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Veggie Van To Visit Bridgman Next Week

Spectrum Health’s Veggie Van is headed to Bridgman next week. The Veggie Van is a mobile food pantry that gives out fresh produce to anyone who stops by. It’s been making the rounds through southwest Michigan communities

Canadian Border Opens

After almost a year and a half, Michigan residents can travel to Canada for non-essential travel. But, it won’t be like it was in the past where you could just drive across the border with your passport.

Meijer Reveals Back To School Trends

It’s expected to be a very busy back-to-school shopping season as students return to the classroom after more than a year of remote and hybrid learning. Meijer stores have stocked up on the essentials. Cindy Maxey, store

Paw Paw Man Drowns In Ackley Lake

The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the drowning death of a 57-year-old Paw Paw man. He was in Ackley Lake in Paw Paw Saturday afternoon and had been underwater about 10 minutes when people started

3-Year-Old Shot In Benton Harbor

Police are investigating the shooting of a three-year-old girl in Benton Harbor on Saturday. It happened in the 800 block of Monroe Street shortly after 4:30 am. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department says officers responded to the

Man Drowns In Paw Paw Lake

A 57 year old Paw Paw Man is dead after drowning in a lake in Van Buren County Saturday. The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department says deputies responded to the scene at Ackley Lake in the village

OutCenter Preparing To Reopen

The OutCenter in Benton Harbor is planning to reopen its doors after following hybrid programming for more than a year due to COVID-19. The reopening date is August 16. The OutCenter has released the following: After closing

Lake Side Fit Wins LaSata Business Award

State Senator Kim LaSata’s Small Business of the Month Award for July goes to Lake Side Fit in Bridgman. LaSata’s office says the fitness business offers yoga, fitness classes, a gym, and massage therapy, among other things.

Wilce Levan Cooke

Former Benton Harbor Mayor, Wilce Levan Cooke, 83 of Benton Harbor went home to be with the Lord August 2, 2021. He was a 1958 graduate of Benton Harbor High School and began a career as a nurse

President Biden Signs EO For Electric Vehicles

President Joe Biden has signed a new executive order regarding electric vehicles. The executive order will boost the manufacturing of American-made electric vehicles while cutting automotive emissions. Congressman Dan Kildee was among the lawmakers at the White