Local News Archives

St. Joseph Public Schools Drops Mask Rule

St. Joseph Public Schools has dropped the district’s mask rule. In a letter to parents Thursday, Superintendent Jenny Fee said with the state and county withdrawing mask recommendations for schools, masks will no longer be required at

St. Joseph Wrestling Team Wins Regionals

The St. Joseph High School varsity wrestling team has won the regional championship for the first time ever. The team won in a home match Wednesday, first taking down Edwardsburg and then Plainwell. Coach Taylor Misel tells

Berrien County Health Department Updates Mask Guidance

The Berrien County Health Department is shifting its COVID-19 guidance for indoor public settings, including K-12 schools, from “mask recommended” to “mask optional.” The decision was made based on recognition of decreasing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, increased

State Updates Mask Guidance

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to decline in the state, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is updating its mask guidance for public settings, including school settings, to reflect that Michigan is entering

State Senate Approves Nesbitt Tax Cut Bill

The Michigan Senate has approved legislation from state Senator Aric Nesbitt to implement a $2.5 billion tax cut. Nesbitt’s proposal would reduce personal and business income tax rates and give families a $500 per child tax credit.

Coast Guard: No Ice Is Safe Ice

With temperatures expected to warm up in Michigan on Wednesday into the 40s and even 50s in some areas, the U.S. Coast Guard says there’s no such thing as safe ice. Coast Guard Station Tawas Chief Petty

Teachers Concerned About Staffing Shortages

A new survey shows increasing concern among teachers in Michigan classrooms. 91% of those surveyed in late January said they were extremely or very concerned about the growing teacher shortage and its impact in the classroom. Michigan