SOUTH HAVEN — When South Haven city officials approved an ordinance two years ago to charge short-term rental homeowners $500 annually to rent their dwellings on a regular basis, officials thought the fees would offset home inspection costs and other expenditures associated with the STR program.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Allegan County Prosecutor Myrene Koch was only 5 when a fugitive, wanted for hijacking a plane, gunned down South Haven Police Officer Michael McAllister.
Friday, January 15, 2021
Thursday, January 14, 2021
SOUTH HAVEN — The search is on to find a replacement for South Haven/Van Buren County Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director Scott Reinert, who plans to retire at the end of May.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
SOUTH HAVEN — When Kim Wise was hired a year and a half ago as the city of South Haven’s human resource director, she knew she faced a big problem.
Friday, January 08, 2021
SOUTH HAVEN — Downtown South Haven has its share of wine, craft brew and ale tasting businesses. If all goes well, the town may have a new mead tasting room.
Thursday, January 07, 2021
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — After seeking input from area residents, South Haven city officials have put their stamp of approval on a conceptual plan to upgrade the concessions and restroom area at South Beach.
SOUTH HAVEN — As the holiday season gets underway in the beginning of December, it’s not unusual to see skaters at South Haven’s outdoor ice rink. But that wasn’t the case this year due to state restrictions in place to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — After five years as executive director of the South Haven/Van Buren County Convention and Visitors Bureau, late last week Scott Reinert announced plans to retire in the spring.
Friday, December 18, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic can be clearly seen at food pantries across the nation, including We Care INC’s food pantry at First Congregational Church in South Haven.
Thursday, December 17, 2020
If you’ve walked by Taste restaurant in downtown South Haven lately you’ve probably noticed the pair of tall decorative heaters on the patio.
Saturday, December 12, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — People looking for some good old-fashioned cheer this holiday season may want to take their kids or grandkids to downtown South Haven to view a model train show.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Tuesday, December 08, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — Sometime in the next two years, area residents may finally begin to see development of an outdoor recreational park on 14th Avenue in South Haven Township.
Saturday, December 05, 2020
Brian Calley spends a lot of time these days examining COVID-19-related data across America, from the number of people testing positive to the number of hospital patients in intensive care unit beds, to the restrictions various states follow to slow the spread of the deadly virus.
SOUTH HAVEN — South Haven Department of Public Works staff found themselves fishing a trampoline out of the Black River earlier this week after several small boats became entangled by it.
Friday, December 04, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — With the number of COVID-19 cases rising this fall throughout the region and the economic future unknown, the holiday season won’t be so merry and bright for people struggling to make ends meet.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — For the past 19 years, the South Haven Sons of the American Legion have rolled up their sleeves each November to prepare and serve a hearty Thanksgiving dinner for several hundred local senior citizens and military veterans.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Three drownings in Lake Michigan this past summer along with more than a dozen water rescues has prompted City Council members to form a committee to examine whether changes need to be made to the current beach and water safety plan.
SOUTH HAVEN — When people dust off their golf carts next spring to ride on South Haven streets, they’ll have to adhere to stricter guidelines.
Saturday, November 14, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — Students in the South Haven Public School district returned to their home computers Friday after district officials made the decision to stop in-person learning for at least a week.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — Six years ago, South Haven area voters put their stamp of approval on a $36.74 million bond issue to make $28 million worth of building and technology upgrades at South Haven High School, as well as some improvements to the district’s other buildings.
SOUTH HAVEN — Former Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and Meegan Holland of the Michigan Retailers Association have been lined up to speak at this year’s Business Summit.
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
Saturday, October 31, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — With Tuesday’s general election just a few days away, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has spent the past week campaigning for Democratic candidates seeking federal and state legislative seats.
Friday, October 30, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — A South Haven man accused of killing his wife in August is now headed for an appearance in 36th Circuit Court next month.
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Water and sewer rates are expected to go up for South Haven area residents following a decision Tuesday by the South Haven Area Water and Sewer Authority (SHAWSA) to do so.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — When Kalamazoo musician Jonathan Townley wanted to record his first album, he could have chose a recording studio close to home, but instead he turned west toward a small rural area just north of South Haven, in Casco Township.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — When South Haven City officials were asked several months ago whether a Black Lives Matter mural could be painted on Phoenix Street in front of city hall, they were hesitant to do so, citing concerns about whether the mural would be a distraction for drivers.
SOUTH HAVEN — Redevelopment of a former factory site into a residential community for middle-income families continues to inch forward, but don’t expect homes to be popping up anytime soon.
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — For the past several years, a group of older adults have put their theatric talents to work by staging short, one-act plays at Senior City on 76th Street in South Haven.
Thursday, October 08, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — For 15 years, Larry and Linda Barnhart have enjoyed a watercolor painting in their home that depicts two historic, attractive two-story South Haven homes.
SOUTH HAVEN — Record-high water levels on Lake Michigan and the Black River will mean higher rates next year for boaters renting boat slips at three of South Haven’s municipal marinas.
Wednesday, October 07, 2020
After being closed for several months, Southwest Michigan theaters are preparing to reopen.
Thursday, October 01, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — Like so many programs, activities and businesses the COVID-19 pandemic has affected, so has it delayed the opening of Senior Services of Van Buren County’s new senior center and administrative offices.
SOUTH HAVEN — One week after resuming in-person learning at its elementary school buildings, South Haven Public Schools this week had to send students and teaching staff home from two classrooms to be quarantined for 14 days after it was discovered two students had tested positive for coronavirus.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — After serving as South Haven’s interim city manager for the past four months, Kate Hosier is moving into the manager’s position on a permanent basis.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — During a year when police departments throughout the country have been receiving backlash for their handling of arrests involving Black people, leading to a surge in the Black Lives Matter movement, the South Haven Police Department took time recently to honor several officers …
Friday, September 25, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — A Hartford woman faces four felony charges after being involved in a car crash that resulted in the death of a 7-year-old Covert boy and serious injuries to his mother.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
PAW PAW — A former finance director for the city of South Haven has been sentenced to a minimum of nine months in jail after pleading guilty in 36th Circuit Court to embezzlement of $100,00 or more from the city.