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SHAES Gets Bicycles


South Haven Area Emergency Services has something new for 2020 and beyond. The department has acquired bicycles for responders to use during busy times when high traffic areas are difficult to navigate. The idea predates the COVID-19

County Land Auction To Be Held Online


The next Berrien County land auction will be on September 26, and it will be all online. Berrien County Treasurer Shelly Weich told the county board of commissioners on Thursday there will be plenty to bid on.

Sunday COVID-19 Totals Released


Michigan’s COVID-19 cases are at 96,792 with 768 new cases on Sunday. Four additional deaths have been recorded to bring that total to 6,393. In Berrien County, there are 1,337 cases and 69 deaths. Cass County is

DNR Land Auctions Coming Up


The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is getting ready to hold some property auctions. DNR resource specialist Michael Michalek tells WSJM News they sell off surplus properties each year. This fall, there will be 225 properties around

Upton Backs Postal Service Funding Bill


Congressman Fred Upton is among members of the U.S. House to support a bill to allocate $25 billion in emergency funding to the U.S. Postal Service. Upton’s office has released the following: U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St.

17-Year-Old Killed In Hartford Crash


A 17 year old boy is dead after a crash involving alcohol in Hartford on Friday. The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department has released the following statement: Sheriff Daniel E. Abbott reports that Deputies responded to an

LMC Expands Enrollment For Nursing Program


Lake Michigan College will be able to enroll more students in its nursing program now that it’s adding a second entry point. LMC says the competitive RN program, which celebrated its 50th anniversary during the 2019-2020 academic

Trolling With The Troops Set For Saturday


This Saturday brings the annual Trolling with the Troops fishing event. State Representative Pauline Wendzel tells WSJM News more than 100 southwest Michigan veterans will be headed out into Lake Michigan aboard dozens of boats to go

GVSU Preparing For Student Move-In


Grand Valley State University is getting ready to welcome 5,000 new and returning students to the Allendale campus starting tomorrow. Greg Sanial is the Chief Financial Officer at Grand Valley and says this year’s move-in period has

Mayor Talks Racial Equity With Governor


Governor Gretchen Whitmer is establishing a Black Advisory Leadership Council in Michigan, and southwest Michigan is “more than likely” to have representation on the body. So says Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad, who told city commissioners this

Upton Holding Out Hope For COVID Relief Package


Congressman Fred Upton is still holding out hope leadership in Washington will return to the negotiating table for a new coronavirus relief package. The talks broke down this month over disagreements regarding unemployment benefits, sending Republicans and

MI COVID Numbers For Thursday


Michigan is reporting 419 additional cases of COVID-19 for Thursday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says there have been a total of 94,697 cases of the illness in the state since the start of