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Upton Holding Student Art Contest

Congressman Fred Upton is taking submissions for his annual Congressional Art Competition. He tells WSJM News high school students from all over the Sixth District are invited to send in two dimensional art. The Kalamazoo Institute of

Slow Winter For Berrien County Parks

Mild winter weather has meant things are slow at Berrien County parks. The Berrien County Board of Commissioners learned this week there have only been four days of cross-country skiing at Love Creek County Park and three

Berrien County Treasurer Stepping Down

Berrien County Treasurer Bret Witkowski is stepping down. He tells WSJM News after 16 years as the county treasurer, plus the years he served on the county commission, he’s decided it’s time to move on to the

Resolution Marks “Go Red for Women Day”

State Representative Beth Griffin of Mattawan is promoting cardiovascular health among women. This week, she introduced a resolution declaring February 19 as “Go Red for Women Day.” Griffin said on the Michigan House floor her sister died

I&M gets Approval For New Solar Facilty

Indiana Michigan Power has received approval from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to build a new solar facility in St. Joseph County, Indiana. I&M spokesperson Schnee Garrett tells WSJM News it will be located near Granger. “it

Body Washes Up Along Shore In St. Joseph

An investigation is underway after a body was found washed up along the shore of Lake Michigan at Tiscornia Park in St. Joseph Wednesday night. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department is assisting in the investigation with Sheriff

Upton Pushes To Protect Recreational Boating

Congressman Fred Upton is backing legislation to require the Army Corps of Engineers gives consideration to recreational harbor maintenance projects when it plans for projects each year. Upton tells WSJM News the Safer Harbors for Our Recreational

City Commission Hears Excessive Force Complaint

Benton Harbor City Commissioners have heard about an excessive force complaint regarding a public safety officer. Gwen Swanigan of the anti-police abuse group, the SHARP Foundation, told commissioners at a Tuesday meeting that Public Safety Officer Drew