ST. JOSEPH — Residents have two more weeks to express their views regarding parking and rubbish containers along Vine Street between Park and Elm streets in St. Joseph.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — During a year when police departments throughout the country have been receiving backlash for their handling of arrests involving Black people, leading to a surge in the Black Lives Matter movement, the South Haven Police Department took time recently to honor several officers …
Monday, September 28, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — More than 50 people peacefully gathered in Benton Harbor on Sunday to remember Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was shot and killed in March during a raid by white Louisville police officers in Kentucky.
STEVENSVILLE — Lakeshore’s Stewart Elementary School had to close down for Monday and Tuesday this week due to a teacher testing positive for COVID-19.
Saturday, September 26, 2020
The question of when a COVID-19 vaccine will be ready is still up in the air, but local, state and now federal health officials are preparing with mass vaccination plans once it is.
ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County’s 911 Dispatch Center is looking for a few good men and women to fill what is becoming a critical shortage of public safety dispatchers.
BENTON HARBOR — It was a Blossomtime pageant like no other Saturday, when Miss Berrien Springs Faith Kittleson was crowned as 2020 Miss Blossomtime.
BENTON HARBOR — Mr. Benton Harbor Jeremiah Sterling Jr. was crowned Mr. Blossomtime 2020 Saturday during the Blossomtime Pageant that almost didn’t happen.
Area health officials reiterated this week the importance of getting a flu shot this season to reduce the amount of respiratory illness circulating during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Friday, September 25, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — Key staff changes and the COVID-19 pandemic have created election challenges in the Berrien County Clerk’s office, including a slight delay in the availability of absentee ballots.
ST. JOSEPH — Making sure everyone in Berrien County has access to high-speed internet has been a priority for Berrien County commissioners for more than a year.
Racism and its impact on health will be looked at virtually Tuesday during the first of four panel discussions being sponsored this fall by Berrien County ALPACT and Interfaith Action of Southwest Michigan.
SOUTH HAVEN — A Hartford woman faces four felony charges after being involved in a car crash that resulted in the death of a 7-year-old Covert boy and serious injuries to his mother.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — There was plenty of hooting and hollering from supporters Wednesday after recent Benton Harbor High School graduate Tékeidra Masters was named the 2020 Midwest Regional Youth of the Year, hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
ST. JOSEPH — When Dr. Sherry O’Donnell from the Rappa Medical Center in St. Joseph, with help from local churches, organized an outdoor Unity Service in late July, she was expecting fewer than 100 people would attend.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Within 30 minutes, Benton Harbor school board trustees approved and rescinded giving the district’s superintendent emergency powers during a special meeting Tuesday.
ST. JOSEPH — Mary Lemaster told a Berrien County judge Tuesday that she was driving north in the right-hand lane on Red Arrow Highway on Nov. 20, 2019, when she spotted a bicyclist riding alongside the road.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
PAW PAW — A former finance director for the city of South Haven has been sentenced to a minimum of nine months in jail after pleading guilty in 36th Circuit Court to embezzlement of $100,00 or more from the city.
BENTON HARBOR — A proposed Citizen Review Board would improve the relationship between residents and police, Benton Harbor city commissioners heard during their Monday meeting.
BENTON HARBOR — In an effort to help Michiganders who are having difficulty playing their electric bill, Indiana Michigan Power is providing $25,000 to the Michigan Energy Share Program.
Monday, September 21, 2020
BRIDGMAN — When Robert Argue, then unemployed, saw many others becoming unemployed due to the coronavirus pandemic, he knew he had the time and expertise to assist.
Saturday, September 19, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — The St. Joseph Department of Public Safety is working to become an accredited department and, as part of that process must comply with 105 standards that are recognized by the Michigan Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission.