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Willard Henry Kay

Willard Henry Kay, 80, of Gobles and formerly of Perrinton, Michigan, passed away Friday, January 20, 2023, at his home. To his friends and family, he was known as Bill, Billy, Dad, Butch, or Grandpa Kay. He

Income Taxes Can Be Filed Starting Today


Taxpayers can start filing their returns as early as today, but some experts are expecting smaller refunds compared with the past few years. Pattie Hudson, the president of the accounting firm Jenkins and Company, says the child

Gas Prices Up 7¢ In Michigan


The average gas price in Michigan is 7¢ higher than last week. Triple-A Michigan says it is now at $3.37 a gallon, up 39¢ in the past month and 13¢ higher than last year. A 15=gallon fill

Niles Scream Park scholarships available


High school seniors in the Niles area are being advised of the scholarships offered by the Niles Scream Park. The non-profit attraction says it has a variety of scholarships. The park is awarding four $500 scholarships to

Chamber Awards slated for February 17


Set for February 17 is the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber Business Recognition Awards Ceremony and Annual Meeting. The chamber’s Sarah Spoonholtz tells us a variety of awards will be given out to local businesses at the gathering.

Corewell Health South releases cancer report


Corewell Health South has released its 2022 cancer care report, looking at cancer cases locally and nationally to understand trends, support cancer research, improve prevention, and improve outcomes. Corewell Health South, formerly Spectrum Health Lakeland, says in

Cassopolis improvement project wins award


A development project in Cassopolis has received an award for the improvements it’s bringing to the community. The Imagine Cass-Embrace the Vision, Cassopolis Transformation Project is the recipient of the Southwest Michigan Planning Commission’s 2022 Graham Woodhouse

SHAES Purchases New Harnesses With Grant


South Haven Area Emergency Services has upgraded its equipment for confined space rescues. A $5,000 grant from New Covert Generating Facility has allowed SHAES to purchase seven sets of harnesses and seven 200-foot-long ropes. Firefighter and paramedic