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.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020
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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

BERRIEN SPRINGS — A Berrien Springs area congregation is scrambling to find a new place to meet after receiving a “stop use order” from Oronoko Township.

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 — Indiana Michigan Power has announced a plan to invest about $62 million into the Berrien Springs/Eau Claire area this year.

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

BERRIEN CENTER — It looks like the third time will be the charm for Berrien Township’s application for state funds to improve the township’s Range Line Park.

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

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Faith Kittleson made history earlier this fall as the kicker on the Berrien Springs varsity football team.

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.

Friday, November 29, 2019
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — A young woman holding a sign that says “I’m not worthless, just homeless.”

Saturday, November 23, 2019

In years past, Dominick Lignell has had to draw a hand turkey for a class assignment.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — The village of Berrien Springs is in excellent financial shape and is the poster child of how local governments should operate, auditor Kenley Penner told Village Council members Monday.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — With construction underway on the new Sylvester Stadium and with work set to start next year on a new arts and athletic center, Berrien Springs school board members are already looking to do more.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — The former Cultivate Brewery site on Shawnee Road could be getting new life as a winery/brewery business called Shamrock Station. Oronoko Township Board members on Tuesday recommended approval of a new liquor license for that location.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

BENTON TOWNSHIP — Life will soon be easier for Vietnam era veteran Norm Crawford of Benton Township.

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Berrien Springs Village Council members will hold a workshop session later this month to discuss the village’s future. The session, open to the public, will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the village hall.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — The Berrien Springs school district had 33 incidents of bullying and harassment in the 2018-19 school year, Superintendent Dave Eichberg told school board members Thursday.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Auditor Brian Wisneski has given the Berrien Springs school district a clean bill of financial health. Wisneski presented the audit for the 2018-19 fiscal year that ended June 30 at Thursday’s Berrien Springs school board meeting.

Friday, October 11, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Could the chicken issue be coming back for discussion in Oronoko Township? A local resident hopes so, but didn’t get any encouragement from the township board this week.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — The M-139 sewer extension project to the north side of the U.S. 31 freeway has gotten more expensive in recent months, but Oronoko Township Supervisor Mike Hildebrand reassured board members that it is still moving forward.

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

 BERRIEN SPRINGS — Berrien Springs-Oronoko Township police faced everything from floods to crime to routine calls in 2018, Police Chief Paul Toliver told Berrien Springs Village Council members Monday.

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — It doesn’t solve everything, but a new proposed Oronoko Township ordinance will go a long way toward solving issues related to accessory storage buildings.

Friday, September 27, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — It was a day to celebrate all things related to health and wellness Thursday with the ribbon cutting for the new Andreasen Center for Wellness on the Andrews University campus.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Bicycle safety is important to Berrien Township resident John Sexton, especially after his friend and fellow bicyclist Todd Harrington was killed in a crash last September on Pokagon Highway.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — A community open house on the progress of a proposed walking/biking trail from Niles to Berrien Springs will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Berrien Springs Community Library 215 W. Union Street, held by Be Healthy Berrien, the Berrien County Health Department …

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — A second open house for the proposed expansion of the Indiana-Michigan River Valley Trail will be held Sept. 25 in Berrien Springs. That news came Monday from Kris Martin of the Southwest Michigan Planning Commission at the Berrien Springs Village Council meeting.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — As next year’s start of construction on nearly $20 million worth of projects grows nearer, Berrien Springs school board members are facing decisions on whether they will cut back on costs to keep everything under budget or agree to contribute money from the district’s gener…

Thursday, September 12, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Over 800 rental units were registered under Oronoko Township’s new rental housing ordinance by the late August deadline. Township Supervisor Mike Hildebrand said this week that the township has received 331 applications registering 842 units.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — The Oronoko Township Board has revised the police department’s response protocol for calls in nearby Berrien Township. The new rules amend the policy that has been in place for 10 years.

Sunday, September 08, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — For President Donald Trump’s critics, the threat of a trade war with China or some other nation offers fresh evidence that he doesn’t understand the global marketplace.

Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Friday, August 30, 2019

Ex-WNBA player speaking Saturday

Thursday, August 29, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Mystery, adventure, government machinations, and above everything else a lot of history, can be found in Taras Lyssenko’s new book, “The Great Navy Birds of Lake Michigan.” The book’s subtitle is “The True Story of the Privateers of Lake Michigan and the Aircraft They Rescued.”

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — The number of Berrien County Youth Fair attendees this year dipped slightly compared to 2018.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Andrews University student Jeremy Barrett planned to fully move into the Berrien Springs apartment he shared with his sister Sunday morning.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — The Berrien Springs Board of Education is taking a different approach to planning and goals this year. Instead of adopting an action agenda, as they’ve done most years, board members have set five goals for not only this year. but the next three years.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Showing animals at the Berrien County Youth Fair is a sweet experience for some and a bittersweet experience for others.

Friday, August 16, 2019
Thursday, August 15, 2019

BERRIEN SPRINGS — This year the fair’s historical building took a different route in honoring the rich farming history in Berrien County.

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Oronoko Township landlords will have to pay a late fee if they fail to register their rental properties by Aug. 30. Township officials adopted a new rental housing ordinance in June which included an application form and registration fee schedule.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019