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Adopt A Highway Cleanup Starts Saturday


The summer Adopt a Highway cleanup program starts this Saturday. The Michigan Department of Transportation’s Dan Weingarten tells WSJM News thousands of volunteers head out to the sides of roads to pick up trash, all in the

Steven Lee Waldo

Steven Lee Waldo, 65, of Buchanan passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at his home.    Cremation has taken place and at this time the family will be remembering Steven privately. Online condolences accepted at

Thornton’s Hometown Café Closing


Thornton’s Hometown Café in downtown St. Joseph is closing its doors after around 20 years of serving up breakfasts and lunches. Thornton’s owner Kathy Thornton posted to the cafe’s Facebook page Thursday that with “a heavy heart,

Decatur Man Badly Hurt In Motorcycle Accident


A 44-year-old Decatur man is hospitalized at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo with life-threatening injuries after a motorcycle crash early Wednesday morning. Van Buren County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the crash on northbound County Road 669 near

Coloma’s Glad-Peach Festival set to return


A long-held family event celebrating gladiolus flowers and peaches is returning to downtown Coloma after a two-year absence. The Glad-Peach Festival is set to take place Aug. 6-7, and festival president Vanessa Pentridge could not be more