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Berrien County Names Dispatcher Of The Year

Berrien County’s 911 Telecommunicator of the Year is Melissa Hensley. During a meeting of the Berrien County Board of Commissioners this week, Hensley received the honor with the 911 Advisory Board’s Jack Fisher saying she helped save

SMC Announces New Cross Country Coach

Juris Silenieks of Grand Rapids is Southwestern Michigan’s new cross country coach. SMC made the announcement Friday as it works to get the new Roadrunners cross country team up and running after it was disbanded 25 years

South Haven Rotarians Plant Trees

COVID-19 didn’t stop the South Haven Rotary from observing a tradition by planting trees at a local park this year. On Wednesday, Rotarians planted two trees in Stanley Johnston Park on the city’s north side. City Manager

Spectrum Health Issues Anti-Racism Pledge

Spectrum Health has made an anti-racism pledge as part of its ongoing effort to eliminate structural racism and promote social equity. The organization announced this month it’s also made Martin Luther King Junior Day a paid holiday

Huge Number Of Michiganders Voting Absentee

Less than two weeks from this year’s election, and a huge number of voters are requesting to vote absentee according to Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. “More than three million Michigan citizens have requested their ballot,” said

Harvest Gathering Food Drive Underway

The Michigan Harvest Gathering food drive is underway, this year virtually due to COVID. The annual effort kicked off on Tuesday as the Food Bank Council of Michigan announced a goal of 3 million meals and $330,000

Lawsuit Challenges Mandatory Mask Rule

From the Associated Press — A chiropractor in western Michigan is challenging the state’s mask rule, saying Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s health department has no authority to make masks mandatory. It’s one of the first lawsuits since the

City Commission Questions Trash Charges

Some charges that appeared in the city’s monthly bills caught the attention of Benton Harbor City Commissioners during a meeting on Monday. They questioned why the accounts payable listing showed nearly $29,000 in charges related to trash

Cook Nuclear Refueling Outage Ends

Unit 1 of the Cook Nuclear Plant is back online following its refueling outage. The unit connected to the transmission grid at 4:13 pm Monday after a 30 day outage. This particular outage was notably shorter than

Guilty Plea In Cass County Murder

A suspect has pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the shooting death of a Dowagiac man back in January. The Cass County Prosecutor’s Office says Justin Carlton entered the plea on Monday in the death of