BRIDGMAN — When Robert Argue, then unemployed, saw many others becoming unemployed due to the coronavirus pandemic, he knew he had the time and expertise to assist.
Saturday, September 19, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — The St. Joseph Department of Public Safety is working to become an accredited department and, as part of that process must comply with 105 standards that are recognized by the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission.
Friday, September 18, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — Trying to figure out who spray-painted graffiti on the South Pier last weekend is being hampered because the camera in the park facing the pier wasn’t working, Berrien County Parks Director Brian Bailey told county commissioners Thursday.
SHOREHAM — Shoreham trustees on Wednesday approved hiring Plante Moran to conduct a forensic audit to look into possible mismanagement of village finances.
SOUTH HAVEN — After three weeks of remote learning from home, students attending South Haven Public Schools will begin returning to their classrooms next week for in-person instruction.
ST. JOSEPH — In an effort to provide all students with the same educational experience, the St. Joseph school district has launched a task force to take a closer look at racial equity practices.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — Meeting the social, environmental and economic needs of the citizens of St. Joseph without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs is the vision of the city’s Sustainability Committee.
SOUTH HAVEN — The Korean and Vietnam War veterans memorial at South Haven City Hall lists the names of men who died in action during those wars while serving their country.
CASSOPOLIS — The newly formed committee looking at the name of the Lewis Cass Intermediate School District is expected to meet for the first time in the next month, Superintendent Brent Holcomb told ISD board members Wednesday.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — When the COVID-19 lockdown occurred in March, Ralph Lucius thought that surely by Memorial Day weekend he could join other local businesses in reopening to the public.
BRIDGMAN — Bringing an extra 900 people onto your worksite during a pandemic sounds like a large and dangerous undertaking, but Cook Nuclear Plant officials said this week they’ve been preparing since March to make sure it goes as smoothly and safely as possible.
SOUTH HAVEN — The next time patrons want to check out a book or video from South Haven Memorial Library, they may have to travel little way out of town to do so.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — A river crossing that has been used for several years by Benton Township to remove wastewater has become too burdened and is forcing the township to build a similar structure of its own.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph Public Safety Director Steve Neubecker said he was disheartened to learn Saturday morning that the South Pier off of Silver Beach County Park in St. Joseph had been spray-painted with political and racial messages.
ST. JOSEPH — Emotions ran high Monday night as the St. Joseph City Commission considered a proposal to allow a Black Lives Matter street mural to be painted on a city street near St. Joseph High School.
STEVENSVILLE — One Lakeshore High School student has tested positive for COVID-19 and five more are in quarantine, Superintendent Phil Freeman reported to school board trustees Monday.
WATERVLIET — Watervliet Public Schools officials are working to fix four problems related to remote learning that cropped up during the start of the new school year during the coronavirus pandemic.
Saturday, September 12, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — It’s been three months since the St. Joseph City Commission issued a statement calling for an end to systemic racism, and vowed to do its part to work for social justice and equality for all men, women and children.
SOUTH HAVEN — In the past three years, a handful of breweries and tasting rooms have decided to make downtown South Haven their home. Within the next year a new one expects to be added.
Friday, September 11, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — In the wake of the third drowning death of the season in Lake Michigan off South Haven’s North and South beaches, along with more than a half-dozen water rescues this summer, South Haven officials are considering if there is more they can do to promote the safety of swimmers at…
HARTFORD — The Hartford Public Library’s 95-year run at 15 Franklin St. came to an end this week as the community staple opened in its new home at 12 Church St.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — A teenager from Benton Township survived four gunshot wounds early Thursday morning in what police describe as a drive-by shooting, according to a Benton Township Police Department news release.
Thursday, September 10, 2020
BENTON TOWNSHIP — The outcome of the Benton Township clerk’s race is being questioned by Barbara Meeks, who challenged long-time Clerk Carolyn Phillips in the August primary for the Democratic nomination.
SOUTH HAVEN — Although neighboring cities such as Kalamazoo and Benton Harbor have allowed the painting of Black Lives Matter murals on their city streets, it doesn’t appear at this point that South Haven officials favor the idea.
ST. JOSEPH — One lane will remain open in each direction as the Michigan Department of Transportation crews continue work on a construction project on M-63 (Niles Avenue) in St. Joseph.
SOUTH HAVEN — Fears of the coronavirus pandemic squelched most musical concerts and festivals in South Haven this summer, but the show will go on for the South Haven Jazz Festival, albeit online.
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — People driving into Benton Harbor will soon know they are in Tiger country when they see the city’s new orange and black garbage cans.
SOUTH HAVEN — Several municipal leaders in Southwest Michigan are among the seven candidates a panel has chosen to be interviewed for the South Haven city manager position.
STEVENSVILLE — A constitution scholar will speak in Stevensville next week during a Constitution Day celebration hosted by the League of Women Voters of Berrien and Cass Counties.
BENTON HARBOR — No one was seriously injured and damage was kept to a minimum when firefighters made quick work of a blaze at the Harbor Towers apartment high rise Monday, according to a new release.
ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County residents can bring unwanted foam, electronics, and household chemicals to Silver Beach County Park from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 19 for recycling or safe disposal, according to a news release.
Tuesday, September 08, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — Rough waves on Lake Michigan tormented swimmers and boaters over Labor Day weekend in South Haven as four people were rescued and one was presumed drowned as of Monday afternoon.
Sunday, September 06, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — First responders in South Haven were busy Saturday afternoon as a combination of a heavy surf and big beach crowds again nearly proved deadly.
Saturday, September 05, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — People living and working in Benton Harbor will start seeing proof that the city income tax money they pay is being well spent, said Mayor Marcus Muhammad.
BENTON HARBOR — Members of the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety and Michigan State Police believe that, by working together, they likely prevented a shooting Thursday night and took several guns off the streets.
Friday, September 04, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — Fear of spreading coronavirus may have stopped some school districts in Southwest Michigan from opening their doors for in-person learning this week, but it hasn’t stopped people from visiting South Haven this summer.