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 – The beloved dog named “Chance” that has been the longtime mascot and greeter at the River Valley Senior Center in Harbert went missing from the facility on the morning of Friday, Jan. 3, and has not been seen since that time despite searches that have been conducted in Harbor Count…
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.
ST. JOSEPH — Anthony DePalma told a Berrien County judge Dec. 11 that his teenage rebellion was stupid and that he wished he had listened to his mother when she tried to get him help.
THREE OAKS — The Three Oaks Village Council is scheduled to interview three finalists for the position of village manager during its Jan. 8 regular meeting.
BRIDGMAN — Bridgman Public Schools awarded its superintendent a three-year contract extension after he recently received a favorable review.
THREE OAKS — A fire inside a pole building at Lakeshore Recycling and Disposal’s 8740 U. S. 12 property on Saturday, Dec. 21, destroyed a 60- by 25-foot shop building and its contents including a garbage truck and a forklift.
HARBERT — Severe erosion problems continuing to plague the township’s two beaches and five road end lake accesses as well as lakefront property owners was the main topic of conversation during the Dec. 16 Chikaming Township Park Board meeting.
BRIDGMAN — Tragedy was averted when the Baroda-Lake Township police chief and a Lake Township fire captain responded to a rollover accident and saved the driver from drowning in a flooded ditch on Dec. 14.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Shoreline Alliance announced in a press release that New Buffalo elected officials including Berrien County Commissioner Ezra Scott and New Buffalo Township Supervisor Michelle Heit, along with Shoreline Alliance President Ted Grzywacz, met with high level Wash…
THREE OAKS – Although the Marijuana Committee’s report was not discussed during the meeting, the Three Oaks Village Council’s Dec. 11 meeting began and ended with differing views on the subject.
HARBERT – Enthusiasm and gratitude were in no short supply during the Dec. 12 meeting of the Chikaming Township Board as supervisor David Bunte announced the good news — the Cherry Beach Project’s second attempt at securing a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant providing 60 percent o…
THREE OAKS – The members of the Three Oaks Township Board during their Dec. 9 meeting conducted a review of their budget at the third quarter mark of the 2019-2020 fiscal year that ends on March 31, and they found the budget to be in good fiscal shape with the one exception of above normal e…
NEW BUFFALO – Approval of a rezoning and approval of a preliminary site plan for a planned unit development at 19701 Kluver Road (between Whittaker Woods Golf Course and the state line) was tabled by the New Buffalo Township Board following a 70-minute public hearing on Monday, Dec. 16.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo City Council on Dec. 16 approved a special use permit for the Niles-based YMCA of Southwest Michigan to provide day care services in the former St. Mary of the Lake School building at 704 W. Merchant St.
HARBERT — The Dec. 2 meeting of the Chikaming Township Park Board began on a somber note with a moment of silence in memory of Kirk Schrader, a longtime and highly valued Chikaming Township employee and the late husband of Park Board member Janet Schrader.
NEW BUFFALO — Citizens of New Buffalo got to put their two cents in (and then some) during a Dec. 5 Waterfront Master Plan Design Charette session held in City Hall (a charette is defined as a meeting in which all stakeholders in a project attempt to resolve conflicts and map solutions).
NEW BUFFALO — Raising funds through both taxes and grants was the order of business for the New Buffalo Area Schools Board of Education on Monday, Dec. 9.
BARODA — The fate of the NIMBY Pond in Baroda Township could be decided at a Township Planning Commission meeting on Jan. 13, the Baroda Township Board heard on DATE.
NEW BUFFALO — The Pokagon Fund has approved grants to the River Valley School District and the New Buffalo Area Schools to support in-school mental health counseling.
ST. JOSEPH — The Berrien County Board of Commissioners is asking Michigan’s governor to consider declaring the 3,288 miles of the state’s shoreline a disaster area, due to high water and erosion, and to seek federal aid to assist paying for damages.
BRIDGMAN — “Welcome all to your newly created space, your Bridgman Public Library,” said new Library Director Dennis Kreps during a Friday, Nov. 22, open house. “I am pleased as punch to see so many folks here tonight.”
BRIDGMAN – Bridgman Police Chief Daniel Unruh presented Letters of Commendation to Officer Jonathon Foster and Sergeant Tom LaVanway for their professional response during recent incidents.