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SMC Holds Virtual Commencement

Southwestern Michigan College has sent a new class of graduates off into the world with its first ever virtual commencement. SMC President Joe Odenwald tells us because of COVID-19, a normal graduation couldn’t be held this year.

Commission Declares Racism A Crisis

A couple of days after a massive racial equality march through Benton Harbor and St. Joseph, the Benton Harbor City Commission has approved a resolution declaring racism a mental health emergency. The move came during a Monday

Veggie Van Coming To Coloma

The Veggie Van is coming back to southwest Michigan. Spectrum Health Lakeland spokesperson Jessica Springer tells WSJM News  it’s a mobile farmer’s market that gives away locally-produced vegetables and fruits. “The goal of this program is to

Property Tax Deadline This Month

The property tax due date is fast approaching. Berrien County Treasurer Shelly Weich tells WSJM News due to COVID-19, Governor Gretchen Whitmer moved it back to June 29. If you still owe on your taxes, the treasurer’s

SMC Board Adopts Budget, Talks Reopening

The Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees has adopted a budget for the coming year. The college has released the following statement: Following a public hearing, the Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees, meeting remotely the morning

Airport Traffic Increasing

Traffic at South Bend International Airport is starting to rebound after it dropped by a large amount when the COVID-19 pandemic started. Vice President of Marketing Julie Curtis told  WSJM News this week as destinations closed, travel