ST. JOSEPH — Republican Bruce Gorenflo was well on his way to winning his race late Tuesday for the right to run in November for Berrien County’s 5th District County Board seat.
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
ST. JOSEPH TWP. — St. Joseph Township officials believe a good road system is vital to the economic well-being of the township and the safety of people who use the roads.
Thursday, July 30, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — Although people are not mandated to wear a face covering when voting in person at polling places, election workers hope they do.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — City commissioners believe that allowing a Black Lives Matter street mural to be painted on Stadium Drive next to St. Joseph High School could be a big step in bringing the St. Joseph and Benton Harbor communities together in solidarity.
ST. JOSEPH — Dr. Sherry O’Donnell from the Rappha Medical Center in St. Joseph, with help from local churches, has organized a Unity Service that will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Howard Bandshell in St. Joseph.
ST. JOSEPH — The St. Joseph City Commission took action this week to support the first step in establishing a rail connection at the New Buffalo Amtrak Station to link the Pere Marquette and Wolverine/Blue Water passenger rail lines.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — In a split vote Monday, the St. Joseph City Commission reached a compromise with Tom Jennings, representing the Sandbar & Grille, to allow amplified outdoor music for an extra hour on Saturday nights in August.
Monday, July 27, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — Brian Carroll, executive director of The Heritage Museum & Cultural Center, says he never felt so welcome in a community as when he came to St. Joseph.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Friday, July 17, 2020
SHOREHAM — A forensic audit was ordered by Village of Shoreham trustees near the end of an almost three-hour, often heated meeting Wednesday, which included charges of nepotism and possible financial mismanagement.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — City Manager John Hodgson has received another one-year contract extension after a glowing evaluation by the St. Joseph City Commission earlier this week.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — The final piece of the puzzle to have continuous erosion protection along Lake Michigan between the St. Joseph water plant and Silver Beach was put into place Monday.
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.
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Tuesday, July 07, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — A man who sped through one county on I-94 before crashing his car on a rural road in another county, killing his female passenger, faces up to 30 years in prison after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors.
Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library and Benton Harbor Public Library entered phase four of their post-pandemic plans Monday, reopening their doors to the public.
Friday, July 03, 2020
Thursday, July 02, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — A St. Joseph police sergeant is on unpaid leave as his fate is determined, after he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge stemming from the officer’s investigation into a transaction gone awry between himself and the seller of a pair of AirPod wireless headphones that didn’t work.
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph Public Schools are looking at alternative learning options as many anticipate in-person classes to reopen this fall.
ST. JOSEPH — A Coloma man accused of attacking a St. Joseph High School student at the school in February was bound over for trial Tuesday after a preliminary hearing before Berrien County Trial Court Judge Gordon Hosbein.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — In a cohesive statement earlier this month, the St. Joseph City Commission vowed to do its part, as a body and as individuals, to work toward social justice and racial equity.
Monday, June 29, 2020
Friday, June 26, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — The reopening to the public Monday of the Berrien County Administration Center in St. Joseph went fairly smoothly, except the person scheduled to make sure people entering don’t have COVID-19 symptoms developed a fever, Interim Administrator Mike Henry told Berrien County commis…
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Beginning June 30, Amtrak and the Michigan Department of Transportation are restoring the daily Pere Marquette round-trip trains between Grand Rapids and Chicago. The service, which has several stops in Southwest Michigan, including Benton Harbor/St. Joseph and Bangor, was suspended March 21…
ST. JOSEPH — A Coloma man accused of attacking a St. Joseph High School student in February continued to decline accepting a plea agreement Wednesday during a preliminary exam conference at the Berrien County Courthouse in St. Joseph.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — A 45-year-old St. Joseph man lost his life Friday in a mishap on the St. Joseph River in Royalton Township during his rescue of a child struggling in the water.
Saturday, June 20, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — When the original infrastructure was built for the city of St. Joseph, a single pipe carried storm water and waste water into the river.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — The public library in St. Joseph has begun curbside pickup of library materials, and is accepting returns through the outdoor book drop.
Monday, June 15, 2020
Saturday, June 13, 2020
For the past 400 years America’s systems and structures have helped white people succeed while marginalizing and oppressing people of color, St. Joseph Mayor Mike Garey told hundreds of protesters Saturday.
ST. JOSEPH — A bit of St. Joseph’s history has been uncovered by Lake Michigan’s record-breaking high water levels and accelerated erosion – a car graveyard at the bottom of the bluff near the end of Hilltop Road.
Friday, June 12, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County commissioners heaped praise on retiring Administrator Bill Wolf during his last meeting Thursday, saying that his commitment to the county made it a better place.
ST. JOSEPH — The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office records lobby will reopen Monday by appointment only. The office has been closed to the public since the coronavirus outbreak hit.
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — The St. Joseph City Commission on Monday approved a long-term plan to make improvements to the city’s water treatment plant and water distribution system, as well as complete replacement of lead service lines.
ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph Public Schools is in the early stages of expanding its one-to-one computer initiative to all grade levels in the district.
ST. JOSEPH — Two snowflake arches that adorn Lake Bluff Park during the annual Light Up the Bluff display in St. Joseph will receive makeovers in time for this year’s Christmas display.
Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Brian Bailey of St. Joseph may have retired in May from being the Berrien County parks director, but that doesn’t mean he left the county’s employment.
ST. JOSEPH — The St. Joseph school district is facing a projected $4.2 million in reductions from state revenue for the remainder of this school year and the next year combined.
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — The former Roxy’s Hamburgers in Benton Harbor may one day be a bus transfer station, said Executive Director Paul Gillespie of the Twin Cities Area Transportation Authority (TCATA).
ST. JOSEPH — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler made a stop at the North Pier in St. Joseph with U.S. Congressman Fred Upton on Tuesday, touting Trump administration initiatives.