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LaSata Praises Education Budget

State Representative Kim LaSata is praising the state House Appropriations Committee for approving a school budget this week. She tells us the plan includes increased funding for K-12 education and higher ed. LaSata is a chair of

Plans In The Works For New LMC Wine Facility


Plans are being drafted for the new headquarters of Lake Michigan College’s wine making program. LMC Vice President of Administrative Services Anne Erdman tells WSJM News they’re putting up a whole new building behind the Mendel Center to

RESA Reimbursing $4.1 Million To Local Schools


School districts around Berrien County are receiving a special education reimbursement of more than $4.1 million from Berrien RESA this year. RESA Superintendent Dr. Kevin Ivers tells WSJM News his district collects special ed millage money, and

Lake Michigan College Gets a Drum Line


Lake Michigan College has more than just a new president this year. They’ve also added a drum line. The college wants to get more students attending athletic events, and so LMC Music Director Dr. John Owens helped get

St. Joseph Parks Planning Meeting Next Week


Everyone’s welcome to a meeting next week in St. Joseph to offer their input on the master plan for Riverview, Dickinson, and Whirlpool Centennial Parks. St. Joseph Public Works Deputy Director Greg Grothous tells WSJM News you can show

Firefighters Honored By Exchange Club Of SWM


The Firefighters of the Year have been honored by the Exchange Club of Southwest Michigan. The club held its annual awards Tuesday, recognizing firefighters from Benton Harbor, St. Joseph, and the surrounding townships. Royalton Township Fire Chief

Tick Season Soon To Arrive


Tick season is just about here in Michigan. Michigan State University entomologist Howard Russell tells Michigan News Network the last few years have been bad when it comes to tick bites. “If that trend continues, we can expect