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Area family starts foundation to honor deceased member

The Schincariol family of Lawton has announced an effort this year to raise money to purchase music lessons and instruments for area teens.“Our long-term goal is to provide teens of Southwest Michigan the tools and training to explore and develop their artistic talents and creative expression in a safe and supportive environment. We will encourage Read More…

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Road Commission issues snow plowing policy

LAWRENCE – Michigan’s first snowflakes have fallen, and before the state is feet-deep in snow, the Van Buren County Road Commission explains how it responds to winter storms, according to a press release from the road commission. There are over 2,637 roadway lane miles that the Van Buren County Road Commission is responsible for plowing. Read More…

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MDHHS to update quarantine guidelines

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will update its quarantine guidance for the general public to reflect the recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Notably, the CDC recommends a shortening of the quarantine and isolation duration for those who aren’t vaccinated or haven’t received their Read More…

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Trip Advisor ranks Kal-Haven Trail the best – is it time to utilize it?

By Leslie Ballard Probably every person making their New Year’s resolutions last week listed exercise, weight loss or healthier living as one of their priorities, especially after packing on some Covid pounds. However, while getting on a treadmill and staring at the wall or making endless loops around the neighborhood aren’t too tempting, an exceptional Read More…

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Omicron Variant identified in Van Buren County resident

LAWRENCE – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) notified Van Buren/Cass District Health Department that the Omicron variant has been identified in a Van Buren County resident.“It was only a matter of time until the Omicron variant made its way to our district but the latest identification further emphasizes the importance of Read More…

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Mikes Musings – Gun violence can be solved by adding guns

By Mike Wilcox – Publisher I thought I would pass my opinion spot in this week’s newspaper along to my son Jordan Wilcox who is this newspaper’s tech manager. He wrote this unique perspective on gun violence and I wanted to pass it one. To solve the problem of American gun violence, the Government of Read More…