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LMC Faculty Job Fair Next Month

Lake Michigan College is looking for some new instructors, and it’s planning a jobs fair for next month in Allegan. LMC tells us it’s a part-time faculty job fair will be held on August 8 from 6

Tick Season Well Underway

Tick season is well underway in Michigan. Howard Rusell, an entomologist at Michigan State University, tells Michigan News Network a couple species of ticks are out right now. “This is the time of year where the most

LGBT Advocacy Groups Talk Trump Transgender Ban

President Donald Trump’s abrupt ban on transgender troops serving anywhere in the U.S. military caught the Pentagon flat-footed. Defense officials struggled to explain what they called Trump’s “guidance” and say it won’t be followed until Defense Secretary

Snyder Begins Trade Trip To China

From the Associated Press — Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is leaving this weekend on a nine-day investment mission to China. The Republican governor says he plans to focus on promoting business growth that will create jobs, attract investment

Ford Celebrating 100 Years Of Trucks

Ford Motor Company is marking the 100th anniversary of its line of trucks. Ford historian Bob Kreipke tells us trucks have always been around, but in the beginning, they were like longer and tougher cars. Ford’s original

SMC Receives $50,000 For Nursing Facility

The new expanded nursing facility at Southwestern Michigan College has received another substantial donation. The Huizenga Family Foundation has awarded a $50,000 classroom to the building. The foundation is named for Charles B. Huizenga, who led the

Mendel Center Honors Volunteers

The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College has honored its volunteer of the year. During its annual volunteer appreciation reception this month, the center gave the award to Jean McNitt, who has worked for Mendel for 19

Police National Night Out Next Week

It’s almost time once again for the annual police National Night Out. Next Tuesday, from 5 to 8 p.m. police departments all over the country will be hosting gatherings at parks in their communities to meet the public

Cass County Fair Starts Sunday

Getting underway this Sunday is the Cass County Fair. Board President Gail Peterson tells WSJM News it will be soft launch with tractor and truck pulls on the grandstand at 7 p.m. The carnival starts Monday, featuring

Foxconn Building Plant In Wisconsin

It looks like southwest Michigan won’t be getting a Foxconn plant anytime soon. There had been word the company was considering the region for a new plant to make smartphone displays, with Moody on the Market reporting

Child Killed At Portage Summer Camp

From the Associated Press — Authorities say a 7-year-old boy who was attending a summer camp run by a school district has died after being struck by a vehicle in southwestern Michigan. Portage police say Nicolaus Moehle of

Traverse City Film Festival Underway

It’s a party atmosphere in downtown Traverse City as the Traverse City Film Festival gets underway. They shut down part of the downtown area Tuesday for the opening night gala. Traverse City Film Festival Creative Director Meg Weichman tells us they’re showing