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THREE OAKS – The Three Oaks Flag Day Parade celebrated 69 years on Sunday, June 13, with a 100-plus unit extravaganza that delighted a massive crowd of onlookers with everything from flag-bearing veterans (complete with honor guards firing salutes) and crowned community royalty, the Marching…

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NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo City Council during a June 2 special meeting officially opposed a pair of bills in the Michigan Legislature (House Bill 4722 and Senate Bill 446) that would affect the regulation of short-term rentals.

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Memorial Day ceremonies and parades were held throughout the area to remember Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of their country.

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NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo City Council during its May 17 meeting approved a second reading of a draft “Ordinance to amend Chapter 11 of the New Buffalo City Code of Ordinances to provide an efficient procedure for revoking rental permits and make other modifications allowing more effecti…

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NEW BUFFALO — The long-running quest for additional parking and restrooms in downtown New Buffalo, along with plans to resume Thursday Farmers Markets there, were discussed during the May 13 meeting of the city’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA).

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NEW BUFFALO — The 2021 New Buffalo High School Prom began on May 15 with an early evening “Red Carpet” event held for New Buffalo High School Prom-goers (and their parents/relatives) at the football field. The ensuing Prom took place at the Goldberry Woods Bed & Breakfast in Union Pier.

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HARBERT — Members of the Chikaming Township Board voted unanimously during their May 13 meeting to deny a request from the Park Board to allow dogs on the township’s Cherry Beach and Harbert Road road-end lake access on a temporary basis through Sept. 30.

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THREE OAKS — The Three Oaks Village Council received some good news on its sewage treatment lagoons during its May 12 regular meeting, and later approved a study to investigate the possibility of joining a regional sewage treatment district.

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Both Bridgman High School and River Valley High School held their 2021 proms on Saturday, May 8.

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THREE OAKS — The Three Oaks Planning Commission on May 4 approved a special land use permit and preliminary site plan review for an applicant hoping to establish an adult-use retail marijuana business in the village, and discussed details of another applicant’s plans before moving considerat…

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ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County commissioners have long suspected the Federal Communications Commission maps showing that high speed internet is available in 95 percent of the county’s homes were inaccurate.

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NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo City Council during a May 3 special meeting approved a first reading of a proposed amendment to Chapter of 11 of the city’s Code of Ordinances “to provide an efficient procedure for revoking rental permits and make other modifications allowing more effective reg…

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LAKESIDE — Police are seeking charges against a 66-year-old man who they say crashed a car they believe was stolen from a rental company in Farmington.

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THREE OAKS — During an April 21 special meeting focused on the subject of former Chikaming Elementary Principal Heidi Clark’s status as a tenured teacher in the River Valley school district, the River Valley Board of Education voted 4-3 to dismiss taking action to revoke that tenure.

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ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County 911 Dispatcher Tyler Prenkert was named the county’s 911 Telecommunicator of the Year on April 15, in part due to his quick thinking to help save the life of a New Buffalo woman in December.

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Nearly 400 communities in Michigan are located in coastal areas. Two of those areas in Southwest Michigan – Chikaming Township and South Haven – are part of a two-year Michigan State University study that will detail how erosion and changing weather patterns are changing Michigan’s shoreline…