On Tuesday, the state government issued an executive order urging people to stay at home. Maintain social distancing and stay six feet apart, the release said.

Eastern bluebirds typically begin nesting in Southwest Michigan during March, and one female bluebird was photographed by Arthur Herman checking out a nesting box on March 18 in Hagar Township.

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HARTFORD — The Van Buren Regional Genealogical Society recently made a $100,000 donation to the new Hartford Public Library and Art & Bonna Vanderlyn Community Center.

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Earlier this month, Andrews Academy inducted 17 new members into its National Honor Society chapter, the Alma L. Campbell Chapter.