The little dachshund mix Gus is attached to me like a freckle, having trained me to take him everywhere. If I left him at home without wife Kathy there, Gus would poop and pee in grand fashion. It didn’t matter if we put him in a crate, either. So he got his way, and now goes pretty much eve…

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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Berrien Springs seeks golf, wrestling coaches

Friday, July 03, 2020

Mike Mahler sent in a nice photo of a male Bell’s vireo, taken on June 4 near the Renaissance Athletic Club located off Graham Avenue in Benton Harbor.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

One of the enduring Lake Michigan fishing snapshots stuck in my brain is from about 15 years ago.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

A bobcat has been roaming the east side of Niles since April, and seen as recently as the middle of this month.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Harbor Country Hikers to resume activity

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Niles to join Wolverine Conference

Saturday, June 13, 2020

One of the cool things about being an older bass angler is seeing how certain lures fall out of popular use but then make a resurgence.

Saturday, June 06, 2020

Young male orchard orioles in their first year of life appear strikingly different than adult males which have reached one year of age and have molted into adult plumage. Because the young male orchard oriole appears so drastically different than the adult male, it causes confusion for many …

The Michigan High School Athletic Association has updated its guidelines for reopening of school sports based on the lifting of the state’s stay-at-home order.

Adams records his first ace

Saturday, May 30, 2020
Friday, May 29, 2020

Back in 1940, 16-year-old Jim Houston fibbed that he was 18 and got a job with the Paw Paw Lure Co., which was in a building in the town of Paw Paw where a Biggby Coffee franchise stands today. Two years later, when he really was 18, Jim joined the Navy and served in World War II. After the …

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Two bald eagles are nesting near the banks of the St. Joseph River, at Berrien Hills Golf Course in St. Joseph Township.

Friday, May 22, 2020
Friday, May 15, 2020

Due to the cancellation of the spring sports season due to COVID-19 concerns, the athletic directors of the Berrien-Cass-St. Joseph Conference sought to provide recognition to their spring sports athletes by recognizing them as BCS All-Conference in their respective sports.

Saturday, May 09, 2020
Thursday, May 07, 2020

Chalmers cards ace at Pebblewood

Wednesday, May 06, 2020
Saturday, May 02, 2020

Art Huey is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet and a pretty good bass fisherman, even though he still uses push-button Zebco reels, which most bass anglers stop using around age 9.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Pat Conrad of Lincoln Township captured a rare daytime image of a barred owl on April 14 which landed in her backyard.

Kayak fishing on Southwest Michigan lakes has been enormously pleasant this spring without jet-skis and yay-hoos in bass boats trying to see how fast they can go.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Classifications for Michigan High School Athletic Association elections and postseason tournaments for the 2020-21 school year have been announced – including football divisions determined preseason for the first time since 1998 – and with enrollment breaks for postseason tournaments posted …

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Several large flocks of American white pelicans have been reported in the region over the last couple of weeks, including one flock on April 11 numbering between 70 to 80 individuals seen over Shoreham, as reported by Peter Plikaitis.

If you’ve read this column over the last four years or so, you’ve seen frequent mentions of the “Ned rig.”

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan released its academic all-State teams and several area basketball teams were named. Teams with a weighted team GPA of 3.0 or higher were recognized as academic all-state.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Great horned owls have returned to a nest in Baroda that has been in used over the course of the last several nesting seasons.

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Jerry Schaffer left a lasting impact on basketball in River Valley and throughout Southwest Michigan.

Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Saturday, April 04, 2020

Anyone who signed up to compete in the Sarett Spring Stampede can still head to Sarett Nature Center on April 11 as planned, run or walk the five-kilometer course, and get their race shirt and participation medal.

It’s a comforting feeling to know that despite the fact our lives have been turned upside down lately, spring is still upon us and life is renewing itself.

I’ll admit that I was one of the coronavirus skeptics when it first started making headlines about a month ago. It seemed like another one of those things that Democrats could use to attack President Trump and that the national media could use to scare everyone into watching the news.

Berrien County Sportsman’s Club

The Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference released its all-conference selections for winter sports recently, and several Lakeshore and St. Joseph athletes made the cut.

Friday, April 03, 2020

Michigan Lutheran girls basketball standout Mara Rugen’s season may have been cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn’t mean her exploits went unnoticed by opposing coaches and players.

Thursday, April 02, 2020
Wednesday, April 01, 2020

The Rotary Club of St. Joseph-Benton Harbor announced on Tuesday that it has canceled its annual track meet, which was scheduled for May 1 at St. Joseph High School, due to coronavirus concerns.