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St. Joseph Ice Festival Rescheduled


Due to the inclement weather, the 2022 Ice Fest has been rescheduled to February 25-27. Our ice carvers are coming from all over the country. With current and predicted road conditions, carvers are unable to make the

80 Students Attend SMC Human Services Day


Eighty high school students from Covert, Hartford and the Allegan County Area Technical and Education Center (ACATEC) attended Southwestern Michigan College’s Human Services Day Jan. 28. ACATEC students visited from William Baker’s criminal justice (CJ) program. Students

Winter Storm Expected To Hit SW Michigan


There’s a winter storm warning for southern lower Michigan with some areas in southwest Michigan having the potential for 20 inches of snow Wednesday and Thursday. National Weather Service meteorologist Ernie Ostuno talks about what they’re expecting.

Whitmer Announces 250,000 Free COVID Tests


Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) today announced a partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation to ship 250,000 free tests to 50,000 households to help get COVID-19 at-home tests into the hands of vulnerable Michiganders.  “Testing is critical to helping Michiganders protect themselves

Cruise Ships To Stop In Muskegon


From the Associated Press — Cruise ships will visit Muskegon again this summer, after stops were canceled for two years due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Muskegon Chronicle reports 17 stops are planned for this summer, and

John James Running For Detroit Area House Seat


From the Associated Press — Michigan businessman, military veteran and two-time Republican Senate candidate John James says he will run for an open House seat in the Detroit area. The 10th District, newly created through redistricting, considered