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County Board Gets COVID Update

Berrien County is seeing an increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 each day, but it’s not time to panic. That’s according to Berrien County Health Officer Nicki Britten, who spoke to the Berrien County

Big Donation For Benton Harbor Area Schools

Benton Harbor Area Schools is the recipient of a major donation from the Whirlpool Charity Golf event. Superintendent Andrae Townsel made the announcement during a Tuesday meeting. “We are very thankful to the Whirlpool Charity Golf Event

Dedication Planned For New Hartford Library

A dedication for the brand new Arthur and Bonna Vanderlyn Community Center and Hartford Public Library will be held this weekend. Supporters will gather on Sunday to celebrate the more than $2 million project’s completion. On hand

Michigan Sees Increase In Offshoring

Michigan has experienced substantial trade-related job losses in recent years, according to a new report. U.S. Labor Department data shows Michigan suffered a 211% increase in jobs lost to offshoring between 2017 and 2019 compared with the

Whitmer Says She Never Felt Threatened

Making an appearance in Detroit on behalf of House Democratic candidates, Governor Gretchen Whitmer is again weighing in on last week’s revelations of a plot to kidnap and possibly kill her. 13 people have been charged. The

Video Inmate Visits Get Pilot Program

Since prisoners in Michigan prisoners have not been able to have visits from family and friends since March because of the pandemic, the state Department of Corrections is setting up video visits at a couple of prisons.

Animal Adoptions Increase During Pandemic

From the Associated Press — Animal shelters and rescue groups around Michigan’s state capital have seen a big spike in adoptions since March as people have increasingly turned to the companionship of furry friends during the coronavirus

Governor Signs Expungement Legislation

Legislation reforming Michigan’s expungement laws has been signed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Among other things, the bipartisan package allows a person to set aside marijuana offenses if they would not have been crimes if committed after the

Motorcyclist Hurt In Cass County Crash

A motorcyclist is at South Bend Memorial Hospital for a head injury suffered in a Sunday crash in Cass County. Deputies were called to the crash scene near the intersection of Dutch Settlement Road and East Street

Berrien Community Foundation Announces Awards

The Berrien Community Foundation this week announced $175,000 in grants to local organizations at its 68th Annual Meeting and Celebration. Held in the parking lot of the Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College, BCF President Lisa Cripps-Downey