When Dr. H. Clifford Lane, an assistant to Dr. Anthony Fauci, traveled to China a year ago as part of a delegation of scientists studying how the deadly COVID-19 virus had emerged in that country, he found a population determined to confront the disease.
When it comes to buying gasoline, consumers notice when prices go up, especially with this month’s spike in prices due to the extreme cold weather that forced refining capacity in the South to go offline. But consumers don’t always fuel up at gas stations with the cheapest prices, according …
Last week, the COVID-19 pandemic reached a sobering milestone: Its death toll reached 500,000 – eclipsing the number of Americans who died while serving in World War II, World War I and the Vietnam War, combined.
HOLLAND — With many families struggling because of the economic impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Hope College officials have decided to hold tuition, room and board at the same level during 2021-22 as during the current academic year. The move is also a step forward toward the college…
PAW PAW — Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department’s narcotics unit wrapped up its year-end Red Med disposal program for 2020 and has recorded more than 1,900 pounds of unused medication, which was destroyed after being dropped off at Red Med disposal boxes placed at locations throughout Van Bu…
KALAMAZOO — The LIFT Foundation recently received a grant from the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation. These funds will be used in LIFT Foundation’s efforts toward housing persons experiencing homelessness in affordable housing in the Kalamazoo community.
State Rep. Beth Griffin, R-Mattawan has been appointed to serve as chair of the Workforce, Trades and Talent committee for the House’s 2021-22 session. The committee will be focused on developing policies to assist workforce development and job creation.
ALLEGAN — Free COVID-19 testing is being offered in Allegan County in March. The test, which is not an antibody test, is available to individuals of any age, regardless of symptoms. Individuals less than the age of 18 will need parent/guardian consent. People seeking a test do not have to br…
BENTON HARBOR — With more than 1,600 available jobs in Southwest Michigan, Michigan Works Berrien, Cass Van Buren is beginning to offer a series of virtual hiring events to link job applicants with employers.
While contractors work to finish the new Bronson South Haven Hospital in time for its opening in April, ground was broken this month for a new building on the hospital campus that will be home to Bronson Wound Center & Hyperbaric Medicine and Bronson Surgical Services.
Thanks to two federal grants and the generosity of a business owner, plans will proceed this fall for construction of a bike path along a heavily trafficked portion of Phoenix Street and resurfacing of the road from 73rd Street to 71-1/2 Street.
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, with students still learning online and parents working from home, municipal leaders in the South Haven area are painfully aware of the need for reliable internet service.
SOUTH HAVEN — Voters in the South Haven school district will decide this spring whether to approve a $34.85 million bond issue to make a wide variety of building and athletic facility improvements.
Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) snowplows now will have a personal touch on the department’s interactive Mi Drive map. Inspired in part by TrafficScotland.org, MDOT has started giving snowplows unique and creative names on the Mi Drive map. Current names include Plowasaurus Rex,…
After 34 years of service with South Haven Area Emergency Services, Steve (Torpedo) Jones has retired. He started his career with Covert Fire Department in 1981, was hired by South Haven Fire Department in August, 1986 and continued his career with South Haven Area Emergency Services Authori…
State Sen. Aric Nesbitt has introduced legislation that seeks to improve access to reliable broadband internet by increasing incentives for expanding broadband infrastructure in underserved and unserved areas.
With wintry weather finally arriving in Southwest Michigan, the Van Buren County Road Commission is reminding people not to “crowd the plow.”
Mittens are as much a part of a Michigan winter as baseball, hot dogs and apple pie are to America. If you don’t think so, drive by the South Haven Center for the Arts.
BENTON HARBOR — Lake Michigan College is partnering with the state for the new Michigan Reconnect scholarship program unveiled this month by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
The Greater South Haven Area Community Foundation (SHCF) is now accepting grant applications for the 2021 grant award cycle. Area non-profits can submit applications for grant funds towards programs or projects that positively impact the greater South Haven area through education, economic d…
Aris Gallas knows what it’s like to deal with Caring Circle Hospice. When her mother, Cindy, was very ill, Aris turned to Hospice to help care for her mom in her final days.
BANGOR — Officials in Bangor may be overhauling the city’s wastewater system after thousands of gallons of water leaked from it early Tuesday morning last week.
COVID-19-related medical calls and Lake Michigan drownings led to a busy year in 2020 for South Haven Area Emergency Services first responders.