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State Releases COVID Numbers For Saturday


Michigan is reporting 7,341 additional cases of COVID-19 for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday combined. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services did not report COVID numbers for Thursday and Friday. The three day total released Saturday

Cass County ISD To Select New Name


The Cass Intermediate School District in Cass County is changing its name. The board of trustees voted last week to seek a new name so the Senator Lewis Cass reference can be dropped. Lewis Cass was a

Slow Season For Amtrak


This is normally a busy time for Amtrak with travelers heading out for the holidays. However, this year Amtrak spokesman Mark Magliari expects travel will be down 80% below normal. He told Michigan News Network this week

State Sees Progress On COVID


From the Associated Press — A state scientist says Michigan’s rate of new COVID-19 cases has been dropping for more than 29 days. The state last week reported its lowest weekly new case total – 28,072 –

Churches Prepare For Unusual XMas Eve Mass


For some, Christmas Eve means finding last minute gifts, prepping a meal, and getting ready for church. Catholic churches will be holding evening and midnight masses tonight. Father Adam Nowak told Michigan News Network it’s important because

SMC Board Reviews Top Accomplishments Of 2020


The Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees spent part of its monthly meeting this week reviewing its accomplishments in 2020. SMC President Joe Odenwald presented a list that included the development of SMC’s first online courses, preparation

State Adds 3,400 COVID Cases Wednesday


Michigan is reporting 3,443 additional cases of COVID-19 for Wednesday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says the state has had a total of more than 469,000 cases since the pandemic started. Michigan reported 77

Woman Shot In South Haven


South Haven police are investigating a shooting Tuesday night. Officers were called to Bronson South Haven Hospital when a 26-year-old woman showed up with a gunshot wound, They determined she had been shot in the 21-thousand block

Governor Signs Bill Prohibiting Water Shutoffs


Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation to stop water shutoffs during the pandemic. It’s one of several bills she signed Tuesday. The governor’s office has released the following: — Today, Governor Whitmer signed Senate Bills 241, 676, 1137, 1234 and 1246

Retail Losses Not As Steep As Expected


The pandemic may be holding some people back from going all out on Christmas gifts this year, but not like the industry expected. Jennifer Rook with the Michigan Retailers Association says retail sales are down just a