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Paw Paw Man Drowns In Ackley Lake


The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the drowning death of a 57-year-old Paw Paw man. He was in Ackley Lake in Paw Paw Saturday afternoon and had been underwater about 10 minutes when people started

3-Year-Old Shot In Benton Harbor


Police are investigating the shooting of a three-year-old girl in Benton Harbor on Saturday. It happened in the 800 block of Monroe Street shortly after 4:30 am. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department says officers responded to the

Man Drowns In Paw Paw Lake


A 57 year old Paw Paw Man is dead after drowning in a lake in Van Buren County Saturday. The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department says deputies responded to the scene at Ackley Lake in the village

OutCenter Preparing To Reopen


The OutCenter in Benton Harbor is planning to reopen its doors after following hybrid programming for more than a year due to COVID-19. The reopening date is August 16. The OutCenter has released the following: After closing

Lake Side Fit Wins LaSata Business Award


State Senator Kim LaSata’s Small Business of the Month Award for July goes to Lake Side Fit in Bridgman. LaSata’s office says the fitness business offers yoga, fitness classes, a gym, and massage therapy, among other things.

Wilce Levan Cooke

Former Benton Harbor Mayor, Wilce Levan Cooke, 83 of Benton Harbor went home to be with the Lord August 2, 2021. He was a 1958 graduate of Benton Harbor High School and began a career as a nurse

President Biden Signs EO For Electric Vehicles


President Joe Biden has signed a new executive order regarding electric vehicles. The executive order will boost the manufacturing of American-made electric vehicles while cutting automotive emissions. Congressman Dan Kildee was among the lawmakers at the White

County Commissioners Hear Clean Audit Report


The Berrien County Board of Commissioners has heard the county’s yearly audit report, and it found no issues. Speaking at Thursday’s commissioners meeting, Nate Baldermann with auditing firm Rehman Robson filled the body in. “We issued on

Business Leaders Gather In Detroit


How’s the business climate in Michigan to attract businesses from out of state? The Detroit Regional Partnership and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation met with national site selectors in Detroit this week to learn more about that.