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City Commission Approves New Community Concert


Benton Harbor City Commissioners have approved a new summer event in the community intended to give young people something positive to celebrate. During a Tuesday meeting, the city commission approved the Wilson Chandler Free Community Concert. The

Veggie Van Coming To Hartford


Spectrum Health’s Veggie Van will head to Hartford next week. Spectrum Health Lakeland says the van will be at Lakeland Primary Care Hartford from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, July 16. The Veggie Van is

Silver Beach Carousel Reopening This Month


The Silver Beach Carousel is planning to reopen this month. Masks will be required for everyone 3 and older, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status. Carousel staff say they appreciate everyone’s “support and patience through these 16

Salary Increase Approved For County Admin


Berrien County Administrator Brian Dissette marked one year on the job this week. During the weekly meeting of the Berrien County Board of Commissioners, Dissette said it’s been quite the year. “I have really enjoyed working here,”

SMC Increasing Scholarships For 2022


Southwestern Michigan College has boosted scholarships dramatically for next year to make higher education more affordable. SMC offered $880,000 in the 2021 budget, hiking that 62% to $1.4 million for 2022. SMC President Joe Odenwald tells WSJM

Schuitmaker Takes New Job With MSU


A former state lawmaker from southwest Michigan has found a new job. Former state Senator Tonya Schuitmaker will start as the co-director of Michigan State University’s Michigan Political Leadership Program next year. MSU says the Michigan Political