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Hagar Township Seeks Parks Plan Input


Hagar Township is asking for public input as it updates its parks master plan. Hagar Township Trustee Peter Colovos tells WSJM News the document lays out plans for the development of local parks for years to come.

Former Oakland County Priest Sentenced


Former Oakland County priest 79-year-old Gary Berthiaume has been sentenced to between 17 months and 15 years in prison for criminal sexual conduct. Michigan Assistant Attorney General Danielle Russo Bennetts says the charges stemmed from allegations of

Senator Stabenow Discusses Infrastructure Spending


Senator Debbie Stabenow hosted a virtual meeting on Thursday with southeast Michigan local leaders to discuss federal infrastructure funding opportunities. She outlined where she thinks the money should go. “Lead pipes,” said the senator. “Nobody has to

MI Utility Announces $500,0000 In Grants


The Consumers Energy Foundation has announced nearly $500,000 in People Award grants for organizations around the state. Spokesperson Terry DeDoes tells WSJM News Consumers focuses its efforts on improving the planet, people, and prosperity, and each of

Small Businesses Respond To Survey


Michigan’s small businesses continue to struggle with workforce shortages, inflation and supply chain disruptions, according to a new survey released by the Small Business Association of Michigan. Small Business Association of Michigan president and CEO Brian Calley

I&M Gives Away 12,500 LED Light Bulbs


Indiana Michigan Power has donated 12,500 LED lightbulbs to service agencies around southwest Michigan. I&M worked with 12 Southwest Michigan non-profit agencies, including food banks, pantries, non-profits, senior centers, and other social service organizations serving low and

Funding Secured To Complete New Soo Lock


Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters have announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will receive $479 million from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to invest in modernizing the Soo Locks. They say with the