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.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Thursday, March 12, 2020
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
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — A first-grade teacher at International Academy at Hull resigned Monday after video surfaced on social media over the weekend of her allegedly allowing a student to be physically bullied by other students in her classroom while she watched.
Friday, March 06, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor Cemetery Board members recently found out that there is still no plan in place to bring on a new manager of Crystal Springs Cemetery, even though the current manager is leaving in less than two weeks.
Thursday, March 05, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — The man who allegedly attacked a St. Joseph High School senior at the school on Feb. 20 was arraigned Wednesday on the felony charge of assault by strangulation.
Wednesday, March 04, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Even though almost $15 million in water and sewer work in Benton Harbor won’t start until late August, more than 50 trees need to be removed before April 1 to protect two types of endangered or threatened bats.
Tuesday, March 03, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — The long-awaited academic and financial operating plan that could improve the fortunes of Benton Harbor Area Schools is almost ready to be rolled out, with its first presentation to be March 17 in front of Benton Harbor school board trustees at Benton Harbor High School.
Monday, March 02, 2020
St. Joseph native Paul Gillespie has been helping get people where they want to go in one way or another since the early 1990s, when he started driving a cab in San Francisco and worked his way up to managing the Yellow Cab of San Francisco, where he was in charge of 500 vehicles and more th…
Friday, February 28, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton Harbor 2020 Junior Youth of the Year, Tommie Ellis, said he was very shy and somewhat depressed when he first became a member of the club in 2012.
BENTON HARBOR — “We demand justice,” was a recurring theme Thursday as family and friends showed support for a St. Joseph High School senior who was allegedly assaulted at the school Feb. 20.
Thursday, February 27, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Members of the Benton Harbor Cemetery Board still don’t know who is going to manage Crystal Springs Cemetery after the current manager leaves in less than three weeks.
BENTON HARBOR — In the wake of the spread of the coronavirus, Whirlpool Corp. announced it is taking precautions at its facilities overseas that are near quarantined areas.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor native Dashuna Robinson was not only appointed Tuesday as the newest trustee on the Benton Harbor school board, but she was named the board’s secretary.
Monday, February 24, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor Area Schools’ new superintendent, Andrae Townsel, said he feels like he inherited a gold mine looking back at his first week on the job, which ended last Friday with a visit from State Superintendent Michael Rice.
Friday, February 21, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — Police are investigating an alleged assault that took place at St. Joseph High School on Thursday that led to the firing Chris Glisson, who was site coordinator for the Boys & Girls Club there.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Jerrod Sanders can’t predict the weather, but he can tell that Michigan’s lake levels are still unusually high for this time of year.
Thursday, February 20, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor city commissioners are halfway through interviewing 10 applicants for the city’s four licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — The new 2020 Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton Harbor said she wants people to know that when they are grieving and depressed, there is hope.
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad said Tuesday that the Dec. 28 arrest of a Benton Harbor man will be thoroughly investigated after more than 10 citizens complained that the man was beaten by the arresting officer.
Friday, February 14, 2020
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Economic development took center stage Thursday at Lake Michigan College Mendel Center’s Grand Upton Hall.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Monday, February 10, 2020
DOWAGIAC — Helping teens and young adults find their purpose in life has become the passion of Benton Harbor native Michelle Tyner, admissions counselor at Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac.