ST. JOSEPH — Skaters are back on the ice at the John & Dede Howard Ice Arena in St. Joseph.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — Whirlpool Corp. will get a leg up on foreign competitors for at least another two years in the U.S. after a favorable tariff was renewed.
Elizabeth “Betty” Kohn of Berrien Springs, who, with her husband, donated millions of dollars to the community over the years, died on Saturday in Florida at the age of 86.
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Allegan County Prosecutor Myrene Koch was only 5 when a fugitive, wanted for hijacking a plane, gunned down South Haven Police Officer Michael McAllister.
Friday, January 15, 2021
Thursday, January 14, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — Changes are expected to be announced before spring on how the grounds will be maintained at Benton Harbor’s two cemeteries and hundreds of city-owned lots.
SOUTH HAVEN — The search is on to find a replacement for South Haven/Van Buren County Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director Scott Reinert, who plans to retire at the end of May.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
STEVENSVILLE — Lincoln Township trustees chose not to move forward Tuesday on a resolution to form a special assessment district that would help pay for a potential road project.
ST. JOSEPH — Plans are underway to replace St. Joseph City Commissioner Peggy Getty, who announced last month that she plans to resign soon because her husband’s job has been moved to South Bend, and they will be moving there.
STEVENSVILLE — The Lakeshore school district has received more than $1.2 million from state and federal sources to pay for COVID-19-related expenses, which kept the district from having to dip into its savings to keep the schools open.
SOUTH HAVEN — When Kim Wise was hired a year and a half ago as the city of South Haven’s human resource director, she knew she faced a big problem.
BENTON HARBOR — The OutCenter of Southwest Michigan is currently working with law enforcement and other LGBT centers around the state after receiving a threatening email over the weekend, officials there say.
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor High School students need to return to in-person learning as soon as possible, two Benton Harbor school board trustees and several parents said during Tuesday’s school board meeting.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
ST. JOSEPH — The annual Magical Ice Fest in St. Joseph will go on, but with strict COVID-19 restrictions and guidance from the Berrien County Health Department.
Monday, January 11, 2021
ST. JOSEPH — Bill Chickering of St. Joseph is looking forward to spending more time with his three young granddaughters in Cincinnati now that he’s retired from the Berrien County Board of Commissioners.
Saturday, January 09, 2021
ST. JOSEPH — More bike-friendly roads and walking paths, more dog-friendly facilities, better restroom facilities and improved pedestrian connections between city parks are the things St. Joseph residents would most like to see, based on a recent survey.
DOWAGIAC — Police in Dowagiac are investigating a suspected homicide, and on Friday charged two suspects in connection with the shooting death of a 43-year-old man.
Friday, January 08, 2021
SOUTH HAVEN — Downtown South Haven has its share of wine, craft brew and ale tasting businesses. If all goes well, the town may have a new mead tasting room.
Thursday, January 07, 2021
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
ST. JOSEPH — If all goes as planned, pedestrians will have the safety and convenience of sidewalks on Napier Avenue in St. Joseph Township by the end of next year.
ST. JOSEPH — The decades-old sound of emergency sirens being tested the first Saturday of each month in a 10-mile radius around the Cook Nuclear Plant is now history.
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor planning commissioners Tuesday approved a zoning ordinance stipulating where adult-use marijuana businesses will be allowed in the city.
STEVENSVILLE — The Lincoln Township Public Library kicked off its winter reading program for adults this week in an effort to keep patrons reading in the new year.
Tuesday, January 05, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor city commissioners approved allowing Tackle Haven to expand on its property to allow for more storage space.
ST. JOSEPH — The St. Joseph Township Board on Monday gave police officers a 3 percent pay hike for each of the next few years by approving a 2021-24 contract.
Saturday, January 02, 2021
Thursday, December 31, 2020
NEW BUFFALO — A Berrien County sheriff’s deputy is being credited with rescuing a woman from her burning home in New Buffalo early Thursday morning.
Monday, December 28, 2020
Saturday, December 26, 2020
BENTON TOWNSHIP — The creek running through Alex Little’s backyard is one of the reasons he bought his Benton Township house in 1984.
Thursday, December 24, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Cars lined up for blocks Wednesday as people in need waited for their turn to receive food for a holiday meal during the fifth annual Holiday Food Sharing Program.
THREE OAKS — The final scene of “Prancer” shows the magical reindeer joining the team pulling Santa’s sleigh through the sky, followed by an aerial view of a village that looks a lot like Three Oaks.
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — After seeking input from area residents, South Haven city officials have put their stamp of approval on a conceptual plan to upgrade the concessions and restroom area at South Beach.
BENTON HARBOR — The future of Benton Harbor’s Community Development Block Grant money hangs in the balance, with city commissioners Monday approving an operational plan and budget, but not the funds needed to implement it.
SOUTH HAVEN — As the holiday season gets underway in the beginning of December, it’s not unusual to see skaters at South Haven’s outdoor ice rink. But that wasn’t the case this year due to state restrictions in place to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — After five years as executive director of the South Haven/Van Buren County Convention and Visitors Bureau, late last week Scott Reinert announced plans to retire in the spring.
BENTON HARBOR — The Benton Harbor Zoning Board of Appeals will meet Jan. 4 to consider a request from Tackle Haven, 741 Riverview Drive, to extend its property to allow for more storage space.
Monday, December 21, 2020
Saturday, December 19, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — When the pandemic altered what Jaime Hall wanted to do in her athletic training class this semester, the St. Joseph High School teacher came up with a golden idea.