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Hartford Gets $99,000 Streetscaping Grant


The city of Hartford is receiving a $99,000 grant from the USDA Rural Business Development Grant program to improve parking and city streetscapes throughout its downtown. Congressman Fred Upton announced Friday the funds will go toward improving

Shoppers Brace For High Holiday Food Prices


Shoppers are expected to see higher prices this holiday season due to increasing inflation and supply chain issues. Food Industry Association President Leslie Sarasin suggests shoppers plan ahead. “Grocery shoppers should plan ahead,” Sarasin said. “I think

Restaurant Week Kicks Off In Grand Rapids


Restaurant Week kicks off in Grand Rapids today. Experience Grand Rapids spokeswoman Jaylyn McCloy says more than 40 restaurants are taking part. “We have everything from pub food to fine dining,” says McCloy. McCloy says to take

Suspicious Death Near South Haven


Van Buren County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a 33-year-old Kalamazoo man near South Haven. His body was found by a man who was trying to find good hunting property in the 68-thousand block of

WSJM Sports 11-4-2022


WSJM Sports November 4, 2022 MLB World Series Last night Houston Astros 3, Philadelphia Phillies 2 (Astros lead series, 3-2) Saturday Philadelphia Phillies @ Houston Astros – Game 6 – 8:03 pm Astros lead series, 3-2) Astros

Powerball Jackpot Up To $1.5 Billion


Who wants to be a billionaire? You’ve got another chance to strike it rich in the Powerball this Saturday after no one matched all six numbers to win Wednesday night’s Powerball jackpot. The Michigan Lottery’s Jake Harris

County Commission Holds Budget Hearing


The Berrien County Board of Commissioners could approve a budget for 2023 next week. At a Thursday meeting, the board held its 2023 budget hearing with Financial Services Director Doug James telling commissioners the proposed spending plan

Whitmer Campaigns In Benton Harbor


Governor Gretchen Whitmer is rallying voters ahead of next Tuesday’s election, and she made a stop in Benton Harbor Thursday to drum up support. With news this week the lead water line replacement project is 99.6% finished,

Sandra Kaye Hopkins-Sanders

First Lady Sandra K. Hopkins-Sanders, 71, of Benton Harbor, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 27, 2022, at home. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, November

Doctors Worried About Whooping Cough


The list of possible illnesses to worry about this fall continues to grow. Along with the flu and COVID-19, you can add pertussis, or whooping cough, to the list. Dr. Melan Han is the physician chief for

Good Time To Search For A New Job


As job openings continue to outpace the number of people unemployed, workers are continuing to make career moves. Robert Half’s Neal Gilbert says it’s still a good time to look for a job. “The housing market is

Ford Sales Slip In October


Ford sales slipped 10% in October, as sales for the auto industry as a whole were up by 11%. Ford analyst Erich Merkel told Michigan News Network the problem wasn’t on the demand side. “It has more