ST. JOSEPH — Residents along the shore at Lions Park Drive in St. Joseph are caught between the devil and the deep blue sea.
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.
BENTON HARBOR — Whirlpool Corp. smashed Wall Street’s third-quarter projections in large part to the sale of a compressor manufacturer that specializes in refrigeration systems.
ST. JOSEPH — The St. Joseph-Lincoln Senior Center works hard to keep pace with the needs of its members, and its latest step forward is the opening of the Priscilla Upton Byrns Walking Trail.
BENTON HARBOR — About 80 percent of the street repairs in Benton Harbor being paid for with city income tax money are complete, City Manager Ellis Mitchell said Monday.
NILES — Parents and teachers need to be vigilant when it comes to teen vaping, with as many as one in four teens doing it. That was the message Tuesday from Berrien County Sheriff’s Department Crime Prevention Coordinator Kelly Laesch.
DOWAGIAC — Could the impasse between Southwestern Michigan College and its faculty union soon be over? SMC President David Mathews said Monday that all but one contract issue have been settled ahead of a negotiation session next week, and possible fact finding.
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.
SOUTH HAVEN — The driver involved in a car accident that claimed the life of a young Covert Township man earlier this month could be facing criminal charges.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
ST. JOSEPH — A man who in January 2018 shot and killed his female companion of 30 years will likely spend the rest of his life in prison.
BENTON HARBOR — Countryside Academy and other charter schools in Michigan are feeling cheated following Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s line-item veto of an increase in their per pupil funding, that did go to students in traditional schools.
STEVENSVILLE — A Stevensville man is taking the Lakeshore school district and Superintendent Philip Freeman to federal court, saying his constitutional rights were violated when he was banned from coming onto school property and wasn’t given a chance to appeal at a school board meeting.
SOUTH HAVEN — Earlier this year a new organization dedicated to making outdoor aesthetic improvements at South Haven schools made landscaping improvements to the entrance of Lincoln Elementary School and the school’s main outdoor sign.
PAW PAW — The Benton Harbor man accused of killing two people in a crash on Red Arrow Highway in January has entered a plea in the case, thus avoiding a trial.
Monday, October 21, 2019
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Benton Township police officers are looking for the public’s help to find the person who shot a 16-year-old male Saturday afternoon in the 1400 block of Agard Avenue.
SOUTH HAVEN — It took 15 years, but the Greater South Haven Area Community Foundation has finally been recognized as an independent foundation by the Kalamazoo Community Foundation, and more importantly, it now has a nearly $600,000 financial windfall to invest.
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019
BENTON HARBOR — Poverty and race and the impact they have on education will be explored in November when Lake Michigan College puts on a play about a fictional Chicago high school that is facing closure at the end of the school year.
ST. JOSEPH — A Berrien County family that experienced a tragic loss along with several local charities are teaming together to help those facing crushing medical debt.
PAW PAW — Van Buren County Sheriff Daniel Abbott is warning residents about a phone scam he said is going around in which a caller asks for donations to the sheriff’s office for an upcoming oldies music event.
Friday, October 18, 2019
NEW BUFFALO — Police have released the name of the driver of a semi-truck who died last Friday morning after the truck ran off the road, hit a tree and burst into flames.
NILES — The turnout was much smaller than at previous Indeck public hearings, but the concerns remained the same from residents who live near the site of the new $1 billion natural gas power plant.
ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph Today and participating businesses will have trick-or-treating festivities in the Benton Harbor Arts District and downtown St. Joseph from 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 31.
BERRIEN CENTER — Julia LaSata has seen a lot of changes during her over four decades on the Berrien County Parks and Recreation Commission. When she and others were appointed to the very first commission in 1976, there was only one county park with an open picnic shelter.