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SOUTH HAVEN — Nearly three years ago South Haven Public Schools and the South Haven Police Department decided to end their agreement to have a police officer assigned to the school district on a regular basis. But now, after several months of planning, a police officer will once again walk t…

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Thursday, December 05, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — As youngsters and adults look forward to the construction of the new splash pad near South Beach, a local group hopes some of that enthusiasm will generate funding to help pay for the structure.

Wednesday, December 04, 2019
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SOUTH HAVEN — For the past year, consultants Jim Hettinger and Patricia Muellen have spent much of their time compiling data and gathering input from business owners, community leaders and yes, even “average joes,” to come up with a 10-year plan to position South Haven as a magnet for econom…

Monday, December 02, 2019
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Liji Hanny of South Haven says his life is blessed, from his family to his job as director of operations at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton Harbor. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — It’s not every day that teachers, coaches and administrators agree to willingly allow students to pie them in the face, but more than a handful at South Haven High School agreed to do just that just before Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

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

Friday, November 22, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Downtown South Haven will be hopping next Friday for the annual Holiday in the Park – South Haven’s official start of the holiday season.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — It has taken nearly a year for a local business to receive the green light to test medical marijuana within the city limits, but it finally happened this week.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Like the Biblical story about the battle of Jericho, the walls of the buildings along the downtown Hale block will soon come tumbling down.

SOUTH HAVEN — Over the past several years, South Haven Police Chief Natalie Thompson has made it a priority to have each squad car equipped with an automatic external defibrillator and that officers be trained on how to use them and administer CPR.

Monday, November 18, 2019
Thursday, November 14, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — A housing development that languished during the Great Recession is now beginning to take shape again.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Friday, November 08, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — As mobile device users gear up for 5G service, municipalities are gearing up for an increase in antennas that transmit the signals.

Thursday, November 07, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — With the U.S. census coming up next year, the Census Bureau is looking to recruit 500 temporary workers to visit the homes of Van Buren County individuals who do not complete and return their census questionnaire.

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Former city council member Jeff Arnold defeated newcomer Nadine Newman for the Second Ward seat in South Haven in Tuesday’s election, while Third Ward incumbent Steve Schlack won by just four votes over Liji Hanny, according to unofficial results.

Monday, November 04, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Running 50 5K races in 52 weeks sounds like a tall order to fill, but not for 49-year-old Melinda Gruber of South Haven.

Saturday, November 02, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — After being unable to identify the victim of a fiery crash Wednesday evening, police in Allegan County near South Haven believe they know that person’s name after being contacted by family members, according to a news release.

Friday, November 01, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Every dog has its day, and Medal of Honor recipient James McCloughan doesn’t have a problem with that, even if he gets cut out of the photo.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — A nonprofit that provides services and activities for older adults will soon be breathing new life into a grocery store that has sat idle for two years.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — South Haven voters will head to the polls next Tuesday to elect members to the city council and determine whether to allow recreational marijuana businesses to locate in town.

Monday, October 28, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Thanks to a citizen-led referendum, South Haven city voters will be deciding Nov. 5 whether to allow or ban recreational marijuana businesses from locating in town.

Friday, October 25, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — South Haven city officials are staying true to their word regarding an effort to spur the development of more affordable housing options in the area.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — The driver involved in a car accident that claimed the life of a young Covert Township man earlier this month could be facing criminal charges.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Earlier this year a new organization dedicated to making outdoor aesthetic improvements at South Haven schools made landscaping improvements to the entrance of Lincoln Elementary School and the school’s main outdoor sign.

Monday, October 21, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — As the old saying goes, “There’s a child inside each one of us.”

SOUTH HAVEN — It took 15 years, but the Greater South Haven Area Community Foundation has finally been recognized as an independent foundation by the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, and more importantly, it now has a nearly $600,000 financial windfall to invest.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — South Haven city officials shut down their municipal marinas just in the nick of time Tuesday, because by Wednesday morning high winds and waves from Lake Michigan caused significant flooding in the harbor. Throughout much of the morning, only the dock poles could be seen at th…

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — An entrepreneur who started what has become the largest exclusive cherry retailer in the country out of his car will be the keynote speaker at the South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Summit.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — More construction is planned along Center Street in downtown when the historic Hale block undergoes a $2.7 million renovation project that will create 10 new apartments and renovated commercial space. Several old buildings will also be demolished, with the plan to build new ones.

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — It’s not every day you receive $500,000 from someone you’ve never met.

SOUTH HAVEN — Many South Haven residents have fond memories of sledding down the hill at Baer Park during the winter months. Soon, their children will be able to gather similar memories when the park re-opens for public use.

Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Monday, October 07, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Last week Gary Brown stopped at Wolverine Hardware and met what he referred to as “the meat machine.”

SOUTH HAVEN — Voters who live in the city of South Haven will have the opportunity this month to hear the viewpoints of South Haven City Council candidates seeking election in November when a local group hosts a candidate forum.

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — City residents here are getting an unexpected windfall from the Center Street reconstruction project – bricks.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Protecting and sustaining the Earth was important to 19th century horticulturist Liberty Hyde Bailey Jr.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Two years ago a group of South Haven High School’s cross-country runners got the opportunity to meet two former members of McFarland, Calif.’s cross team – a team made famous in the 2015 Disney movie, “McFarland USA,” for winning a state championship in 1987.

Friday, September 27, 2019
Thursday, September 26, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — With land being cleared for the new Bronson South Haven Hospital, it’s hard to imagine what the $22 million facility will look like when completed.

Friday, September 20, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — As a former two-term Michigan governor and now a CNN senior contributor, Jennifer Granholm keeps a close watch on state and national politics. But as the guest speaker at Thursday’s South Haven Speakers Series, Granholm discussed something she has become very passionate about –…

Thursday, September 19, 2019

In response to cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis confirmed in Southwest Michigan, including three deaths, officials in several area school districts have announced precautions. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — With the completion of $300,000 worth of improvements to Lakeview Cemetery this year, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the city of South Haven now wants to raise cemetery fees. However, that’s not the main reason rates will be increasing, especially for non-residents.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — A decade ago retired inventor and philanthropist Mike Levine of Lakeland, Mich., envisioned a bicycle trail stretching from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron.

Friday, September 13, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — From the late 1800s through the mid-1900s, South Haven lured in many commercial fishermen. Those days have all but been forgotten, the only reminder being two old warehouse buildings on the Black River built by the Jensen family for their fishing enterprises.