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Friday, January 24, 2020

BENTON TOWNSHIP — Several people were given a chance Thursday to state why they were the best choice to represent the 36 square miles that make up Benton Township.

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Friday, January 17, 2020

BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor city commissioners will hear a report on the city’s 2018-19 fiscal year audit on Tuesday rather than Monday due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor school board Secretary Patricia Rush announced Tuesday that she will resign from the school board effective March 1.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

ST. JOSEPH — “One second of hatred caused a lifetime of pain,” a grieving mother told a Berrien County judge Monday.

Monday, January 13, 2020
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BENTON HARBOR — A longstanding high school rivalry turned ugly when fans from Battle Creek Central allegedly attacked Benton Harbor High School cheerleaders as they tried to get on their bus after last Tuesday’s boys basketball game in Battle Creek.

BENTON HARBOR — It’s time to move from talking about racial equity to doing something about it, the organizers of the 2020 Meeting of the Minds and Day of Action said during the Saturday event at Sinbads Imaginasium in Benton Township.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

BENTON HARBOR — Drivers traveling between St. Joseph and Benton Harbor via the Bicentennial Bridge are well aware of the flooding that happens on the Benton Harbor side during rainy, windy days.

BENTON TOWNSHIP — Benton Township trustees recently adopted the sewer and water system capital improvement plans in an effort to determine improvement needs and introduce maintenance programs.

Thursday, January 09, 2020

BENTON HARBOR — The future of the New Harbor Condominiums on Riverview Drive in Benton Harbor may one day be in the hands of the Benton Harbor Downtown Development Authority.

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

BENTON HARBOR — “It’s official like a whistle,” Benton Harbor school board President Joseph Taylor said Tuesday about Andrae Townsel being hired as the district’s new superintendent.

BENTON HARBOR — Several buildings owned by Benton Harbor Area Schools will be professionally evaluated in the next two weeks, with the Michigan Department of Treasury paying the bill.

BENTON HARBOR — Almost $15 million in water and sewer work should start in August now that Benton Harbor city commissioners gave final approval Monday for the project.

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor city commissioners Monday approved paying Wecycle Industrial Sanitation its monthly fee of just over $39,000, with the stipulation that it be given to Robert Edwards.

Saturday, January 04, 2020

BENTON HARBOR — The future of Wecycle Industrial Sanitation in Benton Harbor is in question, as the three people who claim ownership battle for control of the company, while the owner of a previous company that picked up the city’s trash is considering selling the property.

Thursday, January 02, 2020

BENTON HARBOR — Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will host a Flood Map Information Open House in January for Lake Michigan shoreline communities of Berrien County.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

BENTON HARBOR — The tug-of-war concerning New Harbor Condominiums in Benton Harbor continues, with trials set in two separate, though related, court cases in January and February.

BENTON HARBOR — It took pride and passion – not a fist – to stop state officials from forcing Benton Harbor High School to be closed at the end of the 2019-20 school year, Benton Harbor school board President Joseph Taylor said.

Friday, December 27, 2019

BENTON HARBOR — Couples may one day be able to have their wedding in a Benton Harbor park overlooking the St. Joseph River before walking across the street for a reception on the rooftop of a new events center.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

BENTON HARBOR — Friends and families in Benton Harbor are coming together to celebrate Kwanzaa in two locations this year.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

BENTON TOWNSHIP — Lake Michigan College is hosting a week of events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. starting with the college’s annual breakfast celebration in his name on Jan. 20, according to a news release.

BENTON TOWNSHIP — Lake Michigan College has created a weekly course to give participants tasting tips when it comes to wine.

Friday, December 20, 2019

BENTON HARBOR — A little over $14.5 million in water and sewer work in Benton Harbor will start in August 2020 if everything goes according to the plan, said Chris Cook, president of Abonmarche, the city’s engineering firm.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

BENTON HARBOR — Former Benton Harbor Mayor Wilce Cooke was the honorary mayor Monday as city commissioners officially dedicated city hall after him.

BENTON HARBOR — The Benton Harbor Racial Equity Committee is looking for people with good ideas to take part in the 2020 Meeting of the Minds and Day of Action, on Jan. 11.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

BENTON HARBOR — In a 4-3 vote Monday, Benton Harbor school board trustees selected Andrae Townsel to be the district’s new superintendent.

Monday, December 16, 2019

ST. JOSEPH — Police continue to investigate the connection between a shooting in Benton Township and a roll-over accident in St. Joseph that left one man dead and three injured Sunday morning.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

BENTON HARBOR — A free public workshop for people who want to serve on the new Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission will be in Benton Harbor on Tuesday, according to Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.

Friday, December 13, 2019

BENTON TOWNSHIP — Police have found one of two people they’ve been looking for since responding to an unusual suspicious situation early last week.

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor Area Schools deserves the opportunity to become the viable school district that it once was, former school board President Marletta Seats said during the first of two outreach meetings hosted by the Benton Harbor Community Engagement Advisory Committee on Tuesday.

BENTON HARBOR — The two finalists for the Benton Harbor Area Schools superintendent position will be interviewed by several groups of people over several hours Monday.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor school board trustees interviewed four candidates for the superintendent position Monday night, then immediately decided on the final two candidates. 

Monday, December 09, 2019
Saturday, December 07, 2019

BENTON HARBOR — Elena Oelke plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Fred Upton on the Republican ticket in August, if Upton seeks another term.

Friday, December 06, 2019

BENTON TOWNSHIP — The community and business leaders need to give youth positive things to do, such as summer jobs, to help stop the gun violence in the Benton Harbor area.