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  • Healthy Kids Dental making recommendations for Michigan’s children - October 17, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced the dental plans recommended for Michigan’s Healthy Kids Dental program contract. The Healthy Kids Dental contract provides dental services to approximately 1 million youth under the age of 21 statewide. The recommended statewide dental plans are Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Delta Dental of Michigan, Inc. MDHHS issued a Request for Proposals in May 2017 seeking to further Read more…

  • Benton Harbor and St. Joseph Halloween festivities - October 17, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Trick-or-Treating festivities in the Benton Harbor Arts district and downtown St. Joseph, Mich., on Oct. 31st. Halloween day features numerous business participating in Trick-or-Treating in both downtown St. Joseph and in the Benton Harbor Arts District from 4:30 to 6 p.m. City-wide trick-or-treating will immediately follow from 6 to 7:30 p.m. City-wide trunk-or-treating will commence in the Arts District along with a performance by the Benton Harbor Tigers Marching Band. Read more…

  • MDARD accepting applications from animal shelters for Animal Welfare Fund grants - October 17, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Animal Industry Division is currently accepting applications from registered animal shelters in Michigan for Animal Welfare Fund grants, to be used in 2019. Through this fund, MDARD has distributed thousands of donated dollars to registered animal shelters, and this year the fund could provide more than $125,000. For more information on the animal shelter program or how to apply for a grant, Read more…

  • “Drug Take Back Days” Scheduled For SW Michigan - October 17, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    The Michigan State Police (MSP) is again partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and other law enforcement agencies for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. MSP’s 30 posts will participate in the one-day ‘Take-Back’ effort from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, by serving as drop-off points for Michiganders to discard expired, unused and unwanted pills, which will be destroyed. No liquids, inhalers, patches, or syringes will Read more…

  • Dead Body Identified From yesterday Morning In Mishawaka - October 17, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Early Monday morning, dispatch received a call for a medical assist at 216 Bastogne Avenue, Mishawaka. Medics and the fire department were initially dispatched to the Bastogne residence. However, upon their arrival, it was determined that police officers should also be dispatched to the scene. Mishawaka Police Department (MPD) officers discovered one deceased individual at the scene. A second individual with nonlife threatening injuries was also found at the residence Read more…


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