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State Police Graduate New Troopers

There are now 55 new Michigan State Police troopers ready to serve the state. Michigan State Police say graduation has been held for the 138th Trooper Recruit School as the graduates prepare to head off to their

Van Buren ISD Hires New Superintendent

A new superintendent is in place at the Van Buren County Intermediate School District. The district says David Manson took over the position on Monday, March 1. He was previously the assistant superintendent, and has more than

Benton Harbor Man Dead In Fiery Crash

A 25-year-old Benton Harbor man is dead following a crash in Benton Township early Saturday. The Benton Township Police Department says officers were called to the scene at South Benton Center Road and East Britain Avenue shortly

UP Newspaper To Shut Down

It’s the end of an era in the UP as the Munising News will end its operation at the end of March. Owner Willie Peterson says they just haven’t been able to find employees. He has tried

4H Students Collecting Recyclables

4H kids in Berrien and Van Buren counties are being challenged to collect recyclable plastic materials that will be melted down into benches, tables, garden planters, etc. The material will be donated back to the community. The

Upton: Don’t Change MSA Populations

Congressman Fred Upton is joining four other representative from Michigan to ask the Biden administration to not change the population requirement for a metropolitan statistical area, or MSA, from 50,000 to 100,000 residents. If this change was

AAA: Prepare For A Different Kind Of Travel

If you’re planning to take a trip this year, you’ll want to prepare yourself for a different travel experience. AAA spokesperson Adrienne Woodland explains what travelers should expect. “Face coverings are still gonna be required on planes,

SHAES Helps With Fire At Fennville Dairy

Firefighters from South Haven Area Emergency Services helped Ganges Township firefighters knock out a blaze in waste disposal tanks at Scenic View Dairy on 62nd Street in Fennville. The Ganges Township fire department was dispatched shortly before

Annual Business Recognition Awards Held Wednesday

The Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber and Cornerstone Alliance have held their annual Business Recognition Awards, saluting businesses and organizations that continued to thrive in the past year despite the pandemic. The event was held virtually Wednesday, and