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School Leaders Warn About Danger Of State Cuts


School leaders across Michigan are warning lawmakers that districts are facing unknown costs related to the coronavirus and budget cuts will only add to the problem. Oakland Schools Superintendent Wanda Cook-Robinson is part of the School Finance

SJ Farmers Markets Underway For Summer


One thing that’s now up and running each weekend is the St. Joseph Farmers Market. St. Joseph Today’s Amy Zapal tells WSJM News they started the market on June 6, and people have been responding well. “We’ve

RESA Board Names New Superintendent


Berrien RESA has selected Eric Hoppstock to be the next district superintendent. Hoppstock is currently RESA’s assistant superintendent and chief academic officer, and he’ll take over his new role on July 1. The Berrien RESA Board of

State Resumes Charging For Admission At Parks


Michigan state parks has resumed collecting admission fees after a three-month break because of the coronavirus. The recreation passport costs $12 when renewing a license plate registration through the secretary of state or $17 at park entrances.

Veggie Van In Coloma This Week


The Veggie Van is coming back to southwest Michigan. Spectrum Health Lakeland spokesperson Jessica Springer tells WSJM News  it’s a mobile farmer’s market that gives away locally-produced vegetables and fruits. “The goal of this program is to

Property Tax Deadline Approaching


The property tax due date is fast approaching. Berrien County Treasurer Shelly Weich tells WSJM News due to COVID-19, Governor Gretchen Whitmer moved it back to June 29. If you still owe on your taxes, the treasurer’s

Body Found In St. Joseph River


Police say they believe the body of a man who went missing in the St. Joseph River in Royalton Township on Friday has been found. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department says the man went under while helping

DNR Warns Of Wildfire Risk


Be careful if you’re having a campfire this weekend. There’s an elevated risk of wildfires statewide because of hot, dry weather. Michigan Department of Natural Resources resource protection manager Don Klingler told Michigan News Network this week

Man Missing In St. Joseph River


The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a man who went missing in the St. Joseph River on Friday. It says deputies were called out to the river about a mile from the Jasper Dairy boat