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Successful Fall Land Auction

The fall Berrien County land auction this week netted more than $288,000 for the county’s foreclosure fund. Berrien County Treasurer Bret Witkowski tells WSJM News 112 of 120 properties were sold Tuesday. That money goes into the

Road Association Previews Fall Colors

The fall color season is about to start in Michigan. County Road Association of Michigan spokesperson Dustin Earley tells WSJM News people from outside of the state come here just to check out the fall colors. The

Health Department Supports Vaping Regulations

Local health officials are giving high marks to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s action this month to ban flavored vaping products in Michigan. Berrien County Health Department spokesperson Gillian Conrad tells WSJM News not enough is known about e-cigarettes

LMC Transfer Fair Monday

Coming up Monday will be Lake Michigan College’s annual Transfer Fair. LMC Career and Transfer Credit Coordinator Krista Elkins tells WSJM News there will be representatives from around 50 colleges and universities who can answer questions from

DNR Looking For Conservation Officers

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking new recruits as it prepares to hold its next conservation officer academy. The DNR says it’s seeking candidates from all backgrounds for the academy scheduled for July of next

Wendzel Holding Fall Photo Contest

State Representative Pauline Wendzel is holding a fall photo contest. She’s asking residents of her district to send in their photographs illustrating the best parts of southwest Michigan. The photos must be taken in the 79th District,

Paquette Welcomes Local Clerks To Lansing

Local clerks from around southwest Michigan were the guests of state Representative Brad Paquette in Lansing this week. He says the Berrien County Clerks’ Association went to the Capitol Wednesday to take a tour and talk with

Animal Aid Mutt March This Sunday

Animal Aid of Southwest Michigan’s annual Mutt March will be held this Sunday in St. Joseph. The Howling Holloween Mutt March, as they’re calling it, will take place at Lake Bluff Park from 1 to 3 p.m.

State Police To Hold Recruitment Seminar

Michigan State Police are looking for new recruits, and to that end, they’re planning a recruitment seminar for October 19 in Lawrence. MSP Trooper Kellie Shaffer tells WSJM News as retirements loom, Michigan State Police will have

Legislature Approves K-12 Education Budget

The Michigan Legislature has approved a K-12 education budget. State Representative Beth Griffin of Mattawan tells us the $15.2 billion plan increases education funding by 2.4%. She says there was broad bipartisan support for the budget. “The

Arrest In Chikaming Township Robbery

The Chikaming Township Police Department says a suspect has been arrested in the armed robbery of the Whistle Stop Store on Red Arrow Highway last month. 42-year-old David Floyd was picked up by police in Indiana on

Animal Control Seizes 77 Animals From Home

Berrien County Animal Control is now caring for nearly 80 animals seized from a Hagar Township home on Wednesday. Animal Control Director Tiffany Peterson tells WSJM News her office had received several complaints about an animal hording