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Monday, August 19, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Bev Brown didn’t know what to expect last year when South Haven’s Ward 1 Community Action Committee decided to host a community picnic at Elkenburg Park.

Sunday, August 18, 2019
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SOUTH HAVEN — Like most residents who live in rural settings outside South Haven, Julie Cowie wasn’t very satisfied with her high-speed internet service.

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
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BIG RAPIDS — Former South Haven resident Patsy Eisler has never forgotten the love and care she received from her parents, the late Norris and Irene Johnson who adopted her when she was 8 months old.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Ever since MDOT constructed a roundabout on M-43 Highway, Maple Grove Grill and Bar owner Todd Capps has dreaded the day a vehicle would careen over the roundabout’s traffic island and smack into his family-run restaurant.

Monday, August 12, 2019
Saturday, August 10, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — It used to be common for homeowners to celebrate paying off their home mortgages by throwing a mortgage burning ceremony.

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Should South Haven add lifeguards once again to patrol its city beaches? Some people think so, and hope city leaders will consider doing so.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

BENTON TOWNSHIP — Registration is open to the community for non-credit English as a second language classes at Lake Michigan College.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — A group of citizens that vowed earlier this year to let South Haven voters – not city hall – decide whether to ban recreational marijuana establishments is making good on its word.

Friday, July 26, 2019
Thursday, July 25, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — When South Haven city officials travel to Portland, Mich. on Aug. 16 for the annual Mayor’s Exchange Day, they’ll travel to a mid-Michigan town that has more in common with this lakeshore town than one might think.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

GRAND JUNCTION — When entering True Blue Farms’ main office, visitors can’t help but notice a framed black and white photograph hanging on a wall.

SOUTH HAVEN — Scott Wall always told his kids “I’m a dragon.”

Saturday, July 20, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — South Haven emergency responders have a message for beachgoers who want to venture out into the waves of Lake Michigan when red flag warnings are up.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — City officials are beginning to anticipate the many headaches associated with the post-Labor Day reconstruction of downtown’s Center Street. But, one pleasant surprise has emerged. The project may not be as expensive as originally projected.

SOUTH HAVEN — Several years ago, local folk singer Pam Chappell wrote a song in honor of the late Capt. James Donahue, South Haven’s famous lightkeeper who kept the beacon’s light glowing for more than three decades during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Like many lakeshore communities, South Haven uses a flag warning system to let swimmers know whether it is safe to swim in Lake Michigan.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Shortly after the Fourth of July holiday, decorated bicycles began popping up in front of storefronts and businesses throughout South Haven.

Thursday, July 11, 2019
Saturday, July 06, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Kal-Haven Trail is making history, as the 34-mile path is the first in the state to be part of a new project that mixes heritage with recreation.

Thursday, July 04, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Two years ago, South Haven city officials made plans to create a lane diet on the Interstate 196 Business Loop along Broadway and LaGrange avenues.

Friday, June 28, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — A man who tried to escape from police on Wednesday has been arrested on eight charges, including four counts of delivering methamphetamine, police said.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

The three Berrien County beaches that were closed Tuesday because of high E. coli levels – Warren Dunes, Cherry and Weko – were reopened Wednesday after retesting revealed bacteria levels had dropped.

SOUTH HAVEN — Thanks to a grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and funding from two organizations, a second round of improvements will soon begin at Pilgrim Haven Natural Area.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Several years ago South Haven developer Randy Locker pitched the idea of renovating the former Save-a-Lot grocery store near downtown into a brewpub. But one hurdle stood in his way – a neighboring house of worship exercised its right to oppose the issuance of a Class C liquor …

Sunday, June 16, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Ever wondered where the largest freshwater portable mermaid tank is located?

Friday, June 14, 2019

BENTON HARBOR — Flooding closed streets in Benton Harbor and St. Joseph on Thursday, which left drivers avoiding some of the cities main roads.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Four months ago, South Haven City Council members asked the city planning commission to come up with an ordinance regarding regulation of medical and recreational marijuana businesses in town. Now the decision of whether to allow such businesses rests with the council.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Near record high water levels on Lake Michigan and the Black River are causing more problems for not only boaters, but for maritime-related services offered by the city.

Monday, June 10, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Two popular summer festivals have combined some of their activities this year resulting in a unique pairing of the city’s maritime history with legendary sea creatures.

Saturday, June 08, 2019
Friday, June 07, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — When Kevin Schooley took over as superintendent of South Haven Public Schools earlier this year, he thought there must be a better way to reach students who are turned off with the traditional high school setting.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — A multi-million dollar plan to reconstruct a portion of Center Street in downtown South Haven is moving forward.

SOUTH HAVEN — City officials have put their stamp of approval on the new 2019-20 fiscal year budget that calls for $4 million in capital improvement projects.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — A familiar face in the South Haven community will be leading the city’s human resources department.

Monday, May 27, 2019
Friday, May 24, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — South Haven officials plan to spend $4 million on capital improvement projects this year as part of the proposed $46 million budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year, which begins July 1.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — City officials had hoped by now to reduce the number of lanes on a portion of the I-196 Business Loop that runs through town, but state officials say they need more information about the plan before granting approval.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Residents living along Pearl Street can expect to feel a smoother ride along their road this summer.

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Thursday, May 16, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — South Haven community leaders joined developers James Slott and his sister Nicole Slott in a ceremonial ground-breaking Monday for Black River Barn, a large, rustic lodge-style event building that will be located on 13.5 acres of land on 73rd Street near 8th Avenue, in South Ha…