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Heavy Rain Taxing For County Drainage System

With all of the rain southwest Michigan has been experiencing this spring, the Berrien County Drain Commissioner’s office has been kept busy. Berrien County Drain Commissioner Christopher Quattrin tells WSJM News there have been a lot of

Caution Urged Around Farm Vehicles

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department is cracking down on drivers who illegally pass farm vehicles moving large equipment on public roads. Berrien County Board of Commissioners Chair Mac Elliot tells WSJM News he’s been hearing from farmers

Three Hurt In Hit And Run Crash

A 21-year-old South Bend man is facing a variety of charges following a hit and run crash in Dowagiac Friday morning. The Dowagiac Police Department says officers were sent to the scene at East Division Street and

Treasurer Warns Of New Scam

Berrien County Treasurer Bret Witkowski is warning everyone about a scam aimed at local property owners. He tells WSJM News people have been getting letters marked as being from Berrien County and stating “Property Seizure is Imminent.”

County Urged To Expand Broadband Access

The Berrien County Democratic Party has presented a resolution to the Berrien County Board of Commissioners calling on them to pursue opportunities to expand broadband internet access around the area. The party’s Jerry Sirk read the resolution

Amateur Radio Field Day This Weekend

Fans of ham radio will have something to do this weekend in Berrien County. The Blossomland Amateur Radio Association is holding an American Radio Relay League Field Day on Saturday and Sunday. The event will include discussions

Palisades Site Vice President Retiring

The site vice president at the Palisades nuclear power plant in Van Buren County is retiring. Charlie Arnone [[ are-none ]] has worked in the nuclear industry for nearly 43 years. Prior to becoming site vice president

OutCenter Discussion On Healthcare Tomorrow

The next installment of the OutCenter’s Southwest Michigan VOICES speaker series will be this Thursday at Lake Michigan College. The OutCenter’s Paula Camp tells WSJM News representatives of Spectrum Health will make a presentation about the importance

[VIDEO] BH Teen Center Takes Part in KitchenAid Global Day of Caring

Video Playback Not Supported <iframe class=’wpb_videoplayer video-single-player-iframe’ allowfullscreen scrolling=’no’ width=’600′ height=’330′ frameborder=’0′ src=’https://www.wsjm.com/wp-content/plugins/wpb-video/wpb-video-embed/wpb-video-embed.php?blogid=321&id=65445&flag_call=singleVideo&playerid=fbqwxde&player_slug=wsjm-com-stories&chkFlagFrom=meta_insert_video’></iframe> 17 local nonprofits are benefitting from this year’s KitchenAid Global Day of Caring. One of the sites was the Joel Smilow Teen Center at