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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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ST. JOSEPH — Alfred Butzbaugh, who spent nearly a decade as a Berrien County Trial Court judge and several decades as an attorney, died Saturday in Fitchburg, Wis.

ST. JOSEPH — Work will soon begin on constructing more barriers to prevent erosion along the Lake Michigan shoreline in St. Joseph.

Monday, January 13, 2020

As the new chief judge for Berrien County Trial Court, Mabel Johnson Mayfield said she wants to continue the work done by former Chief Judge Gary Bruce, who did not seek re-appointment to the position. 

Saturday, January 11, 2020

ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County Prosecutor Michael Sepic will retire from his post at the end of the year when his term runs out.

Friday, January 10, 2020

SOUTH HAVEN — Two popular Southwest Michigan restaurants and their owner say they have reached a settlement with a federal agency that accused them of short-changing pay for some of their employees.

Wednesday, January 08, 2020
Tuesday, January 07, 2020
Saturday, January 04, 2020
Thursday, January 02, 2020

ST. JOSEPH — The preliminary hearing for a former driving instructor and school bus driver accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl has been adjourned while lawyers gather more evidence.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Jack Frost has been missing in action this month and Southwest Michigan residents have taken notice.

Friday, December 27, 2019

ST. JOSEPH — The fifth annual St. Joe Winter Beer Fest will take place from noon-4 p.m. Jan. 25, at the corner of Broad Street and Lake Boulevard, for those 21 and over.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

ST. JOSEPH — The leadership and inspiration of Krasl Art Center Executive Director Julia Gourley Donohue helped put the organization over the top of its $1.8 million fundraising goal for its “Sculpting Community” project.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

PAW PAW — Two St. Joseph residents were killed Monday morning after a crash in Waverly Township in Van Buren County, police said.

Monday, December 16, 2019

ST. JOSEPH — Police continue to investigate the connection between a shooting in Benton Township and a roll-over accident in St. Joseph that left one man dead and three injured Sunday morning.

ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph’s Parks and Recreation Department has extended the deadline for boys’ basketball. Registrations will be accepted through Friday.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

ST. JOSEPH — The city of St. Joseph has reached an agreement with two property owners to place long-term shoreline erosion protections on public land, and they hope that it will provide a blueprint for other residents along the lake.

Friday, December 13, 2019

ST. JOSEPH — U.S. Rep. Fred Upton came out against the ongoing impeachment proceedings in a lengthy statement Thursday.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

ST. JOSEPH — The St. Joseph Department of Public Safety will purchase new security cameras to enhance the safety of residents, officers and the thousands of visitors who come to the city every year.

ST. JOSEPH — It’s been two years in the making, and it updates regulations that haven’t been revised since 1980.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

ST. JOSEPH — A St. Joseph priest denounces the latest fad, calling it a “horrible monstrosity” that is threatening youth, motherhood and America.

ST. JOSEPH — The city of St. Joseph and residents are realizing that they are in the same boat when it comes to rising lake levels, and are working toward an agreement to try to protect public and private property from erosion.

ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph school officials are preparing to put its second round of its series bond to work over the next four years.

Monday, December 09, 2019

Elvie Walsh started baking with her mother as soon as she could stand up on a chair at the kitchen counter.

Thursday, December 05, 2019
Tuesday, December 03, 2019

ST. JOSEPH — For the second time in five months, the St. Joseph Township Board has approved a special use permit for a bed and breakfast. 

ST. JOSEPH — The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs has awarded a $15,000 grant to the Spectrum Health Lakeland Foundation in support of a collaborative effort between population health and Krasl Art Center.

Monday, December 02, 2019

ST. JOSEPH — The Silver Beach Carousel in St. Joseph is bringing holiday stories to life during a live reindeer event, where kids can see and pet a real reindeer from 4-8 p.m. on Dec. 19 during “Oh Deer, Rudolph!” Family Fun Night.

Friday, November 29, 2019

ST. JOSEPH — The Korean conflict, from 1950 to 1953, has been called “The Forgotten War,” but for many the memories still persist.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph officials are looking for a way to get everyone rowing in the same direction when it comes to fighting erosion along the lakeshore.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

STEVENSVILLE — As Black Friday gets closer, a majority of area stores are already prepping for what has become the biggest day for retailers each year.

ST. JOSEPH — Buying the historic lighthouse keeper’s house wasn’t such a bright idea after all, St. Joseph commissioners decided Monday.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

In years past, Dominick Lignell has had to draw a hand turkey for a class assignment.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

ST. JOSEPH — Nine out of 10 patrons of the St. Joseph library are satisfied with the services provided and would recommend it to others, according to survey conducted earlier this year.

ST. JOSEPH — Last week’s deadline for an appeal to an order to demolish a badly deteriorated St. Joseph house passed without any action by the owner, and the city is taking the next steps to remove the eyesore and safety hazard.

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

ST. JOSEPH — Thursday is the deadline for the owner of a St. Joseph house to demolish the building that has repeatedly been declared uninhabitable and a safety hazard.

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.