BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor planning commissioners this week approved a special use permit and site plan for Justice Grown of Michigan, putting the company one step closer to opening a medical marijuana dispensary at 200 E. Main St.
Thursday, April 09, 2020
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — The draft plan to turn the Benton Harbor school district around financially and academically is now in the hands of the public and school board trustees, for review.
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor city commissioners are meeting Wednesday to figure out how to come up with another $1.3 million annually to keep an almost $15 million water and sewer project on track.
Sunday, April 05, 2020
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Benton Township Police Chief Brian Smit has ordered Lowe’s to stop selling non-essential items out of its store, including from the store’s garden center.
Saturday, April 04, 2020
Friday, April 03, 2020
STEVENSVILLE — Lincoln Township’s fire and police departments, plus others around the region, are working to bring cheer to children who are celebrating their birthdays during the COVID-19 pandemic.
SOUTH HAVEN — As South Haven History Club members saw their classmates’ state competitions canceled one by one this spring due to the coronavirus outbreak, they began to wonder whether their contest, too, would be curtailed.
Thursday, April 02, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — With the 2020 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship now officially canceled, Southwest Michigan leaders can only look to the future return of the event for solace.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Lake Michigan College’s Benton Harbor campus may be closed for the school year, but its Fab Lab is being put to good use.
COLOMA — Coloma residents woke up Wednesday to find that the downtown’s Subway restaurant was covered in aluminum foil and Soulard’s bakery and cafe just four doors down had Subway signs all around it.
SOUTH HAVEN — Republic Services, which provides trash pickup for the city of South Haven, has announced that it will temporarily halt curbside bulk pickup for city residents.
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Three organizations are teaming up to offer Berrien County businesses and nonprofit organizations relief through zero-interest loans in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — April 7 is the new date for the draft of the long-awaited academic and financial operating plan to be rolled out that could improve the fortunes of Benton Harbor Area Schools.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Lake Michigan College will extend online, distance learning through the rest of the spring semester in response to the statewide shelter-in-place order.
Monday, March 30, 2020
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Friday, March 27, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor officials learned Wednesday that the city needs to generate another $1.3 million each year to cover costs to operate and maintain the city’s water and sewer systems, along with current and proposed debt.
WATERVLIET — The Watervliet school board took action Thursday night to ensure that all of its staff would be paid during the school closure due to the coronavirus emergency.
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — New Products Corp. is appealing a recent decision made by the Michigan Court of Appeals concerning who owns a strip of land at the 18th hole of the Golf Club at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Monday, March 23, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — It didn’t come as a shock to anyone as the parking lots at several Whirlpool Corp. buildings were practically barren last week.
Saturday, March 21, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — In the midst of a growing coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., Whirlpool Corp. announced Friday that the company is providing medical supplies to Spectrum Health Lakeland as the hospital system gears up for expected patients.
Friday, March 20, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Drivers will not be able to travel between Benton Harbor and St. Joseph via the Bicentennial Bridge most of today as workers for the Michigan Department of Transportation prepare to temporarily fix the flooding problem on the Benton Harbor side of the bridge.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
BERRIEN SPRINGS — The Berrien County Health Department is monitoring developments in the wake of a recent Andrews University concert, after which the performing artist tested positive for COVID-19.
SOUTH HAVEN — Boaters who enjoy the city’s Northside Municipal Marina will have to find a different one to use this year.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Before school districts shuttered their doors this week, administrators were working with the state to provide breakfast and lunch options for students in the event of a prolonged closure.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor city commissioners voted Monday to postpone all water disconnections and to reconnect households where the water has been shut off until the health crisis caused by the COVID-19 virus is over.
Monday, March 16, 2020
Saturday, March 14, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — Earlier this week, Lincoln Elementary School began offering an alternative outlet for students to relieve stress and succeed in class.
ST. JOSEPH — The Coloma man who allegedly attacked a St. Joseph High School senior at the school on Feb. 20 declined an offer to plead to a lesser charge Friday during a preliminary exam conference at the Berrien County Courthouse in St. Joseph.
Friday, March 13, 2020
BERRIEN SPRINGS — New programming giving visitors meaningful and exciting experiences is on the way to the History Center at Courthouse Square in Berrien Springs.
Thursday, March 12, 2020
With cases of coronavirus now confirmed in Michigan, superintendents of Berrien County schools remain in planning mode for when the virus hits this region of the state.
ST. JOSEPH — Spectrum Health has posted downloadable materials, travel tips, videos and other information on its website Wednesday in an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus.
STEVENSVILLE — A new roof for Hollywood Elementary School and handicap accessible playground equipment for Stewart Elementary School are among the five projects approved this week by Lakeshore school board trustees, if the money can be found.
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor city commissioners approved four businesses to receive medical marijuana provisioning center licenses, at a special meeting Wednesday, allowing them to sell the product to the public.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Clerks and election workers came prepared Tuesday as thousands of Southwest Michigan voters flooded polling stations for the presidential primary.