LAKESIDE — For the third year in a row a group of volunteers have restored access to a Chikaming Township road-end beach.
THREE OAKS — Members of the Three Oaks Village Council during their May 11 meeting agreed to delve further into the possibility of taking ownership of the Three Oaks Professional Building at 21 North Elm St. (currently home to village offices).
HARBERT — The Chikaming Township Board during its May 12 regular meeting unanimously approved a library services agreement that keeps the current three facilities open to local residents.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo City Council during its May 16 regular meeting approved entering into no-cost lease agreements with New Buffalo Development Partners, LLC, for downtown properties to help the city address parking and lack of public open space in the downtown area.
BERRIEN SPRINGS — Oronoko Township is home to acres of sprawling vineyards and farmland. In the last two decades, this rural Berrien County township has become a tourist destination because of its wineries.
ST. JOSEPH — The former co-owner of a Stevensville restaurant and his alleged victims will have to wait a little longer to learn whether he is bound over for trial on several sexual assault charges.
HARBERT — A revised site plan for the Union Green condominium development in Union Pier was approved by a 5-0 vote of the Chikaming Township Planning Commission on May 4.
BRIDGMAN — One recall petition was withdrawn and two were denied Friday against three Bridgman school board trustees during the Berrien County Election Commission clarity hearing Friday, May 6.
THREE OAKS — The Acorn Center for the Performing Arts becomes owner of The Acorn Theater with the sale of the building from founder (along with the late Kim Clark) and previous owner, David Fink, on May 2, 2022.
THREE OAKS — The Three Oaks Village Planning Commission on May 3 approved a special land use request and preliminary site plan for the establishment of a “Marihuana Micro-Business” at 300 East Ash St.
ST. JOSEPH — Language on recall petitions against two New Buffalo city officials were approved Tuesday, May 3, by the Berrien County Election Commission.
THREE OAKS — During a May 2 joint special meeting, members of the River Valley and New Buffalo boards of education took a deep dive into the possibility of merging most, if not all, middle school athletic programs with the possibility of extending the cooperative system on to the high school…
NEW BUFFALO — Approved as part of the consent agenda during the April 18 New Buffalo City Council meeting was a special event application for the St. Mary Family Festival (scheduled for May 26-May 30 at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church, 718 West Buffalo St.)
BRIDGMAN — Recall petitions were filed this week against three Bridgman school board trustees over their support for requiring students and staff to wear masks during the pandemic.
NEW BUFFALO — New Buffalo Area Schools were closed Friday, April 22, after school administrators learned of a possible threat.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Area Schools Board of Education on April 25 voted to approve a cooperative sports program with the River Valley Schools for middle school football for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Shoreline Alliance (NBSA) recently announced that over seventy landowners in the towns of New Buffalo and Grand Beach, Michigan, including residents of the Dunewood Condominiums, Sunset Shores, Warwick Shores, Forest Beach Estates and Forest Beach Villas have fi…
THREE OAKS — The ongoing effort to avert incurring extra operating expenses for the Village of Three Oaks’ lagoon-based sewage treatment system is now faced with the mystery of the sudden surge.
HARBERT — The status of a proposed agreement between Chikaming Township and three local libraries remained undecided at the conclusion of the April 14 Township Board meeting.
STEVENSVILLE — Santaniello’s Glenlord Restaurant & Pizzeria has formally closed, a Realtor handling the property’s sale confirmed on April 13.
NEW BUFFALO — The Bionic Bison robotics team has qualified for state thanks to strong showings at two FIRST RAPID REACT district competitions.
THREE OAKS — The Spring Creek Equestrian Center held its Annual Easter Egg Hunt with Horses on Saturday, April 9, at 16771 Pardee Road, Three Oaks. In addition to egg hunts, children had their photos taken with the Easter Bunny and S’More, the pony.
ST. JOSEPH — A young woman told a Berrien County Trial Court judge that Raffaele Santaniello pinned her between himself and an office door while he sexually molested her in 2020.
HARBERT — The Chikaming Township Board revisited the issue of which area library (or libraries) will be the “library of choice” for township residents during a March 30 special meeting.
THREE OAKS — The River Valley Board of Education during a March 4 special meeting continued a discussion of possibly merging some or all middle school sports with the New Buffalo Area Schools.
ST. JOSEPH — Anthony Givens told a Berrien County Trial Court judge on March 31 he was physically and verbally abused by his stepfather, that he witnessed violence and murder while growing up on the south side of Chicago, and he was sexually abused by a babysitter at age 6.
UNION PIER — More than 20 people gathered in Union Pier on the winter-like morning of Saturday, March 26, to protest the proposed Union Green development in Union Pier.
BRIDGMAN — More than 1,200 contracted workers will supplement the regular 1,000-person staff at Indiana Michigan Power’s Cook Nuclear Plant during a refueling outage for Unit 1 that began at 3 a.m. April 2.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Area Schools Board of Education opened up discussion of possible athletic program mergers with the River Valley School District during a well-attended Tuesday, March 29, special meeting.
HARBERT — The next step in smoothing out Red Arrow Highway was the subject of a well-attended March 23 informational session held in the Chikaming Township Center.
NEW BUFFALO — The New Buffalo Area Schools Board of Education dealt with the pending retirements of two longtime district employees during its March 28 regular meeting.
ST. JOSEPH — A woman told a Berrien County judge Wednesday that while a local restaurant co-owner did not physically force her to perform a sex act on him, she feared for her job if she did not comply.
NEW BUFFALO — A change in the School Resource Officer assigned to the New Buffalo Middle/High School building sparked a brief walk-out by about 20 students in apparent support of the outgoing SRO, Officer Mike Cluster, late Monday morning, March 21.
HARBERT — The Chikaming Township Board (and members of the community’s fire department) gave incoming fire chief Allen Weich a warm welcome during its March 10 meeting while also bidding a heartfelt farewell to longtime Chief Mike Davidson.
HARBERT — The Chikaming Township Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) rejected a variance request for the proposed Union Green development in Union Pier during its March 15 meeting.
THREE OAKS — Local artist and gallery owner Thomas Pauly told the Three Oaks Village Council during its March 9 regular meeting that the upcoming Harbor Country Art Attack (scheduled for April 29, 30 and May 1) will include multiple participants in Three Oaks.