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FIRST Students In Need Of Financial Backing


Aspiring engineers are seeking donations to help them get to a robotics competition ...Read More

The Parent Responsibility Act Is Gaining Support In The MI Senate


A House bill which would suspend welfare benefits to parents of truant children is gaining support in the state Senate ...Read More

MDOT Projects Popping Up Throughout Berrien County


As the weather continues to warm up, so does the work load for MDOT ...Read More

Andrews University Gardens Offers Fresh Home Delivered Produce


The Andrews University Student Gardens is gearing up for another season of their Community Supported Agriculture program ...Read More

MI House Works On New Road Funding Proposal


$500-million could be on its way from Lansing to help rebuild Michigan roads and bridges ...Read More

The City Of New Buffalo Has A New DDA


The Berrien County Board of Commissioners has approved a tax sharing agreement with the City of New Buffalo, which includes there new Downtown Development Authority ...ReadMore

BHAS Rehires Popular English Teacher Jason Wolf


Jason Wolf is again teaching inside Benton Harbor High School ...Read More

Berrien County Prosecutor On Board With Service Dogs For Young, Vulnerable Witne


The Berrien County Prosecutor's Office is set to join several other prosecutor's offices in Michigan in a program that offers highly-trained service dogs to children and vulnerable adults being called to testify in court ...Read More

CVS Developers Seeking Public Hearing On May 1


A public hearing is planned for the May 1st St. Joseph City Planning Commission meeting concerning the proposed CVS Pharmacy at Niles and Napier ...Read More

Love Creek County Park Waiving Fees May 3 & 4 For Spring Open House


Entry fees will be waived the first weekend of May at Berrien County's Love Creek County Park and Nature Center ...Read More

MDOT Going After I-94 Potholes In Van Buren County


Crews are out on I-94 in Van Buren County filling in potholes ...Read More

Bainbridge Twp. Barn Fire Damage Estimated At $1.3 Million


The damage estimate from a huge barn fire Tuesday night is $1 ...Read More

Patching Is Happening In Benton Harbor


Driving through Benton Harbor is becoming easier. ...Read More

Clements' Campaign Has More Money Than Any Democrat Ever To Challenge Upton


Democrat Paul Clements says he has raised more money than any other Democratic challenger in history facing Congressman Fred Upton ...Read More

Hightower's Campaign: No Recall Election Debate


Benton Harbor Mayor James Hightower's campaign says there will not be a debate between the mayor and City Commissioner Marcus Muhammad as part of the May 6 mayoral recall election ...Read More

Berrien County Board Races Taking Shape


Berrien County residents who are planning to run for the County Board of Commissioners have until Tuesday to get their paperwork submitted to be on the ballot ...Read More

80 Players Confirmed For Senior PGA Championship


The playing field for the 75th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid is growing ...Read More

Illinois Man Arrested After High Speed Chase On I-94


There were some harrowing moments for people driving along I-94 between Kalamazoo and New Buffalo Tuesday afternoon as police from several agencies were engaged in a high-speed chase. It started at the Target store in Portage on a report of retail fraud, and the 23-year-old suspect from Illinois dragged a Portage cop with his car as he tried to talk to him. The suspect changed directions a few

Giant Fire Engulfs Barn In Bainbridge Township


Some could see smoke all the way from Target in Benton Township ...Read More

BHAS Working With State Regarding Financial Review


The Benton Harbor school district is responding to the state, after it rejected their deficit elimination plan ...Read More

Benton Harbor Mayor James Hightower Recommends City Be Rebranded


As a brand, Benton Harbor's government and city is extremely weak, according to Mayor James Hightower ...Read More

Effort Underway To Cleanse City Of Fire Destroyed Homes


The City of Benton Harbor is making an effort to rid itself of houses destroyed by fire ...Read More

Bentwood Tavern Holding Give-Back Dinner For The LOGAN Center April 22


A give-back dinner is set for next Tuesday, April 22 at Bentwood Tavern in New Buffalo to benefit the LOGAN Center in South Bend and the Sonya Ansari Center for Autism in St ...Read More

Whirlpool Bullish Ahead Of Quarterly Earnings Report


Benton Harbor-based Whirlpool is showing signs of confidence in its upcoming first-quarter financial results ...Read More

United Federal Credit Union Gets Approval For New State Street Branch


Following several public hearings and over the objections of several residents who live along South State Street, United Federal Credit Union has the go-ahead from the St ...Read More

The "Big Colon" Opens For Viewing


As part of a presentation on cancer research, a giant, inflatable colon will be on display this Friday at Niles High School ...Read More

Student Housing Opening House Planned For Next Week At LMC


A walk-through of Beckwith Hall will be offered next Thursday at Lake Michigan College ...Read More

