NEW BUFFALO — Diners attending the ninth New Buffalo High School Empty Bowls Dinner on Friday, Feb. 21, got to enjoy home cooking while taking home a student-made souvenir.
THREE OAKS – Members of the Three Oaks Township Board voted 3-0 during a Feb. 19 special meeting to accept a tentative offer of $15,000 from the Board of The Region of Three Oaks Museum (TROTOM) to purchase the historic 1866 old township hall building at 8 E. Linden Street pending the receip…
HARBERT — Nearly two years after Ibrahim Parlak was granted safe haven in the U.S., the Turkish native is again being brought back to appellate court.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo City Council was fit to be tied when it came to saying yes or no to a trial “road diet” on portions of U.S. 12 starting this spring.
NEW BUFFALO — The newest Berrien Bus pilot program was introduced to the New Buffalo Township Board by Evan Smith, Berrien County transportation and planning coordinator, during its Feb. 18 meeting.
NEW BUFFALO — Starting in the spring of 2020, big changes are coming to the intersection of Red Arrow Highway and Town Line Avenue/Union Pier Road along with surrounding areas in Union Pier.
HARBERT – It was announced during the Feb. 13 meeting of the Chikaming Township Board that the Berrien County Road Department will do work on 8.01 miles of roads in the township this year at an estimated cost of $638,302.
THREE OAKS — Although day-to-day operations at the Three Oaks sewer lagoons are going smoothly, the village’s water and sewer woes were still at the center of several issues during the Feb. 12 Village Council meeting (chaired by Mayor Pro-Tem Steve Graziano).
ST. JOSEPH — A young woman told a Berrien County judge Tuesday, Feb. 11, that she did not tell anyone her driving instructor was sexually assaulting her because she was ashamed and shocked and had shut down emotionally. She said she was afraid and felt trapped.
THREE OAKS – With the end of a five-year contract with Bay City-based Campbell Auditing CPA ending and an April 1 start of the 2020-21 fiscal year, it was the consensus of the members of the Three Oaks Township Board during their Feb. 10 monthly meeting to seek the services of another auditi…
ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County commissioners on Thursday, Feb. 13, unanimously reaffirmed their commitment to the U.S. Constitution, especially the Second Amendment.
NEW BUFFALO – Safety features are high on the list of options for a new bus approved for purchase by the New Buffalo Area Schools Board of Education on Monday, Feb. 10.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Shoreline Alliance (NBSA) provided this update on Feb. 11: Near record high water level continues to cause problems all along the Michigan coastline. Though the primary problem with the loss of beach in New Buffalo is the federal breakwater which has caused the …
STEVENSVILLE — Dozens of people, many of them wearing wacky costumes, jumped into a pool full of frigid water in downtown Stevensville on the afternoon of Saturday, Feb. 1.
NEW BUFFALO — After an extensive multi-state search, The Pokagon Fund’s (TPF) Board of Directors has named Dan Petersen as the organization’s third full-time executive director, effective February 3, 2020.
BRIDGMAN — The Bridgman City Council heard an update on the repair of three “gushers” in the city’s sewer system during a brief routine meeting on Monday, Feb. 3.
BRIDGMAN — The Bridgman schools closed and cancelled after-school activities from Thursday evening, Jan. 30, through 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, due to a high number of students with “influenza like illness,” Superintendent Shane Peters said.
NEW BUFFALO – Lubke Road in New Buffalo Township will remain closed between U.S. 12 and Sand Road through February, according to the Berrien County Road Department.
HARBERT – Sadness permeated the River Valley Senior Center last week as the news was given to the members of the staff and visitors to the facility that the body of “Chance,” the dog that was the longtime friendly mascot and greeter there, had been found.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo City Council OK’d a preliminary settlement agreement with Roger’s Wrecker Service, cleared the way for a March 7 St. Patrick’s Day Parade, began planning to mitigate flooding near the public beach, and approved a plan to protect the water system intake facility …
THREE OAKS – Three Oaks’ search for a new village manager will continue after the candidate unanimously selected by the council on Wednesday, Jan.22, declined the position on Saturday, Jan. 24.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo City Police Department released the following information on a Jeep that was removed from the Galien River near New Buffalo's public beach by Roger's Wrecker Service on the morning of Saturday, Jan, 18:
NILES — Southwest Michigan saw its first legal recreational marijuana sales Thursday morning, Jan. 23, and judging from the line and the enthusiasm of buyers, demand for the once-illegal product is strong.
NEW BUFFALO — A preliminary site plan and rezoning for a 210-unit planned unit development at 19701 Kluver Road (between Whittaker Woods Golf Course and the state line) was approved by the New Buffalo Township Board before a full house on Tuesday, Jan. 21.
BRIDGMAN — Following a brief public hearing, the Bridgman City Council approved its five-year Parks and Recreation Plan during the Monday, Jan. 20, regular meeting.
NEW BUFFALO — Lubke Road, a popular route to New Buffalo Elementary School or way to avoid downtown New Buffalo traffic, is closed to through traffic between U.S. 12 and Sand Road until further notice. High water from a nearby stream washed out a portion of the roadway just east of Spring St…
NEW BUFFALO — Three projects to watch in the coming year were reviewed by the New Buffalo Area Schools Board of Education during its Monday, Jan. 12, meeting.
NILES — The Monday, Jan. 13, sentencing of Buchanan resident Dub Collins for the August crash that killed four people featured talk of both justice and redemption from relatives and friends of those who died. For his part, Collins said he would give anything to act differently that day.
NEW BUFFALO — The effort to protect the Warwick Shores Condominium units closest to the eroding shoreline of Lake Michigan is well under way, but it’s far from over.
THREE OAKS – The search for a new Three Oaks Village Manager began with three finalists interviewed on Wednesday, Jan. 8, with another two interviews scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 15, beginning at 6 p.m.
NEW BUFFALO — Due to historically high waters levels on Lake Michigan, the city of New Buffalo has taken action to remove docks at its municipal marina to avoid damage over the winter.
HARBERT – Following Jan. 9 presentations by Park Board Chairperson Deborah Hall-Kayler and Vice Chair Arthur Anderson, the Chikaming Township Board voted unanimously to approve the Park Board’s Five-Year Plan that will act as a guideline for actions during 2020-2025.
HARBERT — A sunset celebration of the successful effort to more than double the size of Chikaming Township’s Cherry Beach property was held at the site on a balmy Dec. 26.
BRIDGMAN – During its annual year-in-review meeting Monday, Jan. 6, the Bridgman City Council went over two programs that will probably hit the headlines during the coming year.
ST. JOSEPH — The preliminary hearing for a former driving instructor and school bus driver accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl has been adjourned while lawyers gather more evidence.
MICHIGAN CITY – A man who led police on a chase in a stolen vehicle, was later caught and bitten by a police dog after running away from, the car in Michigan City, according to authorities.