BERRIEN SPRINGS — Not everyone was happy with it, but Oronoko Township board members voted unanimously to approve a new rental housing ordinance at their meeting Tuesday night. The action came after a two-hour plus public hearing attended by three dozen local residents.

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Saturday, June 08, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Berrien Springs school district officials should have more flexibility next year when it comes to making up snow days. That news came at Thursday night’s school board meeting during a discussion of next year’s school calendar.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — The site plan for a state allowed medical marijuana grow facility on Shawnee Road has been approved by the Oronoko Township Planning Commission.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Berrien Springs Village Council members are currently working to hammer out an agreement with the Berrien Springs Boat Club that would give local residents more access to Lake Chapin.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Friday, May 24, 2019
Thursday, May 16, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — When it comes to civility, the rules of engagement aren’t always black and white.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Oronoko Township officials are moving forward with plans to enact a new rental housing ordinance. The proposed new Rental Safety Verification Program (RSVP) ordinance was introduced at Tuesday’s monthly board meeting and a public hearing set for June.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — One person is dead after police say the semi he was driving crashed into a passenger vehicle Thursday evening on the St. Joseph Valley Parkway near Berrien Springs in Oronoko Township.

Thursday, May 09, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Plans for a new private soccer training facility on M-139 are moving forward after action by the Oronoko Township Planning Commission Tuesday night.

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

NILES — Plans to extend the Indiana-Michigan River Valley Trail from Niles to Berrien Springs were met with mostly positive remarks at a Tuesday afternoon open house. More than 30 people attended the event.

Saturday, May 04, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Members of the Berrien Springs school board are sticking by their decision to require district elementary students to come to school for an extra day despite action by the state legislature to give more “snow day” waivers.

Friday, May 03, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — According to police, in the majority of violent incidents that occur in schools, someone other than the perpetrator knew of a threat before it was carried out, but failed to report it.

Thursday, May 02, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Tuesday night’s rental housing ordinance discussion in Oronoko Township brought out more than 50 people to get a first look at the township’s proposed new ordinance. 

Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Monday, April 29, 2019
Sunday, April 28, 2019

For generations, farmers referred to Mother Nature as a mythical being that could change her mind at will.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — The participants in Andrews University’s Renaissance Kids architecture camps have shown that good things come from small packages.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Whether or not to make up snow days proved to be somewhat controversial at Thursday night’s Berrien Springs Board of Education meeting. Board members ended up deciding to add one day of school for elementary students in June.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Big dreams were on display Wednesday at Berrien Springs Village Council workshop session. Members spent more than an hour talking about what can be done to bring more people and more development to town.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Revitalizing the village continues to be a main focus of Berrien Springs Village Council members this year. On Monday members approved sidewalk seating outside a local restaurant and put out a call for people to serve on a new planning commission.

Friday, April 12, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — A date has been set for a public information meeting on Oronoko Township’s proposed new rental housing ordinance. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 30 at the township’s public safety building on Snow Road.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

BERRIEN CENTER — The reality of a walking/biking trail between Niles and Berrien Springs is still years and millions of dollars away, but planning is underway, thanks to a grant received by the Be Healthy Berrien organization.

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — While Stevensville village officials discuss becoming a city, don’t expect a similar move to happen in Berrien Springs.

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Neighbor to Neighbor, a Berrien Springs-based social service organization, has announced plans for a $1.2 million expansion that will nearly double the size of their facility on M-139.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — The Berrien Springs school district campus will be a busy one for the next year or so with work on three major projects getting underway.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — If all goes well, the Fourth of July will not only see an Independence Day parade in downtown Berrien Springs this year, but also a new event – an ice cream social

Sunday, March 17, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — A longtime Berrien Springs institution has been transformed into a new restaurant that pays tribute to both local history and the legacy of its former owners.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — An award-winning country group will headline this year’s Berrien County Youth Fair entertainment lineup, fair officials announced Wednesday. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — The unveiling of a new rental housing ordinance is a month away, Oronoko Township board members said Tuesday. The board’s rental ordinance committee has been working on a proposed new ordinance for several months.

Thursday, March 07, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — A Berrien Springs couple wants to use the M-139 property they own as a soccer training facility. Bindy and Octavio Latino presented their plans to the Oronoko Township Planning Commission on Tuesday night. They will come back April 2 for a public hearing on their special us…

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Berrien Springs is friendly small town that’s like “an international Mayberry.” That was just one of the responses received in a community survey conducted recently by Andrews University marketing professor Kimberly Pichot and her students.

Saturday, March 02, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — It might be a little like herding cats, but the meetings being held to get stakeholder input into the Berrien Springs school district’s $19.73 million bond project have been invaluable.

Monday, February 25, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — A piece of Berrien County’s history sits along Rockey Weed Road in Oronoko Township, but you wouldn’t know it just by looking at it.

Sunday, February 24, 2019
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — The Berrien Springs Village Council is back to full strength and its new member is someone very familiar to the village. Jack Davis served on the council more than 45 years ago and most recently was the general manager of the village-owned Shamrock Park campground.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — The expansion of voting rights approved by Michigan voters last November, including any-reason absentee voting, is bringing some extra work and expenses to Oronoko Township.

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Oronoko Township has a new parks and recreation plan in place after a public hearing and action by township board members Tuesday night. The new plan is for five years, from 2019 to 2023.

Monday, February 11, 2019

ST. JOSEPH — An Eau Claire woman faces an April trial in connection with the alleged embezzlement of more than $230,000 from the Village Seventh-day Adventist School in Berrien Springs.

Friday, February 08, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Two big school district projects are moving forward after action Thursday by the Berrien Springs Board of Education. Board members ratified the sale of bonds for both the $19.73 million project approved by voters in November and the $8 million Sylvester Stadium project.

Thursday, February 07, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — A medical marijuana growing facility may soon be open on Shawnee Road near the Central County Senior Center. Oronoko Township Planning Commissioners heard about the project Tuesday as they got a first look at the proposed site plan.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — The Berrien Springs Village Council is looking for a new member after accepting Jim Allred’s resignation at their meeting Monday night. Allred resigned effective Jan. 1 because he has moved out of the village to nearby Berrien Township.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — It’s been an eventful year since Berrien Springs school district officials announced plans for facility improvements last January. Voters approved a $19.7 million bond issue in November and officials Thursday gave an update on the schedule of when work will start.

Friday, January 18, 2019
Thursday, January 17, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Vivian Ahlers of Berrien Springs, a furloughed federal government worker, was uncertain how she was going to survive financially as the partial government shutdown is about to begin its fifth week.

Monday, January 14, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Volleyball team captain and future nurse Karissa Porter was crowned Miss Berrien Springs 2019 from a field of eight contestants in a community Blossomtime contest Saturday night.