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I&M Plans Major Solar Facility In Indiana


Indiana Michigan Power has received approval from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to build a new solar facility in St. Joseph County, Indiana. The approval came last month. I&M spokesperson Schnee Garrett tells WSJM News it will

Tuition Adjustment At SMC


Tuition is going up at Southwestern Michigan College for the next academic year. The SMC Board of Trustees met on Monday and agreed to a 1.8% tuition increase for in-district students and a 2% increase for in-state

Treasurer Prepares To Move On


Berrien County Treasurer Bret Witkowski is preparing to step down. He made the announcement this month. Witkowski tells WSJM News after 16 years as the county treasurer, plus the years he served on the county commission, it’s

Clerk Preparing For March 10 Primary


March 10 will be the day for Michigan’s presidential primary, and Berrien County Clerk Sharon Tyler is hard at work getting the county’s roughly 500 election workers prepared. She tells WSJM News she’s expecting a lot of

County Commission Promotes Census


The Berrien County Board of Commissioners is urging everyone to fill out their census forms this year. A big push is being made statewide to get out the census message, and commissioners paused for a moment ahead

Berrien County Parks Director Retiring


Berrien County Parks Director Brian Bailey is retiring. He made the announcement to staff this week, and tells WSJM News after nearly 30 years with the county, it’s time to step down. “I’ve had a good run

BH School Board Honors Former Coach


The Benton Harbor Area Schools Board of Education has voted to honor former basketball coach Paul Wilhite by having his name placed on the high school gym floor. Wilhite was a coach for the school for 35

Man Faces 15 Years For Resisting Officer


A Dowagiac man is headed to jail after resisting a police officer who was trying to arrest him for an outstanding warrant. The Cass County Prosecutor’s Office says 26-year-old Travis Fletcher was found guilty by a jury