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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…

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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…

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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…

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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NEW BUFFALO – Hilary Cunningham was hired by the New Buffalo Area Schools as it’s new school social worker during a brief meeting Monday, Dec. 23.