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Board Of Health Honors Medical Director

Dr. Rick Johansen has attended his final meeting of the Berrien County Board of Health as Berrien County Medical Director. The board on Wednesday read a resolution honoring the retiring director. The board’s Peg Kohring said Johansen

I&M To Unveil New Solar Farm Thursday

Indiana Michigan Power will hold the official unveiling of its newest solar farm Thursday. Spokesperson Schnee Garrett tells WSJM News the St. Joseph Solar Farm in Granger, Indiana is a 210-acre property off the Indiana Toll Road.

Michigan’s COVID-19 Cases Up 2,589

Michigan’s new COVID-19 cases are at 2,589 for Wednesday for a pandemic total of 854,536. Since March 2020, 17,939 people have died in the state from coronavirus as 42 people died Wednesday. In southwest Michigan, Berrien County

Upton Reacts To Biden Proposals

President Biden laid out a list of proposals for new federal spending during his joint address to Congress last week, but Congressman Fred Upton doesn’t think some of them are realistic. Upton tells WSJM News talks on

United Way Announced Youth Scholarship Winners

The United Way of Southwest Michigan has announced its 2021 Volunteer United Youth Scholarship winners. Spokesperson Jennifer Tomshack tells WSJM News the organization gives out three $1,000 scholarships each year to high school seniors who have served

BH City Manager Planning Youth Summit

Benton Harbor City Manager Ellis Mitchell says he’s planning a Youth Summit to learn what improvements the community’s young people want to see. Mitchell told city commissioners on Monday he came to the idea after a planning

New COVID-19 Cases At 2,527

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Michigan for Tuesday is 2,527, the lowest that number has been since March. There have been 851,947 cases of COVID since March of last year. The Department of Health and

Election Day In Michigan

South Haven Public Schools are asking for approval of a millage today and there are many school issues on ballots around the state. With the pandemic, are schools finding they need to upgrade their technology with so

Economic Club Announces Speaker Series Lineup

The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan has announced its Speaker Series lineup for the next season. The organization has released the following: The announcement of a seven-speaker season lineup marks the planned return of in-person events for