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Doctors Recommend Annual Wellness Exams

Doctors are urging everyone to make sure they get an annual wellness exam. Dr. Robert Jackson, chairman of the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians, tells us he’s seen many positive changes since Medicare began covering the exams

Part Of Territorial Road To Be Shut Down


Territorial Road between North Branch Road and Millburg Drive will be closed starting next Monday while the Berrien County Road Department works to strengthen a recently-rebuilt culvert. It’s been put in danger by heavy rains throughout November.

Extra Drunk Driving Patrols Start This Week


Starting this Wednesday and running through December 10, the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over anti-drunk driving campaign. Chief Deputy Robert Boyce tells WSJM News the agency is working

Recount Affirms BH Income Tax Vote


Benton Harbor’s city income tax takes effect January 1. It’s a done deal after a recount on Monday. Berrien County Clerk Sharon Tyler announced to election workers the 21 vote difference between yes votes and no votes

South Haven Village Market To Close


The Village Market in South Haven is closing. WSJM News first got news of the closure thanks to the pharmacy that operates in the Village Market. Moore Family Pharmacy’s Ryan Moore sent out robocalls to customers this

Benton Harbor Tax Recount Underway


The recount is underway of the Benton Harbor city income tax vote. It passed November 7 by just 21 votes. If that result is upheld, city residents would pay 1%, and non-residents who work in the city

Expansion Announced By Hagar Twp Company


A Hagar Township business has announced an expansion project. According to Cornerstone Alliance, Monte Package Company, a manufacturer and supplier of packaging for the produce industry, is adding 3,600 square feet to its shipping and receiving area

One Dead In Royalton Twp Crash


The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department is trying to identify a man killed in a single-vehicle crash Sunday morning in Royalton Township. Deputies were called to M-139 north of Dickenson Road shortly before 7 a.m. and found the

Treasurer Talks Retail Closings


Berrien County Treasurer Bret Witkowski sees a trend that will probably continue when he considers the upcoming closure of the Benton Harbor Target store. He tells us the store’s closing is the result of a general decline

Van Buren County To Mark Adoption Day Tuesday


With more than 2,600 children in Michigan waiting to be adopted, the Van Buren County Circuit Court’s Family Division next week will celebrate those who have navigated the process. It’s national Adoption Day, with the court’s Veronica