Southwest Michigan Today For Thursday February 8, 2017

Feb 8, 2018

The Heritage Museum in St. Joseph sets a date for re-opening. Four players score in double figures in a WMU women's basketball road win. The K-Wings score a season nine goals in a win at home. 

The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center in St. Joseph, which has been closed since December will hold a public event in March and resume regular hours in April. Museum officials say they reached their 50-thousand dollar fundraising goal to get a matching grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. The money will be used to repair damage from flooding in December that forced the museum to close. Improvements are also planned for the museum in St. Joseph.

A child in the Upper Peninsula is the first reported pediatric death related to flu in Michigan this year. MLive says the state Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the death Wednesday. State and federal health officials continue to urge people to get their flu shot, which they say reduces the severity of symptoms even if someone still contracts influenza. During the 2016-17 flu season 44% of Michigan residents were vaccinated against the flu, that ranks 33rd in the United States.

In women’s basketball, Breanna Mobley scored 19 points to lead Western Michigan to an 81-67 win at Bowling Green Wednesday night. Deja Wimbey, Marley Hill and Jordan Walker also scored in double figures for the Broncos. Western will host Ball State Saturday afternoon.

In hockey, Kalamazoo beat Tulsa Wednesday night 9-6. That’s the most goals scored by the K-Wings this season. Kalamazoo plays at Brampton Friday, then will host Indy Saturday night and Sunday afternoon at Wings Event Center.