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Gilchrist Tours Ford Field Vaccination Site

Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist on Monday toured Ford Field in Detroit. The site is being used for a mass vaccination facility for the next eight weeks. The governor’s office has released the following: Today, Lt. Governor Garlin

Berrien Springs Man Hurt In Crash

A 21-year-old Berrien Springs man is at South Bend Memorial Hospital for injuries suffered when he crashed in Cass County on Sunday. Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 2600 block of Terminal Street in Howard Township and

Woman Killed In Cass County Crash

An early Sunday morning crash has claimed the life of an Elkhart, Indiana woman in Cass County. Sheriff’s deputies were called to US-12 east of Anderson Road in Milton Township just after 2 a.m. and found the

In-Person Run Planned At SMC

Southwestern Michigan College is feeling optimistic enough to schedule an in-person event for this year. SMC says set for some time in October is the 47th Steve’s Run. SMC President Joe Odenwald says college leadership felt it

Firm Hired To Help Run Road Department

The Berrien County Board of Commissioners has hired engineering firm Abonmarche to help run the road department following the county’s separation with Jason Latham, the department’s former director. During a meeting this week, Commissioner Jim Curran explained

Strong Response To New State Tuition Program

The Michigan Department of Labor and Opportunity says the response to the state’s new Michigan Reconnect program has been strong. In fact, acting Director Susan Corbin tells WSJM News it’s been “incredible.” “We announced today that so

Niles Man Killed In Crash

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Friday evening in Silver Creek Township. It says deputies were called to Sisters Lake Road north of Haley Road shortly after 6 p.m. They

Army Corps Reopening Soo Locks Early

The Soo Locks are being reopened for the year a bit earlier than had been planned. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the locks officially closed on January 15 to undergo repairs and maintenance for ten

Red Arrow Highway Work To Resume Monday

The Berrien County Road Department will resume work on Red Arrow Highway in New Buffalo and Chikaming Townships on Monday. The agency says the Red Arrow Highway Union Pier Corridor Improvements Project has been on hold since

County Seeks To Stop Change Of MSA Definition

The Berrien County Board of Commissioners has approved a resolution opposing a proposed rule change at the federal Office of Management and Budget that would redefine a metropolitan statistical area, or MSL. County Community Development Director Dan

County Recycling Event Next Month

A community recycling event will be held by the Berrien County Parks Department next month. The first of the year, the Reduce Reuse Recycle Day will be on Wednesday, April 14 from 3 to 7 p.m. at

Ground Broken On Nursing Home In Lawton

After sitting empty for several years, the former Bronson Nursing and Rehabilitation building on Walker Street in Lawton is receiving a $3.3 million investment to undergo renovations before it reopens as an assisted living facility. Market Van

County Hires Abonmarche To Help Run Road Department

The Berrien County Board of Commissioners has hired engineering firm Abonmarche to help run the road department following the county’s separation with Jason Latham, the department’s former director. During a Thursday meeting, Commissioner Jim Curran explained how

COVID Numbers Released For Thursday

Michigan is reporting 2,629 new cases of COVID-19 for Thursday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus dashboard shows Michigan has had a total of more than 618,000 COVID cases since the start of the