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School Safety Grants Announced


A couple of Van Buren County school districts have been selected for Michigan State Police School Safety Grants. State Representative Beth Griffin of Mattawan tells us the Van Burn Intermediate School District and Mattawan Consolidated Schools will

Motorcyclist Badly Hurt In Crash


A Decatur-area man is hospitalized with what the Van Buren Sheriff’s Department says are life-threatening injuries suffered in a crash on his motorcycle Sunday afternoon. Deputies were called to the intersection of 30th Street and 64th Avenue

DNR Describes Planned Burns


The Michigan Department of Natural Resources started doing some prescribed burns on state lands this week. DNR Fire Superintendent Dan Laux tells WSJM News the DNR burn season lasts throughout the spring, and there are more burns

April Is Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month


April is Child Abuse Prevention  Awareness Month, and there are several activities taking place at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Michigan. Prevention and Outreach Specialist Allie Kibler-Campbell tells WSJM News they were planting a pinwheel garden

LMC Signing Up Summer Students


It’s time to sign up for summer classes at Lake Michigan College. LMC Director of Admissions Jeremy Schaeffer tells WSJM News the summer term begins May 13 and ends August 22 with sessions that average ten weeks.

MSU Selling Pieces Of Turf


From the Associated Press — Michigan State University is selling pieces of Spartan Stadium. The school says the turf is being replaced after the spring football game on April 13. Sections of grass are being sold for

BH Mayor Marcus Muhammad Seeking Second Term


Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad is running for reelection. In a Twitter post Friday, he made the official announcement, noting unfinished business in a hashtag. Muhammad was first elected mayor in 2015, defeating incumbent James Hightower by

Commission Affirms Support For Broadband


The Berrien County Board of Commissioners has approved a resolution in support of broadband internet access for residents. Following Thursday’s vote, Commissioner Ezra Scott told WSJM News he wanted the resolution so the county could pursue a