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United Way Launches Advocacy Platform


A new way for supporters of the United Way of Southwest Michigan to advocate to state lawmakers on the organization’s behalf has been launched. The United Way’s Jennifer Tomshack tells WSJM News they’ve started an online advocacy

Van Buren Youth Fair This Month


Set for July 19 through July 24 is the Van Buren Youth Fair. Fair Board member Paul Garrod tells us things will be back to normal after a year of cancellations, postponements, and other adjustments. “The 66th

Scream Park Announces Five Scholarships


The Niles Scream Park has announced five recipients of its scholarships for the coming academic year. The Scream Park picked the students based on their academic success, involvement in the community, and future aspirations to become civic

Krasl Art Fair This Weekend


Set for this Saturday and Sunday is the 59th annual Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff. Krasl Art Center Marketing Manager Matthew Bizoe tells us there will be hundreds of artists at Lake Bluff Park in downtown

Ronald E. Ostrowski


Ronald E. Ostrowski, 86 of Coloma, formerly of Chicago and Western Springs, IL, passed away Thursday, July 8, 2021 at his residence. Cremation has taken place.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Upton Urges COVID Vaccination


With the Delta variant of COVID-19 now in Michigan, Congressman Fred Upton is urging everyone to get vaccinated. He tells WSJM News it’s the best way to stay protected and to protect others. “Nothing’s 100%, but you’re

County Board Honors Outgoing Health Officer


Berrien County Health Officer Nicki Britten has been honored by the Berrien County Board of Commissioners. During Thursday’s meeting, Chair Mac Elliott read a resolution saluting Britten for all that she’s done to keep the county safe

SHAES Gives Lifesaving Awards


South Haven Area Emergency Services is recognizing two people with their Lifesaving Award. SHAES honored firefighter and EMT paramedic Johanna Quinn and Allegan County Sheriff deputy Jacob Gage Wednesday for their work June 18 responding to a

Upton Questions COVID Origins


Did COVID-19 originate in a lab? Congressman Fred Upton thinks it’s possible. He and other members of Congress met last week with former CDC Director Robert Redfield about the possibility that the disease is man-made. Upton says