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SHAES Gives Lifesaving Awards


South Haven Area Emergency Services is recognizing two people with their Lifesaving Award. SHAES honored firefighter and EMT paramedic Johanna Quinn and Allegan County Sheriff deputy Jacob Gage Wednesday for their work June 18 responding to a

Upton Questions COVID Origins


Did COVID-19 originate in a lab? Congressman Fred Upton thinks it’s possible. He and other members of Congress met last week with former CDC Director Robert Redfield about the possibility that the disease is man-made. Upton says

Van Buren Youth Fair This Month


Set for July 19 through July 24 is the Van Buren Youth Fair. Fair Board member Paul Garrod tells us things will be back to normal after a year of cancellations, postponements, and other adjustments. “The 66th

Whitmer Signs $17 Billion School Budget


A $17 billion school aid budget has been signed by governor Gretchen Whitmer. She spoke in Macomb Township Wednesday morning as the record education spending plan was given final approval. Whitmer said the bill gives districts and

Power Outage Closes Berrien County Buildings


The Berrien County Administration building, the Berrien County Courthouse, and the Berrien County Public Defender’s office in St. Joseph are all closed due to a power outage that started around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Indiana Michigan Power says

City Commission Approves New Community Concert


Benton Harbor City Commissioners have approved a new summer event in the community intended to give young people something positive to celebrate. During a Tuesday meeting, the city commission approved the Wilson Chandler Free Community Concert. The

Veggie Van Coming To Hartford


Spectrum Health’s Veggie Van will head to Hartford next week. Spectrum Health Lakeland says the van will be at Lakeland Primary Care Hartford from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, July 16. The Veggie Van is

Silver Beach Carousel Reopening This Month


The Silver Beach Carousel is planning to reopen this month. Masks will be required for everyone 3 and older, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status. Carousel staff say they appreciate everyone’s “support and patience through these 16