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Home Sales Up, Prices Down In August

Home sales in southwest Michigan remain strong, although selling prices did go down in the month of August. The Southwest Michigan Association of Realtors tells WSJM News the average selling price for a home in the region

LaSata: Buy Local This Weekend

The Michigan House has approved a resolution from state Representative Kim LaSata calling on all Michiganders to buy local this weekend. LaSata tells us she wants to declare October 7 and 8 as Buy Nearby Weekend. LaSata

Senate Approves Opioid Research Legislation

State Representative Brandt Iden of Kalamazoo County is behind a pilot $700,000 research project to study genetic indicators for opioid addiction in his county. The bill is part of a package approved by a House subcommittee yesterday.

Missing Berrien County Woman Found Dead

The Lincoln Township Police Department says a woman reported missing this week has been found dead. 57-year-old Anna Hyszczak went missing on Tuesday afternoon. Family found her bicycle leaning against a fence post in the 5,600 block

LaSata Applauds Krasl Crowdfunding Effort

State Representative Kim LaSata has thrown her support behind a crowdfunding effort recently launched by the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph. Krasl is looking to raise $50,000 by December 1 to receive a matching grant through

Manufacturing Day This Friday

Kinexus will hold its fifth annual Manufacturing Day event this week. Spokesperson Mary Morphey tells WSJM News Manufacturing Day is an opportunity for students, teachers, and others to tour local manufacturing facilities. “Attendees will have the opportunity

Berrien County Land Auction Raises $120,000

The Berrien County Land Auction held on Tuesday raised more than $120,000 for the county’s foreclosure fund. Treasurer Bret Witkowski tells WSJM News this week’s auction went smoothly. “We did pretty well,” Witkowski said. “We sold 100