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Whitmer Announces 250,000 Free COVID Tests


Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) today announced a partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation to ship 250,000 free tests to 50,000 households to help get COVID-19 at-home tests into the hands of vulnerable Michiganders.  “Testing is critical to helping Michiganders protect themselves

Cruise Ships To Stop In Muskegon


From the Associated Press — Cruise ships will visit Muskegon again this summer, after stops were canceled for two years due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Muskegon Chronicle reports 17 stops are planned for this summer, and

John James Running For Detroit Area House Seat


From the Associated Press — Michigan businessman, military veteran and two-time Republican Senate candidate John James says he will run for an open House seat in the Detroit area. The 10th District, newly created through redistricting, considered

Ace Hardware Expanding To Watervliet


The Borre family, longtime owner and operator of Ace Hardware stores in St. Joseph and Stevensville, is growing their company. They are purchasing Watervliet Hardware, an independent store in downtown Watervliet, and will add the Ace flag

Two Hurt In Allegan County Crash


Two people from Illinois are hospitalized after being hurt in an Allegan County crash Saturday evening. They were in an SUV headed north on M-40 when a pickup on 102nd Avenue did not yield and the two

Vigil To Remember Those Lost To COVID


Bronson Healthcare is planning a virtual vigil for next month to honor and remember all of those who have died as a result of COVID-19. Bronson says the Healing Steps Forward Virtual Vigil will be February 15

Busy Year Ahead For Cook Plant


It’s going to be a busy year at the Cook nuclear power plant in Bridgman as American Electric Power is planning two complete refueling outages in 2022. Site Vice President Shane Lies told St. Joseph Rotarians Monday