BH mayor joining effort to oppose GOP election bills
Saturday, April 10, 2021
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Benton Township is moving forward on three large construction projects this summer to alter its water and sewer systems, as long as state funds are secured.
Thursday, April 08, 2021
Wednesday, April 07, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — Family members looked on Tuesday afternoon while police and firefighters combed through the wreckage of an early morning fire that killed two people in Benton Harbor.
Friday, April 02, 2021
ST. JOSEPH — Around 50 miles of Berrien County roads are slated to receive some love during this year’s construction season, members of the Berrien County Administration Committee heard Wednesday.
Thursday, April 01, 2021
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Lake Michigan College trustees agreed to a three-year contract extension Wednesday with the company that runs its management information system.
BENTON HARBOR — The group Neighbors Organizing Against Racism is hosting a Zoom presentation April 14 with Jane Elliott, an American diversity educator known for her “Blue eyes/Brown eyes” exercise.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Saturday, March 27, 2021
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Lake Michigan College’s History Department will host a virtual History Colloquium, from 10-11:30 a.m. April 7, on Zoom, according to a news release.
Friday, March 26, 2021
Thursday, March 25, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — Local manufacturers lost more jobs than expected since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kinexus Group officials say.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — A resolution putting the Benton Harbor city manager in charge of the city’s two cemeteries was tabled during a special Benton Harbor Cemetery Board meeting Tuesday.
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Friday, March 19, 2021
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
BENTON TOWNSHIP — A 73-year-old Benton Township woman was killed Monday when she was struck by a vehicle as she was attempting to cross the street near the Goodwill Industries store in Benton Township, police said.
Saturday, March 13, 2021
BENTON TOWNSHIP — The battle over who won the Democratic nomination last year in the Benton Township clerk’s race during the August primary is now in the hands of Berrien County Trial Court Judge Dennis Wiley.
Friday, March 12, 2021
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Lake Michigan College has been designated a “Voter Friendly Campus” once again by national, nonpartisan organizations Campus Vote Project and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, according to a news release.
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Cornerstone Alliance is getting a major boost in developing its Cornerstone Industrial Park in Benton Township.
BENTON HARBOR — The Benton Harbor school district will receive $3 million in federal funds to improve literacy over the next five years in what Superintendent Andrae Townsel is calling a huge win for the district.
BENTON HARBOR — Fire destroyed some units at the River Terrace apartment complex late Monday night, and tenants from some other units were being helped by the Berrien County Red Cross due to utilities having to be shut off, according to police.
Tuesday, March 09, 2021
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Students at Fairplain East Elementary School in Benton Township oohed and aahed Monday during a visit from a snowplow that was named “Tiger” based on their suggestion in the Michigan Department of Transportation’s Name MI Snowplow contest.
Monday, March 08, 2021
Saturday, March 06, 2021
BENTON TOWNSHIP — The feet of many homeless people will be a lot warmer thanks to the work done by three third-grade students at Countryside Academy in Benton Township.
Wednesday, March 03, 2021
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Benton Township officials agreed Tuesday to sell two adjacent properties along Paw Paw Avenue to Cornerstone Alliance.
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor High School students will be able to return to in-person instruction on March 22 if they want to, Benton Harbor Area Schools Superintendent Andrae Townsel told school board trustees during their workshop Tuesday.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is working to get the word out to people in underserved communities that the COVID-19 vaccine will be available Monday at Meijer in Benton Township for people who qualify.
Tuesday, March 02, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor is on track to spend much of the backlogged $770,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant money it has received but not spent over the past few years.
Monday, March 01, 2021
Having a goal and staying focused on that goal while having a positive attitude is how to get ahead in life, according to Benton Harbor native Deon Atkins.
Saturday, February 27, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — Two Benton Harbor High School seniors were among five students honored Friday afternoon during the “Black History Month Celebration: Young Leaders Changing the Narrative,” hosted by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist.
Friday, February 26, 2021
BENTON TOWNSHIP — An autopsy has been completed on a man whose body was exhumed earlier this month at Crystal Springs Cemetery in Benton Township.
ST. JOSEPH — Organizers of an upcoming speaker series said the webinars will be a chance for people to learn about things that were not taught in history books.
Thursday, February 25, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — The possibility of a new charter high school opening this fall in Benton Harbor took another step forward on Feb. 11, when the Central Michigan University Board of Trustees approved the authorization of the new school.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — With an engineering background and a childhood spent at his family’s custom cabinetry business, Vincent Leman builds what he refers to as “furniture art.”
BENTON HARBOR — While some government entities struggled just to maintain in 2020, Benton Harbor started to rise, Mayor Marcus Muhammad said during his annual State of the City address Tuesday.
Saturday, February 20, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — Tyler Meeks’ smile shone brightly when he was named the 2021 Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton Harbor at a virtual celebration last week.
Thursday, February 18, 2021
BENTON HARBOR — With more than 1,600 jobs available in Southwest Michigan, Michigan Works is holding the first of many virtual hiring events at the end of the month.
BENTON HARBOR — A book showcasing the hopes and frustrations of more than 50 Benton Harbor middle and high school students in their own words was unveiled Wednesday during a virtual launch of “Our Side of the River ... the Real Deal.”
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Benton Township officials approved a unique tax abatement Tuesday to allow a developer to rehab a large commercial building along M-139.