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Celebration Cinema Preparing To Reopen

Movie theaters in Michigan will be allowed to reopen this Friday, and staff at Celebration Cinema are hard at work preparing. Celebration Cinema spokesperson Emily Loeks tells WSJM News they’re almost ready. “We will be opening six

Upton Reacts To Trump Stimulus Statements

Congressman Fred Upton started out Tuesday hopeful a COVID-19 stimulus package could be approved in Washington by the end of next week. Then President Trump announced he’s giving up on the stimulus negotiations until after the election.

SHAES Taking Fire Safety Message To Schools

South Haven Area Emergency Services is taking fire and water safety messages to school kids. They paraded equipment past Maple Grove School on Tuesday, with more events planned for this week’s Fire Prevention Week. Chief Brandon Hinz

Census Deadline Extended To October 31

If you remain among the estimated 20,000 in Michigan who have not yet responded to the census, time is getting short. The deadline has been extended to October 31 and state census director Kerry Ebersole-Singh says their

Whitmer Signs Absentee Voter Bill

Governor Whitmer has taken action that will give some clerks in Michigan the ability to start processing absentee ballots a few hours before Election Day. “Today I’m signing a bill to help ensure every vote is counted

City Commission Approves Street, Alley Work

Benton Harbor City Commissioners have approved another round of street work. During a Monday meeting, they approved a $310,000 with Kalin Construction for work that will include repairs to alleys. Mayor Marcus Muhammad said the alley work

Harbor Habitat To Celebrate 25 Years

Harbor Habitat for Humanity is preparing to celebrate 25 years of homebuilding in the Benton Harbor area. The organization says it’s planning a virtual celebration day filled with a walk, awards, trivia, and prizes. The October 10

Forums To Examine Racism, Injustice

A series of forums will be held over the next month for Berrien County residents to talk about racism and ways the community can be improved. Berrien County ALPACT Secretary Audrey Lester tells WSJM News the group

South Haven Awarded CARES Act Funding

The city of South Haven is being awarded CARES Act money. The city has released the following: The City of South Haven and South Haven Area Emergency Services (SHAES) were awarded grants related to Coronavirus Relief Funding

Distracted Driving Study Launches

Starting today and running through October 19, researchers from Michigan State University will be working with police agencies in Kent and Wayne counties to evaluate methods of enforcing distracted driving laws. Jon Ross, spokesperson for the Office