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Upton Comments On New Districts

Congressman Fred Upton is waiting on the results of court challenges to the newly drawn congressional and legislative districts in Michigan before making a decision on seeking re-election. He tells WSJM News the maps drawn by the

LaSata Seeking Reelection

State Senator Kim LaSata is seeking re-election. She has announced she’ll run for Michigan Senate in the new District 17, recently created by the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. That district covers the southern half of Berrien

Blossomtime Parade Set For May 14

The Blossomtime Grand Floral Parade is a go for 2022. St. Joseph City Commissioners this week approved plans for the parade. The parade will start at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. The detour for traffic goes

Attorney General Marks Human Trafficking Awareness Day

On this Human Trafficking Awareness Day, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel are highlighting resources available and important work being done to combat trafficking. “I am grateful to the Attorney General and law enforcement agencies in Michigan and nationwide working diligently to

Counsellor Offers Tips To Keep Resolutions

Do you plan to participate in Quitter’s Day? Research indicates January 19 is the day most Americans give up their New Year’s resolution. Carrie Krawiec is a licensed marriage and family therapist with Birmingham Maple Clinic. She

I&M Offers Energy Saving Tips

Indiana Michigan Power is offering customers some advice for saving energy in the new year. It says you can sign up to take part in the IM Green program, which enables customers to buy Renewable Energy Certificates

Nessel Warns About Fake COVID Tests

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is warning consumers about fake at-home COVID-19 tests being sold online. She says both the Federal Trade Commission and Better Business Bureau have released warnings related to fraudulent tests. Also, the Michigan

Omicron Identified In Cass County

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) notified Van Buren/Cass District Health Department that the Omicron variant has been identified in a Cass County resident. “Although between Cass and Van Buren County there are now

AAA Issues Arctic Air Advisory

AAA of Michigan has issued a statewide Arctic Air Advisory as temperatures are expected to be in the teens and single digits with wind chills below zero. AAA’s Adrienne Woodland recommends keeping at least a half a

Lieutenant Governor Tests Positive For COVID

From the Associated Press — Michigan Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist says he’s tested positive for COVID-19 but is showing no symptoms while he quarantines with his family. Gilchrist said on Twitter that he tested positive Sunday morning

Andrews Archaeologist On Major Egyptian Project

An Andrews University staff member and archaeologist recently spent two weeks as an expert field epigraphist, carefully documenting each hieroglyph from one of the most famous inscriptions in Egyptian archaeology. L.S. Baker Jr., PhD, associate director of

Whitmer To Deliver State Of The State January 26

Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Speaker Jason Wentworth issued a joint statement to announce that the 2022 State of the State address will be held in a virtual format and broadcast live throughout the state on Wednesday, January 26.   “The State of the State address is a tradition rooted

Missing Mattawan Teen Sought

A 14-year-old Mattawan girl is missing and police say she was last seen in Battle Creek. Ajanae Cretsinger is with a man and may be in a white Volkswagen Jetta. Mattawan police and Michigan State Police have