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LMC Expands Enrollment For Nursing Program

Lake Michigan College will be able to enroll more students in its nursing program now that it’s adding a second entry point. LMC says the competitive RN program, which celebrated its 50th anniversary during the 2019-2020 academic

Trolling With The Troops Set For Saturday

This Saturday brings the annual Trolling with the Troops fishing event. State Representative Pauline Wendzel tells WSJM News more than 100 southwest Michigan veterans will be headed out into Lake Michigan aboard dozens of boats to go

GVSU Preparing For Student Move-In

Grand Valley State University is getting ready to welcome 5,000 new and returning students to the Allendale campus starting tomorrow. Greg Sanial is the Chief Financial Officer at Grand Valley and says this year’s move-in period has

Mayor Talks Racial Equity With Governor

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is establishing a Black Advisory Leadership Council in Michigan, and southwest Michigan is “more than likely” to have representation on the body. So says Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad, who told city commissioners this

Upton Holding Out Hope For COVID Relief Package

Congressman Fred Upton is still holding out hope leadership in Washington will return to the negotiating table for a new coronavirus relief package. The talks broke down this month over disagreements regarding unemployment benefits, sending Republicans and

MI COVID Numbers For Thursday

Michigan is reporting 419 additional cases of COVID-19 for Thursday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says there have been a total of 94,697 cases of the illness in the state since the start of

DNR Preparing For Land Auctions

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is getting ready to hold some property auctions. DNR resource specialist Michael Michalek tells WSJM News they sell off surplus properties each year. This fall, there will be 225 properties around

SMC Adjusts Schedule For Spring Semester

Leaders at Southwestern Michigan College are remaining flexible as they plan for the coming academic year. SMC President Joe Odenwald tells us the board of trustees this week approved moving the spring of 2021 semester back by

State COVID-19 Numbers For Wednesday

Michigan is reporting 616 additional cases of COVID-19 for Wednesday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says there have been a total of 94,278 cases of the illness in the state since the start of

UPDATE — Missing Woman Found Safe

UPDATE: The woman referenced in the below story has been found safe. The Lincoln Township Police Department has released the following statement: “Ms. Donayre has been located and is in good health. Thank you to all those

90-Year-Old Woman Killed In Crash

A 90-year-old woman from Niles is dead following a crash in Cass County on Wednesday. The Cass County Sheriff’s Department says it happened on US-12 at the M-60 interchange in Milton Township around 10:20 a.m. A vehicle

Lawmakers Call For Decency, Civility

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and Congressman Fred Upton continue to call for more civility in politics as COVID-19 affects the country. The two held a meeting on Tuesday with Dingell saying now is not the time for partisanship.