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Friday, July 10, 2020
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.

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
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
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
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
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
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
Friday, May 22, 2020
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Friday, May 15, 2020
Thursday, May 14, 2020

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 — Being a front-line worker during the coronavirus outbreak isn’t easy. Such employees put their health at risk every time they go to work.

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
Thursday, May 07, 2020
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…

SOUTH HAVEN — The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed yet another popular summer entertainment program – the Riverfront Concert Series in South Haven.

Saturday, May 02, 2020
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
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.