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Upton Meets With Pence To Talk Coronavirus

Congressman Fred Upton is among 14 members of the U.S. House Problem Solvers caucus who met with Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday to get a coronavirus briefing. Upton tells WSJM News Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Debbie

Church Holding Egg Drop Next Month

A Benton Harbor area church is planning to hold an egg drop event next month in St. Joseph Township. Overflow Church Pastor Brian Bennett tells WSJM News they’ll have a helicopter drop eggs on to the American

Wendzel Seeking Reelection

State Representative Pauline Wendzel is seeking reelection. She has represented Michigan’s 79th House District since January of 2019 after being elected the previous November. Wendzel, a Republican, says she views it as her job to put the

Buttigieg Dropping Out Of Presidential Race

He started off a long-shot, and won the disputed Iowa caucuses last month. But there wasn’t enough momentum to keep former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg going in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. The 38-year-old

I&M Plans Major Solar Facility In Indiana

Indiana Michigan Power has received approval from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to build a new solar facility in St. Joseph County, Indiana. The approval came last month. I&M spokesperson Schnee Garrett tells WSJM News it will

Tuition Adjustment At SMC

Tuition is going up at Southwestern Michigan College for the next academic year. The SMC Board of Trustees met on Monday and agreed to a 1.8% tuition increase for in-district students and a 2% increase for in-state

Treasurer Prepares To Move On

Berrien County Treasurer Bret Witkowski is preparing to step down. He made the announcement this month. Witkowski tells WSJM News after 16 years as the county treasurer, plus the years he served on the county commission, it’s