NEW BUFFALO — The summer of 2019 has been anything but slow for the lifeguard team at New Buffalo’s city beach along Lake Michigan.
UNION PIER — Police are asking for the public’s help as they continue to investigate an armed robbery reported Friday morning, Aug. 23, at the Whistle Stop store in Union Pier.
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.
NEW BUFFALO — The City of New Buffalo has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Rural Development to develop a master plan and complete preliminary engineering work for the redevelopment of the community’s waterfront area.
BRIDGMAN — A burning trash can filled the Bridgman High School gymnasium and adjacent facilities with smoke on the evening of Thursday, July 25.
NEW BUFFALO – During a July 22 special meeting, the New Buffalo Township Board accepted a bid from Grand River Construction for $880,000 for the Exit 1 facelift project.
HARBERT – The July 22 meeting of the Chikaming Township Park Board featured a presentation by Sawyer resident Mark Strauss of the Sand Ridge Disc Golf Club, who espoused the many benefits of that growing sport and said he felt the spacious 263-acre Chikaming Park & Preserve property woul…
THREE OAKS — A farm-raised whole hog prepared by New Buffalo Bill’s was the guest of honor, but the local community was the main beneficiary at the July 20 Rotary Club of Harbor Country Pig Roast.
THREE OAKS — Members of the overflow crowd spoke overwhelmingly in favor of allowing marijuana-related businesses to open in the Village of Three Oaks during a Tuesday, July 16, meeting of the Marijuana Committee of the Three Oaks Planning Commission.
NEW BUFFALO – The artwork of fifth-grader Max Gotcher will soon be a prized possession of many residents of the New Buffalo Area Schools District.
NEW BUFFALO — A group of boaters were rescued from rough waters in Lake Michigan near New Buffalo after a boat capsized on Saturday, July 20.
THREE OAKS — After discussing the matter during their July 8 meeting, it appeared to be the consensus of Three Oaks Township Board members that they would ask voters to approve a public safety millage in the near future to fund fire and police services.
NEW BUFFALO — New Buffalo Township voted to offer $346,250 for a 12.9-acre parcel on U.S. 12 between Lubke and Wilson Roads to build a new fire station large enough to house today’s firefighting equipment.
NEW BUFFALO—The New Buffalo City Council at its July 15 regular meeting approved first readings of two ordinances. The votes begin the process of reorganizing three longtime city panels.
UNION PIER — The body of a missing South Bend teen, who disappeared while swimming in Michigan City on Saturday, July 6, was recovered after nearly washing ashore Thursday, July 11, in Chikaming Township.
THREE OAKS – Approaching his second anniversary with the village, Three Oaks Village Manager Mike Greene was given a satisfactory rating with the suggestion to set goals for the coming year during the Wednesday, July 10, council meeting.
HARBERT – After a lengthy discussion on the matter during their July 11 meeting, members of the Chikaming Township Board voted unanimously to adopt a resolution in support of a transient lodging fee proposal that may make its way through the state legislature and provide a new revenue stream…
Stand-alone butcher shops once reigned supreme, and were the norm before the days of big grocery stores. Now, just a handful remain in Southwest Michigan.
NEW BUFFALO — The Pokagon Fund (TPF) Board of Directors recently approved over $313,000 in grant awards to nonprofit organizations located in Harbor Country as well as Dowagiac and Hartford, Mich., and South Bend, Ind.
HARBERT — Access to the Harbert Road-end beach in Chikaming Township was restored on June 30 as a group of volunteers retrieved the bottom portion of a multi-tiered stairway system that had washed away in a storm, landing at Cherry Beach.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Area Schools Board of Education learned during it’s Monday, July 8, meeting that the district’s strategy in pricing had resulted in two bids for the house built by this year’s Building Trades class.
THREE OAKS — The River Valley Board of Education was given an update on special education programs in the district during its June 24 regular meeting.
NEW BUFFALO — The city of New Buffalo has a pretty full plate in terms of infrastructure and is proceeding with repairs and repaving projects which collectively cost well over $1 million.
UNION PIER — A section of I-94 in Chikaming Township near Union Pier was closed for several hours Wednesday morning, June 26, causing a massive traffic back-up after a wrong-way driver crashed into a semi.
NEW BUFFALO – Following the “highly effective” rating he received in December, New Buffalo Areas Schools Superintendent Jeff Leslie received an extension of his contract for five years and a 2.5 percent salary increase.
BRIDGMAN — Swimming was prohibited at three Berrien County beaches on Tuesday, June 25, due to high levels of E. coli, health department officials said.
NEW BUFFALO — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has received funding from the U.S. Congress to study the impacts of erosion on the stretch of Lake Michigan Shoreline from the harbor break wall in New Buffalo to the state line with Indiana.
HARBERT — Cherry Beach in Chikaming Township was closed by the Berrien County Health Department from June 18 to June 22 because of high levels of E. coli contamination caused by a sewer line break.