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NEW BUFFALO — A preliminary site plan and rezoning for a 210-unit planned unit development at 19701 Kluver Road (between Whittaker Woods Golf Course and the state line) was approved by the New Buffalo Township Board before a full house on Tuesday, Jan. 21. 

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BRIDGMAN — Following a brief public hearing, the Bridgman City Council approved its five-year Parks and Recreation Plan during the Monday, Jan. 20, regular meeting. 

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NEW BUFFALO — Lubke Road, a popular route to New Buffalo Elementary School or way to avoid downtown New Buffalo traffic, is closed to through traffic between U.S. 12 and Sand Road until further notice. High water from a nearby stream washed out a portion of the roadway just east of Spring St…

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NILES — The Monday, Jan. 13, sentencing of Buchanan resident Dub Collins for the August crash that killed four people featured talk of both justice and redemption from relatives and friends of those who died. For his part, Collins said he would give anything to act differently that day.

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THREE OAKS – The search for a new Three Oaks Village Manager began with three finalists interviewed on Wednesday, Jan. 8, with another two interviews scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 15, beginning at 6 p.m. 

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HARBERT – Following Jan. 9 presentations by Park Board Chairperson Deborah Hall-Kayler and Vice Chair Arthur Anderson, the Chikaming Township Board voted unanimously to approve the Park Board’s Five-Year Plan that will act as a guideline for actions during 2020-2025.

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HARBERT – The beloved dog named “Chance” that has been the longtime mascot and greeter at the River Valley Senior Center in Harbert went missing from the facility on the morning of Friday, Jan. 3, and has not been seen since that time despite searches that have been conducted in Harbor Count…

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HARBERT — A sunset celebration of the successful effort to more than double the size of Chikaming Township’s Cherry Beach property was held at the site on a balmy Dec. 26.

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MICHIGAN CITY – A man who led police on a chase in a stolen vehicle, was later caught and bitten by a police dog after running away from, the car in Michigan City, according to authorities.

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NEW BUFFALO – Hilary Cunningham was hired by the New Buffalo Area Schools as it’s new school social worker during a brief meeting Monday, Dec. 23. 

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THREE OAKS — A fire inside a pole building at Lakeshore Recycling and Disposal’s 8740 U. S. 12 property on Saturday, Dec. 21, destroyed a 60- by 25-foot shop building and its contents including a garbage truck and a forklift.

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HARBERT — Severe erosion problems continuing to plague the township’s two beaches and five road end lake accesses as well as lakefront property owners was the main topic of conversation during the Dec. 16 Chikaming Township Park Board meeting.

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BRIDGMAN — Tragedy was averted when the Baroda-Lake Township police chief and a Lake Township fire captain responded to a rollover accident and saved the driver from drowning in a flooded ditch on Dec. 14.

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HARBERT – Enthusiasm and gratitude were in no short supply during the Dec. 12 meeting of the Chikaming Township Board as supervisor David Bunte announced the good news — the Cherry Beach Project’s second attempt at securing a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant providing 60 percent o…

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THREE OAKS – The members of the Three Oaks Township Board during their Dec. 9 meeting conducted a review of their budget at the third quarter mark of the 2019-2020 fiscal year that ends on March 31, and they found the budget to be in good fiscal shape with the one exception of above normal e…

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NEW BUFFALO – Approval of a rezoning and approval of a preliminary site plan for a planned unit development at 19701 Kluver Road (between Whittaker Woods Golf Course and the state line) was tabled by the New Buffalo Township Board following a 70-minute public hearing on Monday, Dec. 16. 

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NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo City Council on Dec. 16 approved a special use permit for the Niles-based YMCA of Southwest Michigan to provide day care services in the former St. Mary of the Lake School building at 704 W. Merchant St.

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HARBERT — The Dec. 2 meeting of the Chikaming Township Park Board began on a somber note with a moment of silence in memory of Kirk Schrader, a longtime and highly valued Chikaming Township employee and the late husband of Park Board member Janet Schrader.

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NEW BUFFALO — Citizens of New Buffalo got to put their two cents in (and then some) during a Dec. 5 Waterfront Master Plan Design Charette session held in City Hall (a charette is defined as a meeting in which all stakeholders in a project attempt to resolve conflicts and map solutions).

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BRIDGMAN — “Welcome all to your newly created space, your Bridgman Public Library,” said new Library Director Dennis Kreps during a Friday, Nov. 22, open house. “I am pleased as punch to see so many folks here tonight.”

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BRIDGMAN – Bridgman Police Chief Daniel Unruh presented Letters of Commendation to Officer Jonathon Foster and Sergeant Tom LaVanway for their professional response during recent incidents.