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Upton: Ruth Bader Ginsburg A Trailblazer

Congressman Fred Upton is remembering Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as “a thoughtful, gentle woman who, with real precision, could disarm any argument with respect from all sides.” He tells WSJM News the country mourns. “She

SMC Fall Enrollment Beats Expectations

Enrollment at Southwestern Michigan College is a bit higher this year than had been expected. SMC President Joe Odenwald told the SMC Board of Trustees this week fall enrollment finished at 1,800 students, 88 higher better than

MDOT To Hold Virtual Career Fair

A virtual career fair will be held by the Michigan Department of Transportation next month. MDOT Recruitment Unit Manager James Fults tells WSJM News they’re looking to hire more than 100 winter plow drivers, as well as

Governor Proclaims Michigan Small Business Week

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has declared this week to be Michigan Small Business Week. Her office has released the following: Today, Governor Whitmer proclaimed September 20 – September 26, 2020 as Michigan Small Business Week to recognize the thousands of small business across

Adopt A Highway Clean-Up This Weekend

It’s almost time for the next Adopt A Highway clean-up in Michigan. Dan Weingarten with the Michigan Department of Transportation tells WSJM News the final clean-up of the year starts this Saturday with a wide variety of

Deadline Approaching For Home Heating Credit

Michigan homeowners and renters only have two weeks left to apply for the state’s Home Heating Credit. The Michigan Department of Treasury says the Home Heating Credit helps covers utility expenses, leaving more money available for other

7-Year-Old Killed In Covert Township Crash

A four-vehicle crash in Covert Township has claimed one life. Covert Township police say seven-year-old Damian Enriquez of Covert died Saturday afternoon in the crash at the intersection of 28th Avenue and M-140. Police say a 2001

Fall Colors Just Around The Corner

The fall is about here, and that will mean opportunities for color tours. County Road Association of Michigan spokesperson Dustin Earley tells WSJM News they survey the individual road departments and commissions in Michigan’s 83 counties to

State Reporting School COVID Numbers

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is now reporting the number of COVID-19 cases that appear in school outbreaks. Spokesperson Lynn Sutfin tells WSJM News they launched a page at the state’s coronavirus website on

Staff Settling Into New Hartford Library

Hartford Public Library staff are settling into their new home. After about a year of construction, the brand new Arthur and Bonna Vanderlyn Community Center and Hartford Public Library on Church Street is now open to the

State Marking Michigan Trails Week

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is inviting everyone to head to the great outdoors in the next week as it marks Michigan Trails Week from September 20 through September 27. The DNR’s Dakota Hewlett tells WSJM

EEE Identified In Allegan County Deer

A case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been identified in a deer in Allegan County. The Allegan County Health Department has released the following: The Allegan County Health Department was notified by Michigan Department of Health and