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Workers Feeling Burnout


Holiday preparations and end of the year work tasks are things that are leading to American workers being burned out, according to new research by Robert Half Staffing. Recruiting manager Shannon Edlinger says 76% of those surveyed

James Sherlock Collins, Jr.

James Sherlock Collins, Jr., 70, of Shoreham, MI and a long-time resident of Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood, passed away on Friday, Dec. 2. Beloved husband of Marcia Blake for 47 years; loving and dedicated father of Brian Blake-Collins

Lawmakers To Debate Tipped Wages This Week


State lawmakers are expected to debate legislation this week that will be affecting restaurant owners and some workers. Northern Michigan Senator Wayne Schmidt has introduced a bill that could stop a potential big jump in the minimum

One Killed In Cass County Crash


A Mishawaka, Indiana woman has died after a three-vehicle crash Friday evening in Cass County. The sheriff’s office says 41-year-old Sarah Proctor was stopping on M-60 to turn onto Anderson Road when she was hit from behind

Gas Prices Drop 20¢ In Michigan


Michigan’s average gas price is down 20¢ a gallon in the past week. Triple-A Michigan says the statewide average is now $3.44, a drop of 79¢ in the past month and 18¢ more than last year. The

Paw Paw Schools Recruiting Bus Drivers


Paw Paw Public Schools is planning a bus driver recruitment event for this month. It says candidates are welcome to come out and test drive a school bus, meet with representatives from the transportation department, and warm

Upton Reflects On Time In Congress


Congressman Fred Upton is in his final month in Washington as he prepares to retire at the end of the current term. The St. Joseph Republican tells us he’ll be busy through the end, although his offices

Huizenga Ready To Represent Fourth District


Congressman Bill Huizenga is ready to get to work representing southwest Michigan in Washington once the new term of Congress starts in January. He was just elected to represent the Fourth District, which covers northern Berrien County

SMC Roadrunner featured on Young Professionals ornament


– Submitted by SMC Southwestern Michigan College’s reborn Ronnie Roadrunner mascot is featured on the Young Professionals of Greater Dowagiac’s 10th-anniversary ornament. Ronnie’s new green-and-gold look replaced orange plumage and coincided with SMC’s five-time national-champion cross-country team