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Guy Miller Named Berrien County Health Officer


It’s official. Guy Miller has been named Berrien County Health Officer. The county commission approved the appointment Thursday. Miller has been the acting health officer since November, stepping into the role of running the Berrien County Health

House Approves Gun Reform Package


The U.S. House on Wednesday approved gun reform legislation that would raise the age to buy some assault rifles to 21, and among the five Republican representatives to vote for it was Congressman Fred Upton. The protecting

Gas Up Another Four Cents Wednesday


Gas prices were up again Wednesday by another four cents over Tuesday as Michigan continues to top the national average by about 26 cents. AAA reports the average Wednesday was $5.21 a gallon. State Representative Mari Manoogian

Benton Harbor Planning Week Underway


Benton Harbor Planning Week is underway as community leaders and residents establish a vision for the future. Benton Harbor Planning Commission Chair Lee Reed told city commissioners this week sessions will be held throughout the week focusing

Hartford Strawberry Festival This Weekend


The Hartford Strawberry Festival is this weekend. The event’s Patty Schroeder tells WSJM News it’s been held each summer since 1986 to celebrate the area’s strawberry growers. It all kicks off Friday with food vendors, rides, and

Economist Says Things Looking Pessismistic


Things look down in the latest Institute for Supply Management survey in west Michigan. Brian Long, with Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business, says flat purchasing rates, inflation and continued supply chain issues are the

South Haven To Mark Juneteenth


The city of South Haven will celebrate Juneteenth with an event on Saturday, June 18 from 2 to 9 p.m. The city council approved the event at Elkenburg Park last night. Black Lives Matter’s Mo’Nique Crowley says