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GVSU Offering Free Tuition For Some


College just became more affordable for prospective students considering Grand Valley State University. The school has announced it’s “Grand Valley Pledge” program offering free tuition toward a full undergraduate degree. Vice president of enrollment B. Donte Truss

County Recycles Old Parks Passes


The Berrien County Parks Department has found a way to make some souvenirs of its parks while recycling plastic. Environmental Property Manager Jill Adams tells WSJM News outdated Berrien County Parks Annual Entrance Passes are being repurposed

LMC Auction Postponed


Lake Michigan College’s 2021 Winner’s Circle Benefit Auction has been postponed. The Lake Michigan College Foundation says because of the pandemic, the auction can’t be held safely and in person on its scheduled date, which was March

State’s COVID-19 Cases Up 1,379


Michigan has reported 1,379 additional cases of COVID-19 for Friday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says the state has reported a total of 566,630 cases of COVID. It recorded 19 additional deaths, bringing the

COVID Variant B.1.1.7 Found In Kalamazoo


An 80-year-old Kalamazoo County man with no travel history has contracted the B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19. County health officials say they are working on contact tracing everyone who has been in close contact with him to try

State Releases COVID Numbers For Thursday

Michigan is reporting 1,358 new cases of COVID-19 for Thursday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says that brings the state’s total to more than 565,000 since the pandemic started in March. There were 74

Whitmer: Winter Sports Resume February 8


The following is a release from the state of Michigan: Today, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) updated its current epidemic order to allow contact sports to resume as of Monday, Feb. 8, provided masks

St. Joseph Public Schools Superintendent Out


St. Joseph Public Schools is searching for a new superintendent. The school board held a special meeting this morning to accept the resignation of Dr. Thomas Bruce, effective tomorrow. In a statement, board president Barry Conybeare says

Michigan Senate Rejects 5 More Whitmer Nominees


From the Associated Press — Michigan Senate Republicans have rejected five more appointees nominated by Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer, in a renewed attempt to voice displeasure with not having input into her administration’s pandemic restrictions. The move