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Upton Closes Constituent Correspondence Operations


Congressman Fred Upton has officially closed constituent correspondence operations after 36 years. That’s as his time in the House representing Michigan’s Sixth District nears its end. Upton is not seeking reelection after the state’s redistricting commission split

More Blossomtime Pageant winners crowned


Blossomtime Pageants are getting underway for the 2023 season, and winners are being crowned across southwest Michigan. Here are the results from Cassopolis and Three Oaks / River Valley, which held their local events over the weekend: 

Whitmer Pardons Turkey For Thanksgiving


As part of a Thanksgiving tradition, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has pardoned a turkey ahead of Thanksgiving. Her office tells us more: Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer pardoned a turkey before Thanksgiving. The turkey’s name, Mitch E. Gander, was

Tuesday Is Adoption Day


This is a special week for thousands of kids who may find new homes. November is National Adoption Month and Governor Whitmer has proclaimed this Tuesday as Adoption Day in Michigan. The Judson Center in Farmington Hills

Bittersweet Ski Resort Opens Today


Otsego’s Bittersweet Ski Resort is opening today. General manager Nick Ross says they began making snow several days ago and also received over a foot of snow from the 16th to the 20th. Cannonsburg Ski Area north

Crash Responder Safety Week


This is a week where we honor emergency workers, tow truck drivers and Michigan Department of Transportation courtesy van patrol drivers as part of National Crash Responder Safety Week. It’s a dangerous job, especially over the past

Hunters Reminded Of New Reporting Rule


Opening day for Michigan’s firearm deer hunting season was this week. Chad Stewart is the Michigan Department of Natural Resources deer, elk, and moose management specialist. He says hunters need to be aware of new reporting rules

Public Asked To Comment On State Recreation Plan


Public comments are now being taken on the Michigan Department of Natural Resources five-year Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, or SCORP. DNR spokesperson John Pepin tells us the SCORP is a comprehensive recreation plan that accounts for

Grant Boosts United Way Food Program


A $5,000 grant has been awarded to the United Way of Southwest Michigan for its Be Healthy Berrien Healthy Corner Store initiative. The funds come from the United to Feed Innovation Challenge. The United Way says the

LMC Taking Applications For Leadership Academy


The Leadership Accelerator Program at Lake Michigan College is accepting applications for the Leadership Accelerator Academy scheduled to begin next month. LMC Vice President of Academics Ken Flowers tells us the professional development program was founded in

Counselor: Avoid Politics On Thanksgiving


It’s not everyone’s favorite – political talk around the Thanksgiving table. Experts say that if you don’t like conflict while eating turkey, don’t start a conversation if you don’t want to listen to the other person’s point