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SMC Board Reviews Top Accomplishments Of 2020

The Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees spent part of its monthly meeting this week reviewing its accomplishments in 2020. SMC President Joe Odenwald presented a list that included the development of SMC’s first online courses, preparation

Woman Shot In South Haven

South Haven police are investigating a shooting Tuesday night. Officers were called to Bronson South Haven Hospital when a 26-year-old woman showed up with a gunshot wound, They determined she had been shot in the 21-thousand block

Governor Signs Bill Prohibiting Water Shutoffs

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation to stop water shutoffs during the pandemic. It’s one of several bills she signed Tuesday. The governor’s office has released the following: — Today, Governor Whitmer signed Senate Bills 241, 676, 1137, 1234 and 1246

City Commission Approves Citizen Review Board

Benton Harbor City Commissioners have approved the creation of a Citizen Review Board to provide oversight and increase transparency with the local police department. During a Monday meeting, commissioners heard support for the idea from several members

Cass County Shooting Under Investigation

A shooting in Cass County is under investigation by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. It happened Saturday night when a 9-1-1 call came in saying someone in another vehicle was shooting at them. Deputies stopped a white

Cass County ISD Changing Name

From the Associated press — A regional education agency named for former U.S. Senator Lewis Cass is dropping the name. Trustees last week voted unanimously to change the name of the Cass Intermediate School District in southwest

Lawmakers Change Sex Offender Registry Rules

From the Associated Press — The Legislature has approved changes to Michigan’s sex offender registry after federal courts declared the current policy unconstitutional. The new rules would change aspects of registering and eliminate bans on registrants living

SHAES Turning 25 On January 1

South Haven Area Emergency Services marks 25 years serving the city of South Haven along with Casco, Geneva, and South Haven townships on January 1. As part of the celebration, retired Chief Randy Van Wynen has crafted