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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

Whitmer: Michigan To Be Carbon-Neutral By 2050

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is calling for Michigan to become “carbon neutral” by 2050 in the fight against climate change. The Democratic governor issued a directive Wednesday pledging “comprehensive and aggressive” efforts but provided few details on how

Reminder: Fill Out Census

If you haven’t done so, fill out your 2020 Census. That word from the director of the Michigan Census Kerry Ebersole-Singh, who says you have to fill it out by September 30th. “Let’s get it done, Michigan,”

Search Now Statewide For Saginaw-Area Man

Michigan State Police have expanded their search for an 87-year-old Saginaw area man to the entire state. Karl Marker missed his 65th wedding anniversary on Tuesday. State Police Sergeant Joseph Rowley says Marker was last seen heading