BENTON HARBOR — The new 2020 Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton Harbor said she wants people to know that when they are grieving and depressed, there is hope.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — A man who kidnapped, raped and killed a 10-year-old girl in Benton Harbor in 1987 has lost a renewed bid for freedom.
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad said Tuesday that the Dec. 28 arrest of a Benton Harbor man will be thoroughly investigated after more than 10 citizens complained that the man was beaten by the arresting officer.
WATERVLIET — Watervliet Township trustees got an update Monday night on an ambitious effort to broaden the makeup of the citizen appointees who staff the various boards that oversee important – but often low-profile – civic operations.
EAU CLAIRE — Eau Claire school district finances are still headed in the right direction. That was the message from this week’s Eau Claire Board of Education meeting.
SOUTH HAVEN — Southwest Michigan residents will once again have the opportunity to receive free smoke alarms this winter through the American Red Cross’s Home Fire Campaign.
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Cash prizes, a trip to Washington, D.C., and a shot at some local fame are all up for grabs this Thursday when students compete in the Cloverleaf Spelling Competition.
BERRIEN SPRINGS — Village government business took a back seat to honoring outgoing Village President Milt Richter Monday night. Tributes came in from 78th District state Rep. Brad Paquette, Oronoko Township Supervisor Mike Hildebrand and others.
Saturday, February 15, 2020
DOWAGIAC — A new exhibit at the Dowagiac Area History Museum pays tribute to the community’s African American residents just in time for Black History Month. It also is the start of a renewed effort to get more representation of minorities in the museum exhibits.
Why doesn’t Michigan require a front license plate? When did those get discontinued? It seems like requiring a front plate as well as a rear plate would be useful in identifying vehicles police are on the lookout for.
Friday, February 14, 2020
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Economic development took center stage Thursday at Lake Michigan College Mendel Center’s Grand Upton Hall.
ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County commissioners on Thursday unanimously reaffirmed their commitment to the U.S. Constitution, especially the Second Amendment.
ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County’s corporate counsel resigned Thursday morning during a closed session following a board of commissioners meeting.
BERRIEN SPRINGS — What looked like bad news turned out to be for the good. That’s the lesson Barn Church and Ministries officials are taking from Oronoko Township’s recent closure of their church building on Linco Road. There has been an outpouring of support from the community and the churc…
DOWAGIAC — More changes are coming to Southwestern Michigan College. Less than two months after Joseph Odenwald took over as the college’s eighth president, the SMC board will be welcoming a new trustee in coming weeks.
CASSOPOLIS — Two men were bound over for arraignment in Cass County Circuit Court after court action Wednesday. The two are charged in connection with the Jan. 27 murder of Michael Collins in Dowagiac.
Thursday, February 13, 2020
STEVENSVILLE — Lincoln Township is paying another $33,000 to combine two revetment projects to further protect the disappearing Glenlord Beach shoreline.
PAW PAW — Two residents on Tuesday urged Van Buren County commissioners to support a resolution declaring Van Buren a Second Amendment sanctuary county.
PAW PAW — Van Buren County commissioners are revisiting a smaller, cheaper building plan pared down from one that voters rejected three years ago.
WAYLAND — It was Lucky Lulu’s lucky day. Sadly, it wasn’t lucky for five other dogs that Allegan County police believe were killed late last month in a cruel act.
BLOOMINGDALE — Van Buren County residents who would like to assist the National Weather Service in tracking the development of severe weather are being invited to take part in a training session.
SOUTH HAVEN — Three organizations and South Haven Public Schools will be working together next week to help teacher and parents better understand how to better cope with children who have behavioral issues, especially ones associated with trauma.
BERRIEN SPRINGS — The Honor Credit Union sewer extension project is moving forward, but how it is being funded has changed. Oronoko Township Supervisor Mike Hildebrand told board members Tuesday about the changes, as members took a number of votes related to the project.
BERRIEN SPRINGS — The choices weren’t easy ones, but the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency Board decided it was time for an outside perspective.