BENTON HARBOR — For the seventh meeting since January, Benton Harbor Cemetery Board members on Tuesday were not given the information they said they need to decide on who is going to manage the city’s cemeteries – Crystal Springs and Morton Hill.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — The general public can now get a COVID-19 antibody test through Spectrum Health Lakeland, the hospital system announced in a news release Tuesday.
BENTON HARBOR — The Michigan State Police Tactical Bike Team and Benton Harbor Public Safety officers are striving to improve relationships with community members through bike patrols this summer.
ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph Public Schools will expand its One-to-One computer initiative to all grade levels in the district, beginning in the fall.
BERRIEN SPRINGS — Honor Credit Union has begun to reopen some of the lobbies at its Southwest Michigan branches as the amount of COVID-19 cases decreases across the state.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — For the past 49 years, Vietnam veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Jim McCloughan has led the Memorial Day parade in South Haven.
BENTON HARBOR — The LOGAN Autism Learning Center in Southwest Michigan has been finding creative ways to serve its clients during the COVID-19 pandemic, said Kristin Wier, clinical site director.
Monday, May 25, 2020
Saturday, May 23, 2020
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Berrien County has remained in a good position during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks in part to its Emergency Operations Center.
The dams operated by Indiana Michigan Power in Southwest Michigan don’t pose the same danger of flooding, like what occurred in Midland this week, say Berrien County officials.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Watching the COVID-19 case count go up each day doesn’t give the full picture of what’s happening in Berrien County, health officials said Friday.
ST. JOSEPH — It’s been two months since the 2020 Census was sent out and about 25,000 Berrien County households still need to complete it.
ST. JOSEPH — With water levels high and boating season kicking off, property owners along the St. Joseph River are asking boaters to slow down, for now.
Friday, May 22, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County commissioners are looking at options to run Berrien Bus now that management company Transportation Management Inc. is terminating its contract, effective June 30.
ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County commissioners Thursday unanimously approved hiring South Haven City Manager Brian Dissette as the county’s next administrator.
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor firefighters received an almost $264,000 state grant for much needed breathing apparatus, Public Safety Director Dan McGinnis said Wednesday.
NILES — The nonprofit Economic Alliance for Michigan recently awarded Lakeland Hospital, Niles with the 2020 Maternity Care Excellence Award for excellence in maternity care and deliveries.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Whirlpool Corp. is offering salaried employees an enhanced plan for voluntary retirements as a proactive measure against rising costs during the coronavirus pandemic.
BERRIEN SPRINGS — With the Berrien County Youth Fair about three months away, fair officials are saying the weeklong event is still planned for August.
STEVENSVILLE — When Michigan State Police Trooper Matt Achterberg got home from work Wednesday, his normally quiet street was packed with police cars, all with lights flashing.
GRAND RAPIDS — A federal appeals court has ruled that a South Haven police officer made the right decision when she took a student to a hospital for a mental evaluation, rather than wait for her father to do so.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County commissioners on Thursday are expected to hire South Haven Manager Brian Dissette as the county's new administrator, Chairman Mac Elliott said Wednesday afternoon.
ST. JOSEPH — Parks and beaches in St. Joseph will be open for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, but social distancing will be enforced and attendance will be limited.
SOUTH HAVEN — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order extends at least through May 28, but that’s not stopping some downtown merchants from hosting sidewalk sales this weekend.
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor city commissioners gave the green light Monday to The Harvest Group’s medical marijuana dispensary at 218 Water St. by approving its special use permit.
ST. JOSEPH — For the past two summers, the St. Joseph Department of Public Safety has received and responded to numerous complaints about vehicles blocking driveways on Vine Street.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — The St. Joseph City Commission took action Monday to help support downtown business owners as things start to open up in Michigan while the coronavirus remains active.
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor city commissioners Monday approved raising the city’s water and sewer rates over the next five years to plug a $900,000 shortfall, and to help pay for almost $15 million in infrastructure improvements that are expected to start this fall.