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.
Friday, September 18, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — After three weeks of remote learning from home, students attending South Haven Public Schools will begin returning to their classrooms next week for in-person instruction.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — The Korean and Vietnam War veterans memorial at South Haven City Hall lists the names of men who died in action during those wars while serving their country.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — When the COVID-19 lockdown occurred in March, Ralph Lucius thought that surely by Memorial Day weekend he could join other local businesses in reopening to the public.
SOUTH HAVEN — The next time patrons want to check out a book or video from South Haven Memorial Library, they may have to travel little way out of town to do so.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Saturday, September 12, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — In the past three years, a handful of breweries and tasting rooms have decided to make downtown South Haven their home. Within the next year a new one expects to be added.
Friday, September 11, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — In the wake of the third drowning death of the season in Lake Michigan off South Haven’s North and South beaches, along with more than a half-dozen water rescues this summer, South Haven officials are considering if there is more they can do to promote the safety of swimmers at…
Thursday, September 10, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — Although neighboring cities such as Kalamazoo and Benton Harbor have allowed the painting of Black Lives Matter murals on their city streets, it doesn’t appear at this point that South Haven officials favor the idea.
SOUTH HAVEN — Fears of the coronavirus pandemic squelched most musical concerts and festivals in South Haven this summer, but the show will go on for the South Haven Jazz Festival, albeit online.
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — Several municipal leaders in Southwest Michigan are among the seven candidates a panel has chosen to be interviewed for the South Haven city manager position.
Tuesday, September 08, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — Rough waves on Lake Michigan tormented swimmers and boaters over Labor Day weekend in South Haven as four people were rescued and one was presumed drowned as of Monday afternoon.
Sunday, September 06, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — First responders in South Haven were busy Saturday afternoon as a combination of a heavy surf and big beach crowds again nearly proved deadly.
Friday, September 04, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — Fear of spreading coronavirus may have stopped some school districts in Southwest Michigan from opening their doors for in-person learning this week, but it hasn’t stopped people from visiting South Haven this summer.
Thursday, September 03, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — As court proceedings get underway this month for a South Haven man charged with killing his wife in August, family and friends who knew the couple have expressed disbelief in the wake of the woman’s death.
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — Sherman Dairy Bar Manager Marty O’Connor had little hope police would find the people who vandalized the popular eatery’s two outdoor statues – Blue Moo and Baby Blue – sometime in the early morning hours of Monday.
Monday, August 31, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — For the past 16 years, it was popular for the people who stopped by Sherman’s Dairy Bar for ice cream to pose and have their photos taken in front of two outdoor statues that have come to symbolize the popular business.
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Friday, August 28, 2020
PAW PAW — A former finance director for the city of South Haven has pleaded guilty in 36th Circuit Court to a charge of embezzlement of $100,000 or more.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — Even though the coronavirus pandemic has slowed down the economy, here and elsewhere, it is not stopping South Haven’s vision for redeveloping what was once an old factory site into a residential complex to provide a variety of affordable housing options.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — First responders in the South Haven area now have another way to respond to emergencies that occur at outdoor events that draw large crowds.
Thursday, August 20, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — A worker from a South Haven construction company died Wednesday morning while working on a home-building project on Lakeshore Drive in Casco Township, according to police.
SOUTH HAVEN — South Haven Board of Education members have given thumbs up to Superintendent Kevin Schooley’s job performance by extending his contract three years, but they stopped short of giving him a raise.
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — While a bright yellow Black Lives Matter mural has been painted in nearby Benton Harbor, one being proposed for South Haven isn’t likely for at least a while.
SOUTH HAVEN — With applications starting to trickle in to fill the city manager position, officials are taking the next step in the hiring process by selecting a committee to interview candidates.
Friday, August 14, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — Seven years ago, Jonas and Dimitri Agdanowski took up the hobby of rock collecting. Since that time their hobby has morphed into a family-run business specializing in fine minerals, polished stones, jewelry, gem trees, fossils – just about anything a rock collector would love to see.
Thursday, August 13, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — While some public school districts throughout Southwest Michigan plan to begin the school year with students and teachers returning to the classroom, South Haven Public Schools has made the decision, initially, to begin the school year with only online instruction.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — With so many summertime event and activities canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, it came as a surprise at the start of August to hear the sound of a drum cadence.
Saturday, August 08, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — For the past eight years, the South Haven Steelheaders, American Legion and Operation Injured Soldiers have teamed up to take veterans, injured in war, out on Lake Michigan for a day of fishing as part of the annual Salute to Veterans celebration.
Wednesday, August 05, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — South Haven’s class of 2020 may consider their final year of high school as a lost one due to widespread efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus, but a group of other students is ensuring this year’s senior class will not be forgotten.
Saturday, August 01, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — Memorial Day parade – canceled. Riverfront Concert Series – canceled. Fourth of July parade – canceled. Van Buren Youth Fair – canceled.
Friday, July 31, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — After nearly two years of negotiations to secure a piece of property to make way for $2.3 million worth of improvements to South Haven Memorial Library, officials are ready to proceed.
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Saturday, July 18, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — Despite a hard freeze in May and a week’s worth of hot, humid 90-degree weather earlier this month, Michigan’s blueberry harvest is expected to be a good one, according to a Southwest Michigan fruit production educator.
Thursday, July 16, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — Visitors to lakeshore communities like South Haven and St. Joseph are often unaware of the dangers posed by the inviting water of Lake Michigan.
SOUTH HAVEN — Authorities have released the name of the 20-year-old man from Lansing who is now presumed drowned after going into heavy Lake Michigan surf on Sunday night to swim.
Monday, July 13, 2020
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.