THREE OAKS — Beginning their 2020 reigns during a Nov. 17 "Greatest Superheroes" pageant were Miss Three Oaks/River Valley Madison Lumley, Mr. Three Oaks/River Valley Davyd Bronson, Miss Teen River Valley Lexie McCarty and Miss Junior Teen River Valley Addyson Frazier.
NEW BUFFALO — Two representatives of U.S. Congressman Fred Upton along with members of the New Buffalo City Council and the New Buffalo Shoreline Alliance got an up-close look at the eroded shoreline south of the city’s harbor aboard a Coast Guard boat out of Michigan City on Friday, Nov. 8.
NEW BUFFALO — Members of the New Buffalo Township Planning Commission, following a public hearing during their well-attended Nov. 5 meeting, voted 6-1 to approve a revised Planned Unit Development (PUD) requested by Harbor Crossing, LLC located at 19701 Kluver Road, and to recommend its appr…
NEW BUFFALO — Work has begun on the new “Gateway of Michigan” sign at the eastbound I-94 Exit One ramp, which New Buffalo Township Board members are hoping will be completed by Christmas. Delayed awaiting state approvals, the sign is the first piece of the $900,000 Exit 1 facelift. Decorativ…
NEW BUFFALO – New Buffalo Area Schools Superintendent Jeff Leslie received a “highly effective” rating in writing during the Monday, Nov. 11, Board of Education meeting.
NEW BUFFALO — The necessity of upgrading the municipal marina and the need for affordable housing were in the spotlight during the Oct. 28 New Buffalo City Council meeting that was delayed a week because of a power outage.
BRIDGMAN — A packed audience heard a pep talk on the upcoming census and then rallied to congratulate the new state champion Bridgman High School girls cross country team during the Monday, Nov. 4, city council meeting.
HARBERT – The majority of the Chikaming Township Park Board’s time during their Oct. 28 meeting focused on the final stages of putting together a new Five-Year Plan that will replace the current one approved in February of 2015.
NILES – The first of two people arrested after a September high-speed chase that crossed Berrien County on U.S. 12 was sentenced Monday in Berrien County Trial Court.
NEW BUFFALO — An Oct. 16-17 wind-storm that whipped up high waves on Lake Michigan damaged the revetment structure installed to protect the Warwick Shores Condominiums in New Buffalo, creating a sand slide perilously close to a deck and pool area in front of one of the buildings.
NEW BUFFALO – Stressing that the New Buffalo Educational Trust is intended to be used by graduates to further their education so they can be employable, Denise Tuszynski, human resource and payroll director, updated the New Buffalo Board of Education on its status during the Oct. 28 regular …
HARBERT – Chikaming Township’s long process of creating a new zoning ordinance document that better reflects the goals of the township’s Master Plan finally crossed the goal line after nearly three years during an Oct. 24 special meeting of the Chikaming Township Board.
NEW BUFFALO – Updates on two new community facilities — a public safety building and a YMCA daycare and community center — were presented to the New Buffalo Township board during its Tuesday, Oct. 22, meeting.
NEW BUFFALO — The YMCA of Southwest Michigan is pursuing an agreement with St. Mary of the Lake Church in New Buffalo and other community groups to open a YMCA community center in the parochial school building behind the church at 704 West Merchant St.
ST. JOSEPH — A Berrien County family that experienced a tragic loss along with several local charities are teaming together to help those facing crushing medical debt.
La PORTE – A police chase that started on I-94 and eventually went through Michigan City and into La Porte, ended with one person in custody and another being sought by police.
NEW BUFFALO — A New Buffalo police car was struck at the conclusion of a low-speed chase on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
THREE OAKS – The possible sale of the 70-acre Enterprise Park property, located on the southeast corner of Schwark Road and U.S. 12, was once again on the agenda at the Oct. 14 meeting of the Three Oaks Township Board.
NEW BUFFALO — The Pokagon-New Buffalo Area Local Revenue Sharing Board made quick working of disbursing almost $4.2 million, very close to last year’s amount, during its Oct. 8 meeting.
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.
ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County Commissioner Teri Freehling, returning after an absence of several months to the board of commissioners’ meeting on Thursday, Oct. 10, read a statement saying she did not know about all of her late husband’s business dealings, but in the future would steer clear o…
NEW BUFFALO — The summer Day Camp program, now in its eighth year, was the focus of New Buffalo Area Schools Board of Education meeting on Monday, Oct. 14.
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.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — J.B. Hoyt is not too impressed with the proposed rate increase that Indiana Michigan Power submitted to the state earlier this year.
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.