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Friday, January 17, 2020
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SOUTH HAVEN — For more than a decade a piece of property in the heart of the city’s central business district sat vacant – the historic church that once dominated the site was condemned in 2007 and finally torn down.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

SOUTH HAVEN — High water levels on Lake Michigan and the Black River could end up costing the city of South Haven millions of dollars.

Saturday, January 11, 2020
Friday, January 10, 2020

SOUTH HAVEN — When contractors erect the last steel beam for the new Bronson South Haven Hospital it will mark a special moment for doctors and staff.

SOUTH HAVEN — Two popular Southwest Michigan restaurants and their owner say they have reached a settlement with a federal agency that accused them of short-changing pay for some of their employees.

Wednesday, January 08, 2020
Tuesday, January 07, 2020
Thursday, January 02, 2020

SOUTH HAVEN — A decade ago, South Haven Township homeowner Mark Odland paid for construction of a large revetment wall to protect his lakefront property and beach from erosion.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — South Haven area residents and visitors will ring in a new decade with music, dancing and what is fast becoming the town’s signature New Year’s Eve event – the midnight beach ball drop.

SOUTH HAVEN — Most South Haven residents are unlikely to forget the year 2019.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — When Sherman’s Dairy Bar decided in May to stop producing its trademark ice cream varieties, some people wondered if the popular parlor would also close.

Friday, December 20, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — A popular post circulating on Facebook is beginning to convince many that the holiday season is truly a wonderful time of the year.

SOUTH HAVEN — A school administrator from the Grand Haven area will take on a new role at South Haven High School as its assistant principal.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Earlier this year, City Manager Brian Dissette thought it might take two or three times to apply for and receive a grant to help pay for a new playground structure to replace the popular but aging wooden one at Kids Corner Park.

COVERT — Nuclear fission and boric acid.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — South Haven has some great assets – a vibrant downtown that overlooks Lake Michigan, access to 14 recreational trails, close proximity to major highways and educational institutions and a small but competitive manufacturing base.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Saturday, December 14, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — When Michigan Department of Transportation constructed a roundabout on M-43 Highway a decade ago, the agency did so to reduce accidents at the state trunkline’s busy three-way intersection.

Friday, December 13, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Linda Teeter of South Haven remembers the emotional struggles her dad dealt with after coming home from World War II. It has prompted her and other members of the South Haven American Legion Women’s Auxiliary to sponsor a new support group for spouses and family members of vete…

Monday, December 09, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Following the drowning of a 13-year-old boy near South Beach in July, area residents asked South Haven city officials to consider bringing back lifeguards to monitor beach activities.

SOUTH HAVEN — Lake Michigan has traditionally lured tourists to Southwest Michigan. But apparently, the region’s agricultural attributes are also a draw.

Thursday, December 05, 2019

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…

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

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

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.