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Lakeshore Schools Gets Donation Of Masks

Lakeshore Public Schools has received a donation of 250 masks as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The Lakeshore Excellence Foundation’s Kathleen Wolf tells WSJM News the specially designed masks come from Dr. Gyl Kasewurm of Professional Hearing Services.

Healthy Michigan Plan Tops 800,000 Enrollees

The Healthy Michigan Plan has topped 800,000 enrollees for the first time. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services spokesperson Bob Wheaton tells WSJM News Healthy Michigan is the state’s expanded Medicaid program, made possible by the

Fruit Harvest Underway

Southwest Michigan farmers are getting into the fields to pick the fruit. Michigan State University Extension’s Mark Longstroth in Van Buren County give an update. “Fruit harvest is well underway with apple harvest in Berrien County and

St. Joseph: Halloween Still A Go

Among the first questions in Monday night’s St. Joseph City Commission meeting came from Abigail Brotzke with a question a lot of people are asking. “I was wondering if there is going to be any trick-or-treating this

AEP Switching To Electric Vehicles

American Electric Power has a goal of having 100% of its 2,300 cars and light duty trucks replaced with electric vehicles within the next decade. AEP’s total fleet is composed of nearly 8,000 vehicles, including medium- and

Michigan COVID-19 Numbers Up 1,308

Michigan has reported 1,308 new COVID-19 cases with 5,000 more recoveries over the weekend. The state Department of Health and Human Services reports since March, we are now at 122,735 cases. There were also 8 deaths reported

Unlock Michigan Under Investigation

The group Unlock Michigan is under investigation by Attorney General Dana Nessel. They are accused of illegally collecting some of their petition signatures for their effort to repeal the 1945 Emergency Powers of the Governor Act. The

County Seeking To Increase Broadband Access

The Berrien County Board of Commissioners next week will consider hiring a non-profit to do a broadband availability survey. That’s after the body on Thursday heard from Southwest Michigan Planning Commission Director John Egelhaaf, who gave an

SMC Beats Enrollment Expectations

Enrollment at Southwestern Michigan College is a bit higher this year than had been expected. SMC President Joe Odenwald told the SMC Board of Trustees this week fall enrollment finished at 1,800 students, 88 higher better than

MDOT Planning Career Fair

A virtual career fair will be held by the Michigan Department of Transportation next month. MDOT Recruitment Unit Manager James Fults tells WSJM News they’re looking to hire more than 100 winter plow drivers, as well as

Funds Will Help Restaurant, Hospitality Workers

The Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association has received a $2.5 million grant from the Michigan Department of Treasury to support restaurant and lodging industry workers who were financially hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic. The association’s Amanda Smith

Adopt A Highway Cleanup Underway

The final Adopt A Highway clean-up of the year is now underway in Michigan. Dan Weingarten with the Michigan Department of Transportation tells WSJM News a wide variety of community groups pick up trash along the sections