SOUTH HAVEN — A man is presumed to have drowned off South Haven’s North Beach Sunday evening and there were several other close calls Sunday as gusty winds and high waves pounded Lake Michigan beaches, prompting red flag warnings up and down the shoreline.
Friday, July 10, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — With youngsters standing eagerly nearby, city and community leaders officially opened South Haven’s new splash pad on Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Thursday, July 09, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — City officials in South Haven got an unexpected boost in funding to help pay for much-needed repairs and upgrades to a municipal marina that has been adversely affected by the near-record water levels on the Black River for the past two boating seasons.
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — With former city manager Brian Dissette’s departure July 1 to become Berrien County’s new administrator, officials in South Haven are on the fast track to find his replacement.
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — A 21-year-old Covert man accused of shooting multiple times at a home last week occupied by a family faces seven felony charges, including assault with intent to murder.
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Daniel Jackson spends much of his time focusing on soccer. The 2007 South Haven High School graduate earned all-state honors his senior year and now plays professionally for the United Soccer League’s South Georgia Tormenta team in Statesboro, Ga.
SOUTH HAVEN — Two South Haven men in their 30s were arrested Thursday afternoon for allegedly selling illegal drugs in South Haven, according to a news release from the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office.
Friday, June 26, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — An anticipated drop in school aid from the state has led to a decision by South Haven school officials to lay off six staff members and make an additional $150,000 in spending cuts for the coming school year.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — Two foundations are playing a large role in helping the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy to create a new nature preserve in South Haven Township.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — With the 4th of July holiday just around the corner and fireworks stands sprouting up around town, South Haven Police are reminding area residents of the laws concerning proper use of pyrotechnics.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — Third time’s the charm proved true for two South Haven High School students, who have been chosen as finalists in the annual National History Day competition.
Saturday, June 20, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — Nikara Brandsen, sister of 19-year-old Jazmyn Patterson of South Haven, and others are calling Patterson a hero after she lost her life earlier this week after rescuing her 4-year-old cousin.
Thursday, June 18, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — A 19-year-old person was air-lifted to a hospital in Kalamazoo after being pulled from Lake Michigan on Tuesday evening, according to South Haven Area Emergency Services.
SOUTH HAVEN — Eleven non-profit organizations will receive more than $20,000 from the Greater South Haven Area Community Foundation as part of its annual spring grant cycle.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — It’s not a long-term fix, but city officials are willing to spend $85,000 in an attempt to prevent the continued flooding on Dunkley Avenue that has forced closure of the road and difficulty in boat access to Black River Park.
SOUTH HAVEN — When the coronavirus pandemic forced the South Haven Center for the Arts to postpone the national touring exhibition, “Frida Kahlo’s Garden,” earlier this month, it saddened the arts center staff and board of directors after they had spent many months planning for its arrival.
Saturday, June 13, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — Five people from the Kalamazoo and Plainwell areas face multiple criminal charges after police say they were caught selling drugs to an undercover officer.
Thursday, June 11, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — Over the past several months, a succession of spring and summer festivals have been canceled in South Haven due to efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic. But one of the largest and most popular – the National Blueberry Festival – is still on.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — The afterglow from Saturday’s peaceful march in South Haven didn’t last long, as several violent outbursts at South Haven beaches on Monday were followed later by gunfire in the city that left bullet holes in two vehicles.
SOUTH HAVEN — Two kayakers in distress on the rough waters of Lake Michigan were rescued Tuesday afternoon in a coordinated effort that involved South Haven Area Emergency Services staff and the U.S. Coast Guard, officials said.
Sunday, June 07, 2020
BERRIEN SPRINGS — More than 1,000 people marched Sunday in the Berrien Springs Peace March, calling for an end to racial injustice and police brutality against black people.
Friday, June 05, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — Ron Wise has been putting out fires, responding to ambulance calls and leading one of Van Buren County’s largest fire departments for most of his adult life. But after 31 years of being part of South Haven Area Emergency Services, Wise will be putting away his gear in exchange …
Thursday, June 04, 2020
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — For the past decade, several neighbors whose homes are located next to Ellen Avery Park have taken great pride in helping the city of South Haven maintain it. They even help pay for the maintenance. The park contains a variety of plantings and a clock tower, paid for by SHOUT f…
SOUTH HAVEN — City council members in South Haven have taken their first step in finding a replacement for City Manager Brian Dissette, who’s leave at the end of this month to become administrator for Berrien County.
Saturday, May 30, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — One of the most ambitious endeavors to bring a nationally known traveling exhibition to the South Haven Center for the Arts has been put on hold due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Friday, May 29, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — Even though the coronavirus pandemic has forced many people indoors because of stay-at-home orders, it didn’t stop South Haven area residents from helping the family of a 34-year-old South Haven man recently stricken with a rare medical condition after suffering a debilitating stroke.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — For the past 49 years, Vietnam veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Jim McCloughan has led the Memorial Day parade in South Haven.
Friday, May 22, 2020
Thursday, May 21, 2020
GRAND RAPIDS — A federal appeals court has ruled that a South Haven police officer made the right decision when she took a student to a hospital for a mental evaluation, rather than wait for her father to do so.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order extends at least through May 28, but that’s not stopping some downtown merchants from hosting sidewalk sales this weekend.
Friday, May 15, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — Five years ago, former South Haven Center for the Arts Director Thea Grigsby envisioned a downtown with a dozen or so outdoor sculptures that people could enjoy viewing.
Thursday, May 14, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — When Tim Quinn isn’t busy working full-time for General Electric Aviation and part-time as a firefighter/paramedic, he flies single-engine planes for a hobby.
SOUTH HAVEN — Once Gov. Gretchen Whitmer eased coronavirus-related stay-at-home restrictions to allow landscapers to return to work, it didn’t take long for a beautification project to be completed at South Haven High School.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — A South Haven area man faces multiple criminal charges after he allegedly went on a rampage slashing tires and breaking out windshields at his ex-girlfriend’s home on Country Road 380 in Geneva Township.
Saturday, May 09, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — At a time when it seems every summertime activity in South Haven has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, at least one will continue – the South Haven Farm Market.
Thursday, May 07, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — High-water issues on Lake Michigan and the Black River aren’t only impacting lakeshore and riverfront properties, but the city’s budget, as well.
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — Like many retail shop and restaurant owners in South Haven, Chris Campbell had to scramble to figure out how to keep his business going when the COVID-19 pandemic erupted in Michigan in March, forcing many retail businesses to temporarily close in an effort to stop the spread o…
Saturday, May 02, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — People will get used to seeing the Dyckman Avenue bridge being raised this summer, not only for sailboats but also for motor boats.
Thursday, April 30, 2020
BANGOR — A month ago, Luke Barber didn’t know if he could keep his company, Barber Packaging, going, as business nose-dived due to the coronavirus pandemic and ensuing stay-at-home orders.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — Sometime this year, a new four-story hotel is expected to join the ranks of the four existing hotels that are located on Phoenix Road near Interstate 196 in South Haven Township.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — Each year thousands of visitors come to South Haven over the Fourth of July holiday to enjoy a trio of crowd-pleasing, outdoor events – an art fair, parade and fireworks display.
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Thursday, April 23, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — While Bronson Healthcare System moves forward on construction of its new $22 million hospital in South Haven, the regional healthcare group has announced it will need to make a number of temporary budget cuts.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — Since late fall of 2019 city officials here have nervously kept their eye on the Dyckman Avenue bridge’s hydraulic system, wondering if it will continue to function properly as water continues to rise on Lake Michigan and the Black River.