BENTON TOWNSHIP — The Benton Township Water Plant is getting a precautionary update.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Bert Edquist said he may be stepping away from managing Crystal Springs Cemetery in Benton Harbor on March 15, but he will still be available to help.
BERRIEN SPRINGS — A clearer picture is emerging of a new Berrien Springs marketing plan. Two weeks after hearing a presentation from Sunset Coast Media, Village Council members have approved paying the company $23,500 for a new website and digital content strategy for the next year.
EAU CLAIRE — A decision on whether to allow recreational marijuana businesses in the village of Eau Claire won’t take place until people have the chance to give their opinions.
BRIDGMAN — The Bridgman City Council approved its five-year parks and recreation plan Monday, following a brief public hearing. The plan incorporates input from a community survey and several focus meetings, a detailed inventory of existing facilities, plus a five-year action plan.
BENTON HARBOR — For the third time in a little over a year, Benton Harbor residents are being urged to take measures to reduce their exposure to lead in their drinking water, Benton Harbor Water Superintendent Mike O’Malley said.
BENTON HARBOR — A new fixed bus route serving Benton Harbor and Benton Township residents is offering free rides through the end of February, according to a news release from the Twin Cities Area Transportation Authority (TCATA).
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
PAW PAW — The Paw Paw Police Department has two suspects in custody who were allegedly involved in an armed robbery at the Paw Paw Walmart in November 2019.
HARTFORD — Hartford will soon compete for a portion of $10 million available from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. for local infrastructure projects.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Americans need to respect each other and speak up when a wrong is done, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton said Monday at the 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Breakfast at Lake Michigan College in Benton Township.
SOUTH HAVEN — If the number of people attending South Haven’s Martin Luther King Day celebration was any indication, they liked the program’s revamped format.
BERRIEN SPRINGS — The Berrien Springs Village Council will soon have a new leader. Just two weeks after Village Council President Milt Richter announced he is resigning that post on Feb. 18, Trustee Jesse Hibler announced his interest in filling the position.
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Is it OK to scatter a deceased loved one’s ashes in a park or in Lake Michigan? Or is there a law against such a thing? Asking for a friend.
WATERVLIET — A divided city commission voted Thursday evening to block a church’s plan to transform a shuttered downtown building into a church.
Friday, January 17, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — Rain, wind, flooding, ice and snow wreaked havoc on some Berrien County roads last weekend, and three roads in the south county area remained closed as of Thursday.
CASSOPOLIS — Niles area “juvenile lifer” Robert Leamon will get the chance to get out of prison on parole after a decision this week by Cass County Circuit Judge Mark Herman. Leamon, now 43, will be resentenced by Judge Herman on Jan. 30 in Cass Circuit Court.
SOUTH HAVEN — For more than a decade a piece of property in the heart of the city’s central business district sat vacant – the historic church that once dominated the site was condemned in 2007 and finally torn down.
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor city commissioners will hear a report on the city’s 2018-19 fiscal year audit on Tuesday rather than Monday due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
BANGOR — Lake Michigan, a ship and a dog will be the subject of a free program sponsored by the Bangor Branch Library and the Bangor Historical Society at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13.
ST. JOSEPH — A man who presented a proposed resolution for the Berrien County Board of Commissioners to declare Berrien County a “Second Amendment Sanctuary County” drew support Thursday from gun rights activists.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Dozens of residents crammed into Benton Township Hall on Wednesday seeking answers regarding the plan to connect I-94 and U.S. 31.
BERRIEN SPRINGS — Work on the extension of sewer lines to the northwest side of the M-139/U.S. 31 interchange in Oronoko Township should shift into high gear this year. The project was first proposed in late 2018 to facilitate the expansion of the Honor Credit Union headquarters on Edgewood Drive.
BERRIEN CENTER — Marijuana proponent Rick Anstiss didn’t get a very warm reception from the Berrien Township Board on Tuesday night for his push to get the township to allow recreational marijuana businesses and operations.
PAW PAW — About an hour after viewing a Michigan State Police video of erosion along Lake Michigan, Van Buren County commissioners adopted a resolution asking state officials to declare the shoreline a disaster area.
BENTON HARBOR — Celebration Cinema in Benton Harbor is offering the special price of $5 for people to see “Just Mercy” on Monday, which is Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
PAW PAW — Van Buren County commissioners will be discussing and deciding at the Jan. 28 meeting whether to allow one or two child refugees in the county.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — A Benton Harbor man listed on the Michigan State Police Most Wanted page for questioning in a Benton Township homicide was arrested Wednesday in the township, according to a state police news release.