As most students begin returning to school this week under a cloud of uncertainty, area education leaders have a growing optimism that has been fueled by a summer of planning, collaborating and the joy of the classroom.
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Friday, August 07, 2020
Saturday, June 27, 2020
BERRIEN SPRINGS — Honor Credit Union is partnering with Data Guardian and Country Mile Shredding Service to hold free community shred days throughout its member center communities.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
BERRIEN SPRINGS — The Berrien RESA Board of Education appointed Eric Hoppstock as the district’s next superintendent during a special board meeting Monday.
Saturday, June 20, 2020
BERRIEN SPRINGS — Working for a museum isn’t the sort of post that gets the adrenaline pumping, like, say, that of a firefighter or police officer.
Friday, June 19, 2020
BERRIEN SPRINGS — After continuous discussions over the last three months, Berrien County Youth Fair officials have announced that this year’s fair has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Sunday, June 07, 2020
BERRIEN SPRINGS — More than 1,000 people marched Sunday in the Berrien Springs Peace March, calling for an end to racial injustice and police brutality against black people.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
BERRIEN SPRINGS — Honor Credit Union has begun to reopen some of the lobbies at its Southwest Michigan branches as the amount of COVID-19 cases decreases across the state.
Saturday, May 23, 2020
The dams operated by Indiana Michigan Power in Southwest Michigan don’t pose the same danger of flooding, like what occurred in Midland this week, say Berrien County officials.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
BERRIEN SPRINGS — With the Berrien County Youth Fair about three months away, fair officials are saying the weeklong event is still planned for August.
Saturday, May 09, 2020
BERRIEN SPRINGS — Travel back in time to the 1830s and learn how the pioneers created tin art and made butter with the help of a Pioneer Activity Packet from the History Center at Courthouse Square in Berrien Springs.
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
BERRIEN SPRINGS — The Berrien County Youth Fair has extended a few registration dates after the state altered its executive order to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
BERRIEN SPRINGS — Dr. Lowell Hamel said the community’s overwhelming love and support during his weeks of fighting the effects of COVID-19 made his return to his Berrien Springs home on Monday possible.
Monday, April 20, 2020
Over the past month that has been dominated by the coronavirus pandemic and business closures, Jaspinder Singh has seen a steady increase in online sales at his Stevensville liquor store.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Thursday, March 19, 2020
BERRIEN SPRINGS — The Berrien County Health Department is monitoring developments in the wake of a recent Andrews University concert, after which the performing artist tested positive for COVID-19.
Friday, March 13, 2020
BERRIEN SPRINGS — New programming giving visitors meaningful and exciting experiences is on the way to the History Center at Courthouse Square in Berrien Springs.
Tuesday, March 03, 2020
BERRIEN SPRINGS — Berrien Springs Village Trustee Kristin von Maur asked for fellow council members’ advice Monday on how to get the community more involved with the new Andreasen Center for Wellness. The $18.5 million center opened on the Andrews University campus last fall.
Saturday, February 29, 2020
BERRIEN SPRINGS — Berrien Springs school board members met at Sylvester Elementary School on Thursday and also heard student reports, then concluded the meeting with a tour of the building.
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
BERRIEN SPRINGS — Village government business took a back seat to honoring outgoing Village President Milt Richter Monday night. Tributes came in from 78th District state Rep. Brad Paquette, Oronoko Township Supervisor Mike Hildebrand and others.
Friday, February 14, 2020
BERRIEN SPRINGS — What looked like bad news turned out to be for the good. That’s the lesson Barn Church and Ministries officials are taking from Oronoko Township’s recent closure of their church building on Linco Road. There has been an outpouring of support from the community and the churc…
Thursday, February 13, 2020
BERRIEN SPRINGS — Veteran Berrien Springs-Oronoko Township police officer Ray Keigley was honored Tuesday night for his quick actions that saved the life of a township resident.
Saturday, February 08, 2020
BERRIEN SPRINGS — The Berrien Springs school district is still running a $1.6 million budget deficit for the 2019-20 year but officials expect that deficit to decrease or disappear in coming months.
Thursday, February 06, 2020
BERRIEN SPRINGS — Oronoko Township planning commissioners are urging opposition to a state Senate bill that would strip local control from decisions about gravel mining.
Tuesday, February 04, 2020
BERRIEN SPRINGS — Berrien County Board Chairman Mac Elliott gave a preview of this week’s county board meeting at Monday night’s Berrien Springs Village Council meeting.
Saturday, January 25, 2020
BERRIEN SPRINGS — Activity on the Berrien Springs school district campus is sure to get busier in coming months. Construction is already well underway on the new $9 million Sylvester Stadium and should start this June on the $19.7 million performing arts and athletic centers.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Thursday, January 16, 2020
BERRIEN SPRINGS — Work on the extension of sewer lines to the northwest side of the M-139/U.S. 31 interchange in Oronoko Township should shift into high gear this year. The project was first proposed in late 2018 to facilitate the expansion of the Honor Credit Union headquarters on Edgewood Drive.
BERRIEN CENTER — Marijuana proponent Rick Anstiss didn’t get a very warm reception from the Berrien Township Board on Tuesday night for his push to get the township to allow recreational marijuana businesses and operations.
Thursday, January 09, 2020
Wednesday, January 08, 2020
BERRIEN SPRINGS — A new marketing plan that could cost up to $32,500 a year and include a revamped website and greater social media presence was presented to Berrien Springs Village Council members this week.
Tuesday, January 07, 2020
BERRIEN SPRINGS — Changes are coming to the Berrien Springs Village Council. Village President Milt Richter announced Monday night that he is retiring next month after nearly 10 years as president and a total of more than 12 years on the council.
Friday, January 03, 2020
Saturday, December 21, 2019
BERRIEN SPRINGS — Action related to state mandates was the focus of Thursday’s Berrien Springs Board of Education meeting. Board members voted on school safety being required by the state, as well as an annual resolution related to early childhood literacy.
Friday, December 20, 2019
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
BERRIEN SPRINGS — Could there be a return of a pickle festival to Berrien Springs in coming months and years? Oronoko Township Supervisor Mike Hildebrand brought up the idea last week and Berrien Springs Village President Milt Richter said Monday that he thinks it’s an idea worth pursuing.
Monday, December 16, 2019
Friday, December 13, 2019
BERRIEN SPRINGS — Three months into Oronoko Township’s new rental housing inspection program, over 300 rental units have been inspected and two permits have been revoked due to property conditions.
Thursday, December 12, 2019
BERRIEN SPRINGS — A new 2020 budget is in place after action by the Oronoko Township Board on Tuesday. The new budget calls for a nearly $400,000 deficit due to two big projects getting underway next year.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
BERRIEN SPRINGS — Richard Schinkel has seen a lot during his years playing Santa for schools, businesses and organizations, but he never gets tired of seeing the wonder on children’s faces as they visit with him and tell him their Christmas wishes.
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
BERRIEN SPRINGS — Preliminary work on two upcoming infrastructure projects was approved at Monday’s Berrien Springs Village Council meeting. Members also voted to fund employees’ health savings accounts for the 2020 year.