St. Joseph City Commission Honors 30 Years For Richards


St. Joseph City Commissioner Jeff Richards is being recognized and honored for 30 years on the commission ...Read More

Pscholka Holding May 1 Town Hall On Orchard Hill Landfill


A town hall meeting is set for Thursday, May 1 concerning the Orchard Hill Landfill in the Coloma and Watervliet areas ...Read More

Open House and Ribbon Cutting For New SJHS Auditorium


Work is wrapping up on the John and Dede Howard Auditorium at St ...Read More

High Speed Chase On I-94 From Kalamazoo County To New Buffalo


No official details have yet been released, but a high speed chase along I-94 has come to an end after going from Kalamazoo County to New Buffalo ...Read More

Bridgman Man Killed While Trimming Tree


A weekend tree trimming mishap has claimed the life of a man in Bridgman ...Read More

Benton Harbor Now Has Local Authority Over Liquor And Tobacco Licenses


If you own a business in Benton Harbor which sells alcohol of tobacco, you now have to contend with the City when following the law ...Read More

Saturday Afternoon Crash Sends Three To Kalamazoo, South Bend Hospitals


The Berrien County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate a crash in Bainbridge Township Saturday afternoon that resulted in two people being airlifted to Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo and a third flown to South Bend Memorial. According to deputies, a Stevensville woman had the right of way when she collided with a van driven by Rocio Sandoval of Hartford at the intersection of Park
 

MDOT Going After I-94 Potholes In Van Buren County


Crews are out on I-94 in Van Buren County filling in potholes ...Read More

Clements' Campaign Has More Money Than Any Democrat Ever To Challenge Upton


Democrat Paul Clements says he has raised more money than any other Democratic challenger in history facing Congressman Fred Upton ...Read More

Paw Paw Man Killed In Truck vs Tree Wreck


A Paw Paw man is dead after crashing his vehicle in Almena Township ...Read More

Illinois Man Arrested After High Speed Chase On I-94


There were some harrowing moments for people driving along I-94 between Kalamazoo and New Buffalo Tuesday afternoon as police from several agencies were engaged in a high-speed chase. It started at the Target store in Portage on a report of retail fraud, and the 23-year-old suspect from Illinois dragged a Portage cop with his car as he tried to talk to him. The suspect changed directions a few

2 Major Bridge Projects Planned In South Haven


As work continues on Phoenix Street in Downtown South Haven, future construction projects are lined up for other parts of the city ...Read More

Saturday Afternoon Crash Sends Three To Kalamazoo, South Bend Hospitals


The Berrien County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate a crash in Bainbridge Township Saturday afternoon that resulted in two people being airlifted to Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo and a third flown to South Bend Memorial. According to deputies, a Stevensville woman had the right of way when she collided with a van driven by Rocio Sandoval of Hartford at the intersection of Park
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Make a Dream Come True
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Community Cleanup Volunteers Sought
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Rolling Out the Red Carpet
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CVS Developer Asks for Input But Not a Vote
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Local Government Funding System is Broken
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State Unemployment Rate Drops Again
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New Goodwill Retail Boutique Coming
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Food Truck Tour = Stand Mixer Winner
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UFCU Drive-Thru Gets Green Light
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Made in Michigan -- More and More
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Boutique Winery Presses the Pause Button
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Starks Joins Edgewater Bank Board
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Whirlpool Annual Meeting Results
Whirlpool Corporation conducted its annual stockholders meeting today in Chicago...
Strong Growth Delivers Whirlpool Dividend Increase
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Re-Branding Benton Harbor
Calling Benton Harbor's brand weak...Mayor James Hightower is making rebranding his top priority...
Ever Toured a Grocery Store?
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Brewing Up a Coffee Shop in Sawyer
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Tax Freedom Day is Thursday
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Strategic Marketing Alliance
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The Wuerfel Empire Grows Again
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Advance Products Sells Automation Division
By selling off one division of the company, Advance can focus on super-serving another division...
Employers Sought for Job Fair
If you own a company looking for new employees...Lake Michigan College would like to talk...
The New Shape of Marketing
A new partnership between a pair of dynamic young marketers has created a new firm in the area...
A Golden Voice is Silenced
One of the most prolific volunteers, community cheerleaders, businessmen and beyond has died...
TV Super Chefs Coming to Senior PGA
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Here Comes the Tequila Party
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Seafood Restaurant Re-opens
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SJ School Project Complete
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Tee Time at Harbor Shores
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Easter Eggstravaganza in SJ and Egg Hunt in Stevensville
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The Dance Man's Back in Town
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Mesa Luna -- Page Two
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Half a Million Free Books
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Hightower's 5 Major Recommendations
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A Power Boost for Manufacturing Training
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Money for Consequential Minds
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Picking up the PACE
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Easter Harbor Hop Crunch Time
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