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State Offering Home Weatherization Program


Low income Michigan residents could qualify for free home weatherization services through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The agency’s Bureau of Community Action and Economic Opportunity Director Kris Schoenow tells WSJM News federal funds

Find A Yeti At Tiscornia Park


Coming up this month, you’ll be able to find a yeti at Tiscornia Beach in St. Joseph. City Recreation Manager Carrie Ogonowski tells us while most people don’t think of heading to Tiscornia in the winter, it’s

State Lawmakers Working On Budget


Michigan lawmakers are working on the next state budget after hearing the governor’s proposals. State Representative Jack O’Malley of Lake Ann in Benzie County says she will not get all of what she wants. “When I got

Tax Day Fast Approaching


We’re about two months away from Tax Day. Your W-2 is one thing, but you’re not totally ready to file your taxes unless you have the proper documentation of money earned outside of your employer. That could

Lawmaker Discusses COVID Relief Bill


A $1.2 billion bill to fight COVID-19 has been approved by the Michigan Legislature this past week. The plan is the latest from funding that was enacted by Congress and President Joe Biden last year. It includes

City Requiring Lead Water Lines To Be Replaced


Benton Harbor City Commissioners have approved an ordinance requiring lead water service lines installed around the city to be replaced. The city attorney told commissioners at meeting this past week the ordinance would require property owners to

Fire Deaths Were Up In January


Fire deaths in Michigan were up by 144% during January. Michigan State Fire Marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer tells WSJM News the state has recorded 18 fires resulting in 22 deaths, all accidental and preventable. “One common thing that

Police Experience Recruitment Difficulties


Police agencies around the nation and in Michigan have been experiencing trouble with recruitment the last couple of years. Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey tells WSJM News he sees departments all over that are hearing from fewer

Oakland County Lifts Mask Order For Schools


From the Associated Press — Michigan’s second-largest county is dropping a mask requirement for schools and day care facilities, pointing to a sharp decline in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations and rising vaccination rates. The announcement by Oakland

Linden J. Freel

Linden J. Freel, 89, of Niles, passed away Monday, February 7, 2022. He will be interred at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens and his family will be remembering him privately. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home