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Benton Harbor Man Wins Fantasy 5


A 74-year-old Benton Harbor man has claimed his $128,166 prize from the Michigan Lottery for the Fantasy 5 drawing on May 7. Odell Smith says he purchased the winning ticket at Lambrecht’s on Niles Avenue in St.

Niles Renaissance Faire May 21-22


The fourth annual Niles Renaissance Faire is set for this month. The Niles Renaissance Faire was started in 2017 by Carrie Nyenhuis when she was approached by a friend who worked for the city of Niles and

St. Joseph Lighthouse Tours Approved For 2022


St. Joseph City Commissioners have approved the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center Lighthouse Tour agreement for the year. Heritage Museum Board member Dennis Szymanski told commissioners this past week year’s tours were affected by COVID, and that’s

Whitmer Responds To Baby Formula Shortage


Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she’s doing what she can to help as parents struggle with a shortage of baby formula nationwide. The governor’s office tells us more: Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced action that the State of

State Looking For Foster Families


The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is looking for some new foster families as the number of licensed foster homes in the state has dropped during the pandemic. Department foster care recruiter Jessica Sweet tells

14-Year-Old Killed In Niles


A 14-year-old Niles boy has been killed. Niles police were called to the Arbor Trails apartments on 5th Street just after 11 p.m. Thursday for a report that someone had been shot. The teen was found on

Blossomtime Parade Tomorrow


This year’s Blossomtime Grand Floral Parade is tomorrow in St. Joseph and Benton Harbor. The two-and-a-half mile parade starts at 1 p.m. at Main and Pearl streets in St. Joe and ends at Main and 5th streets

Detour Announced For Blossomtime Parade


The Berrien County Road Department says traffic in the St. Joseph and Benton Harbor areas will be affected by this Saturday’s Blossomtime Parade. The detour on parade day will take drivers from M-63 or Lakeshore Drive to

Upton: More COVID Funding Needed


Congressman Fred Upton says more money needs to be set aside by Congress for fighting COVID-19. President Biden also made the call for more aid this week as the nation marked one million deaths from the illness.