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Facilities Changes Possible At BH Schools


Some things are changing at Benton Harbor Area Schools. At this week’s meeting of the board of education, trustees heard from Superintendent Andrae Townsel he’ll have some facilities recommendations at a retreat with them later this month.

Berrien County Clerk Seeking Reelection


Berrien County Clerk Sharon Tyler is seeking reelection. She announced on Wednesday she’s going for a third term after having first been elected clerk in 2012. Prior to that, Tyler served as the state representative for Michigan’s

School Officials Plan For Coronavirus


With concerns growing about the spread of coronavirus, leaders at Benton Harbor Area Schools are working to be prepared. Superintendent Andrae Townsel tells WSJM News he’s been in talks with other districts in Berrien County and the

State Promotes 211 Hotline


The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is promoting the 211 hotline this month. Analyst Jon Breems tells WSJM News 211, run by United Way organizations around the state, connects people with help when they’re struggling.

Upton Meets With Pence To Talk Coronavirus


Congressman Fred Upton is among 14 members of the U.S. House Problem Solvers caucus who met with Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday to get a coronavirus briefing. Upton tells WSJM News Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Debbie

Church Holding Egg Drop Next Month


A Benton Harbor area church is planning to hold an egg drop event next month in St. Joseph Township. Overflow Church Pastor Brian Bennett tells WSJM News they’ll have a helicopter drop eggs on to the American

Wendzel Seeking Reelection


State Representative Pauline Wendzel is seeking reelection. She has represented Michigan’s 79th House District since January of 2019 after being elected the previous November. Wendzel, a Republican, says she views it as her job to put the