A policy that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources plans to implement next year is making waves with local police and park managers.
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Thursday, September 23, 2021
Berrien County schools have seen more than a 50 percent decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases in students and staff since the Berrien County Health Department implemented its mask mandate in educational settings, health officials reported Wednesday.
Southwest Michigan is slated to receive millions of dollars from the state’s budget that was approved Wednesday, with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer expected to sign it before Oct. 1, when the state’s 2022 fiscal year begins.
ST. JOSEPH — A person’s brain is not fully developed until the age of 25, and Allan Martin’s brain was not fully developed when he murdered a man in 1996, an expert in adolescent cognitive brain development testified Wednesday.
GRAND JUNCTION — When asked why, at age 80, Mary Ellis still owns and oversees a 125-acre blueberry farm, she simply responds: “It’s my life.”
STEVENSVILLE — The Lincoln Township Public Library announced it will open to the public one hour earlier, at 9 a.m., Monday through Friday, beginning Oct. 4.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
ST. JOSEPH — An emergency motion for a temporary restraining order against the Berrien County Health Department’s mask mandate in pre-K to 12th grade education settings was denied last week by Berrien County Trial Court Judge Dennis Wiley.
ST. JOSEPH — Allan Martin Jr. is remorseful and has the capacity for rehabilitation, a forensic psychologist testified Tuesday in a hearing that could potentially free him from prison.
SOUTH HAVEN — The marquee at the entrance to South Haven High School will get a new look this fall when a community-driven beautification group takes on the task of sprucing up the grounds around the large sign.
BENTON HARBOR — The Berrien County Health Department will host a free event Thursday in recognition of National Infant Mortality Awareness Month.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
SOUTH HAVEN — South Haven may be thousands of miles from Kenya, but one community there, particularly a rural hospital, is near and dear to the South Haven Rotary Club.
Monday, September 20, 2021
Saturday, September 18, 2021
STEVENSVILLE — Blendco LLC’s name will never be on the grocery store shelf, but its product is in many of the commercial pet foods dog and cat owners buy, Director of Operations Matthew Burian said.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — The Benton Township Police Department is investigating two fights that occurred earlier this week at Fair Plain Middle School in Benton Township.
Friday, September 17, 2021
ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County commissioners may have no authority over the health department’s face mask mandate in schools, but that doesn’t mean they agree with the order.
ST. JOSEPH — When Michigan Lutheran High School Principal Matt Herbst saw the first of the construction vehicles arrive Thursday afternoon, he started jumping for joy while teaching class.
ST. JOSEPH — Spectrum Health Lakeland announced Thursday its three local emergency departments continue to see significantly high patient volumes, resulting in long wait times.
SOUTH HAVEN — Nearly four years ago, South Haven officials acquired the condemned S.E. Overton factory buildings and ordered their demolition with the hope of one day creating space for something that has become scarce in the city – affordable housing.
MILLBURG — Two people were seriously injured Wednesday night when a car police believe was traveling more than 100 mph crashed into a utility pole in Bainbridge Township.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
ST. JOSEPH — About 30 percent of Spectrum Health Lakeland staff members have just over a month before they must receive a COVID-19 vaccine or face losing their job.
DOWAGIAC — After more than 20 years of fundraising and hard work by volunteers, the $1 million restoration of the Old Rugged Cross Church will be celebrated with a dedication ceremony.
LANSING — State Rep. Pauline Wendzel led a joint hearing in the Legislature on Wednesday, addressing needs of the hospitality industry following the pandemic.
PAW PAW — With the support of Market Van Buren economic development group, Paw Paw Township has landed a $57,600 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to explore the possibility of rerouting trucks away from downtown Paw Paw through the development of an industrial road.