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Horizon Bank Announces New President

Horizon Bank has a new leader. The chairman and CEO of Horizon Bancorp announced on Wednesday James D. Neff has been named president of both Horizon and Horizon Bank. In addition, Neff will serve on Horizon Bank’s

AAA Issues Another Arctic Advisory

Continued cold weather means you still have to give extra care to your car. AAA of Michigan this week sent out another Arctic Advisory, with spokesperson Susan Hiltz telling WSJM News it cost you a few bucks

Cold Weather Not Yet Hurting SWM Crops

This frigid weather so far has not damaged southwest Michigan crops. Michigan State University Extension Fruit Educator Mark Longstroth tells WSJM News it needs to get down to about ten below zero before our crops are in

Fire Destroys Allegan County Garage

A Casco Township garage was lost in a fire Wednesday. South Haven Area Emergency Services tells us it responded to the scene of the blaze on 64th Street near 107th Avenue just before 2:30 p.m. The building

Gas Prices In Michigan Up

AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have gone up about 8¢ per gallon in the past week. The Dearborn-based auto club said Tuesday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.68 a gallon. That

Four Winds South Bend To Open This Month

From the Associated Press — A Native American tribe is set to open its first Indiana casino to join three it already operates in southwest Michigan. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi announced Tuesday that the Four Winds South

Gas Prices Up As New Year Starts

From the Associated Press — AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have gone up about 8 cents per gallon in the past week. The Dearborn-based auto club said Tuesday the average price for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was about $2.68

Upton Issues Yearly Report

Congressman Fred Upton is maintaining that much was accomplished in Washington throughout 2017. His office has released a 2017 year in review report, which can be found on its website. Upton says, “2017 was a transformational year

LaSata Talks 2017, 2018

Looking back on 2017, state Representative Kim LaSata can identify several things accomplished by the Michigan Legislature. She tells WSJM News a big one from last year is a reform plan for teacher pensions. “They’ll be fully

Calley Expecting Action On Taxes In 2018

Michigan lawmakers will have several time-sensitive issues to address when they are back in session this new year. Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley identified spoke with Michigan News Network about 2018 and identified two priorities. “There’s a skilled

SWM Lawmakers Look Ahead To 2018

Southwest Michigan lawmakers are looking forward to what they hope will be a busy 2018. WSJM News caught up with several of them and learned auto insurance reform remains a priority. State Representative Dave Pagel of Berrien

Pagel Reflects On 2017

2017 was a busy year for state Representative Dave Pagel. He tells WSJM News he looks back at the year and regards a failed House vote to eliminate the Michigan income tax as a significant moment. Pagel