BRIDGMAN — Although details of how the fall high school band season will unfold is a work in progress, the Spirit of Bridgman Marching Band took a giant leap into that unknown with a three-day band camp held July 29-31.
THREE OAKS — The Chikaming Township Police Department posted the following on its Facebook page: On August 6th, 2020, Officer Holtz was dispatched to Three Oaks Road, north of East Road, for a personal injury traffic crash.
The turbulent waters of Lake Michigan wreaked havoc on the evening of Thursday, July 30, with three drownings taking place in New Buffalo, St. Joseph and at Warren Dunes State Park near Sawyer.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo City Council approved the sale of a property known as “the old hardware store” at 435 South Whittaker Street to Firas Naji during a special meeting on July 28.
HARBERT — The new and improved Cherry Beach stairway was officially opened on Saturday, July 25, with a ribbon-cutting and plenty of beach-goers making the trek to Lake Michigan.
THREE OAKS — New Superintendent Douglas Scott Bojanich delivered his first report to the River Valley Board of Education after starting the job on July 20.
NEW BUFFALO — Ten people were rescued from their boat on Tuesday, July 21, just before the vessel burst into flames on Lake Michigan.
BENTON TOWNSHIP — Though Berrien County’s COVID-19 numbers continued to plateau this week, local health officials are still warning of community spread of the virus.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Township Board approved a Special Land Use (SLU) for Roger’s Wrecker Services Inc. to operate a Towing and Salvage Business at 10271 U.S. 12 during its Monday, July 20, regular meeting.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo City Council agreed to place a .25-mill request for a property tax levy to fund a a 20-year, $10 million bond that would pay for road projects on the November ballot during its Monday, July 20, regular meeting.
NEW TROY — The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department responded to a one-vehicle fatal accident on Pardee Road in Weesaw Township on Sunday, July 19.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Downtown Development Authority approved two applications for temporary outdoor restaurant/bar service area licenses on July 9.
HARBERT — A team from the InterCare Community Health Network conducted free COVID-19 testing at the River Valley Senior Center in Harbert on Friday, July 10.
THREE OAKS — The Three Oaks Village Council on July 8 approved entering into a contract with the legal firm Kreis Enderle Hudgins & Borsos, P.C., to draft a marijuana ordinance for the village.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Area Schools Board of Education filled two coaching positions as the yet-to-be decided start of the 2020-2021 school year approaches.
HARBERT — Township Supervisor David Bunte gave an update on the ongoing sewer project in Union Pier during the July 9 Chikaming Township Board meeting.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Area Schools Board of Education approved the hiring of a new Middle School principal who has both area and international experience during a July 1 special Zoom meeting.
NEW BUFFALO — The Berrien County Sheriff's Office reported a fatal car-motorcycle accident at the intersection of Red Arrow Highway and Community Hall Road in New Buffalo Township took place on the Fourth of July.
UNION PIER — Red Arrow Highway in Union Pier re-opened to traffic (one lane in each direction) in time for the Fourth of July weekend after a massive GRSD Sewer Authority project in the "downtown" area (Townline Avenue between Greenwood Avenue and Red Arrow Highway) was finished.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo City Council took action to resolve flooding and road deterioration issues on North Whittaker Street between the bridge and the public beach during a June 24 special meeting.
THREE OAKS — River Valley Schools Superintendent William Kearney received a grateful send-off during the Board of Education’s June 22 regular meeting.
HARBERT — The Chikaming Township Park Board during its June 22 regular meeting voted 4-1 in favor of a July 25 concert at Harbert Community Park that would benefit the non-profit Acorn Theater.
NEW BUFFALO — Members of the New Buffalo Township Board bid a fond farewell to retiring Berrien County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Julie Flick during their June 15 meeting.
NEW BUFFALO — Admitting that the temporary road diet on U.S. 12 in New Buffalo Township got off to rough start, the Friends of Berrien County Trails group is seeking to keep the three-lane set-up in place until the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) can conduct a study of roadway t…
Food service workers in the Bridgman, New Buffalo and River Valley school districts have stayed busy since in-person classes ended on March 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now that the "regular" school year, the following drive-up distribution programs are being offered to continue nutri…
SAWYER — During the month of July, Chikaming Open Lands (COL) is partnering with The Rotary Club of Harbor Country, non-profit nature centers, township parks, county parks, the DNR and local colleges to bring you the the 2020 version of The #10 Trail Challenge.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo City Council took action to register more short-term rental properties his summer, light up the sky over a graduation ceremony, and increase efforts to stop flooding near the public beach during its Monday, June 15, regular meeting.
HARBERT — Supervisor David Bunte reported that the sewer project in downtown Union Pier is “taking a little bit longer than we expected” during the Chikaming Township Board’s June 11 regular meeting.
THREE OAKS — The Three Oaks Village Council voted 7-0 on June 10 to hire an attorney with expertise in marijuana-related businesses to help guide the Village Council as it determines how to move forward after receiving recommendations from the Planning Commission regarding the establishment …
BERRIEN SPRINGS — After much discussion during the past three months, the Board of Directors of the Berrien County Youth Fair (BCYF) announced on June 18 that it has decided to postpone the 75th Anniversary Berrien County Youth Fair to August 16-21, 2021.
THREE OAKS — The River Valley Board of Education voted 7-0 to offer the position of superintendent to Douglas Scott Bojanich during a June 10 special Zoom meeting that included hour-long interviews with three finalists.
MICHIANA — At approximately 12:50 a.m. on June 6, the Grand Beach/Michiana Police Department reported that it responded to beach Stop 39 in the Village of Michiana for a subject that fell about 20 feet, while trying to access the beach.
THREE OAKS — Three Oaks Village Planning Commission June 2 agreed to send recommendations from its Marihuana Committee to the Village Council.
BRIDGMAN — The Bridgman City Council during its June 1 regular meeting agreed to sign on to a letter asking Spectrum Health Lakeland officials to consider continuing its support of Parish and senior center nursing services.
THREE OAKS — The Three Oaks Village Council decided to give community-wide recycling another year during a June 3 special meeting held remotely via the Zoom app.
Food service workers in the Bridgman, New Buffalo and River Valley school districts have stayed busy since in-person classes ended on March 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
BRIDGMAN — Superintendent Shane Peters announced on June 2 that Bridgman High School graduation will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 14, in the BHS Parking Lot.