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Berrien County Officials Working On Budget

Berrien County’s budget for fiscal year 2021 is coming together as officials try to cope with increased costs during the pandemic and wonder what will happen next. Berrien County Administrator Brian Dissette told the Berrien County Board

GM Earns $4.4 Billion

Strong sales of pickup trucks and SUV’s helped fuel a $4 billion third quarter profit at General Motors. CEO Mary Barra says there is uncertainty going forward. But, she feels, even with rising numbers of COVID-19 cases

Senator Peters Celebrates Election Win

Senator Gary Peters celebrated his re-election victory in style by rolling up to a cider mill in Rochester on his Harley. He addressed his supporters, with his staff and family beside him. Peters said one of his

Local School Board Races Decided Tuesday

Several local school board races were decided this week. In the Benton Harbor Area Schools district, four trustee were selected out of seven candidates. The winners are former Benton Harbor High School Principal Reinaldo Tripplett, Angel Clark

New LMC Trustee Selected By Voters

The Lake Michigan College Board of Trustees will look a little different come next year following this week’s election. Current Trustee Paul Bergan was retired by voters, who were asked to pick three LMC Board members Tuesday.

County Board Race A Tie

One Berrien County race that still hasn’t been decided from Tuesday is the race for county commission in District 5. As of  Wednesday afternoon, Bruce Gorenflo and Rayonte Bell were tied, each with 3,934 votes. This means

Bangor Home Destroyed By Fire

A house fire in the city of Bangor drew the response of four fire departments. South Haven Area Emergency Services says they, the Bangor Community Fire Department, and the Columbia Township and Hartford fire departments were called

Wendzel Claims Victory In 79th District

State Representative Pauline Wendzel is claiming victory in her reelection bid. Her campaign issued a statement late Tuesday, saying she had defeated Democrat Chokwe Pitchford in Michigan’s 79th House District. Wendzel thanked supporters, adding, “when this term

Upton Declares Victory

Congressman Fred Upton is claiming victory over Democratic challenger Jon Hoadley in Michigan’s Sixth District. Speaking late Tuesday from his home, Upton told WSJM News he was feeling good, and the staff in his corner were “happy

Strong Absentee Turnout In Benton Harbor

There have been plenty of people taking the absentee option in Benton Harbor this election. Speaking at this week’s city commission meeting, Benton Harbor City Clerk Kimberly Thompson said her office has been hard at work handling