BENTON HARBOR — When Derek Knuth graduated from Ann Arbor’s Concordia University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, he wanted to work with youth.
Monday, June 24, 2019
ST. JOSEPH — Census mini-grants are being made available to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, school or government agencies, and religious organizations in Berrien County.
Sunday, June 23, 2019
BENTON HARBOR — Governor Gretchen Whitmer invited Benton Harbor school board trustees to meet with her Wednesday to discuss the future of Benton Harbor High School.
BERRIEN SPRINGS — Thursday’s Berrien Springs school board meeting featured the return of a familiar face. Former Superintendent Jim Bermingham came back to outline details of a new agreement between his company and the district to run several of the district’s off-campus alternative educatio…
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Saturday, June 22, 2019
BERRIEN SPRINGS — Berrien Springs school board members remain very pleased with the performance of Superintendent Dave Eichberg, voting Thursday to give Eichberg a salary increase and salary extension.
CASSOPOLIS — Two Cass County government buildings were evacuated Friday morning after a bomb threat was called in. Staff and visitors were kept out of the building for nearly three hours before the all clear was given.
BENTON HARBOR — A portion of Main Street in Benton Harbor is flooded and could remain that way for weeks, leading engineers from the Michigan Department of Transportation to look for a “long-term temporary solution,” MDOT spokesman Nick Schirripa said.
DOWAGIAC — A South Bend resident faces several number of charges after allegedly causing an accident and then leaving the scene, only to be tracked down later by Dowagiac city police.
CASSOPOLIS — The dangers and destructiveness of gambling were on display again Friday during the sentencing of Michigan State Police trooper Jesse Binns on an embezzlement-related charge.
Friday, June 21, 2019
ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County Prosecutor Michael Sepic is asking the Board of Commissioners to approve a new position in his office to handle the increased workload he said they have experienced since the introduction of the public defender’s office.
ST. JOSEPH — The Berrien County Democratic Party is trying to boost efforts to get high-speed broadband internet service to residents through a resolution urging the Board of Commissioners to take action on the issue.
ST. JOSEPH — In 2001 some area veterans developed a video presentation teachers could use to educate children about the sacrifices made by those who served their country during wartime.
GENEVA TOWNSHIP — Police say a Covert man faces multiple criminal charges after leading police on a high-speed chase on a stolen motorcycle on Wednesday evening.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
BENTON HARBOR — Carley and Matthew Harper spent their workday patching and painting walls at an Emergency Shelter Services building in Benton Harbor on Wednesday.
ST. JOSEPH — A 24-year tradition continues this Saturday at Upton Middle School in St. Joseph. The Berrien County Relay for Life fundraiser and walk kicks off at 10 a.m. and runs through midnight.
HARBERT — Cherry Beach in Chikaming Township has been closed until further notice by the Berrien County Health Department because of high levels of E. coli contamination, caused by a sewer line break.
DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Board of Education has chosen Jonathon Whan as the district’s new superintendent. Whan, now the superintendent of the Grant, Mich. school district, was one of three finalists interviewed Monday night.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
SOUTH HAVEN — Several years ago South Haven developer Randy Locker pitched the idea of renovating the former Save-a-Lot grocery store near downtown into a brewpub. But one hurdle stood in his way – a neighboring house of worship exercised its right to oppose the issuance of a Class C liquor …
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Benton Township trustees are in the process of opting into a state law to allow medical marijuana facilities in the township.
EAU CLAIRE — Could a hemp festival be coming to the village of Eau Claire over Labor Day weekend? Local resident Rick Anstiss certainly hopes so. He brought his festival plans to the Eau Claire Village Council Monday night.
DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College board members have approved a conservative budget for the 2019-20 year that expects flat enrollment and a small increase in state aid.
WATERVLIET — Township trustees unanimously approved a medical marijuana ordinance Monday evening, clearing the way for potential growers and sellers to set up operations in the township – after they complete the permitting process.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
ST. JOSEPH — A tearful Sarah Kurtz turned to face her victims Monday in a Berrien County courtroom and apologized to them, then apologized to her family and friends also in the courtroom.
ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph city commissioners on Monday approved two tax incentive packages for commercial office rehab projects, and said they want to build a better system for considering such requests.