ST. JOSEPH — Looking at the details of the proposed downtown St. Joseph master plan can feel like standing at the edge of the pier and contemplating a plunge into deep waters.
Thursday, November 14, 2019
BERRIEN SPRINGS — The former Cultivate Brewery site on Shawnee Road could be getting new life as a winery/brewery business called Shamrock Station. Oronoko Township Board members on Tuesday recommended approval of a new liquor license for that location.
BENTON HARBOR — Lead levels appear to be dropping in the water of Benton Harbor homes with suspected lead service lines, Benton Harbor Water Superintendent Mike O’Malley told members of the city’s Public Safety and Recreation Committee Wednesday.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph is opting to become part of a federal suit against prescription opioid manufacturers that could bring almost half a million dollars to Berrien County communities to reimburse the costs of dealing with addiction.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Benton Township trustees have a lot to think about after getting an update on the municipality’s aging water system.
SOUTH HAVEN — Over the past three years golf carts have become a common site on South Haven city streets during summer months. The people who ride them look like they’re having fun, and finding a spot to park the carts in the crowded downtown area can be much easier than it is for standard-s…
BANGOR — A 40-year-old man died from injuries Tuesday following an accident involving a piece of heavy equipment being used for snow removal, police said.
ST. JOSEPH — With the theme “It Takes a Village” to raise a child, Berrien County Trial Court will celebrate Adoption Month in Michigan next Tuesday with the finalization of four adoptions in Family Court.
ST. JOSEPH — Royalton Township approved a zoning ordinance amendment that is expected to give the board a clear path toward addressing blighted properties in its jurisdiction.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
ST. JOSEPH — Some St. Joseph residents along Lake Michigan are asking for immediate permission to put down boulders to protect their property from erosion, before waves wash away what is left – without initially signing an agreement with the city.
STEVENSVILLE — At 4:30 a.m. Monday, when most students were still snuggled in their warm beds, Lakeshore Schools Superintendent Phil Freeman was driving from Stevensville to Baroda, checking out the condition of the roads.
Sunday, November 10, 2019
NILES — Brisk winds and cool temperatures didn’t stop dozens of area bikers from coming out Saturday morning to celebrate the completion of the Indiana Michigan River Valley Trail at three locations in Niles. The trail now runs uninterrupted for 17 miles from Mishawaka to the north end of Niles.
Saturday, November 09, 2019
ST. JOSEPH — How Berrien County’s defense attorneys handle arraignments has “radically changed,” with more staff and contact with the accused, Chief Public Defender Chris Renna told the Board of Commissioners’ Administration Committee on Thursday.
BENTON HARBOR — A resident of New Harbor Condominiums in Benton Harbor is breathing easier today thanks to Berrien County Treasurer Bret Witkowski.
LANSING — A bill winding its way through the Michigan Senate would allow court officers, including the late Joseph Zangaro and Ronald Kienzle, to be recognized at the state level for their heroism.
Do police ever make exceptions for traffic laws, based on road conditions? I’m talking specifically about a terrible stretch of interstate highway along the St. Joseph Valley Parkway (U.S. 31). The right side of the northbound lanes is very bumpy, for about 10 miles or so, due to what seems …
Although this year’s National Small Business Week is now behind us, don’t lose sight of the reasons to continue celebrating the benefits of being a small business.
Friday, November 08, 2019
BRIDGMAN — More than 10 middle and high school students hauled cans of corn and unloaded apples Thursday as they helped put together 120 Thanksgiving boxes to be given away to needy families.
DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College board members made it official Thursday, as they held a special meeting to approve a three and half year contract with Joe Odenwald to be the college’s eighth president.
ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County is proposing a $64.2 million general fund budget for 2020, a $3.2 million increase over the current year, according to figures presented to the board of commissioners during a public hearing Thursday.
BENTON HARBOR — Children in Blossom Acres Apartments in Benton Township will continue being able to participate in Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton Harbor activities, thanks to a $37,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.