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New Superintendent to Start Next Month

The Benton Harbor Area Schools Board of Education has approved a contract for new Superintendent Andrae Townsel. The board voted on the agreement this week with Townsel in attendance. He then sat in with the body for

Pagel Appointed To RESA board

Former state Representative Dave Pagel has been appointed to the Berrien RESA Board of Education. Pagel replaces Linda Holt, who passed away last month. It was up to the RESA board to fill the vacancy, and it

Woman Killed In Niles Township Crash

A Goshen, Indiana woman is dead following a crash in Niles Township on Thursday. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department says it happened on US-31 near mile marker 6 just before 2:30 p.m. Sheriff’s deputies learned a Chrysler

New Interest In Foreclosed Condos

The Benton Harbor Downtown Development Authority has its eye on a partially foreclosed condo complex on Riverview Drive. According to The Herald Palladium, the DDA met this week and voted to express an interest in the New

Facilities Evaluation Underway At BH Schools

The Michigan Department of Treasury is conducting a review of the facilities owned by Benton Harbor Area Schools. At Tuesday’s board of education meeting, Trustee Patricia Rush said accounting firm Plante and Moran was to start evaluating

Upton Hails New Trade Deal

The new United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement will be good for the U.S. economy. That’s the thought of Congressman Fred Upton, who hailed House passage of the NAFTA replacement just before Christmas. He tells WSJM News the new

Commission Talks Trash Bill

Benton Harbor City Commissioners want to avoid a repeat of a situation that arose last year when the trash wasn’t picked up for nearly a week. At a Monday meeting of the city commission, Mayor Pro Tem