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Upton Urges COVID Vaccination


With the Delta variant of COVID-19 now in Michigan, Congressman Fred Upton is urging everyone to get vaccinated. He tells WSJM News it’s the best way to stay protected and to protect others. “Nothing’s 100%, but you’re

County Board Honors Outgoing Health Officer


Berrien County Health Officer Nicki Britten has been honored by the Berrien County Board of Commissioners. During Thursday’s meeting, Chair Mac Elliott read a resolution saluting Britten for all that she’s done to keep the county safe

SHAES Gives Lifesaving Awards


South Haven Area Emergency Services is recognizing two people with their Lifesaving Award. SHAES honored firefighter and EMT paramedic Johanna Quinn and Allegan County Sheriff deputy Jacob Gage Wednesday for their work June 18 responding to a

Upton Questions COVID Origins


Did COVID-19 originate in a lab? Congressman Fred Upton thinks it’s possible. He and other members of Congress met last week with former CDC Director Robert Redfield about the possibility that the disease is man-made. Upton says

Van Buren Youth Fair This Month


Set for July 19 through July 24 is the Van Buren Youth Fair. Fair Board member Paul Garrod tells us things will be back to normal after a year of cancellations, postponements, and other adjustments. “The 66th

Whitmer Signs $17 Billion School Budget


A $17 billion school aid budget has been signed by governor Gretchen Whitmer. She spoke in Macomb Township Wednesday morning as the record education spending plan was given final approval. Whitmer said the bill gives districts and

Power Outage Closes Berrien County Buildings


The Berrien County Administration building, the Berrien County Courthouse, and the Berrien County Public Defender’s office in St. Joseph are all closed due to a power outage that started around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Indiana Michigan Power says