ST. JOSEPH — Looking at the details of the proposed downtown St. Joseph master plan can feel like standing at the edge of the pier and contemplating a plunge into deep waters.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
ST. JOSEPH — Royalton Township approved a zoning ordinance amendment that is expected to give the board a clear path toward addressing blighted properties in its jurisdiction.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
ST. JOSEPH — Some St. Joseph residents along Lake Michigan are asking for immediate permission to put down boulders to protect their property from erosion, before waves wash away what is left – without initially signing an agreement with the city.
Thursday, November 07, 2019
ST. JOSEPH — A vision for what downtown St. Joseph could look like decades down the road – from pedestrian plazas to parking garages – was reviewed by the master plan steering committee Wednesday, ahead of a public open house scheduled for next week.
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph voters appeared to signal that they are happy with the direction of the city Tuesday, returning three incumbent commissioners to office in a six-way race.
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Saturday, November 02, 2019
Friday, November 01, 2019
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph residents will have an opportunity to weigh in on the draft of long-awaited downtown master plan, with an open house to be held from 4-7 p.m. Nov. 13, commissioners announced Monday.
Friday, October 25, 2019
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
ST. JOSEPH — A former insurance salesman who police and prosecutors allege defrauded several customers was arraigned in Berrien County Trial Court Tuesday and remains free on a $20,000 cash bond.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
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Saturday, October 19, 2019
Friday, October 18, 2019
Thursday, October 17, 2019
ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph Township officials on Wednesday gave their collective nod of approval for a preliminary development concept for the Berrien Hills Golf Club property. The club is closing and the land is for sale.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
ST. JOSEPH — With previous water line projects making a dent in Royalton Township’s sewer fund, trustees have agreed to look into raising wastewater rates.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph commissioners will need to decide by the end of next month if the city wants to purchase the former lighthouse keeper’s house from the federal government, or if the parties will just be two ships that passed in the night.
Saturday, October 12, 2019
ST. JOSEPH — Pat Hill, regent of the Algonquin chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in St. Joseph, believes that belonging to the organization encourages long life.
Friday, October 11, 2019
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
ST. JOSEPH — A developer who approached Royalton Township earlier this year with the idea of building luxury apartments has since withdrawn their request for review.
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
ST. JOSEPH — For the first time in 20 years, St. Joseph Township voters next March will be asked to approve a millage increase for public safety.
Friday, October 04, 2019
Thursday, October 03, 2019
ST. JOSEPH — The Michigan Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of an order to demolish a badly dilapidated house on Niles Avenue, near the Main Street intersection, in St. Joseph.
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
ST. JOSEPH — The Civil War Roundtable of Southwest Michigan, which meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the First Congregational Church, 2001 Niles Ave., St. Joseph, will meet Tuesday, Oct. 8 with “Ulysses S. Grant and the Overland Campaign,” with Curt…
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Friday, September 27, 2019
ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County Administrator Bill Wolf, speaking as a private citizen, called on the Board of Commissioners Thursday to ask the Michigan attorney general to look into “alleged serial corruption among elected officials” over allegations against Commissioner Teri Freehling.
ST. JOSEPH — Epiphany Bates testified Thursday that she saw Eric Holbrook with a gun right before her boyfriend, Arsenio Jordan, dropped to the ground and died.
Human trafficking victims can be hiding in plain sight, even in small and rural communities like those in Southwest Michigan. That was the message Thursday from survivor and advocate Theresa Flores in three presentations in the area.
Thursday, September 26, 2019
ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County Commissioner Teri Freehling has been cleared in a criminal investigation into whether she failed to disclose a conflict of interest over money from the drain commissioner that went to her late husband, the prosecutor’s office announced Wednesday.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
ST. JOSEPH — Proponents of golf carts on some St. Joseph streets want to test-drive their idea for a year, north of the St. Joseph River, city commissioners heard Monday.
ST. JOSEPH — The St. Joseph school board gave its stamp of approval for an upcoming city project that will improve student safety at Lincoln Elementary School.