Local News Archives

Crash Between Semi, Buick Kills One

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a crash between a semi and a Buick in Watervliet. Deputies say Ernesto Garcia of South Haven turned the semi south onto County Line Road from an open field, and

Water Systems Saluted For Fluoridation Efforts

71 communities around Michigan have received a Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this year. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services spokesperson Lynn Sutfin tells WSJM News most of

Still Time To Get A Flu Shot

The Berrien County Health Department continues to urge everyone to get a flu vaccine. Spokesperson Gillian Conrad tells WSJM News with COVID-19 taking up hospital resources, they want flu infections this winter to be as low as

Fiery Crash In Van Buren County Kills One

The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a deadly crash early Sunday morning. Deputies and the Mattawan Fire Department were called to the 25-thousand block of County Road 375 in Almena Township just after 1 a.m.

Dune Area To Be Preserved

48 acres of nature along Lake Michigan will soon be open to the public now that the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy and the South Haven Area Recreation Authority have completed their acquisition of the Porter Legacy Dunes.

New Work Rules To Prevent COVID Coming Soon

New rules will go into effect for Michigan offices in the fight against COVID-19. Governor Gretchen Whitmer says the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration next week will issue the guidelines aimed at keeping office workers home.

Elevated Wild Fire Risk This Weekend

There’s a heightened risk of wildfires in Michigan through this weekend and there’s one that continues to burn in the Livingston County. It’s been burning in the Fowlerville area, and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and

Niles Courthouse To Resume Operations

The Berrien County Courthouse in Niles will resume operations next week. The Berrien County Trial Court has released the following: The Niles Courthouse will again be operational effective Monday November 9th.  All hearings and services which were

State House Republicans Elect New Speaker

From the Associated Press — Republicans will continue to hold the majority in Michigan’s state House following Tuesday’s election. The party holds the same 58-52 edge it did in 2018, despite some expectations that the GOP would

County Accepts Grant To Expand Park

Paw Paw River County Park in Watervliet will be expanded now that Berrien County has accepted a $80,000 grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. Commissioner Bill Chickering told the county board on Thursday $30,000 from