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Southwestern Michigan College Board Reviews 2020

The Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees spent part of its monthly meeting this week reviewing its accomplishments in 2020. SMC President Joe Odenwald presented a list that included the development of SMC’s first online courses, preparation

Casco Township Home Badly Damaged By Fire

A home in Casco Township has extensive damage after catching fire Sunday morning. A neighbor called 911 after noticing the flames at 60th Street and 104th Avenue around 8:45 a.m. South Haven Area Emergency Services responded along

Sheriff’s Department Receives Drone

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department has acquired a drone thanks to donations from two local partners. Honor Credit Union and Starks Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services teamed up to provide the funding for the department’s EVO

State Releases COVID Numbers For Saturday

Michigan is reporting 7,341 additional cases of COVID-19 for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday combined. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services did not report COVID numbers for Thursday and Friday. The three day total released Saturday

Cass County ISD To Select New Name

The Cass Intermediate School District in Cass County is changing its name. The board of trustees voted last week to seek a new name so the Senator Lewis Cass reference can be dropped. Lewis Cass was a

Slow Season For Amtrak

This is normally a busy time for Amtrak with travelers heading out for the holidays. However, this year Amtrak spokesman Mark Magliari expects travel will be down 80% below normal. He told Michigan News Network this week

State Sees Progress On COVID

From the Associated Press — A state scientist says Michigan’s rate of new COVID-19 cases has been dropping for more than 29 days. The state last week reported its lowest weekly new case total – 28,072 –

Churches Prepare For Unusual XMas Eve Mass

For some, Christmas Eve means finding last minute gifts, prepping a meal, and getting ready for church. Catholic churches will be holding evening and midnight masses tonight. Father Adam Nowak told Michigan News Network it’s important because

SMC Board Reviews Top Accomplishments Of 2020

The Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees spent part of its monthly meeting this week reviewing its accomplishments in 2020. SMC President Joe Odenwald presented a list that included the development of SMC’s first online courses, preparation

State Adds 3,400 COVID Cases Wednesday

Michigan is reporting 3,443 additional cases of COVID-19 for Wednesday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says the state has had a total of more than 469,000 cases since the pandemic started. Michigan reported 77

Woman Shot In South Haven

South Haven police are investigating a shooting Tuesday night. Officers were called to Bronson South Haven Hospital when a 26-year-old woman showed up with a gunshot wound, They determined she had been shot in the 21-thousand block