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New COVID-19 Numbers Released


The latest COVID-19 numbers are out from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The number of new cases is at 451, lower than it’s been in weeks. Seven more have died from the illness. In

Michigan COVID-19 Cases At 102,017


Michigan has 539 new COVID-19 cases as of Sunday for a total of 102,017. The Department of Health and Human Services says six new deaths have been recorded to bring that figure to 6,473. In southwest Michigan,

Governor Moves State Women’s Commission


The Michigan Women’s Commission is moving from the Department of Civil Rights to the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. The move was announced by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday as she says she aims to enhance

Strong Home Sales In July


Home sales in southwest Michigan during July were up, and so were the selling prices. The Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors says pent-up demand was unleashed as the number of homes sold went up by 51% from

Water Rescue In South Haven Saturday


South Haven Area Emergency Services says a man is hospitalized after being pulled from Lake Michigan on Saturday. SHAES has released the following: South Haven Area Emergency Services responded to an incident off the South Beach on

SHAES Responds To Fire At Business


SHAES responded to an alarm at the Urban Studio Salon and Spa, 410 Phoenix Street in the central business district, at 8:57 a.m. Saturday. An employee coming to work smelled smoke upon entering the building. SHAES responders

SMC Leaders Excited To Bring Back Cross County


Southwestern Michigan College expects to find out in October if it can bring back its cross-country program. The college announced this summer it’s decided to resurrect the Roadrunners, which were disbanded about 25 years ago. College officials

United Way Holds “Celebration 2.0”


The United Way of Southwest Michigan is celebrating those who help shape the community in a new way this month due to COVID-19. The organization’s usual celebration, which was set for March, had to be canceled this

Retailers Post Solid July Numbers


Michigan retailers saw another month of increased sales as stores remain open with certain restrictions — such as half capacity seating limits and face mask orders. Michigan Retailers Association spokesperson Meegan Holland says the July retailers index

Governor Declares August Immunization Awareness Month


Governor Gretchen Whitmer has declared August Immunization Awareness Month and Pet Immunization Awareness Month. Her office has released the following statement: Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued proclamations declaring August as Immunization Awareness Month and Pet Immunization Awareness Month. As flu season approaches, the