Local News Archives

County Hires Animal Shelter Manager

The Berrien County Board of Commissioners has approved the appointment of an interim animal shelter manager. The board on Thursday approved changes to the structure of Berrien County Animal Control, putting the animal control officers under the

Berrien County Closes Out 2020 CDBG COVID Funds

The Berrien County Board of Commissioners has closed the books on the 2020 round of Community Development Block Grant funding focused on COVID-19 relief. Speaking to commissioners Thursday, Assistant Community Development Director Katie Montoya said the county

County Commission Approves Broadband Applications

Applications from two townships for broadband funding via the federal infrastructure bill have been approved by the Berrien County Board of Commissioners. Speaking at Thursday’s meeting, Commissioner Teri Freehling said the applications from Oronoko Township and Bainbridge

Former Deer Forest Property Sold

The former Deer Forest property has been sold. Deer Forest was a popular attraction in Coloma for decades. Visitors could view and feed deer there. Deer Forest closed in 2014 after years of problems and multiple owners.

Memorial Day Weekend Travel To Be Busy

Triple-A Michigan is predicting a busy travel season this Memorial Day weekend with bookings for flights, rental cars, cruises and hotels double what they were for last year. Spokesperson Adrienne Woodland says prices are high, too, especially

Wendzel Endorses Brown

State Representative Pauline Wendzel is endorsing Michael Brown for governor of Michigan. This makes her the latest elected official in southwest Michigan to back the Michigan State Police captain. Wendzel says, “Captain Mike has been an invaluable

Pfizer Applies For COVID-19 Child Booster

Pfizer is asking the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization of a COVID-19 booster shot for kids between five and eleven-years-old. The booster gave a “strong immune response” in children in clinical trials. Pfizer has

GM Earns $2.9 Billion In First Quarter

After making $2.9 billon in the first quarter, General Motors CEO Mary Barra predicting a strong year ahead. She sees demand for vehicles remaining good, the chip situation improving, and GM able to make about 25% more

Powerball Jackpot $454 Million

The Powerball jackpot keeps climbing with now winner since October. Tonight’s jackpot is $454 million. The Michigan Lottery’s Jake Harris says interest is growing. “We still haven’t reached what we would say have that record territory where