Graduation ceremonies were planned at the beginning of the school year, but many changed throughout the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
WATERVLIET — Watervliet Public Schools officials are planning a summer school program for this summer that’s more robust than years past.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Monday, February 22, 2021
Saturday, February 13, 2021
COLOMA — There is no question the coronavirus pandemic has caused students to miss things in the classroom over the last year.
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Saturday, December 05, 2020
LANSING — Lane Automotive in Watervliet Township was among a group of businesses cited this week by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) for allegedly failing to protect workers and take safety precautions, according to a MIOSHA news release issued Friday.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
WATERVLIET — The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal vehicle crash that occurred Monday on County Line Road near 66th Avenue in Watervliet Township.
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Thursday, October 01, 2020
WATERVLIET — Watervliet Public Schools moved all classes at its North Elementary School to online learning Wednesday after a teacher there tested positive for COVID-19.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
WATERVLIET — Watervliet Public Schools officials are working to fix four problems related to remote learning that cropped up during the start of the new school year during the coronavirus pandemic.
Saturday, September 05, 2020
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
WATERVLIET — Police are continuing to investigate a crash near Watervliet that they say left a Hartford man with non-life threatening but potentially paralyzing injuries.
Saturday, August 29, 2020
As most students begin returning to school this week under a cloud of uncertainty, area education leaders have a growing optimism that has been fueled by a summer of planning, collaborating and the joy of the classroom.
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
WATERVLIET — Watervliet Public School officials are already thinking about how to provide distance learning to their students next fall, if the need arises.
Friday, March 27, 2020
WATERVLIET — The Watervliet school board took action Thursday night to ensure that all of its staff would be paid during the school closure due to the coronavirus emergency.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Before school districts shuttered their doors this week, administrators were working with the state to provide breakfast and lunch options for students in the event of a prolonged closure.
Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Friday, February 21, 2020
LANSING — State Rep. Pauline Wendzel’s self-distribution package passed with overwhelming support Thursday in the Michigan House of Representatives.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
WATERVLIET — Watervliet Township trustees got an update Monday night on an ambitious effort to broaden the makeup of the citizen appointees who staff the various boards that oversee important – but often low-profile – civic operations.
Thursday, February 06, 2020
WATERVLIET — City commissioners, acting on a recommendation from City Manager R. Tyler Dotson, voted Tuesday to raise the pay of two prominent city employees.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County’s treasurer is making himself available to meet with property owners who are facing foreclosure due to unpaid property taxes.
Saturday, January 18, 2020
WATERVLIET — A divided city commission voted Thursday evening to block a church’s plan to transform a shuttered downtown building into a church.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Thursday, January 09, 2020
WATERVLIET — Before a standing-room-only audience Tuesday evening, city commissioners took up the legally complex and contentious issue of whether to grant a church permission to buy and renovate a shuttered property in the downtown business district.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
WATERVLIET — Watervliet Township trustees learned Monday evening that the township’s recent request for a $150,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources – aimed at helping develop the site known as Airport Park – was not approved.
Monday, December 16, 2019
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Thursday, December 05, 2019
WATERVLIET — City commissioners on Tuesday heard a largely upbeat update on progress of the infrastructure overhaul known as the Citywide Asset Management Plan – but also learned that one element of the ambitious effort has been moving with disappointing slowness.
Friday, November 22, 2019
WATERVLIET — The Marijuana Regulatory Agency’s (MRA) social equity team has announced education and outreach sessions, including one in Southwest Michigan, to promote and encourage participation in the state’s recreational marijuana market.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
WATERVLIET — Watervliet Township trustees voted Monday evening to accept the mid-term resignation of board member Matthew Clay, then promptly named retired educator Glen Giannetti to succeed Clay.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Thursday, November 07, 2019
WATERVLIET — Commissioners on Tuesday received a positive report from the city’s outside auditor, then took up a variety of issues – ranging from an upgrade of the municipal website to acquiring road salt for the approaching winter.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
WATERVLIET — Township trustees voted Monday to join with Watervliet Public Schools and the City of Watervliet in funding improved pedestrian-traffic equipment on the Red Arrow Arrow Highway, across from the high school.
Thursday, October 03, 2019
WATERVLIET — City commissioners worked through a number of fiscal-housekeeping items – paying bills that ranged in scope from substantial to relatively modest – at Tuesday’s regular monthly meeting.
Sunday, September 29, 2019
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
WATERVLIET — Township trustees on Monday approved a plan under which the municipality’s mercury-vapor and sodium-vapor streetlights will be replaced with LED fixtures as part of a state-backed plan.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
WATERVLIET — City commissioners approved a number of diverse items at Tuesday night’s meeting, including a major change to the city’s street-lighting system, purchase of a new piece of city maintenance equipment, and creation of a fee system when city police officers provide court-ordered Br…
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
WATERVLIET — Township trustees on Monday approved spending $15,000 to install firefighting-related equipment – known as a “dry hydrant” – beside Paw Paw Lake.