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Rotary Announces $65,000 In Grants


$65,000 in grants for local non-profits have been announced by the St. Joseph-Benton Harbor Rotary Club Foundation. The Rotary held a virtual meeting Monday to announce the 2020 grant recipients. Foundation President Rick Villa tells WSJM News

New Buffalo City Manager Dies


The city manager of New Buffalo has died, weeks after being hospitalized with coronavirus. A message posted to the city’s website says David Richards “will be sorely missed because he was a great city leader, friend, and

COVID Vaccinations Start In Michigan Hospitals


Vaccines against COVID-19 started to be administered around Michigan on Monday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has released the following: Frontline health care workers at two Michigan hospitals today were the first people in

MI Officials React To FDA Vaccine Decision


Officials from across Michigan have been reacting after the FDA granted emergency use authorization for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. Congressman Fred Upton has released the following statement: “This vaccine is the pride and joy of Kalamazoo. It has been

Palisades Decommissioning Panel Announced


The Van Buren County Board of Commissioners is forming the Palisades Community Advisory Panel to educate people on the decommissioning of the nuclear plant. Entergy is shutting it down in the spring of 2022, and Palisades completed

Vincent Adam Grzesick

Vincent was larger than life in many ways, and a dependable rock of never ending support. His life was a testimony to the power of personal strength, perseverance, kindness, understanding, goodness, faithfulness and love. He achieved his pain free, peaceful

New COVID-19 Cases At 5,157


Michigan’s COVID-19 cases are now at 426,294. The state added 5,157 cases Friday and 61 deaths. Since March, 10,456 people in Michigan have died from coronavirus. In Van Buren County, 47 new cases were recorded Friday for

Governor Whitmer Allowing Tax Relief


The governor is temporarily suspending tax payments for restaurants and entertainment venues that have been closed by health orders. Whitmer is calling it a “postponement.” Starting immediately, all places that rely on indoor dining can postpone their

Vaccine Priority Groups Announced By MDHHS


The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has released vaccine priority groups for the COVID-19 vaccinations. The following is their release: LANSING, MICH. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) officials today provided additional information

Let Them Play: Rally At State Capitol


A rally will be held on the front lawn of the state Capitol today calling on Governor Gretchen Whitmer to allow high school sports to resume in Michigan. Jayme McElvany is the organizer of the Facebook group