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SMC Preparing For New Michigan Reconnect Program


Following Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s announcement of the Michigan Reconnect program on Tuesday, Southwestern Michigan College is preparing to welcome students whose tuition will be covered. SMC has released the following: Southwestern Michigan College will be participating in

Popcorn Returns To Celebration Cinema


Celebration Celebration is bringing back the popcorn. While the big food story this week was the resumption of indoor dining at Michigan restaurants, the move also allows theaters to once again serve concessions. Celebration Cinema says the

Upton Talks Impeachment Vote


Congressman Fred Upton says the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6 could have been worse, and he does not regret his vote for the impeachment of former President Donald Trump. Upton has gotten criticism from some

State To Provide COVID Tests To Educators


The state of Michigan will soon offer COVID-19 testing to teachers. The Michigan Department of Health and Human services has released the following: The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is moving forward with plans

Whitmer Announces New Scholarship Program


Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced a new program designed to help Michiganders without a college degree pursue one. The office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer has released the following: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer joined today with Republican and Democratic

City To Seek Bids For Bridge Repairs


The city of Benton Harbor may be doing some bridge repairs. During a meeting on Monday, Benton Harbor City Commissioners gave the city manager approval to seek bids for repairs to bridges throughout the community. Chris Cook

LaSata Releases “Go Red” Video For Heart Health


State Senator Kim LaSata on Tuesday released a new public service announcement video with local officials from the 21st Senate District in support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Day. The video features LaSata, Cass County Clerk and Register

St. Joseph Man Arrested For Child Pornography


A 36-year-old St. Joseph man is facing charges of aggravated possession of child sexually abusive material. Michigan State Police say they have arrested Alexander Rendell after they noted a large amount of the material was being downloaded.