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Buchanan Teen Wins Silver In Tokyo


A 19-year-old from Buchanan is now a silver medalist in Women’s BMX Freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics. Hannah Roberts was among the favorites as a three-time world champion and finished second to Great Britain’s Charlotte Worthington. Her

Chalk The Block Next Weekend

Set for August 6 through August 8 is Chalk the Block in downtown St. Joseph. St. Joe Today’s Amy Zapal tells WSJM News artists come from all over the draw chalk art on Broad Street. Judges will

Benton Harbor Secures Water Grant

The city of Benton Harbor is getting a $300,000 grant to improve its water system. Michigan Treasurer Rachael Eubanks on Monday announced a total of $2.7 million is being awarded to 16 municipalities through the Financially Distressed

Video Explains Major MDOT Project On I-94


A video has been released by the Michigan Department of Transportation explaining its I-94 project. The $153 million project is expected to conclude in 2024. Major construction work will begin in 2023 and prep work is underway

Van Buren Companies Honored


Market Van Buren is applauding three Van Buren County based businesses for receiving honors this past week at the 17th annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business Awards Gala. Barber Packaging of Bangor, Riveer Environmental of South Haven, and

Senator Levin Dies At 87


President Joe Biden is remembering longtime Michigan U.S. Senator Carl Levin as the most honorable and decent man he’s ever known. In a statement released this afternoon, the president said brilliant, humble, and principled, Carl earned the

Upton Backs Resolution Condemning Socialism


191 House Republicans have signed on to a resolution condemning socialism. Congressman Fred Upton tells us the resolution calls socialism “dangerous and patently anti-American.” “We don’t need to move to socialism, that’s for sure,” Upton said. “I

Leadership Team At Humane Society Looks Ahead


There’s a new leadership team in place at the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan, months after controversy erupted due to the resignation of the former director and several staff members. Humane Society Administrative Director Wendy Golob tells

Lakeshore Chamber Being Dissolved


The Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce is being disolved and the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber will move in to serve as a representative for greater Stevensville area business owners. Lakeshore Chamber Board President Tom Norbey shared the news

Whitmer Signs Several Bills


Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed several bills, one of which will extend the amount of time that driver’s licenses are valid. The governor’s office has released the following: Governor Whitmer today signed Senate Bills 507, 508 and 509,

State Auctioning Property


Are you looking for some property in Michigan? The state is auctioning off nearly 100 parcels of state managed land in August and early September. “We have some parcels in the southern part of southwest Michigan, we