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Suspect Arraigned In 1987 Murder


Arraignment has been held for the suspect in a 1987 murder in Niles. The Berrien County Prosecutor’s Office says 67-year-old Patrick Wayne Gilham of South Bend was in court Tuesday and bond was set at $500,000 with

Thomas Mielke

No obituary available at this time. Visitation When February 24th, 2022 4:00pm – 8:00pm Where Filbrandt Chapel Address 1076 S. Bailey St. South Haven, Michigan 49090   Service When February 25th, 2022 11:00am Where St. Basil Catholic

South Haven Approves Three Summer Events


Three special events will be returning to South Haven this summer. The City Council has approved the South Haven Steelheaders Fishing Tournament for May 13th through the 15th at the South Marina. A drive-through weigh-in station and

Woman Killed In Niles Hit And Run


A Niles woman is dead after being struck by a vehicle in a hit and run on Sunday. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department says 911 was called shortly after 4:40 a.m. and deputies were sent to the

Gas Prices Up Slightly


Michigan’s average gas price is up 2¢ in the past week. Triple-A Michigan says the average is now $3.37 a gallon, up 73¢ in the past year. The highest prices are in Marquette at $3.47, while Jackson,

Home Weatherization Program Offered By State


Low income Michigan residents could qualify for free home weatherization services through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The agency’s Bureau of Community Action and Economic Opportunity Director Kris Schoenow tells WSJM News federal funds

LMC Launches Free Tuition Program


Lake Michigan College has announced the new LMC Promise, a way for anyone in district up to age 24 to earn an associate degree and then some, all free of tuition. LMC President Trevor Kubatzke told WSJM

Wendzel Bill Seeks To Clarify State Self-Defense Law


Legislation from state Representative Pauline Wendzel seeks to clarify Michigan’s law regarding non-lethal self-defense options. She says the bill modifies the definition of “self-defense spray or foam device” to include a device capable of carrying, and ejecting,

Berrien Trial Court Updates Mask Rule


The Berrien County Trail Court is ending its mask mandate. The court has released the following: In consultation with the Berrien County Health Department, the Berrien County Trial Court will update the following policies as they relate

Paw Paw Man Wins $282,000 In Lottery


A Paw Paw man is a big lottery winner. The Michigan Lottery tells us David Flory won $282,000 in the Fantasy 5 game on February 13. He bought his winning ticket online at MichiganLottery.com. The 57-year-old Flory