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Apartment Fire In Plainwell Kills Woman

An elderly woman has died in an apartment fire in Plainwell Saturday night. Fire crews were sent to the apartment on North Main Street around 11:15 p.m. and put out the fire in her apartment. Investigators believe

Commissioners Consider Budget

The Berrien County Board of Commissioners could approve a budget for 2023 next week. At a meeting this past week, the board held its 2023 budget hearing with Financial Services Director Doug James telling commissioners the proposed

Utilities Brace For High Winds This Weekend

High winds are expected around much of Michigan this weekend, and utilities are bracing themselves. Consumers Energy spokesperson Brian Wheeler tells WSJM News crews are ready to respond to outages. “We’ve been seeing predictions that we could

Hartford Gets $99,000 Streetscaping Grant

The city of Hartford is receiving a $99,000 grant from the USDA Rural Business Development Grant program to improve parking and city streetscapes throughout its downtown. Congressman Fred Upton announced Friday the funds will go toward improving

Shoppers Brace For High Holiday Food Prices

Shoppers are expected to see higher prices this holiday season due to increasing inflation and supply chain issues. Food Industry Association President Leslie Sarasin suggests shoppers plan ahead. “Grocery shoppers should plan ahead,” Sarasin said. “I think

Restaurant Week Kicks Off In Grand Rapids

Restaurant Week kicks off in Grand Rapids today. Experience Grand Rapids spokeswoman Jaylyn McCloy says more than 40 restaurants are taking part. “We have everything from pub food to fine dining,” says McCloy. McCloy says to take

Suspicious Death Near South Haven

Van Buren County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a 33-year-old Kalamazoo man near South Haven. His body was found by a man who was trying to find good hunting property in the 68-thousand block of

Suspicious Death Near South Haven

Van Buren County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a 33-year-old Kalamazoo man near South Haven. His body was found by a man who was trying to find good hunting property in the 68-thousand block of