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High School Football Practices Begin

Football season around the state of Michigan officially begins today as the Michigan High School Athletic Association allows teams to practice for the first time this morning. St. Joe, Lakeshore, and Benton Harbor will have their first

MSU To Unveil New Sparty Monument

Work is moving forward on a new bronze monument to Michigan State University’s Sparty mascot. Those involved in the project say an October 12 unveiling is scheduled at the MSU Union in East Lansing. The statue will be

Huge Crowd packs Summer Jam

Shadowland Pavilion at Silver Beach in Saint Joseph was a busy place on Saturday afternoon and evening as 97.5 Y-Country held its annual Summer Jam event. More than three-thousand people showed up to see Stephan Neal, Jared

It was originally a golf outing fundraiser for breast cancer research and awareness. It changed its focus this year as a benefit for three St. Joseph children. The Denise Bohn Strong Golf Outing was held on Saturday.

Two Pick Up Flu From West MI Pig

Officials say two people who participated in a county fair in western Michigan picked up the flu from a sick pig. The Muskegon County health department is trying to reach other pig exhibitors who may have become

Olympics Get Underway Amid Zika Concerns

More than 40 athletes with Michigan ties will compete in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Opening ceremonies were held Friday in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The games are happening with concerns about the Zika virus, as it’s circulating

Hillary Clinton To Visit Michigan Next Week

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is scheduled to appear in Michigan next week. Details of her Wednesday visit are still being worked out, but Senator Debbie Stabenow says the first stop is in Birmingham, near Detroit, for

93-Year-Old Woman Drowns In Lake Michigan

The Allegan County Sheriff’s Department says a 93-year-old woman is dead after she was pulled from Lake Michigan by first responders Friday. It happened at a beach southwest of Fennville. Deputies arrived at the scene to learn

Benton Harbor 150th Birthday Party

Birthday cake, refreshments and local community leaders were on hand Thursday night as the Morton House Museum threw a party to commemorate Benton Harbor’s 150th birthday. Museum Board of Director Chuck Jager says the Morton House is

Coloma Glad-Peach Festival Starts Friday

Starting this Friday is the 49th annual Coloma Glad-Peach Festival. The event celebrates the region’s peach growers, and gives everyone a chance to have a good time. Festival President Julie Pupedis says vendors open up around noon