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Benton Harbor 150th Birthday Party


Birthday cake, refreshments and local community leaders were on hand Thursday night as the Morton House Museum threw a party to commemorate Benton Harbor’s 150th birthday. Museum Board of Director Chuck Jager says the Morton House is

Coloma Glad-Peach Festival Starts Friday


Starting this Friday is the 49th annual Coloma Glad-Peach Festival. The event celebrates the region’s peach growers, and gives everyone a chance to have a good time. Festival President Julie Pupedis says vendors open up around noon

Mobile Boat Wash Coming To SWM This Weekend


Southwest Michigan boaters will have a chance to get their watercraft cleaned while learning about invasive species prevention this weekend. On Saturday, Michigan State University’s Mobile Boat Wash will be in Paw Paw and Watervliet. The boat

Professional Wrestler Wins MI Primary


Unofficial returns show professional wrestler “Rhyno” edging two other candidates in the Republican primary for a Michigan legislative seat. Terrance Gerin of Dearborn led by just 54 votes out of more than 2,700 cast in Tuesday’s election. As

Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival This Week


It’s a full week of music, entertainment and carnival rides on the waterfront as the city of Grand Haven presents their Coast Guard Festival. Marketing Director Annie Lengkeek says even though it’s all great fun, everyone remember

Conservative Outsiders Win MI Congressional Primaries


Republican voters have backed conservative outsiders to advance in Michigan’s open U.S. House primaries. Little-known retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Jack Bergman upset two politically experienced candidates in northern Michigan’s Republican primary. He faces ex-state Democratic Party Chairman

Berrien County Primary Results


The race for state House in the 79th District this November has now shaped up. Winning the Republican primary on Tuesday was Kim LaSata, who finished with a substantial lead over closest rival Ryan Arnt. She said