ST. JOSEPH — Samantha Snow of Stevensville and Frankie Snow of Coloma have been separated for nearly a year, and their divorce decree will go before a judge in September. They have a son who will be two in October and said they are still working through disagreements about visitation.
Sunday, August 25, 2019
PAW PAW — The Van Buren County Friend of the Court is helping fathers get the skills they need to be involved in their children’s lives through National Fatherhood Initiative’s 24/7 Dad program.
DOWAGIAC — The United Methodist Church’s decision to first close and now sell the Crystal Springs Camp and Retreat Center near Dowagiac has left people wondering what’s next for the nearly 160-year-old church camp.
The Friend of the Court was established by the Michigan Legislature in 1919 to be the eyes and ears for Michigan’s judges, and a liaison for the court in divorce cases involving children.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — A hotel developer and Benton Township officials are trying to reopen the Crystal Avenue entrance to Home Depot off Napier Avenue.
Last week I witnessed a verbal argument between a couple in a parking lot adjacent to my house. I kept an eye on it from my porch and had my phone in hand to call the police if it became physical. It didn’t, and eventually one walked away in one direction and the other drove away in another …
Social media gives small businesses an interactive way to connect with prospects and customers, yet many businesses still struggle with building relationships via the platforms they’re using.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — To help parents get their kids ready for a healthy school year, the Berrien County Health Department will host the 4th annual Back to School Bash from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the main office at 2149 E. Napier Ave.
DOWAGIAC — The Southwestern Michigan College Faculty Association continues to call for SMC officials to conduct a more expanded search for a new college president.
Saturday, August 24, 2019
BERRIEN SPRINGS — The Berrien Springs Board of Education is taking a different approach to planning and goals this year. Instead of adopting an action agenda, as they’ve done most years, board members have set five goals for not only this year. but the next three years.
Drivers who receive traffic citations on Michigan highways aren’t likely to be happy, but there is one thing that might make paying the fine a little less painful.
Friday, August 23, 2019
ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County commissioners are divided on who should pick up the tab for recommended parks maintenance and improvements, following a recommendation that the tax millage be increased to cover some of the costs.
LANSING — A former Catholic priest who lives in Coloma allegedly wrapped a teen boy in plastic and tape and left him in a janitor’s room for more than an hour at a church in Otsego, Allegan County prosecutors alleged Thursday.
ST. JOSEPH — The blue-green mass that has been floating on Lake Michigan near St. Joseph this week – suspected of possibly being harmful algae – wasn’t all it was quacked up to be.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County and Michigan environmental officials are testing a potential algae bloom on Lake Michigan, about a mile offshore of St. Joseph, to determine if it is an organism that could be harmful to people.
SOUTH HAVEN — It’s been more than 20 years since Bohn Aluminum shuttered its factory in South Haven. But that doesn’t stop former employees from getting together once a year to reminisce.
NEW BUFFALO — Berrien County’s parks director is hoping to hit a home run for the properties under his supervision, that are visited by thousands every year.
EAU CLAIRE — With the start of school just around the corner, Eau Claire school board members are making sure they have everything in place for the start of the school year in early September.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
ST. JOSEPH — While long-term forecasts are hard to predict, residents around the Great Lakes can probably expect high water levels for the foreseeable future, according to officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County has announced vacancies on three of its boards, and one person who volunteers will have a big stethoscope to fill on the Board of Health.
SOUTH HAVEN — Pat Gaston is accustomed to seeing many residents and visitors park along her street during the summer months. After all, she only lives a block from Lake Michigan and the city’s popular South Beach.
DOWAGIAC — The school year hasn’t started yet, but Southwestern Michigan College officials are anticipating fall enrollment to be stable and not decline, as it is at other community colleges around the state.
SOUTH HAVEN — A South Haven man faces a long list of felony and misdemeanor charges after allegedly threatening his girlfriend, setting her vehicle on fire and then leading police on a dangerous chase while driving intoxicated and pointing a firearm at them.
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.
HARTFORD — City commissioners in Hartford are still trying to determine if they should allow more medical marijuana facilities in the city, with even more companies expressing interest.
ST. JOSEPH — Now that the St. Joseph school board has its new superintendent, the board is turning its focus on improving the district for the next few school years.