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State Adds 9,992 Cases Of COVID-19


The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says the state has added 9,992 cases of COVID-19 in the past week. That takes the total cases to over two-point-nine million since March 2020. There were 168 deaths

Lory’s Place Gets $10,000 Grant


The Berrien Community Foundation awarded Lory’s Place, a program of Caring Circle at Corewell Health South, a $10,000 project grant to support one year of continued grief work aiding the Community Grief Alliance program, and Community Grief

Cook Plant Unit 2 Ends Refueling Outage


The Cook nuclear power plant’s Unit 2 reactor is back online after a refueling outage that started in October. Plant spokesperson Bill Downey tells us around 1,100 contractors supplemented the plant’s usual 950 employees to get a

Barbara Northrop

Barbara Johanna Northrop, 90, of Marcellus, died peacefully Saturday, November 5, 2022 in the comfort of her family’s presence. Her life began August 29, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois the youngest of two of children born to Richard

Andrews Defeats Whiteford


Democrat Joey Andrews will be going to Lansing to represent Michigan’s 38th state House District. Andrews edged out Republican Kevin Whiteford in Tuesday’s elections. With Berrien, Van Buren, and Allegan counties now reporting results, Andrews defeated Whiteford

Paquette, Lindsay Win In State House, Senate


State Representative Brad Paquette of Niles has easily won reelection following balloting Tuesday. Paquette represents Michigan’s 37th District, which covers southern and eastern parts of Berrien County and Cass County. Paquette defeated Democratic challenger Naomi Ludman of

Benson, Nessel Defeat Opponents


Incumbent Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson declared victory over Republican challenger Kristina Karamo late Tuesday night. Benson’s 55% of the vote leads Karamo’s 43% with 86% of votes counted. Benson celebrated her victory alongside another Democrats in

Wendzel Wins Reelection


State Representative Pauline Wendzel thanked supporters Tuesday as she cruised to reelection in Michigan’s 39th District. She faced Democratic challenger Jared Plonowski in Tuesday’s election. Wendzel told us southwest Michigan has a good advocate in her. “I

Whitmer Wins, Dixon Concedes


Governor Gretchen Whitmer will lead the state for four more years as Republican challenger Tudor Dixon conceded the election. Dixon says she called Whitmer this morning to wish her well, adding that the state’s success doesn’t rest

Senator Nesbitt Wins Reelection


Republican state Senator Aric Nesbitt has defeated Democratic challenger Kim Jorgensen Gane. “As we look at the next four years, I think we’re going to continue to try to work to turn our economy around, create jobs

Whitmer Wins Reelection


From the Associated Press — Democratic Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has won a second four-year term. She defeated Republican challenger Tudor Dixon Tuesday in a campaign that focused on their opposing views on abortion. Whitmer is a

MI Voters Approve All Three Ballot Proposals


Michigan voters have approved all three statewide ballot proposals they were asked to consider Tuesday. This includes Proposal Three, which protects reproductive freedoms, including the right to an abortion, in the state constitution. Proposal One strengthened financial

Huizenga Wins In Fourth District


Republican Congressman Bill Huizenga easily won reelection Tuesday in the Fourth District. That’s the district that covers northern Berrien County on up to Holland. Huizenga’s district includes St. Joseph, the home of Congressman Fred Upton, who opted

Walberg Declares Victory In Seventh District


Congressman Tim Walberg stopped in Berrien County on Tuesday as voters across Michigan cast their ballots in the midterms. Walberg easily won reelection, this time in Michigan’s new Seventh District, over Democratic challenger Bart Goldberg. Speaking early