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Cass County Crash Injures Two

Two people are hospitalized as the result of a car crash in Cass County. The sheriff’s department tells WSJM News that a vehicle driven by 28-year-old Adam Tyszka of Cassopolis went across the center line on M-62

BH Schools Could Offer Extended Kindergarten

A new extended kindergarten program could be coming to Benton Harbor Area Schools. Curriculum Director Patricia Robinson tells WSJM News it will essentially be two years of kindergarten for kids who don’t yet seem ready for further advancement. “During

Hartford Strawberry Festival This Weekend

It’s almost time for the Hartford Strawberry Festival. Co-chair Patty Schroeder tells WSJM News it’ll be Friday and Saturday, packed with music, games, runs, parades, a magic show, a renaissance fair, bed races, a pie eating contest, and

M-51 Repaving To Begin Next Week

A repaving project will get started on M-51 from Dowagiac to just west of Decatur next week. Michigan Department of Transportation engineer Steve Brink tells us it’s about 9 miles of road, and they’re adding rumble strips.

Pagel: Budget Impasse Continues

Work continues on the state budget. Representative Dave Pagel tells WSJM News the big sticking point has been the teacher pension system. GOP leaders in the legislature want to move teachers over to 401(k) style plans. He’s

Kmart Closing Three Stores In Michigan

More K-mart stores are closing in Michigan. Michigan News Network Business Editor Murray Feldman tells us that the retailer, which is owned by Sears, has announced 66 store closings nationwide. “Sears has been struggling to get people into

State Panel Approves Higher Education Budget

From the Associated Press — Michigan’s 15 public universities would get an overall 2 percent boost in state funding under legislation ironed out by lawmakers. A Republican-led conference committee voted 5-1 for the $1.6 billion higher education budget

This Is CPR Awareness Week

This is CPR and AED Awareness Week, observed by the American Heart Association every year in June to remind people that CPR is easy to learn and can save lives. When a person has cardiac arrest, their

Free Fishing This Weekend

Coming up this weekend, you’ll be able to go fishing in Michigan waters free of charge. State Representative Kim LaSata tells us it’s another Free Fishing Weekend, June 10 and 11. That’s when the Michigan Department of

BH School Board Trustee Resigns

The Benton Harbor Area Schools Board of Education is looking for a new trustee. That’s because board member Elnora Gavin has resigned. She submitted her resignation on June 2. The board wants to start screening applicants to