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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Berrien County schools have seen more than a 50 percent decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases in students and staff since the Berrien County Health Department implemented its mask mandate in educational settings, health officials reported Wednesday.

Southwest Michigan is slated to receive millions of dollars from the state’s budget that was approved Wednesday, with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer expected to sign it before Oct. 1, when the state’s 2022 fiscal year begins.

ST. JOSEPH — A person’s brain is not fully developed until the age of 25, and Allan Martin’s brain was not fully developed when he murdered a man in 1996, an expert in adolescent cognitive brain development testified Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

ST. JOSEPH — An emergency motion for a temporary restraining order against the Berrien County Health Department’s mask mandate in pre-K to 12th grade education settings was denied last week by Berrien County Trial Court Judge Dennis Wiley.

SOUTH HAVEN — The marquee at the entrance to South Haven High School will get a new look this fall when a community-driven beautification group takes on the task of sprucing up the grounds around the large sign.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

SOUTH HAVEN — If preliminary enrollment counts hold true, South Haven Public Schools will see an increase in the number of students this fall.

Monday, September 20, 2021
Saturday, September 18, 2021

STEVENSVILLE — Blendco LLC’s name will never be on the grocery store shelf, but its product is in many of the commercial pet foods dog and cat owners buy, Director of Operations Matthew Burian said.

BENTON TOWNSHIP — The Benton Township Police Department is investigating two fights that occurred earlier this week at Fair Plain Middle School in Benton Township.

Man hurt in motorcycle crash

Michigan Works honors talent development leader

Friday, September 17, 2021

SOUTH HAVEN — Nearly four years ago, South Haven officials acquired the condemned S.E. Overton factory buildings and ordered their demolition with the hope of one day creating space for something that has become scarce in the city – affordable housing.

MILLBURG — Two people were seriously injured Wednesday night when a car police believe was traveling more than 100 mph crashed into a utility pole in Bainbridge Township.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

DOWAGIAC — After more than 20 years of fundraising and hard work by volunteers, the $1 million restoration of the Old Rugged Cross Church will be celebrated with a dedication ceremony.

PAW PAW — With the support of Market Van Buren economic development group, Paw Paw Township has landed a $57,600 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to explore the possibility of rerouting trucks away from downtown Paw Paw through the development of an industrial road.