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Sunday, June 23, 2019
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ST. JOSEPH — Power in Motion Gymnastics, Dance and Cheer is in the process of expanding its building in Royalton Township.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Addison and Lillian Zizkovsky spent the last two days learning the ins and outs of law enforcement.

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Berrien Springs school board members remain very pleased with the performance of Superintendent Dave Eichberg, voting Thursday to give Eichberg a salary increase and salary extension.

BENTON HARBOR — A portion of Main Street in Benton Harbor is flooded and could remain that way for weeks, leading engineers from the Michigan Department of Transportation to look for a “long-term temporary solution,” MDOT spokesman Nick Schirripa said.

Friday, June 21, 2019
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BENTON HARBOR — Almost 30 local children will spin plates, walk on tight ropes and juggle scarves today during a special circus performance in Benton Harbor.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

ST. JOSEPH — Family Video in St. Joseph Township is in the process of closing its doors for good.

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EAU CLAIRE — The Eau Claire school district has a new middle/high school principal after action this week by the Eau Claire school board.

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Board of Education has chosen Jonathon Whan as the district’s new superintendent. Whan, now the superintendent of the Grant, Mich. school district, was one of three finalists interviewed Monday night.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

ST. JOSEPH — For someone whose job is not to speak, mime Rob Reider has a lot to say about his art form and life.

BENTON HARBOR — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gave no clear indication Tuesday as to what the future will hold for the Benton Harbor school district.

SOUTH HAVEN — Several years ago South Haven developer Randy Locker pitched the idea of renovating the former Save-a-Lot grocery store near downtown into a brewpub. But one hurdle stood in his way – a neighboring house of worship exercised its right to oppose the issuance of a Class C liquor …

EAU CLAIRE — Could a hemp festival be coming to the village of Eau Claire over Labor Day weekend? Local resident Rick Anstiss certainly hopes so. He brought his festival plans to the Eau Claire Village Council Monday night.

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College board members have approved a conservative budget for the 2019-20 year that expects flat enrollment and a small increase in state aid.

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WATERVLIET — Township trustees unanimously approved a medical marijuana ordinance Monday evening, clearing the way for potential growers and sellers to set up operations in the township – after they complete the permitting process.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

ST. JOSEPH — A tearful Sarah Kurtz turned to face her victims Monday in a Berrien County courtroom and apologized to them, then apologized to her family and friends also in the courtroom.

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College and its faculty union remain far apart in contract negotiations despite having 27 individual tentative agreements. The two sides have been meeting with state mediators over the last two months.

BENTON HARBOR — Workers started last week to transform a former aluminum smelting company in Benton Harbor into a modern medical marijuana growing and processing facility, said Bill Stohler, director of NoBo Michigan.

DOWAGIAC — A man who was confronted by police after they saw him riding a bicycle at night with no lights or reflective clothing turned out to be wanted on several warrants.

BARODA — The Baroda Township Fire Station is starting to resemble a set from Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller, “The Birds.”

Monday, June 17, 2019
Sunday, June 16, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Ever wondered where the largest freshwater portable mermaid tank is located?

Saturday, June 15, 2019
Friday, June 14, 2019

BENTON HARBOR — Flooding closed streets in Benton Harbor and St. Joseph on Thursday, which left drivers avoiding some of the cities main roads.

BENTON TOWNSHIP — It’s been two years since it was announced that the Courtyard by Marriott would be coming to Benton Township.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

BENTON HARBOR — The fate of Benton Harbor High School hangs in the balance as school board trustees give state officials additional information on how they plan to reduce the debt and improve academic performance.

STEVENSVILLE — Lakeshore Public Schools will start its new fiscal year on a solid financial footing, judging by its preliminary budget numbers.

BENTON HARBOR — Whirlpool Corp. is being asked to recall hundreds of thousands of tumble dryers several years after safety concerns were raised.

SOUTH HAVEN — Four months ago, South Haven City Council members asked the city planning commission to come up with an ordinance regarding regulation of medical and recreational marijuana businesses in town. Now the decision of whether to allow such businesses rests with the council.

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Not everyone was happy with it, but Oronoko Township board members voted unanimously to approve a new rental housing ordinance at their meeting Tuesday night. The action came after a two-hour plus public hearing attended by three dozen local residents.

BRIDGMAN — Bridgman residents likely face an upcoming $15-$20 sewer rate increase, Bridgman city council members said this week at its workshop meeting.  

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph city commissioners on Monday approved projects that will brighten up downtown, including a temporary mural on the steps below the bluff, plus LED street lights.

SOUTH HAVEN — Near record high water levels on Lake Michigan and the Black River are causing more problems for not only boaters, but for maritime-related services offered by the city.

WATERVLIET — Graduating seniors at Watervliet High School were infants the last time the district’s English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum was updated.

BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor school board trustees are taking the fight to Lansing today to keep the district high school open.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

HARTFORD — Hartford’s medical marijuana dispensary now has local and state approval.

ST. JOSEPH — Two tax incentive packages for commercial rehabilitation projects are on hold while St. Joseph city commissioners take more time to study the proposals.

STEVENSVILLE — Lakeshore Public Schools isn’t jumping into the debate over Benton Harbor High School’s proposed closing for next year.