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Blossomtime Pageant To Return In 2022

The Miss Blossomtime and Mr. Blossomtime Pageant will return in April 2022. It has been canceled the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Community pageants are already underway and the theme of the pageant will

South Haven To Discuss ARPA Money

The South Haven City Council will hold a special meeting next Monday at 5:30 p.m. City Manager Kate Hosier says they will discuss available American Rescue Plan Act money with the city attorney. “Educate the council on

Benton Township Church Builds New Tiny Home

St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church will bless a new tiny home its Children’s Chapel has helped construct in Benton Township this weekend. Children’s Ministry Coordinator Cara Gillespie tells WSJM News the kids each year raise money

Governor Declares December Christmas Tree Month

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has declared this month as Michigan Christmas Tree Month. Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development spokesperson Jennifer Holton says Michigan ranks third in the country for the number of Christmas trees harvested. Despite

U Of M Student Named A Rhodes Scholar

More than 800 students from over 200 colleges and universities across the country applied. But only 32 were chosen to be Rhodes Scholars, earning a scholarship to the prestigious Oxford University in England. One of the brand

Bill Would Allow Speed Cameras In Construction Zones

Legislation currently before the Michigan House Judiciary Committee would allow traffic cameras to be placed in construction zones on state roads. Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association VP of Government Affairs Lance Binoniemi tells WSJM News speed cameras

MDOT Looking For Plow Drivers

Heading into the winter months, the Michigan Department of Transportation is facing a shortage of plow drivers. Spokesperson Nick Schirripa tells WSJM News in the southwest Michigan region, they’re about 34 drivers down from their normal staffing

Students Tour SMC ESports Arena

Southwestern Michigan College is touting its Esports program as Esports become more popular around the country. SMC Campus Life Director Jeff Hooks tells WSJM News students from Berrien Springs, Covert, and Hartford toured the new Esports Arena

Whirlpool Basket Auction Underway

Whirlpool is offering everyone a chance to scoop up some holiday gifts to benefit the United Way of Southwest Michigan with an auction starting this week. The United Way’s Jennifer Tomshack tells WSJM News the Whirlpool Corporation