BENTON HARBOR — Adorned in a mask and a black Rieth-Riley cap, Jack Kinney stood in the parking lot of Central Dock on Friday to announce a change that would affect the Benton Harbor waterfront property for years to come.
Thursday, August 13, 2020
SOUTH HAVEN — While some public school districts throughout Southwest Michigan plan to begin the school year with students and teachers returning to the classroom, South Haven Public Schools has made the decision, initially, to begin the school year with only online instruction.
STEVENSVILLE — The Lincoln Township Police Department is advising residents to lock their car doors following multiple unlocked cars being stolen from earlier this week.
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor planning commissioners established a subcommittee Tuesday to look at the city’s recreational marijuana ordinance and set up a timeline with at least three meetings before they are ready to send their recommendations to the city commission.
The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department is participating in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign in the weeks leading up to Labor Day Weekend.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor school board President Joseph Taylor said Tuesday that the Financial Recovery Agreement state officials presented to school board trustees reminds him of past agreements, and he doesn’t like it.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
More than 50,000 homes were left without power Monday night as heavy winds ripped through Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana, which caught the tail end of a powerful derecho storm that swept across the Midwest.
ST. JOSEPH — St. Joseph commissioners got what they asked for when gauging the public Monday night about whether the city should allow a Black Lives Matter street mural to be painted on Stadium Drive next to St. Joseph High School.
SOUTH HAVEN — With so many summertime event and activities canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, it came as a surprise at the start of August to hear the sound of a drum cadence.
WATERVLIET — Watervliet Public Schools students will continue to have access to free breakfast and lunch every day for the next four years.
Sunday, August 09, 2020
Saturday, August 08, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — This week’s declaration of racism as a public health crisis in Michigan complements work being already done by local health officials to improve the health outcomes of people of color.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Though Berrien County’s COVID-19 numbers continued to plateau this week, local health officials are still warning of community spread of the virus.
ST. JOSEPH — While a witness was testifying in Berrien County Trial Court Chief Judge Mabel Mayfield’s courtroom recently, his cellphone started to ring.
SOUTH HAVEN — For the past eight years, the South Haven Steelheaders, American Legion and Operation Injured Soldiers have teamed up to take veterans, injured in war, out on Lake Michigan for a day of fishing as part of the annual Salute to Veterans celebration.
Friday, August 07, 2020
ST. JOSEPH — United Way of Southwest Michigan announced Wednesday its plans to consolidate its Paw Paw office, formerly the office of Van Buren County United Way, into the organization’s main office in St. Joseph, which will serve as the operations hub for the three counties the organization…
Thursday, August 06, 2020
BENTON HARBOR — Organizers of the Black Lives Matter street mural in Benton Harbor said that their message of stopping the violence is even more important in light of the triple shooting in Benton Harbor on Tuesday afternoon.
BENTON HARBOR — Police in Benton Harbor are investigating a triple-shooting on Tuesday that left two of the victims in critical condition. Their names have not been released.
NILES — Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey said Wednesday an internal investigation is underway after a Facebook Live video surfaced Tuesday that captured a sheriff’s deputy “physically arresting” a woman in Niles.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — The Berrien County Health Department has taken steps to add to its COVID-19 response efforts even more.
COVERT — It looks like former Covert Township Supervisor Barbara Rose will be seated once again on the township board, though in a different capacity.
Wednesday, August 05, 2020
KALAMAZOO — State Rep. Jon Hoadley won a nail-biter in Tuesday’s primary, securing the Democratic nomination for the 6th Congressional District and the right to face longtime Congressman Fred Upton.
ST. JOSEPH — In a race that was tight to the finish, Republican challenger Julie Wuerfel unseated incumbent Berrien County 6th District Commissioner Chris Heugel, based on unofficial results from Tuesday’s primary election.
BENTON HARBOR — Some students attending Benton Harbor Area Schools will return to class this fall 100 percent virtually, while others will have a mixture of in-person and online activities.
WATERVLIET — Incumbent 79th District state House Rep. Pauline Wendzel declared victory late Tuesday night over Republican challenger Jacquie Gnodtke-Blackwell in a lopsided primary contest.
Berrien County Treasurer Shelly Weich appeared to be well on her way Tuesday to winning the Republican primary for the seat at press time, although she said she would not comment until all of the votes were in.
ST. JOSEPH — Republican Bruce Gorenflo was well on his way to winning his race late Tuesday for the right to run in November for Berrien County’s 5th District County Board seat.