communities to meet the public

United Way Holds Volunteer Awards

The United Way of Southwest Michigan has saluted volunteers from around the community with its recognition awards for the year. At an event Thursday night, United Way of Southwest Michigan President Anna Murphy announced the winner of

Cass County Fair Starts Sunday

Getting underway this Sunday is the Cass County Fair. Board President Gail Peterson tells WSJM News it will be soft launch with tractor and truck pulls on the grandstand at 7 p.m. The carnival starts Monday, featuring

Foxconn Building Plant In Wisconsin

It looks like southwest Michigan won’t be getting a Foxconn plant anytime soon. There had been word the company was considering the region for a new plant to make smartphone displays, with Moody on the Market reporting

Child Killed At Portage Summer Camp

From the Associated Press — Authorities say a 7-year-old boy who was attending a summer camp run by a school district has died after being struck by a vehicle in southwestern Michigan. Portage police say Nicolaus Moehle of

Traverse City Film Festival Underway

It’s a party atmosphere in downtown Traverse City as the Traverse City Film Festival gets underway. They shut down part of the downtown area Tuesday for the opening night gala. Traverse City Film Festival Creative Director Meg Weichman tells us they’re showing

Man Pleads Guilty In Cass Co Murder Case

A man charged with murder in a 40-year-old death in Cass County has pleaded guilty. The prosecutor’s office says Raymond Richmond killed his cousin, Robert Stasiak, in 1977. The death was originally ruled a suicide, but in

Man Charged In Niles Murder

A 52-year-old man is now charged with open murder in the death of a Niles woman last week. James Parker Huffman walked into the Niles Police Department on Monday and confessed to the killing of 52-year-old Angela