BENTON TOWNSHIP — The Benton Township Water Plant is getting a precautionary update.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
BRIDGMAN — The Bridgman City Council approved its five-year parks and recreation plan Monday, following a brief public hearing. The plan incorporates input from a community survey and several focus meetings, a detailed inventory of existing facilities, plus a five-year action plan.
Saturday, January 18, 2020
WATERVLIET — A divided city commission voted Thursday evening to block a church’s plan to transform a shuttered downtown building into a church.
Friday, January 17, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — For more than a decade a piece of property in the heart of the city’s central business district sat vacant – the historic church that once dominated the site was condemned in 2007 and finally torn down.
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor city commissioners will hear a report on the city’s 2018-19 fiscal year audit on Tuesday rather than Monday due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Dozens of residents crammed into Benton Township Hall on Wednesday seeking answers regarding the plan to connect I-94 and U.S. 31.
BERRIEN SPRINGS — Work on the extension of sewer lines to the northwest side of the M-139/U.S. 31 interchange in Oronoko Township should shift into high gear this year. The project was first proposed in late 2018 to facilitate the expansion of the Honor Credit Union headquarters on Edgewood Drive.
BERRIEN CENTER — Marijuana proponent Rick Anstiss didn’t get a very warm reception from the Berrien Township Board on Tuesday night for his push to get the township to allow recreational marijuana businesses and operations.
BENTON HARBOR — Celebration Cinema in Benton Harbor is offering the special price of $5 for people to see “Just Mercy” on Monday, which is Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
The weather might not seem much like winter, but two area communities are moving forward with their ice festival plans. Niles will host its 16th annual Hunter Ice Festival Jan. 17-19, while Dowagiac is holding its 24th annual Ice Time Festival on Feb. 1.
STEVENSVILLE — Lakeshore High School may add classes this fall to prepare students to enter the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry, Lakeshore Superintendent Phil Freeman said after Monday’s school board meeting.
Monday, January 13, 2020
As the new chief judge for Berrien County Trial Court, Mabel Johnson Mayfield said she wants to continue the work done by former Chief Judge Gary Bruce, who did not seek re-appointment to the position.
BENTON HARBOR — A longstanding high school rivalry turned ugly when fans from Battle Creek Central allegedly attacked Benton Harbor High School cheerleaders as they tried to get on their bus after last Tuesday’s boys basketball game in Battle Creek.
BENTON HARBOR — It’s time to move from talking about racial equity to doing something about it, the organizers of the 2020 Meeting of the Minds and Day of Action said during the Saturday event at Sinbads Imaginasium in Benton Township.
Saturday, January 11, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Drivers traveling between St. Joseph and Benton Harbor via the Bicentennial Bridge are well aware of the flooding that happens on the Benton Harbor side during rainy, windy days.
NEW BUFFALO — Due to historically high waters levels on Lake Michigan, the city of New Buffalo has taken action to remove docks at its municipal marina to avoid them being damaged over the winter.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Benton Township trustees recently adopted the sewer and water system capital improvement plans in an effort to determine improvement needs and introduce maintenance programs.
Friday, January 10, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — Two popular Southwest Michigan restaurants and their owner say they have reached a settlement with a federal agency that accused them of short-changing pay for some of their employees.
Thursday, January 09, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — The future of the New Harbor Condominiums on Riverview Drive in Benton Harbor may one day be in the hands of the Benton Harbor Downtown Development Authority.
WATERVLIET — Before a standing-room-only audience Tuesday evening, city commissioners took up the legally complex and contentious issue of whether to grant a church permission to buy and renovate a shuttered property in the downtown business district.
Wednesday, January 08, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — When Stephanie Kohler walked into Lory’s Place for the first time in 2004, she had lost a baby, Simon; her husband, Matthew; and her father, Leo, all within 18 months.
BENTON HARBOR — “It’s official like a whistle,” Benton Harbor school board President Joseph Taylor said Tuesday about Andrae Townsel being hired as the district’s new superintendent.
BENTON HARBOR — Several buildings owned by Benton Harbor Area Schools will be professionally evaluated in the next two weeks, with the Michigan Department of Treasury paying the bill.
DOWAGIAC — A new era is starting at Southwestern Michigan College and it has a distinct southern flavor. New college president and Louisiana native Joseph Odenwald has already set down roots in the area in the two years he’s been here, including frying catfish each fall at freshman orientation.
BERRIEN SPRINGS — A new marketing plan that could cost up to $32,500 a year and include a revamped website and greater social media presence was presented to Berrien Springs Village Council members this week.
BENTON HARBOR — Almost $15 million in water and sewer work should start in August now that Benton Harbor city commissioners gave final approval Monday for the project.