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State Police Urge Winter Emergency Preparedness


With winter approaching, Michigan State Police are reminding everyone of some basic things they can do to keep themselves prepared for emergencies. Spokesperson Dale George tells WSJM News it’s better safe than sorry. “Governor Whitmer declared this

Election Day Is Tuesday


Tomorrow is Election Day for some in southwest Michigan. Benton Harbor voters will be choosing between Mayor Marcus Muhammad and City Commissioner Ron Singleton in the mayoral race. Three city commission seats are also on the ballot,

Grant Awarded To Mendel Center


The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College has been awarded a grant of more than $8,100 from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. LMC says the Mendel Center will use the grant to support its

Officials Discuss Census Importance


With the U.S. Census coming up next year, Berrrien County officials are thinking about how they can help ensure as many county residents as possible are counted. At a meeting of the Berrien County Board of Commissioners

Whitmer Praised For Overtime Effort


The Michigan League for Public Policy is applauding an announcement by the administration of Governor Gretchen Whitmer last month that it’s seeking to increase the threshold for overtime eligibility in Michigan. League policy analyst Peter Ruark tells

Cases Of STDs Trend Up In Berrien County


The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services warned this week about increasing rates of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia around the nation and in the state. Berrien County Health Department spokesperson Gillian Conrad tells WSJM News the

Daylight Saving Time Ends This Weekend


Daylight Saving Time ends for the year this weekend. State Fire Marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer says it’s a good time to put fresh batteries in all of your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. “We find ideally with

Fire Damages VFW Post 6248 In Decatur


An electrical fire this morning is prompting the closure of the VFW Post 6248 in Decatur through the weekend. On Facebook, the VFW says no one was hurt and anyone with tickets to tomorrow’s Elvis event should