BENTON TOWNSHIP — Berrien County has remained in a good position during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks in part to its Emergency Operations Center.
Friday, May 22, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor firefighters received an almost $264,000 state grant for much needed breathing apparatus, Public Safety Director Dan McGinnis said Wednesday.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Whirlpool Corp. is offering salaried employees an enhanced plan for voluntary retirements as a proactive measure against rising costs during the coronavirus pandemic.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor city commissioners gave the green light Monday to The Harvest Group’s medical marijuana dispensary at 218 Water St. by approving its special use permit.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor city commissioners Monday approved raising the city’s water and sewer rates over the next five years to plug a $900,000 shortfall, and to help pay for almost $15 million in infrastructure improvements that are expected to start this fall.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Benton Township police are investigating the cause of an early Sunday morning fire that left a family homeless.
Friday, May 15, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Whirlpool Corp. is teaming up with a handful of companies to create alternative personal protective equipment in an effort to address a diminishing supply of N95 respirators and masks.
Thursday, May 14, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — An internal investigation finding that excessive force wasn’t used in the Dec. 28 arrest of a Benton Harbor man isn’t sitting well with at least one of the man’s supporters.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — The academic and financial operating plan to turn around the Benton Harbor school district was passed unanimously Tuesday by school board trustees and is on its way to the state for approval.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Only about 15 percent of Berrien County’s population is black, but 50 percent of the county’s COVID-19 deaths have been black people.
Thursday, May 07, 2020
Wednesday, May 06, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor planning commissioners approved Tuesday recommending the special use permits and sites plans needed for two medical marijuana dispensaries.
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad said white privilege was clearly on display recently as armed protesters walked around the state capitol in Lansing twice in the past few weeks largely not shadowed by police.
BENTON HARBOR — All festivals, concerts and events scheduled at Jean Klock Park in Benton Harbor this summer have been canceled to slow the spread of COVID-19, Mayor Marcus Muhammad announced in a letter Monday.
Saturday, May 02, 2020
Friday, May 01, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Staff at River of Life Christian School in Benton Harbor are still working hard to provide the best education possible despite the school buildings being closed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Principal Don Pearson said Wednesday.
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Thursday, April 23, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — The management of Crystal Springs Cemetery is still up in the air, with members of the Benton Harbor Cemetery Board saying Tuesday that they need more information and would like more than one choice of who to hire.
BRIDGMAN — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton Harbor recently received the first Earth Day Environmental Grant of $5,000 from the Indiana Michigan Power’s Cook Nuclear Plant “Heart of Cook” grant committee.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Saturday, April 18, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Standing among boxes of personal protective equipment that was piled high in a Spectrum Health Lakeland warehouse, Loren Hamel said he didn’t feel like he was surrounded by cardboard.
Thursday, April 16, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor city commissioners Wednesday decided against breaking apart the almost $15 million infrastructure project they approved in January.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor City Manager Ellis Mitchell told the city’s cemetery board members Tuesday that he can’t have anything to do with the cemetery board, due to a 1994 court ruling.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Lake Michigan College is extending the date for its campuses to re-open in response to Michigan’s updated stay-at-home executive order.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — The academic and financial operating plan to move the Benton Harbor school district forward was approved Monday by the Benton Harbor Area Schools Community Engagement Advisory Committee.
Saturday, April 11, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor is being allocated $250,905 from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which was signed into law by President Donald Trump on March 27.
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor city commissioners are taking a second look at the almost $15 million water and sewer infrastructure project they approved in January.
Thursday, April 09, 2020
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.
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
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.