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Clerk Preparing For March 10 Primary

March 10 will be the day for Michigan’s presidential primary, and Berrien County Clerk Sharon Tyler is hard at work getting the county’s roughly 500 election workers prepared. She tells WSJM News she’s expecting a lot of

County Commission Promotes Census

The Berrien County Board of Commissioners is urging everyone to fill out their census forms this year. A big push is being made statewide to get out the census message, and commissioners paused for a moment ahead

Berrien County Parks Director Retiring

Berrien County Parks Director Brian Bailey is retiring. He made the announcement to staff this week, and tells WSJM News after nearly 30 years with the county, it’s time to step down. “I’ve had a good run

BH School Board Honors Former Coach

The Benton Harbor Area Schools Board of Education has voted to honor former basketball coach Paul Wilhite by having his name placed on the high school gym floor. Wilhite was a coach for the school for 35

Man Faces 15 Years For Resisting Officer

A Dowagiac man is headed to jail after resisting a police officer who was trying to arrest him for an outstanding warrant. The Cass County Prosecutor’s Office says 26-year-old Travis Fletcher was found guilty by a jury

School Board Appoints New Member

The Benton Harbor Area Schools Board of Education has appointed Dashuna Robinson to fill a vacancy on the body. The board interviewed two candidates for the remainder of former Trustee Patricia Rush’s term on Tuesday night. Robinson

SMC Increasing Tuition

Tuition is going up at Southwestern Michigan College for the next academic year. The SMC Board of Trustees met on Monday and agreed to a 1.8% tuition increase for in-district students and a 2% increase for in-state