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$250,000 Grant Awarded To Youth Solutions

A donation of $250,000 has been announced for Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates by the Consumers Energy Foundation. Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates is a program run by Youth Solutions. It helps students graduate high school and then seek

Annual Statewide Food Drive Underway

The Michigan Harvest Gathering food drive is underway, this year virtually due to COVID. The annual effort kicked off on Tuesday as the Food Bank Council of Michigan announced a goal of 3 million meals and $330,000

Health System Urges Flu Vaccinations

Everyone is being urged to get a flu vaccine as the winter approaches during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bronson Healthcare says it’s important to get the flu shot every fall, but this year it’s all the more important.

Berrien County Names Dispatcher Of The Year

Berrien County’s 911 Telecommunicator of the Year is Melissa Hensley. During a meeting of the Berrien County Board of Commissioners this week, Hensley received the honor with the 911 Advisory Board’s Jack Fisher saying she helped save

SMC Announces New Cross Country Coach

Juris Silenieks of Grand Rapids is Southwestern Michigan’s new cross country coach. SMC made the announcement Friday as it works to get the new Roadrunners cross country team up and running after it was disbanded 25 years

South Haven Rotarians Plant Trees

COVID-19 didn’t stop the South Haven Rotary from observing a tradition by planting trees at a local park this year. On Wednesday, Rotarians planted two trees in Stanley Johnston Park on the city’s north side. City Manager

Spectrum Health Issues Anti-Racism Pledge

Spectrum Health has made an anti-racism pledge as part of its ongoing effort to eliminate structural racism and promote social equity. The organization announced this month it’s also made Martin Luther King Junior Day a paid holiday

Huge Number Of Michiganders Voting Absentee

Less than two weeks from this year’s election, and a huge number of voters are requesting to vote absentee according to Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. “More than three million Michigan citizens have requested their ballot,” said

Harvest Gathering Food Drive Underway

The Michigan Harvest Gathering food drive is underway, this year virtually due to COVID. The annual effort kicked off on Tuesday as the Food Bank Council of Michigan announced a goal of 3 million meals and $330,000