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Governor Extends Stay Home Order Through June 12


Governor Gretchen Whitmer has extended her stay home order through June 12 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The office of the governor has released the following statement: Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-100 to extend Michigan’s Safer at

Health Department Gives Friday Update


The Berrien County Health Department is seeing the number of COVID-19 cases continue to go up. However, Berrien County Health Officer Nicki Britten says there’s good news. “The good news is that our percent positive rate is

Challenges Faced By Berrien Bus


The Berrien County Board of Commissioners has some big decisions to make when it comes to Berrien Bus. Berrien County Transportation Coordinator Evan Smith addressed the board on Thursday, saying Transportation Management Incorporated, which is responsible for

AEP Donates $500,000 To Non-Profits


A donation of $500,000 is being made by the American Electric Power Foundation to non-profits throughout Indiana and southwest Michigan. AEP spokesperson Schnee Garrett tells WSJM News this is in addition to nearly $250,000 donated in April

Hospital Talks Financial Aid During Pandemic


Spectrum Health Lakeland is reminding everyone of its financial aid options during the COVID-19 pandemic. Treatment for coronavirus is not free, and Lakeland Manager of Patient Access Jenna Howard tells us insurance companies are treating cases like