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Voting Rate Of LMC Students Increases


The voter participation rate among Lake Michigan College students has doubled in the past four years. LMC says a report has found the voting rate among students was 17% for the 2014 midterm elections, and 35% in

History Attraction Focuses On American Diners


From the Associated Press — A suburban Detroit history attraction has acquired a major collection of photographs, menus, clothing and other items related to American diners. Dearborn-based The Henry Ford announced the acquisition Tuesday of the collection

LMC College Night Tomorrow


Just in time for the fall is Lake Michigan College’s annual College Night, set for Monday, September 23. LMC Admissions and Recruitment Director Jeremy Schaeffer tells WSJM News it’s a chance for students interested in pursuing post-secondary

Adopt A Highway Cleanup Underway


Now underway is the final Adopt a Highway cleanup of Michigan roads for the year. Michigan Department of Transportation spokesperson Dan Weingarten tells WSJM News the effort started today. There are more than 2,800 volunteer groups who

Successful Fall Land Auction


The fall Berrien County land auction this week netted more than $288,000 for the county’s foreclosure fund. Berrien County Treasurer Bret Witkowski tells WSJM News 112 of 120 properties were sold Tuesday. That money goes into the

Road Association Previews Fall Colors


The fall color season is about to start in Michigan. County Road Association of Michigan spokesperson Dustin Earley tells WSJM News people from outside of the state come here just to check out the fall colors. The

Health Department Supports Vaping Regulations


Local health officials are giving high marks to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s action this month to ban flavored vaping products in Michigan. Berrien County Health Department spokesperson Gillian Conrad tells WSJM News not enough is known about e-cigarettes

LMC Transfer Fair Monday


Coming up Monday will be Lake Michigan College’s annual Transfer Fair. LMC Career and Transfer Credit Coordinator Krista Elkins tells WSJM News there will be representatives from around 50 colleges and universities who can answer questions from

DNR Looking For Conservation Officers


The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking new recruits as it prepares to hold its next conservation officer academy. The DNR says it’s seeking candidates from all backgrounds for the academy scheduled for July of next

Wendzel Holding Fall Photo Contest


State Representative Pauline Wendzel is holding a fall photo contest. She’s asking residents of her district to send in their photographs illustrating the best parts of southwest Michigan. The photos must be taken in the 79th District,

Paquette Welcomes Local Clerks To Lansing


Local clerks from around southwest Michigan were the guests of state Representative Brad Paquette in Lansing this week. He says the Berrien County Clerks’ Association went to the Capitol Wednesday to take a tour and talk with