ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph resident Chriss Lyon is a big fan of Tiscornia Park.
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Saturday, April 01, 2023
ST. JOSEPH — An area church pastor who is facing trial on a criminal sexual conduct charge was jailed Friday on a contempt of court charge.
BENTON HARBOR — The future of a proposed entertainment space in a Benton Harbor alley is in question after Benton Harbor City Commissioner Duane Seats refused to send the proposal to the full city commission.
ST. JOSEPH — The city of St. Joseph and the Downtown Development Authority will host a public input session Tuesday at city hall to kick off a wayfinding and signage program.
COLOMA — Coloma Community Schools will receive nearly $100,000 in grants from the Berrien County Career and Technical Education to support programming, according to a news release Friday.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Railroad Museum opened today for the 2023 season.
BENTON HARBOR — Whirlpool Toastmasters invites residents to its open house to meet members and watch special guest speaker, Lou Rabaut, executive coach and facilitator for strategic planning sessions for businesses and nonprofits talk about the importance of leadership skills for today’s pro…
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Friday, March 31, 2023
ST. JOSEPH TOWNSHIP — After years of planning, construction is set to start Monday on the Napier Avenue non-motorized path in St. Joseph Township.
NILES — The trial of Taylor Ryan Johnson, who is accused of driving drunk and killing a Berrien County Road Department worker last summer, has been delayed again.
BENTON HARBOR — It may be back to the drawing board for “Project T” in Benton Harbor.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Medic 1 Ambulance has been fully staffed for four months, a rarity for any business post-pandemic, but especially in emergency medicine.
ROYALTON TOWNSHIP — Stifel Investment Services is moving to a new location next week in Royalton Township.
The 2023 Miss Blossomtime and Mr. Blossomtime Pageant/Showcase of Queens will return next month.
BRIDGMAN — St. Joseph Today will organize this year’s Makers Trail Festival at Weko Beach.
Thursday, March 30, 2023
BENTON HARBOR — Some properties in downtown Benton Harbor may start seeing new life now that their owner has entered into reimbursement agreements with the city’s Brownfield Redevelopment Authority.
ST. JOSEPH — Southwest Michigan’s housing market closed with lower sales and selling prices in February compared to a year ago.
COLOMA — The city of Coloma has begun raising funds for a new splash pad and an improved kayak launch.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Fandom Fest of Southwest Michigan returns next weekend at Lake Michigan College.
SOUTH HAVEN — South Haven is home to more than a dozen manufacturing plants that produce a variety of products.
SOUTH HAVEN — When Carolyn Oliver took a job as a riveter in 1944, she had no idea she was part of a movement of women who made history during World War II.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Andrew Robinson, president of Mosaic Christian Community Development Association, was recently appointed to the Black Leadership Advisory Council by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
STEVENSVILLE — Father N Sons Sports Memorabilia and The Sports Card Shop will host a sports card and memorabilia show at Watermark Brewery’s event space from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 8.
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Broken water pipes aren’t going to stop Christian Global Medical Healthcare Inc. from serving patients in the Benton Township area.
ST. JOSEPH — The former Pumphouse Grille and Vivi’s Italian Garden location in downtown St. Joseph will have a new tenant this summer.
ST. JOSEPH — An incoming store will offer a mix of old and new in a historic St. Joseph building.
EAU CLAIRE — The Berrien Regional Education Services Agency Board of Education will choose a new board member for the Eau Claire school board after the local board failed to fill a vacancy within the required time.
BENTON HARBOR — Black people are incarcerated in the Berrien County jail at triple their percentage in the county’s population, a study revealed during a Berrien County ALPACT meeting Tuesday.
ST. JOSEPH — Investigators believe a fire at a mixed-use building in St. Joseph earlier this week was purposely set.
NILES — The man who knocked a woman down and snatched her purse outside a downtown Niles church nearly a year ago has pleaded guilty to unarmed robbery and will be sentenced in June.
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
LINCOLN TOWNSHIP — A two-vehicle crash early Tuesday morning resulted in a widespread power outage after both vehicles hit a utility pole.
DOWAGIAC — Helping people live better lives is one of the main drivers behind Rebecca Richards, chairwoman of the Pokagon Tribal Council of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Death totals from COVID-19 have fallen considerably in Southwest Michigan since last winter.
STEVENSVILLE — Stephanie Harrah has worked at many locations during her career in hospitality, but she keeps coming back to donuts.
SOUTH HAVEN — Construction on a long-awaited bicycle/walkway on Aylworth Avenue began this week in South Haven.
ST. JOSEPH — The Twin Cities will soon have two monuments honoring Martin Luther King Jr. now that St. Joseph city commissioners approved the design of the city’s sculpture at the Upton Arboretum.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Benton Township police released the name of a man who died in a recent house fire and gave an update on the investigation.
NILES — The new 5th Congressional District representative will open a new office in downtown Niles.
LEE TOWNSHIP — A driver of a vehicle suffered serious injuries over the weekend after crashing into a swampy area near Grand Junction.
Monday, March 27, 2023
ST. JOSEPH — A mixed-use building along Main Street in downtown St. Joseph sustained damage after a fire in an upstairs apartment unit.
Saturday, March 25, 2023
EAU CLAIRE — Every year, thousands of migrant farmworkers plant, tend and harvest Michigan crops.
SOUTH HAVEN — In the wake of four drownings last summer, South Haven city officials are stepping up efforts to educate swimmers.
BENTON HARBOR — Cleaning up Ox Creek has been a labor of love for at least 10 years for Marcy Hamilton, senior planner at the Southwest Michigan Planning Commission.
BENTON HARBOR — Hard work and dedication paid off for Abonmarche Consultants of Benton Harbor when the company received the 2023 Honorable Conceptor Award earlier this month.
ST. JOSEPH — Two Berrien County sheriff’s deputies received awards this week for saving the life of a man at the law enforcement complex in Niles.