Local News Archives

Whitmer Announces Reelection

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is making her bid for reelection official. She announced she is seeking a second term on Twitter yesterday afternoon. Whitmer says special interests are pouring millions of dollars into the race to unseat her,

Secretary Granholm On Auto Companies

Several auto companies and suppliers promising to cut their greenhouse emissions in half over the next decade, as part of the U.S. Energy Department’s “Better Climate Challenge.” Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm says the companies and the government

Meijer Donates $50,000 To Boys And Girls Clubs

Meijer has made a donation to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Benton Harbor. Spokesperson Sherri Ulleg tells WSJM News the company is supporting Boys and Girls Clubs throughout the Midwest. “Representatives from their district, from Stevensville,

Nessel Discusses Gas Gouging

Gas prices in the state expected to rise as the situation escalates in Ukraine following the Russian invasion. In the newest installment of her consumer protection series, Attorney General Dana Nessel is giving consumers tips on recognizing

Muhammad Among Mayors To Meet With Whitmer

Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad is among the mayors who have met with Governor Gretchen Whitmer in Lansing to discuss priorities for the upcoming budget cycle and other issues that affect Black communities. It was last Wednesday

SWM Housing Market Slows In January

The southwest Michigan real estate market slowed down in January. The Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors says January of 2022 closed with a 23% drop in sales from January 2021. That’s as January started with a record

Cassopolis Man Dead In Crash

A Cassopolis man is dead following a crash in Cass County Sunday. The Cass County Sheriff’s Department says deputies were called to the scene of the single vehicle crash around 4:40 p.m. at Calvin Hill Street and

Santaniello’s Restaurant Listed For Sale

Santaniello’s Restaurant in Stevensville is listed online as being for sale. The listing price at ColdwellBankerHomes.com is $890,000 and the post went up this week. The listing says the building is more than 10,000 square feet and

Buchanan Getting Grant For Trail Expansion

The city of Buchanan is being awarded a $340,000 grant for a project to extend McCoy’s Creek Trail. It says the funds come from the Niles-Buchanan Area Transportation Study and the Michigan Department of Transportation’s Transportation Alternatives