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SMC Planning Forum For Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, Southwestern Michigan College’s Diversity Committee and the Dowagiac Area History Museum are planning a panel discussion for February 24 with local police leaders. SMC says “Looking Back and Forward: Historic and

I&M Sending Crews To Help Out In Ohio

Indiana Michigan Power is sending more than 125 employees and contractors to AEP Ohio to assist with restoration of power. Crews from various portions of I&M’s service territory are on their way to Columbus, Ohio, where they

I&M Manages Through Winter Storm

As southwest Michigan digs itself out of this week’s snowstorm, one thing it has going for it is there haven’t been many power outages. Indiana Michigan Power spokesperson Tracy Warner told WSJM News Thursday afternoon they had

Ford Sales Even In January

Ford’s January sales were about even with last year. Ford analyst Erich Merkel told Michigan News Network this week that’s a good performance, considering the industry as a whole was down about nine percent. “We just has

Researchers Studying Great Lakes Ice

From the Associated Press — Winter is changing across the Great Lakes region, and scientists want to know what that will mean. Teams from more than a dozen U.S. and Canadian universities and government agencies will venture

Upton Backing Crime Doesn’t Fly Act

Congressman Fred Upton is pushing legislation that he says will make air travel safer. He tells us the Crime Doesn’t Fly Act would prohibit the Transportation Security Administration from accepting warrants for the arrest or deportation of

South Haven Ice Breaker Fest This Week

The South Haven Ice Breaker Festival is this week. The event will feature a whole range of activities to celebrate the winter season. Kathy Wagaman with the South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce tells WSJM News the

I&M Upgrading Benton Harbor Substation

Indiana Michigan Power is planning some work at a substation in Benton Harbor. The Benton Harbor Planning Commission was updated on the project this week. Peter Siglow with Wightman told commissioners the area of the the substation

91,000 Enrolled In Reconnect Michigan Program

One year into its existence, the Michigan Reconnect program now has more than 91,000 people enrolled and seeking a higher education free of tuition. Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Wednesday the program, which pays for community college for

St. Joseph Ice Festival Rescheduled

Due to the inclement weather, the 2022 Ice Fest has been rescheduled to February 25-27. Our ice carvers are coming from all over the country. With current and predicted road conditions, carvers are unable to make the