Like many communities nationwide, Southwest Michigan officials are grappling with attracting people to the area to fill vacancies in its workforce.
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Saturday, November 26, 2022
As a change in control looms for the state Senate, it is uncertain whether they will take up a short-term rental bill in the upcoming lame duck session.
SAWYER — Countless invasive plants were removed from the woodlands of Warren Dunes State Park over the past five years, and volunteers are continuing the work as fall turns into winter.
BENTON HARBOR — Southwest Michigan employers who are expanding or locating operations in the region will now have access to $500,000 of free training through Lake Michigan College and the Michigan New Jobs Training Program.
Friday, November 25, 2022
ST. JOSEPH — A pair of 2017 high school graduates from Countryside Academy in Benton Township are making their mark in Berrien County.
ST. JOSEPH — A seemingly routine sentencing hearing turned anything but that Wednesday when a convicted murderer fought to escape the grip of nine Berrien County jail deputies.
ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County Judge Donna Howard said she is ready to order another insurance company to pay 100 percent of the costs associated with someone who was catastrophically injured in a car accident before the state’s auto insurance reform took effect on July 1, 2021.
ST. JOSEPH — A former Benton Harbor church pastor has been bound over for trial on four counts of criminal sexual conduct, Berrien Assistant Prosecutor Amy Byrd said.
SOUTH HAVEN — For the first time in 14 years, South Haven City Council members will receive a pay raise for the work they do on behalf of residents.
SOUTH HAVEN — If South Haven residents thought a community survey would shed light on sentiments regarding homes used for short-term rentals, the results remain somewhat inconclusive.
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
ST. JOSEPH — Kiwanis Park will get a restroom remodel, and Riverview Park’s Woodbine Lodge will get new windows following action this week by the St. Joseph City Commission.
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor’s flooding problem along Riverview Drive and the lower part of Main Street will be studied if the state approves the city’s grant application.
ST. JOSEPH — The third and final phase of the renovation of the John and Dede Howard Family Recreational Trail pedestrian bridge over the CSX railroad tracks will be completed by next May based on action this week by the St. Joseph City Commission.
SOUTH HAVEN — Plans that have been in the works since 2018 to rebuild a popular playground structure in South Haven just got a little more complicated – and expensive.
ST. JOSEPH — Nurses at Corewell Health South will have an easier time paying for higher education thanks to the more than $500,000 raised during a recent gala at Corewell Health Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph.
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
ST. JOSEPH — As the Curious Kids’ Museum works to recover from a July 5 fire, the museum staff and board are proposing to take ownership of the city-owned building.
HARBERT — Harbert restaurant owner Ibrahim Parlak’s legal fight to stay in the U.S. has returned after a court transcriber was unable to understand what he was saying more than 400 times.
ST. JOSEPH — Corewell Health Lakeland Hospital and Corewell Health Niles Hospital achieved an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group, according to a news release from Corewell Health South.
Monday, November 21, 2022
Saturday, November 19, 2022
ST. JOSEPH — U.S. Rep. Fred Upton on Friday applauded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for awarding the emergency dredging contract to clear the St. Joseph Harbor.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — The Leadership Accelerator Program at Lake Michigan College is now accepting applications for the Leadership Accelerator Academy to begin on Jan. 26, 2023.
Friday, November 18, 2022
COVERT — Holtec International’s bid to restart Palisades Nuclear Power Plant has been rejected, ending any hopes of bringing the plant back online.
ST. JOSEPH — The Berrien County Board voted Thursday to support a High Water Infrastructure Grant application for money to address flooding problems on Anchors Way in the city of St. Joseph.
ST. JOSEPH — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded an emergency dredge contract to King Co. of Holland to clear a channel through the shoal in the St. Joseph Harbor, Harbormaster Mike Moran announced Thursday.
SOUTH HAVEN — With $7.8 million in upgrades nearly completed on outdoor athletic facilities in the South Haven Public School District, officials are ready to renovate three elementary schools.
BENTON HARBOR — The partnership between the Twin Cities Transportation Authority and the University of Michigan to improve public transportation in the Benton Harbor region is continuing, with the team seeking to hire a smart mobility analyst.