NEW BUFFALO — The driver of a semi-tractor trailer died when the rig veered off the west-bound lanes of Interstate 94 near Exit 1 in New Buffalo Township on Friday morning, Oct. 11.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Township Planning Commission on Oct. 1 opted to table a request for a Planned Unit Development for Harbor Crossing LLC, a proposed non-rental manufactured home community for modest-income families and retirees in the southwest part of the township. Its address i…
BRIDGMAN — A Thursday, Oct. 3, fire on the south end of the Sunset Landing Apartment building at 9587 Red Arrow Highway in Bridgman caused residents of its 55 occupied units to be evacuated.
THREE OAKS — A request to rezone the Enterprise Park property at Schwark Road and U.S. 12, was tabled by the Three Oaks Village Planning Commission during an Oct. 1 meeting.
BRIDGMAN —The Bridgman City Council set in motion a new ordinance that would ban dogs on Weko Beach and approved new rules for charitable solicitation in the roadway and during its Monday, Oct. 7, meeting.
NEW BUFFALO — Firefighters battled a stubborn blaze on the third floor of the Harbor Grand Hotel & Suites in New Buffalo on the evening of Friday, Sept. 27.
NEW BUFFALO — New Buffalo Senior High School was one of 13 Michigan schools recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools, the Michigan Department of Education announced on Sept. 26.
ROLLING PRAIRIE, Ind. — The owner of Williams Orchard, a popular apple farm in northeast La Porte County, is assuring customers that the business will be open as usual after apple thieves took U-pick to a whole new level last week.
ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County Commissioner Teri Freehling has been cleared in a criminal investigation into whether she failed to disclose a conflict of interest over money from the drain commissioner that went to her late husband, the prosecutor’s office announced Wednesday, Sept. 25.
BRIDGMAN – Bridgman High School Class of 2020 will get a break from the City of Bridgman if they wish to hold their graduation party close to home.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – A Michigan City man suspected of a string of robberies across several counties in Indiana and Michigan is behind bars after being arrested on Thursday, Sept. 18, in St. Joseph County, Ind.
NEW BUFFALO – After listening to a presentation on the matter by New Buffalo Area Schools (NBAS) Superintendent Dr. Jeff Leslie and School Board president Chuck Heit during their Sept. 16 meeting, members of the New Buffalo City Council voted unanimously to convey property to the district th…
NEW BUFFALO — Discussion of the 2019 audit report for the New Buffalo Area Schools brought good news not only for the school board and administration, but also for local taxpayers, during the Monday, Sept. 23, meeting.
NEW BUFFALO — A service remembering the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks was held on the 18th anniversary in New Buffalo Township’s Memorial Park, where a steel I-beam from ground zero stands at the center of a 9/11 Memorial Garden.
THREE OAKS — The River Valley Board of Education voted 6-1 Monday, Sept. 16, to hire Ryan Portenga as Assistant Middle/High School Principal and Athletic Director.
THREE OAKS — With very little discussion, the Village of Three Oaks quickly approved three major documents during its Wednesday, Sept. 11, meeting.
THREE OAKS — Determining some strategies to come up with solutions to declining revenue streams was one of the main topics of conversation during the monthly meeting of the Three Oaks Township Board on Sept. 9.
HARBERT – It was announced during the Sept. 12 meeting of the Chikaming Township Board that it is anticipated the two-and-a-half-year process of creating an updated zoning ordinance should come to a conclusion in October.
NILES — A man who police say was drunk when he blew through a stop sign and crashed into another car, killing four people, was arraigned in Berrien County Trial Court Friday, Sept. 13, on second-degree murder charges and several lesser charges.
NEW BUFFALO — A summary of the feasibility study of the 1770 Behner Road Site showing the good, the bad and the ugly opened the New Buffalo Township Board meeting on Monday, Sept. 17.
NEW BUFFALO — Faced with the last-minute enrollment of 11 new kindergarten students for a total of 51, the New Buffalo School Board hired an elementary instructional assistant for each of the two kindergarten sections and continued the discussion of class sizes during its Monday, Sept. 9, meeting.
ST. JOSEPH — A civil lawsuit has been filed against Berrien County Commissioner Teri Freehling, the estate of her late husband, Patrick, and Drain Commissioner Christopher Quattrin, alleging fraud involving almost $500,000 in payments for drain projects.
BRIDGMAN — Few of us stop in the course of our day to think about the sacrifices made by law enforcement officers and their families – especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
NEW BUFFALO — “It’s not about the level of the lake, it about the loss of sand” read the sign greeting people entering the fourth annual meeting of the New Buffalo Shoreline Alliance on Saturday, Aug. 31, in the New Buffalo Performing Arts Center.
HARBERT – Members of the Chikaming Township Park Board during their Aug. 26 meeting discussed the results of a survey conducted by consultant Tom Hackley who is helping formulate a new Five-Year Plan that is anticipated to be completed this fall.
NEW BUFFALO — An ordinance covering both short and long term residential rentals was approved by the New Buffalo Township Board during its Monday, Aug. 19, meeting.
GALIEN — The Blue & White Ceilidh (held Saturday, Aug. 24, at Galien American Legion Post 344) has been bringing Gaels back together for a decade.
NEW BUFFALO — With the school year about to begin on Tuesday, Sept. 3, the New Buffalo Area Schools Board of Education began a discussion about Schools of Choice and class size.
THREE OAKS – Supervisor George Mangold, during the Aug. 12 meeting of the Three Oaks Township Board, said that the township and Buffalo Rock LLC, the potential buyer and developer of the 68-acre Enterprise Park property located at the corner of U.S. 12 and Schwark Road have filed an applicat…
ST. JOSEPH — The Office of Berrien County Prosecuting Attorney Michael J. Sepic announced on Tuesday, Aug. 20, that Dub Alan Collins, 54, of Buchanan, has been charged with the following criminal offenses:
NEW BUFFALO—At its Monday, Aug. 19, regular meeting, the New Buffalo City Council by a 5-0 vote approved a $58,500 master plan for the city beach, of which $7,000 will be borne locally. The bulk of the funding for this un-budgeted item will be covered by a U.S. Department of Rural Developmen…
GRAND BEACH – With a 98 percent confidence level of achieving its matching fund goal, the Grand Beach Village Council accepted a $2.5 million grant to purchase 42 acres for the Grand Beach Nature Preserve during a special meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 7.
BRIDGMAN — A 43-year-old man was taken into custody after being tracked down early Friday morning, Aug. 9, and found outdoors hiding near a shed after police say he entered two unlocked Bridgman homes for unknown reasons and was later chased out by homeowners.
HARBERT – After listening to a presentation by Township Assessor Toni Swisher during their Aug. 8 meeting, members of the Chikaming Township Board voted unanimously to approve a motion granting her request to have staffers from her SWMI Assessing LLC go out and collect the field data necessa…
BRIDGMAN — A man who was shot while allegedly breaking into a house in Bridgman last month in what police called a “domestic altercation” has been charged with home invasion.
NEW BUFFALO — At a special July 26 New Buffalo City Council meeting, council members voted 5-0 to approve two items: The city’s sale of vacant land for the Jameson Street Purchase Agreement; and a resolution to support the Michigan Department of Transportation “TAP” Grant Application for the…
BRIDGMAN – Cornerstone Alliance, Berrien County’s lead economic development agency, has announced that B&L Information Systems to expand Bridgman facility. Cornerstone Alliance presented the tax exemption on B&L’s behalf, which was approved tonight by the City of Bridgman.