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Wendzel Endorses Brown


State Representative Pauline Wendzel is endorsing Michael Brown for governor of Michigan. This makes her the latest elected official in southwest Michigan to back the Michigan State Police captain. Wendzel says, “Captain Mike has been an invaluable

Pfizer Applies For COVID-19 Child Booster


Pfizer is asking the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization of a COVID-19 booster shot for kids between five and eleven-years-old. The booster gave a “strong immune response” in children in clinical trials. Pfizer has

GM Earns $2.9 Billion In First Quarter


After making $2.9 billon in the first quarter, General Motors CEO Mary Barra predicting a strong year ahead. She sees demand for vehicles remaining good, the chip situation improving, and GM able to make about 25% more

Powerball Jackpot $454 Million


The Powerball jackpot keeps climbing with now winner since October. Tonight’s jackpot is $454 million. The Michigan Lottery’s Jake Harris says interest is growing. “We still haven’t reached what we would say have that record territory where

Betty Jean (Smith) Zilke

Betty’s life began December 2, 1943, in Hayti, Missouri. She spent her childhood in Missouri eventually moving to Michigan. Betty worked for several years as a security guard at Cook Nuclear Plant. She also worked as a

Helen Louise Garrett

Helen L. Garrett, 81, of Dowagiac, passed away at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo on Saturday, April 23, 2022. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 2:30 PM on Thursday, April 28, at Redeemer

Miss Blossomtime 2022 Crowned


Despite the cold spring weather, Blossomtime was celebrated with the crowning of Miss Blossomtime 2022 last night at the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center. Lillian Waggoner was the winner last night. She is the current Miss Buchanan