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Niles Courthouse To Resume Operations

The Berrien County Courthouse in Niles will resume operations next week. The Berrien County Trial Court has released the following: The Niles Courthouse will again be operational effective Monday November 9th.  All hearings and services which were

State House Republicans Elect New Speaker

From the Associated Press — Republicans will continue to hold the majority in Michigan’s state House following Tuesday’s election. The party holds the same 58-52 edge it did in 2018, despite some expectations that the GOP would

County Accepts Grant To Expand Park

Paw Paw River County Park in Watervliet will be expanded now that Berrien County has accepted a $80,000 grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. Commissioner Bill Chickering told the county board on Thursday $30,000 from

Berrien County Officials Working On Budget

Berrien County’s budget for fiscal year 2021 is coming together as officials try to cope with increased costs during the pandemic and wonder what will happen next. Berrien County Administrator Brian Dissette told the Berrien County Board

GM Earns $4.4 Billion

Strong sales of pickup trucks and SUV’s helped fuel a $4 billion third quarter profit at General Motors. CEO Mary Barra says there is uncertainty going forward. But, she feels, even with rising numbers of COVID-19 cases

Senator Peters Celebrates Election Win

Senator Gary Peters celebrated his re-election victory in style by rolling up to a cider mill in Rochester on his Harley. He addressed his supporters, with his staff and family beside him. Peters said one of his

Whitmer Congratulates Election Winners

2020 was a good year for an election in Michigan. Voter turnout was 71%, the highest in 60 years. Governor Gretchen Whitmer says in addition to record turnout, things went very smoothly. “I’m really please with how

Local School Board Races Decided Tuesday

Several local school board races were decided this week. In the Benton Harbor Area Schools district, four trustee were selected out of seven candidates. The winners are former Benton Harbor High School Principal Reinaldo Tripplett, Angel Clark

New LMC Trustee Selected By Voters

The Lake Michigan College Board of Trustees will look a little different come next year following this week’s election. Current Trustee Paul Bergan was retired by voters, who were asked to pick three LMC Board members Tuesday.

County Board Race A Tie

One Berrien County race that still hasn’t been decided from Tuesday is the race for county commission in District 5. As of  Wednesday afternoon, Bruce Gorenflo and Rayonte Bell were tied, each with 3,934 votes. This means