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Thursday, October 17, 2019
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ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph City Commissioners Jeff Richards, Laura Goos and Lynn Todman are seeking to retain their seats on the Nov. 5 ballot.

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SOUTH HAVEN — South Haven city officials shut down their municipal marinas just in the nick of time Tuesday, because by Wednesday morning high winds and waves from Lake Michigan caused significant flooding in the harbor. Throughout much of the morning, only the dock poles could be seen at th…

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — An entrepreneur who started what has become the largest exclusive cherry retailer in the country out of his car will be the keynote speaker at the South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Summit.

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ST. JOSEPH — With previous water line projects making a dent in Royalton Township’s sewer fund, trustees have agreed to look into raising wastewater rates.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph commissioners will need to decide by the end of next month if the city wants to purchase the former lighthouse keeper’s house from the federal government, or if the parties will just be two ships that passed in the night.

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BENTON TOWNSHIP — Two firefighters suffered injuries to their hands while battling a blaze early Sunday morning that destroyed a house in Benton Township.

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BENTON HARBOR — The composition of a joint advisory committee between the state and the Benton Harbor school district is expected to be decided at a special school board meeting today.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

HARTFORD — Some epoxy resin on the floors, some lights in the ceiling, some medical marijuana on the shelves and a final state inspection are all that stand in the way of Med+Leaf opening its doors in Hartford.

ST. JOSEPH — Pat Hill, regent of the Algonquin chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in St. Joseph, believes that belonging to the organization encourages long life.

SOUTH HAVEN — More construction is planned along Center Street in downtown when the historic Hale block undergoes a $2.7 million renovation project that will create 10 new apartments and renovated commercial space. Several old buildings will also be demolished, with the plan to build new ones.

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Auditor Brian Wisneski has given the Berrien Springs school district a clean bill of financial health. Wisneski presented the audit for the 2018-19 fiscal year that ended June 30 at Thursday’s Berrien Springs school board meeting.

Friday, October 11, 2019

ST. JOSEPH — Police have arrested a man they say admitted to calling in a bomb threat Thursday morning at the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA.

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Could the chicken issue be coming back for discussion in Oronoko Township? A local resident hopes so, but didn’t get any encouragement from the township board this week.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

ST. JOSEPH — It started with Robert Montgomery wanting to boost the nightlife scene in St. Joseph.

STEVENSVILLE — Workers started erecting the fence at the future Hickory Creek Bark Park earlier this week, with an opening date slated for Oct. 21, Stevensville Treasurer Barbi Hoge said Wednesday.

BERRIEN SPRINGS — The M-139 sewer extension project to the north side of the U.S. 31 freeway has gotten more expensive in recent months, but Oronoko Township Supervisor Mike Hildebrand reassured board members that it is still moving forward.

EAU CLAIRE — The Eau Claire school board is taking a look at the district’s infrastructure needs, with members hearing a report from the TowerPinkster consulting firm at their meeting this week.

COLOMA — The Coloma Township Parks and Recreation Committee got about twice as many surveys back for its new five-year parks and recreation plan as it expected to get.

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac residents will get the chance to offer their opinions of city parks and future plans at a public hearing set for Monday at Dowagiac City Hall. The hearing will start at 7 p.m., just prior to that night’s city council meeting.

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

ST. JOSEPH — A work of public art can spread its influence far beyond its own shadow, panelists at the Krasl Art Center said Tuesday.

SOUTH HAVEN — It’s not every day you receive $500,000 from someone you’ve never met.

ST. JOSEPH — A developer who approached Royalton Township earlier this year with the idea of building luxury apartments has since withdrawn their request for review.

SOUTH HAVEN — Many South Haven residents have fond memories of sledding down the hill at Baer Park during the winter months. Soon, their children will be able to gather similar memories when the park re-opens for public use.

BENTON HARBOR — A large police presence converged on an area across the street from Benton Harbor High School on Tuesday afternoon for a report of multiple shots fired around 1:30 p.m.

STEVENSVILLE — Lincoln Township residents will pay more for wastewater services as the municipality plans to address an aging infrastructure and rising interest costs.

BENTON HARBOR — The students and staff at Benton Harbor Area Schools need help from the community to turn the district around, Interim Superintendent Patricia Robinson told trustees during their Tuesday meeting.

BRIDGMAN — The Bridgman City Council on Monday approved new rules for charitable solicitation in the roadway and set in motion a new ordinance to ban dogs on Weko Beach, though access to the nearby dog beach at Warren Dunes State Park will be maintained.

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

BENTON TOWNSHIP — J.B. Hoyt is not too impressed with the proposed rate increase that Indiana Michigan Power submitted to the state earlier this year.

BARODA — The improvement project at Baroda’s Industrial Park is nearing completion, the Baroda Village Council heard on Monday.

 BERRIEN SPRINGS — Berrien Springs-Oronoko Township police faced everything from floods to crime to routine calls in 2018, Police Chief Paul Toliver told Berrien Springs Village Council members Monday.

Monday, October 07, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Last week Gary Brown stopped at Wolverine Hardware and met what he referred to as “the meat machine.”

BENTON TOWNSHIP — Janita Rhodes starts everyday with a healthy mindset.

SOUTH HAVEN — Voters who live in the city of South Haven will have the opportunity this month to hear the viewpoints of South Haven City Council candidates seeking election in November when a local group hosts a candidate forum.