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Reminder: Fill Out Census


If you haven’t done so, fill out your 2020 Census. That word from the director of the Michigan Census Kerry Ebersole-Singh, who says you have to fill it out by September 30th. “Let’s get it done, Michigan,”

Search Now Statewide For Saginaw-Area Man


Michigan State Police have expanded their search for an 87-year-old Saginaw area man to the entire state. Karl Marker missed his 65th wedding anniversary on Tuesday. State Police Sergeant Joseph Rowley says Marker was last seen heading

Whitmer Announces Plan To Make Michigan Carbon-Neutral by 2050


Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced a plan to make Michigan carbon neutral by 2050. Her office has released the following: Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-182 and Executive Directive 2020-10 to create the MI Healthy Climate Plan. The governor’s comprehensive plan will

Upton: Ruth Bader Ginsburg A Trailblazer


Congressman Fred Upton is remembering Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as “a thoughtful, gentle woman who, with real precision, could disarm any argument with respect from all sides.” He tells WSJM News the country mourns. “She

SMC Fall Enrollment Beats Expectations


Enrollment at Southwestern Michigan College is a bit higher this year than had been expected. SMC President Joe Odenwald told the SMC Board of Trustees this week fall enrollment finished at 1,800 students, 88 higher better than

MDOT To Hold Virtual Career Fair


A virtual career fair will be held by the Michigan Department of Transportation next month. MDOT Recruitment Unit Manager James Fults tells WSJM News they’re looking to hire more than 100 winter plow drivers, as well as

Governor Proclaims Michigan Small Business Week


Governor Gretchen Whitmer has declared this week to be Michigan Small Business Week. Her office has released the following: Today, Governor Whitmer proclaimed September 20 – September 26, 2020 as Michigan Small Business Week to recognize the thousands of small business across

Adopt A Highway Clean-Up This Weekend


It’s almost time for the next Adopt A Highway clean-up in Michigan. Dan Weingarten with the Michigan Department of Transportation tells WSJM News the final clean-up of the year starts this Saturday with a wide variety of

Deadline Approaching For Home Heating Credit


Michigan homeowners and renters only have two weeks left to apply for the state’s Home Heating Credit. The Michigan Department of Treasury says the Home Heating Credit helps covers utility expenses, leaving more money available for other

7-Year-Old Killed In Covert Township Crash


A four-vehicle crash in Covert Township has claimed one life. Covert Township police say seven-year-old Damian Enriquez of Covert died Saturday afternoon in the crash at the intersection of 28th Avenue and M-140. Police say a 2001

Fall Colors Just Around The Corner


The fall is about here, and that will mean opportunities for color tours. County Road Association of Michigan spokesperson Dustin Earley tells WSJM News they survey the individual road departments and commissions in Michigan’s 83 counties to

State Reporting School COVID Numbers


The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is now reporting the number of COVID-19 cases that appear in school outbreaks. Spokesperson Lynn Sutfin tells WSJM News they launched a page at the state’s coronavirus website on

Staff Settling Into New Hartford Library


Hartford Public Library staff are settling into their new home. After about a year of construction, the brand new Arthur and Bonna Vanderlyn Community Center and Hartford Public Library on Church Street is now open to the