THREE OAKS — The Three Oaks Flag Day 5K was back at full strength for 2021 on Saturday, June 12.
THREE OAKS — The Three Oaks Village Council during its June 9 regular meeting approved increasing the number of “Marihuana Retailers” that can be authorized under Ordinance 222 from one to two.
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…
THREE OAKS — The River Valley Board of Education on June 14 named Andrea van Der Laan the district’s interim superintendent while setting the schedule for the process of hiring a new leader for the district.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Area Schools granted tenure to three teachers while adding a new instructor and two new varsity coaches during its June 14 regular meeting.
HARBERT — There was a presentation on possible future plans for the River Valley School Distric during the June 10 meeting of the Chikaming Township Board.
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.
BRIDGMAN — Members of the Bridgman High School Class of 2021 were praised, celebrated, and given advice to go with their diplomas during a June 6 outdoor ceremony at the football field.
NEW BUFFALO — Things were looking up in many ways for members of the New Buffalo High School Class of 2021 during a commencement ceremony held at the district’s Sportsplex on the evening of Saturday, June 5.
RIVER VALLEY — The River Valley High School Class of 2021 graduated in front of a full house at the district’s football field on the afternoon of Sunday, June 6.
THREE OAKS — The Three Oaks Village Planning Commission on June 1 approved Special Land Use requests and Site Plan Reviews for four potential marijuana-related businesses.
ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Crosby and his K-9 partner Blek (pronounced Blue) were recently honored by their peers from all over the nation.
UNION PIER — A whole new Union Pier was celebrated during a Friday, May 28, ribbon-cutting ceremony at the intersection of Red Arrow Highway and Town Line Road.
THREE OAKS — The River Valley Board of Education accepted the resignation of Superintendent Douglas Scott Bojanich during a May 26 special meeting.
HARBERT — The River Valley Garden Club’s annual Plant Sale returned to Harbert Community Park on Saturday, May 22, after taking 2020 off due to the coronavirus pandemic.
ST. JOSEPH — Switching 50 police, fire and emergency services agencies from Berrien County’s VHF public safety radio system to 800 megahertz is no small task and has been in the works for almost two decades.
THREE OAKS — The River Valley Board of Education chose a new Middle/High School principal from the district’s current staff during its Monday, May 24, regular meeting.
HARBERT — The Chikaming Township Park Board held a May 10 special meeting to discuss (and hear pubic comments) related to proposed enhancements to Harbert Community Park.
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…
THREE OAKS — Three Oaks artists and artisans, sellers of goods and services, and supporters of the community have formed a new organization to promote their ventures and the village: the Three Oaks Makers & Merchants Alliance.
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).
THREE OAKS — Supervisor George Mangold announced during the May 10 meeting of the Three Oaks Township Board that he had signed a Special Land Use (SLU) application necessary for the sale of the Enterprise Park property to Farnan Farms, LLC, to move forward.
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.
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.
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.
BRIDGMAN — The Bridgman City Council approved designating a portion of the downtown area as a social district (pending approval by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission) during its May 3 regular meeting.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Area Schools Board of Education on May 10 approved bids for the construction of a new STEAM Building and Recreation Site adjacent to the Middle/High School.
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…
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.
STEVENSVILLE — Police are still in search of the suspect who assaulted a woman last month on a nature path at Grand Mere State Park in Lincoln Township.
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…
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.
NEW BUFFALO — New Buffalo Athletic Director Matt Johnson made a presentation on the district’s athletics program during the New Buffalo Area Schools Board of Education’s April 26 meeting.
ST. JOSEPH — Two people were taken into custody after a driver led police on an hour-long chase through several townships and cities Wednesday, April 28.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Roughly another 10,000 Berrien County residents need to get their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine before the county reaches 55 percent vaccinated, local health officials said Tuesday, May 4.
ST. JOSEPH — Area Edgewater Bank branches began operating as United Federal Credit Union branches starting Monday, May 3.
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.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo City Council on April 19 tabled taking action on a proposal to sell city land to the New Buffalo Area Schools its Building Trades Program.
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.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo City Planning Commission approved sending recommendations related to the ongoing process of devising new short-term rental rules to the City Council during an April 20 special meeting.
ST. JOSEPH — Thousands of rural Berrien County homes and businesses will soon have access to high-speed internet thanks to various state and federal grants.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — The Berrien County Health Department announced Monday, April 26, it will resume the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
THREE OAKS — The River Valley Board of Education voted 7-0 to terminate the employment of Chikaming Elementary Principal Heidi Clark in the early moments of Tuesday, April 20, after a lengthy hearing involving multiple attorneys and witnesses that began more than five hours earlier.
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…