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Parks Director Honored

Outgoing Berrien County Parks Director Brian Bailey has been honored by the Berrien County Board of Commissioners. Bailey retires this week, and during a Thursday meeting, the county board approved a resolution thanking him for his service

Health Officer Talks COVID Tracking

As Berrien County edges closer to reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, what statistics is the Berrien County Health Department studying? County Health Officer Nicki Britten says one number is the weekly death total. That’s looking flat in

Mackinac Bridge Walk Suspended

The 2020 Mackinac Bridge Walk has been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Michigan Department of Transportation has released the following statement: Echoing a focus on safety that led it to bar public traffic from the

School Board Approves Turnaround Plan

The Benton Harbor Area Schools Board of Education has approved a turnaround plan drafted for the district by its Community Engagement and Advisory Committee. During a virtual meeting Tuesday night, Superintendent Andrae Townsel read from the resolution

Governor Anticipates Budget Shortfall

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is hoping the federal government will come through with aid to states facing budget shortfalls because of the COVID-19 crisis. She says we’re looking at a possible $3 billion hole. “It is my hope