HARBERT — About 60 people joined in the process of determining what the new “streetscape” design along Red Arrow Highway in Harbert will be during a Sept. 15 “charette” session held in the Harbert Community Park pavilion.
NEW BUFFALO — The multi-faceted, long-running and contentious issue of how to deal with short-term rental properties drew dozens of public comments and moments of spirited debate over the course of three New Buffalo city meetings as members of the Planning Commission and City Council wrestle…
ST. JOSEPH — An emergency motion for a temporary restraining order against the Berrien County Health Department’s mask mandate in pre-K to 12th grade education settings was denied last week by Berrien County Trial Court Judge Dennis Wiley.
THREE OAKS — Three Oaks Township Supervisor George Mangold, during the Sept. 13 meeting of the Township Board, announced the results of a speed study for south sections of Three Oaks Road that had been requested by the township and was done by the Berrien County Road Department (BCRD).
THREE OAKS — The Three Oaks Village Council will be busy dealing with applications for marijuana-related business licenses during the month of October.
The 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were commemorated through local ceremonies such as one held at New Buffalo Township's Memorial Park (where a steel beam from the World Trade Center is located) and during a Red Arrow Raiders home football game played at River …
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Downtown Development Authority discussed a wide range of topics related to the city’s downtown area and lakefront during its Sept. 9 quarterly meeting.
HARBERT – After discussion on the pros and cons of accepting a land donation to the township by Alan Witt for a dedicated park space at the corner of Isobel and Berrien Streets in Union Pier during the September 9 meeting of the Chikaming Township Board, a motion to send the proposal to the …
ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County commissioners may have no authority over the health department’s face mask mandate in schools, but that doesn’t mean they agree with the order.
ST. JOSEPH — Two Berrien County commissioners told more than 100 protesters Thursday, Sept. 9, that they planned to introduce resolutions the next week rescinding support for the health department’s COVID-19 response and call for a vote of no confidence.
THREE RIVERS — Former President Donald Trump endorsed State Rep. Steve Carra for the 6th Congressional District, against incumbent U.S. Rep. Fred Upton on Tuesday, Sept. 7.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo City Council on Aug. 31 extended the moratorium on the issuance of new short-term rental licenses to Nov. 1, 2021.
BENTON HARBOR — The Berrien County Health Department on Sept. 1 announced it had issued a public health order requiring the use of face masks by individuals in pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 indoor educational settings, regardless of vaccination status to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
HARBERT — One person is dead and another hospitalized with serious injuries following a two-vehicle crash in Warren Roods Road near Prairie Road.
THREE OAKS — The River Valley Board of Education gained a new superintendent, a middle/high school assistant principal and athletic director, four teachers, and a bus driver during its Aug. 23 regular meeting.
NEW BUFFALO — Sgt. Russ Tillery of the New Buffalo Police Department was recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty in helping to rescue a man from a burning house during the Aug. 23 meeting of the New Buffalo City Council.
HARBERT — Making it safer for people to walk along Red Arrow Highway was on the minds of the almost 100 people who were packed into the Chikaming Township Fire Department’s garage on Aug 19.
ST. JOSEPH — COVID-19 hospitalizations at Spectrum Health Lakeland have risen fourfold over the last month, hospital officials reported Wednesday, Aug. 25.
THREE OAKS — The Three Oaks Township Library has begun to use the “Library Lawn” that is part of a nearly completed Site and Parking Lot Improvement Project while patrons have been taking advantage of the spacious new parking lot located behind the historic Warren Featherbone Building.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Township Board commended Deputy Brittany Garza of the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department’s New Buffalo Township Patrol for rescuing a house fire victim on June 30 during its Aug. 16 regular meeting.
HARBERT – Supervisor David Bunte announced during the Aug. 12 meeting of the Chikaming Township Board that the long-awaited successful end of the Cherry Beach Project was slated to take place on Aug. 18 when the closing papers would be signed.
GRAND BEACH — The Berrien County Sherriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle collision rollover crash with entrapment on West U.S. 12 near Grand Ave. at 4:53 p.m. Aug. 16.
THREE OAKS — Supervisor George Mangold and clerk Liz Zabel reported on the American Recovery Act session they attended at Lake Michigan College on July 21 during the Aug. 9 meeting of the Three Oaks Township Board.
Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties all lost a small portion of their population over the last 10 years, according to U.S. Census data released this week.
THREE OAKS — The River Valley Board of Education voted 7-0 on Monday, Aug. 9, to offer the position of district superintendent to Dr. Steven Disney.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo High School-based Building Trades Program should have plenty of places to build homes in the coming years.
ST. JOSEPH — The Berrien County Emergency Operations Center was activated for the second straight day on Wednesday, Aug. 11, after another round of storms led to more power outages in Southwest Michigan.
NEW BUFFALO — The Aug. 1 New Buffalo Township Public Safety Day was a fun way for children (and adults) to learn about water, fire and other types of safety; for families to pick up school supplies; and for everyone to get an up-close look at the recently opened Public Safety Building/Fire S…
THREE OAKS — The Three Oaks Village Planning Commission approved the final Special Land Use Request and Preliminary Site Plan Approval request related to proposed marijuana businesses during a July 27 special meeting and public hearing.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Police Department has added a new officer, bolstered its leadership team, and is providing more overnight coverage during the busy summer months.
BENTON HARBOR — Berrien County health officials are urging parents of adolescents 12 years and older to have them get the COVID-19 vaccine before the start of the next school year.
UNION PIER — Neighbor by Neighbor is pleased to announce the hiring of Shandaligwa “Shanda” Atterberry as its new social worker starting August 2, 2021.
HARBERT — The transformation of the Little League ball field at Harbert Community Park into an entertainment venue known as the “The Meadow” began on Friday morning, July 23, as a team of volunteers began dismantling the fencing, stands and other hardware surrounding the diamond.
THREE OAKS — The River Valley Board of Education approved hiring Lacy Payne as Elementary Assistant Principal during its July 26 regular meeting.“Last year I was an educator on loan for the county as a literacy coach for both Three Oaks Elementary and Brandywine Elementary School, in additio…
UNION PIER — Neighbor by Neighbor officially opened its new office at 16170 Red Arrow Highway in Union Pier with a July 20 ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house.
THREE OAKS — The River Valley Board of Education on Aug. 3 narrowed the field of candidates to serve as the district’s next superintendent to a pair of finalists.
NEW BUFFALO — A new trailhead facility in downtown Union Pier has delivered additional off-street parking, public rest rooms and a place to sit down and relax.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Area Schools Board of Education on July 26 accepted a donation of a lot along Cody Street from the Grand Beach Land Development for the Building Trades Program.
ST. JOSEPH — Spectrum Health, the parent health system of Spectrum Health Lakeland, will require all of its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
NEW BUFFALO — New Buffalo Middle School teacher Rebecca Hartley was described as “the kindest person I know” and someone who is “able to make impossible tasks look easy” during a Tuesday, July 20, assembly held to celebrate her selection as one of 15 National Life Life Changer of the Year aw…
THREE OAKS — The conditional rezoning of 18.25 acres adjacent to Journeyman Distillery at 109 Generations Dr. to make way for a whiskey barrel storage and aging facility (known as a “rickhouse”) with an attached event space, a tasting room, a bottling and distribution building, and recreatio…
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo City Council during its July 19 regular meeting accepted two grants with the ultimate goal to construct a seawall along the Galien River frontage between the Whittaker Street bridge and the public beach for enhanced protection of the shoreline.