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Sunday, August 25, 2019
Saturday, August 24, 2019
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WATERVLIET — “Actually, I’ve never painted before,” confided Watervliet High School freshman Ava Selby, standing – paintbrush in hand – in Watervliet’s Flaherty Park on Friday. “It’s fun.”

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BERRIEN SPRINGS — The Berrien Springs Board of Education is taking a different approach to planning and goals this year. Instead of adopting an action agenda, as they’ve done most years, board members have set five goals for not only this year. but the next three years.

Friday, August 23, 2019
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BENTON TOWNSHIP — Less than a year after Whirlpool Corp. announced plans to build an on-site child care facility, the company is set to open it to the public.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — It’s been more than 20 years since Bohn Aluminum shuttered its factory in South Haven. But that doesn’t stop former employees from getting together once a year to reminisce.

SOUTH HAVEN — It looks like a portion of Business Loop I-196 will be going on a diet after all.

EAU CLAIRE — With the start of school just around the corner, Eau Claire school board members are making sure they have everything in place for the start of the school year in early September.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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ST. JOSEPH — A man who allegedly was driving drunk when he disregarded a stop sign and his car hit another vehicle, killing four people, has been charged with murder.

SOUTH HAVEN — Pat Gaston is accustomed to seeing many residents and visitors park along her street during the summer months. After all, she only lives a block from Lake Michigan and the city’s popular South Beach.

DOWAGIAC — The school year hasn’t started yet, but Southwestern Michigan College officials are anticipating fall enrollment to be stable and not decline, as it is at other community colleges around the state.

SOUTH HAVEN — A South Haven man faces a long list of felony and misdemeanor charges after allegedly threatening his girlfriend, setting her vehicle on fire and then leading police on a dangerous chase while driving intoxicated and pointing a firearm at them.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — It took several years, but South Haven finally has a new fish-cleaning station at Black River Park.

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ST. JOSEPH — No criminal charges will be filed in the motel fire a year ago that left a woman and five of her children dead.

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College board members decided Monday to search internally for the college’s next president.

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BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor residents should soon notice fewer potholes as they drive on city streets.

BARODA — The Baroda Township Board on Monday voted unanimously to approve a special assessment for township property owners in the Nash Drain area.

WATERVLIET — Township trustees on Monday approved spending $15,000 to install firefighting-related equipment – known as a “dry hydrant” – beside Paw Paw Lake.

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HARTFORD — City commissioners in Hartford are still trying to determine if they should allow more medical marijuana facilities in the city, with even more companies expressing interest.

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ST. JOSEPH — Now that the St. Joseph school board has its new superintendent, the board is turning its focus on improving the district for the next few school years.

Monday, August 19, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Bev Brown didn’t know what to expect last year when South Haven’s Ward 1 Community Action Committee decided to host a community picnic at Elkenburg Park.

Sunday, August 18, 2019
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Jasmine Bibbs finds solace when the sparks fly.

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SOUTH HAVEN — Like most residents who live in rural settings outside South Haven, Julie Cowie wasn’t very satisfied with her high-speed internet service.

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ST. JOSEPH — When Walter Ignatovich joined the Masons in 1949, gasoline cost 17 cents a gallon, a new car could be bought for $1,400 and Harry Truman – a fellow mason – was in the White House.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Showing animals at the Berrien County Youth Fair is a sweet experience for some and a bittersweet experience for others.

Friday, August 16, 2019

BENTON TOWNSHIP — Benton Township police on Thursday were continuing to investigate a shooting that happened in the early morning hours.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — This year the fair’s historical building took a different route in honoring the rich farming history in Berrien County.

BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor school board trustees this week approved hiring Ray and Associates to help them conduct a national search for a new superintendent.

BARODA — Any song of Andrew McMahon’s that means a lot to other people means a lot to him.

BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor planning commissioners put two projects on hold this week because they were given the plans an hour before the meeting.

COLOMA — The Coloma Township Parks and Recreation Committee wants to help travelers on the Paw Paw River so if they run into trouble, first responders can get to them easily.

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Oronoko Township landlords will have to pay a late fee if they fail to register their rental properties by Aug. 30. Township officials adopted a new rental housing ordinance in June which included an application form and registration fee schedule.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor school supporters will not be alone Friday as they talk with officials from the Michigan Department of Treasury about how to deal with the district’s crushing debt.

BIG RAPIDS — Former South Haven resident Patsy Eisler has never forgotten the love and care she received from her parents, the late Norris and Irene Johnson who adopted her when she was 8 months old.

STEVENSVILLE — Lincoln Township trustees approved millage rates for homeowners on Tuesday. None of the rates have changed, noted Clerk Stacey Loar-Porter.