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COVID-19 Cases Rise To 15,718

Michigan’s cases of COVID-19 are up to 15,718 as of Sunday afternoon, with 617 dead. In southwest Michigan, there are 18 new cases. Allegan County has 14, and increase of four; Berrien County has 58, up two

COVID-19 Cases Statewide At More Than 14,000

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has identified 1,481 additional COVID-19 cases around the state since Friday. Saturday’s report shows the total number of coronavirus cases in Michigan is now at 14,225. There have been

Distillery Sees Huge Demand For Hand Sanitizer

Distilleries around Michigan are stepping forward to produce hand sanitizer in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Among them is Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks, which started making the hot commodity last month. Journeyman accountant Ray Barskus tells

Flint Enacts Coronavirus Curfew

Flint is under a coronavirus curfew. Mayor Sheldon Neeley says effective immediately, there is a city-wide curfew nightly from 9 pm to 6 am for the next 30 days, adding the pandemic needs to be taken seriously.

Chickering Not Seeking Reelection

Berrien County Commissioner Bill Chickering is not seeking reelection. He represents the fifth district, which includes the city of St. Joseph, two precincts in St. Joseph Township, and the village of Shoreham. He told his fellow commissioners

Cook Plant To Do Extended Siren Test Saturday

The Cook nuclear power plant near Bridgman will do an extended test of its siren system this Saturday. The plant has released the following statement: The regularly-scheduled siren test for Berrien County’s Emergency Alert and Notification System