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South Haven Rotary Announces Scholarships


The South Haven Rotary has announced the creation of four new scholarships for students at South Haven High School. Rotary President Mark Odland says the organization has supported education in the community for many years, and for

State Releases COVID-19 Totals For Monday


Michigan is reporting 135 additional cases of COVID-19 for Monday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says that brings the state’s total to 57,532 since the start of the pandemic. There are 25 additional deaths

Governor Lifts Stay Home Order


Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ended Michigan’s stay home order. The office of the governor has released the following statement: Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-110, rescinding her Safer at Home order and moving the entire

Governor Lifts Stay Home Order


From the Associated Press — Governor Gretchen Whitmer has lifted Michigan’s coronavirus stay-at-home order. Whitmer said Monday that restaurants can reopen to dine-in customers next week and she has eased limits on gatherings. Some businesses where close

State COVID-19 Cases Rise By 607


COVID-19 cases in Michigan are up by 607 on Friday to a total of 56,621 with 34 new deaths as that figure has risen to 5,406. Southwest Michigan’s cases are up slightly. Berrien County has seven new

Tulip Time Needs $1M To Survive


Holland’s Tulip time Festival is in dire financial straits and needs to come up with $1 million in order to return in 2021. Executive director Gwen Auerda says they had to refund $400,000 in tickets after this

State Highlights Need For Foster Families

With the pandemic going on, the need for foster families in Michigan continues to exist. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services spokesperson Bob Wheaton tells WSJM News the state always has thousands of kids waiting for

Faith Leaders Promoting Census


Faith leaders around Michigan have joined the 2020 Census Be Counted campaign. Pastor Rodney Gulley with New Covenant Community Baptist Church in Benton Harbor tells WSJM News he’s part of the effort because he knows the census

Health Department Talks COVID-19 Testing


Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced this week essential workers can now be tested for COVID-19 even without a doctor’s note. Berrien County Health Department spokesperson Gillian Conrad tells WSJM News that’s mostly true here in our area. It