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SOUTH HAVEN — South Haven city officials shut down their municipal marinas just in the nick of time Tuesday, because by Wednesday morning high winds and waves from Lake Michigan caused significant flooding in the harbor. Throughout much of the morning, only the dock poles could be seen at th…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — An entrepreneur who started what has become the largest exclusive cherry retailer in the country out of his car will be the keynote speaker at the South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Summit.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — More construction is planned along Center Street in downtown when the historic Hale block undergoes a $2.7 million renovation project that will create 10 new apartments and renovated commercial space. Several old buildings will also be demolished, with the plan to build new ones.

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — It’s not every day you receive $500,000 from someone you’ve never met.

SOUTH HAVEN — Many South Haven residents have fond memories of sledding down the hill at Baer Park during the winter months. Soon, their children will be able to gather similar memories when the park re-opens for public use.

Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Monday, October 07, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Last week Gary Brown stopped at Wolverine Hardware and met what he referred to as “the meat machine.”

SOUTH HAVEN — Voters who live in the city of South Haven will have the opportunity this month to hear the viewpoints of South Haven City Council candidates seeking election in November when a local group hosts a candidate forum.

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — City residents here are getting an unexpected windfall from the Center Street reconstruction project – bricks.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Protecting and sustaining the Earth was important to 19th century horticulturist Liberty Hyde Bailey Jr.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Two years ago a group of South Haven High School’s cross-country runners got the opportunity to meet two former members of McFarland, Calif.’s cross team – a team made famous in the 2015 Disney movie, “McFarland USA,” for winning a state championship in 1987.

Friday, September 27, 2019
Thursday, September 26, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — With land being cleared for the new Bronson South Haven Hospital, it’s hard to imagine what the $22 million facility will look like when completed.

Friday, September 20, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — As a former two-term Michigan governor and now a CNN senior contributor, Jennifer Granholm keeps a close watch on state and national politics. But as the guest speaker at Thursday’s South Haven Speakers Series, Granholm discussed something she has become very passionate about –…

Thursday, September 19, 2019

In response to cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis confirmed in Southwest Michigan, including three deaths, officials in several area school districts have announced precautions. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — With the completion of $300,000 worth of improvements to Lakeview Cemetery this year, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the city of South Haven now wants to raise cemetery fees. However, that’s not the main reason rates will be increasing, especially for non-residents.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — A decade ago retired inventor and philanthropist Mike Levine of Lakeland, Mich., envisioned a bicycle trail stretching from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron.

Friday, September 13, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — From the late 1800s through the mid-1900s, South Haven lured in many commercial fishermen. Those days have all but been forgotten, the only reminder being two old warehouse buildings on the Black River built by the Jensen family for their fishing enterprises.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — South Haven city officials are beginning to anticipate the many headaches associated with the upcoming reconstruction of downtown’s Center Street. But one pleasant surprise has emerged. The project may not be as expensive as originally projected.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — At a time when it seems schools favor teaching students with online computer programs rather than books, a local foundation is making sure books continue to play a prominent role in K-12 education.

Friday, September 06, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Ron Wise has been employed 31 years with South Haven Area Emergency Services and in charge of fire and rescue authority for the past dozen years, but now he’s eying retirement.

SOUTH HAVEN — A 13-year-old boy who was found with a loaded handgun Wednesday at Baseline Middle School, may not have had intentions of using it to harm others, according to officials from South Haven Public Schools.

SOUTH HAVEN — For more than a year, New Age Laboratories owner Scott Wall has wanted to provide testing services to ensure whether medical marijuana products are safely made.

Thursday, September 05, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Two administrators at South Haven Baseline Middle School found a student with a gun on Wednesday morning, according to a note school officials issued to parents that afternoon.

SOUTH HAVEN — Police in South Haven responded Tuesday evening to a report of a people being washed off the pier, but instead located a woman who apparently didn't understand the danger she had put herself in.

SOUTH HAVEN — If you want to dock your boat for the 2020 summer season at Black River Park, expect to pay more to do so.

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — A week after Labor Day it’s not unusual to see a steady stream of antique tractors heading down Phoenix Street toward Lake Michigan.

SOUTH HAVEN — Sixty years ago, a man’s desire to help struggling farmers in third world countries resulted in the birth of a tractor that has ties to South Haven.

Friday, August 30, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Scott Hite is on a mission to prevent mass shootings from happening.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Lost your wedding ring? Don’t worry – a local magician has a habit of making lost jewels reappear.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Friday, August 23, 2019
Thursday, August 22, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — It’s been more than 20 years since Bohn Aluminum shuttered its factory in South Haven. But that doesn’t stop former employees from getting together once a year to reminisce.

SOUTH HAVEN — It looks like a portion of Business Loop I-196 will be going on a diet after all.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Pat Gaston is accustomed to seeing many residents and visitors park along her street during the summer months. After all, she only lives a block from Lake Michigan and the city’s popular South Beach.

SOUTH HAVEN — A South Haven man faces a long list of felony and misdemeanor charges after allegedly threatening his girlfriend, setting her vehicle on fire and then leading police on a dangerous chase while driving intoxicated and pointing a firearm at them.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — It took several years, but South Haven finally has a new fish-cleaning station at Black River Park.

Monday, August 19, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Bev Brown didn’t know what to expect last year when South Haven’s Ward 1 Community Action Committee decided to host a community picnic at Elkenburg Park.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Like most residents who live in rural settings outside South Haven, Julie Cowie wasn’t very satisfied with her high-speed internet service.

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019

BIG RAPIDS — Former South Haven resident Patsy Eisler has never forgotten the love and care she received from her parents, the late Norris and Irene Johnson who adopted her when she was 8 months old.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Ever since MDOT constructed a roundabout on M-43 Highway, Maple Grove Grill and Bar owner Todd Capps has dreaded the day a vehicle would careen over the roundabout’s traffic island and smack into his family-run restaurant.

Monday, August 12, 2019
Saturday, August 10, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — It used to be common for homeowners to celebrate paying off their home mortgages by throwing a mortgage burning ceremony.

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Should South Haven add lifeguards once again to patrol its city beaches? Some people think so, and hope city leaders will consider doing so.