BENTON HARBOR — At first glance, the covers of the 1907, 1908 and 1909 Benton Harbor High School yearbooks shock present day viewers.
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Thursday, December 02, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — Some Benton Harbor senior citizens are getting a reprieve from waiting in long lines for bottled water with the donation of Brita water dispensers and filters by area United Church of Christ pastors.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — A second federal class action lawsuit has been filed against city and state officials by Benton Harbor residents concerning the high levels of lead in some of the city’s drinking water.
BENTON HARBOR — Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton Harbor will be able to study the woodlands next to Ox Creek thanks to a new learning platform built by the Benton Harbor Sunrise Rotary.
ST. JOSEPH — A Benton Harbor woman will spend at least four years in prison for her role in the July 31, 2019, shooting death of Arsenio Jordan, 29, also of Benton Harbor.
Monday, November 29, 2021
Saturday, November 27, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — People living in the Benton Harbor Area Schools district are invited to provide feedback Thursday on how federal money from the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds (ESSER III) should be used by the school district.
BENTON HARBOR — The Benton Harbor school district is taking part in a pilot program where parents, staff and students can take home free COVID-19 test kits.
Thursday, November 25, 2021
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
As families celebrate the holidays, Southwest Michigan fire officials are urging people to stay safe from fires throughout the holiday season.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — Several Benton Harbor community leaders gathered Tuesday in support of Mayor Marcus Muhammad against recall petitions they described as “frivolous.”
BENTON HARBOR — Two additional recall petitions were filed against Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad, marking four total petitions that have been submitted since the onset of the city’s lead crisis.
Monday, November 22, 2021
Friday, November 19, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor’s Planning and Economic Development Committee meeting began in an unorthodox manner Wednesday when members attempted to hear from a U.S. EPA official about how the federal agency is studying the city’s water.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Lake Michigan College is asking the public for nominations for its Spirit of MLK Spotlight honors and original artwork submissions.
Thursday, November 18, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — The new head of the Michigan Economic Development Corp. believes Southwest Michigan businesses are critical to the state and region’s economy.
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
ST. JOSEPH — The latest recall petition filed against Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad was rejected Wednesday by the Berrien County Election Commission.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Writings from Benton Harbor Area School students will come to life this weekend during the stage adaptation of “Our Side of the River.”
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — Spectrum Health Lakeland will host a hiring event from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday in the conference center at Lakeland at Meadowbrook.
Monday, November 15, 2021
Saturday, November 13, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor teachers are expected to receive long overdue pay increases starting in January, Superintendent Andrae Townsel told board trustees earlier this week.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Benton Harbor’s water troubles and the recently passed federal infrastructure bill were leading topics at a Friday business meeting.
Friday, November 12, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — Free blood lead testing will be offered in Benton Harbor next week to provide residents of all ages an opportunity to get their blood tested.
Thursday, November 11, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — A group of Benton Harbor residents filed a federal class action lawsuit Wednesday against city and state officials, saying they didn’t do enough to protect them against lead in some of the city’s drinking water.
BENTON HARBOR — Some Benton Harbor residents will soon be able to have their past due water and wastewater bills paid for through a federally funded pilot program run by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
ST. JOSEPH — An underage witness told a Berrien County Trial Court judge Wednesday that Royal Robertson, 14, told her he shot Quwang-Tri Jones on Oct. 15.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — A multi-million dollar project that will bring a grocery store and 55 supportive housing units to Benton Harbor was delayed Tuesday due to a lack of a quorum at the city’s planning commission meeting.
LANSING — After a Michigan official emailed the head of Benton Harbor’s drinking water system in June 2019 about the impoverished city’s failure to hit targets for treating corroded lead pipes, the local leader snapped back: “I have no time for this.”
Monday, November 08, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — Dirt was flying Monday in Benton Harbor as the first lead water service line was replaced using a $5.6 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Saturday, November 06, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will soon start testing the water in 300 homes in Benton Harbor to find out if the certified filters residents were given by the state to remove lead from the drinking water are working as expected.
Friday, November 05, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor resident Victoria White is concerned about the possible effects of lead-tainted water on her 7-year-old grandson, Caleb Bragg.
Thursday, November 04, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — More than 11,000 pages of documents highlighting the elevated lead levels in Benton Harbor’s drinking water were released by state officials Thursday.
BENTON HARBOR — A multi-million dollar housing and commercial development may one day be built on the former Mercy Hospital site in Benton Harbor.
Wednesday, November 03, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — Just hours after his earlier petition was denied, a Benton Harbor resident filed a second recall petition against Mayor Marcus Muhammad.
Tuesday, November 02, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued an order Tuesday for Benton Harbor and the state to correct deficiencies and violations found during a September inspection of the city’s water treatment system.
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor Area Schools found lead levels ranging from 5.1 to 290 parts per billion coming from 30 of the water fixtures throughout the district’s six schools, recent tests revealed.