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Great Lakes Water Levels Trending Down


Great Lakes water levels in 2021 are tracking below last year’s levels, although Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, St. Clair, and Erie remain well above long-term average levels. That’s according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which

$3 Million Literacy Grant Going To BH Schools


Benton Harbor Area Schools is receiving a $3 million literacy grant. Superintendent Andrae Townsel announced during Tuesday’s board of education meeting the federally funded grant from the Michigan Department of Education will be used to begin building

State Police Graduate New Troopers


There are now 55 new Michigan State Police troopers ready to serve the state. Michigan State Police say graduation has been held for the 138th Trooper Recruit School as the graduates prepare to head off to their

Van Buren ISD Hires New Superintendent


A new superintendent is in place at the Van Buren County Intermediate School District. The district says David Manson took over the position on Monday, March 1. He was previously the assistant superintendent, and has more than

Benton Harbor Man Dead In Fiery Crash


A 25-year-old Benton Harbor man is dead following a crash in Benton Township early Saturday. The Benton Township Police Department says officers were called to the scene at South Benton Center Road and East Britain Avenue shortly

UP Newspaper To Shut Down


It’s the end of an era in the UP as the Munising News will end its operation at the end of March. Owner Willie Peterson says they just haven’t been able to find employees. He has tried

4H Students Collecting Recyclables


4H kids in Berrien and Van Buren counties are being challenged to collect recyclable plastic materials that will be melted down into benches, tables, garden planters, etc. The material will be donated back to the community. The

Upton: Don’t Change MSA Populations


Congressman Fred Upton is joining four other representative from Michigan to ask the Biden administration to not change the population requirement for a metropolitan statistical area, or MSA, from 50,000 to 100,000 residents. If this change was

AAA: Prepare For A Different Kind Of Travel


If you’re planning to take a trip this year, you’ll want to prepare yourself for a different travel experience. AAA spokesperson Adrienne Woodland explains what travelers should expect. “Face coverings are still gonna be required on planes,

SHAES Helps With Fire At Fennville Dairy


Firefighters from South Haven Area Emergency Services helped Ganges Township firefighters knock out a blaze in waste disposal tanks at Scenic View Dairy on 62nd Street in Fennville. The Ganges Township fire department was dispatched shortly before