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Saturday, February 22, 2020

EAU CLAIRE — The Eau Claire Village Council has set a public hearing for Wednesday, March 4, to hear public comments on whether the village should allow recreational marijuana businesses in the village.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Wednesday, February 05, 2020

EAU CLAIRE — Eau Claire middle and high school students are getting a boost this year, thanks to a $10,000 grant from Monsanto and the Bayer Corp. News of the grant came at this week’s Eau Claire school board meeting.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

EAU CLAIRE — Eau Claire students had an unexpected day off Monday due to a large number of teachers and staff being sick. While other area districts already had a scheduled vacation day with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, the Eau Claire district had planned to hold classes.

Friday, January 17, 2020
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EAU CLAIRE — A woman and her grown son are homeless after fire ripped through their modular home at 6274 Pipestone Road late Monday and into Tuesday.

Wednesday, January 08, 2020
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.

Saturday, December 28, 2019
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Jack Frost has been missing in action this month and Southwest Michigan residents have taken notice.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Wednesday, December 04, 2019

EAU CLAIRE — With memories still fresh of last winter’s bad weather and nine snow days, the Eau Claire school district is trying something different this year and ending first semester classes this month, before the holiday break.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

EAU CLAIRE — The Eau Claire school district’s finances are going in the right direction, albeit slowly. School board members received the audit report for the 2018-19 year at their meeting this week.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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EAU CLAIRE — An Eau Claire farmer died this weekend due to complications from the Eastern equine encephalitis virus.

Thursday, November 07, 2019

BENTON TOWNSHIP — The Berrien County Health Department distributed around 50 water filter kits to Eau Claire residents this week, after a high level of lead was found in one home, the Board of Health learned Wednesday. Filters are still available to qualified residences.

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

EAU CLAIRE — Eau Claire school district officials want people to know that the district’s drinking water is safe. Last week, Berrien County Health Department officials announced that elevated levels of lead had been found in the water in one of nine homes recently tested.

Monday, November 04, 2019
Friday, November 01, 2019

EAU CLAIRE — An elevated level of lead has been detected in the drinking water of one of nine homes tested in Eau Claire, prompting the Berrien County Health Department to offer filters for qualifying households with children and pregnant women.

Monday, October 28, 2019
Thursday, October 10, 2019

EAU CLAIRE — The Eau Claire school board is taking a look at the district’s infrastructure needs, with members hearing a report from the TowerPinkster consulting firm at their meeting this week.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

A number of area communities have fall festivals and events planned for this weekend and into the first half of October.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

EAU CLAIRE — School is underway all across Southwest Michigan, and so is the new InterCare Student Health Center located inside the Eau Claire Middle/High School, according to a news release.

Friday, September 13, 2019

EAU CLAIRE — Bill Teichman, a third-generation farmer and owner of Tree-Mendus Fruit Farms in Pipestone Township, is fighting eastern equine encephalitis, and a GoFundMe page has been set up to assist his family with medical expenses.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

EAU CLAIRE — With the start of school just around the corner, Eau Claire school board members are making sure they have everything in place for the start of the school year in early September.

Saturday, August 17, 2019
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BERRIEN SPRINGS — Showing animals at the Berrien County Youth Fair is a sweet experience for some and a bittersweet experience for others.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

EAU CLAIRE — This week’s Eau Claire Board of Education meeting featured evaluation results for Superintendent Ann Shell as well as personnel moves and hirings.

EAU CLAIRE — The Eau Claire Village Council has given its stamp of approval to organizers of a hemp festival.

Sunday, July 07, 2019

EAU CLAIRE  — It was the year of the Bartzes at Saturday’s 46th annual International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship at Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm.

Thursday, June 20, 2019
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EAU CLAIRE — The Eau Claire school district has a new middle/high school principal after action this week by the Eau Claire school board.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

EAU CLAIRE — Could a hemp festival be coming to the village of Eau Claire over Labor Day weekend? Local resident Rick Anstiss certainly hopes so. He brought his festival plans to the Eau Claire Village Council Monday night.

Thursday, June 06, 2019

EAU CLAIRE — Budgets and finances were on the minds of Eau Claire school board members this week. The board held a public hearing on the district’s new 2019-2020 budget and will vote on adopting it at their next meeting, on June 17.

Sunday, June 02, 2019
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Cannabidiol (CBD) is quickly taking root on U.S. store shelves nationwide following the legalization of hemp.

Monday, May 27, 2019

EAU CLAIRE — Honoring veterans and longtime residents has become a Memorial Day weekend tradition in Eau Claire.

Friday, May 24, 2019

EAU CLAIRE  — Interviews are underway to find the next Eau Claire Middle/High School principal.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

EAU CLAIRE — Eau Claire students got the chance to see farm animals up close and personal Friday at the high school’s spring Ag Science Day.

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

EAU CLAIRE — Eau Claire school board members will be getting a closer look at district facilities needs in coming months. Members heard an initial report about the assessment study at their meeting this week.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

EAU CLAIRE — Eau Claire Middle/High School students will have a new leader this fall as Principal Chris Smedley has tendered his resignation. Eau Claire school board members accepted his resignation at their meeting this week.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

EAU CLAIRE — Eau Claire Superintendent Ann Shell is taking a unique approach to the snow day make-up issue. She is asking district students to write essays about whether or not Eau Claire should make up any of the nine days that the district was closed due to winter weather.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

EAU CLAIRE — State officials may be looking at ways to give school districts a pass for some of their snow days this year, but one district may still decide to extend the school year to make up for missed classes.

Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Wednesday, January 09, 2019

EAU CLAIRE — The Eau Claire Board of Education has a new leader after action this week by school board members at their organizational meeting.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

BERRIEN CENTER — Berrien Township joined a growing number of cities, townships and villages opting out of having recreational marijuana businesses.

Friday, December 07, 2018

EAU CLAIRE — Eau Claire school board members hope they can fill a board vacancy at their Dec. 17 meeting. The vacancy comes after just three people were elected to four open board seats in November.

Friday, November 23, 2018

EAU CLAIRE — The Eau Claire school district isn’t out of the woods financially, but the district is in better shape than originally thought.

Friday, November 09, 2018

EAU CLAIRE — The Eau Claire school district is getting over $60,000 in federal funding to pay for staff development and instructional support, Superintendent Ann Shell reported this week.

Monday, November 05, 2018
Sunday, November 04, 2018

 EAU CLAIRE — Adriana Nerio walked away with two crowns Saturday as she was crowned Miss Eau Claire/Sodus 2019 and Miss Congeniality in the first of this year’s community Blossomtime contests.

Monday, October 29, 2018

EAU CLAIRE — Just three years after county officials threatened to grind up paved roads in Pipestone Township, township leaders are hoping the road work done over the last three years will motivate voters to renew the township’s road improvement levy.