BERRIEN COUNTY — Bill Damaske has been building houses for 50 years and says he’s never before seen this kind of demand for new homes.
Saturday, March 06, 2021
ST. JOSEPH — A former board member of the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan is calling on the current board members to resign so a new board can be formed.
Only a small fraction of eligible Southwest Michigan establishments were able to secure funding in December for a series of small business grants offered by the state.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — The feet of many homeless people will be a lot warmer thanks to the work done by three third-grade students at Countryside Academy in Benton Township.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — A second 4-H program coordinator is being added in Berrien County. This person will focus on connecting with children whose families haven’t traditionally been involved in 4-H, Julie Pioch, district coordinator for Michigan State University Extension District 13, told count…
BENTON HARBOR — Michigan Works Berrien, Cass, Van Buren is looking to make a dent in unemployment for the region by scheduling more virtual hiring events.
Friday, March 05, 2021
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Berrien County residents in the new COVID-19 vaccine eligibility groups will now need to monitor the Berrien County Health Department (BCHD) website for appointments to become available, officials said Thursday, rather than sign up on a waitlist and be contacted.
ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County courts on Monday will move back into phase three of a four-phase plan to return the courts to full capacity after they were closed last March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Trial Court Administrator Carrie Smietanka-Haney told county commissioners Thursday.
PAW PAW — A Paw Paw native with more than two decades of experience with the Michigan State Police has been named commander of the Paw Paw post.
Thursday, March 04, 2021
ST. JOSEPH — The Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan is closed through Tuesday as the board of directors searches for a new executive director, according to board President Ron Klemm.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — The Berrien County Health Department (BCHD) is now preparing to vaccinate those over 50 years old with health risks against COVID-19, starting next week.
ST. JOSEPH — The owners of roughly 900 properties in Berrien County have until March 31 to pay their delinquent taxes or enter into a payment plan with the Berrien County Treasurer’s Office if they want to keep their property from being foreclosed on, said Treasurer Shelly Weich.
SOUTH HAVEN — In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and a major building renovation project, what does a library’s staff do to attract patrons?
SOUTH HAVEN — Two months ago, South Haven City Council members hired a new clerk to take the place of Travis Sullivan, who went on to become the zoning administrator for the city.
During this National Consumer Protection Week, Indiana Michigan Power wants to empower customers to avoid falling victim to scammers, according to a news release.
Wednesday, March 03, 2021
SOUTH HAVEN — It took nearly five years of planning and financing to create South Haven’s new splash pad, but one of the results of that effort is an award from the Michigan Chapter of the American Public Works Association.
Local reaction was decidedly mixed Tuesday to the news that the Whitmer administration is relaxing a number of pandemic restrictions, starting on Friday.
ST. JOSEPH — More than 40 staff at the Berrien County Road Department signed a letter asking county commissioners to set up a forum so they can discuss their director, Jason Latham, being put on administrative leave over a month ago.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Benton Township officials agreed Tuesday to sell two adjacent properties along Paw Paw Avenue to Cornerstone Alliance.
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor High School students will be able to return to in-person instruction on March 22 if they want to, Benton Harbor Area Schools Superintendent Andrae Townsel told school board trustees during their workshop Tuesday.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is working to get the word out to people in underserved communities that the COVID-19 vaccine will be available Monday at Meijer in Benton Township for people who qualify.
ST. JOSEPH — The United Way of Southwest Michigan (UWSM) is encouraging the community to rally around early childhood literacy this month.
Tuesday, March 02, 2021
SOUTH HAVEN — Albemarle Corp. announced nearly six years ago that it planned to sell its South South Haven plant. Now the company has a buyer.
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor is on track to spend much of the backlogged $770,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant money it has received but not spent over the past few years.
Monday, March 01, 2021
Having a goal and staying focused on that goal while having a positive attitude is how to get ahead in life, according to Benton Harbor native Deon Atkins.
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Berrien County vaccine providers this week were still able to give double the number of vaccines they gave last week, despite a vaccine clinic being postponed due to delays in a shipment.
STEVENSVILLE — Baseball fanatics are invited to take part in a fantasy baseball league that the Lincoln Township Public Library is organizing for this spring and summer.
SOUTH HAVEN — South Haven Area Emergency Services has always had a cadet program to recruit part-time on-call firefighters, but officials haven’t really promoted the program.