Van Buren Archives

Nesbitt tours southern U.S. border


State Senator Aric Nesbitt is back in Michigan after taking a trip down to the southern U.S. border last week. Nesbitt tells us he and other lawmakers from around the country were hosted in Eagle Pass by

Wendzel seeking reelection


State Representative Pauline Wendzel is seeking reelection. Wendzel is seeking to serve a third term in the Michigan House, now representing the 39th District, which covers parts of Van Buren County, Berrien County, and Allegan County. Wendzel

Whitmer welcomes Palisades loan


The Biden Administration is offering $1.5 billion loan to the Palisades nuclear power plant in Van Buren County to get restarted. Governor Gretchen Whitmer was on hand for the announcement this week and said the project is

With Palisades loan approved, what’s next?


The U.S. Department of Energy has conditionally approved a $1.5 billion loan to Holtec International to restart the Palisades nuclear power plant in Van Buren County. So, what’s next? We asked Holtec’s Patrick O’Brien. “There’ll be a

South Haven Lottery Club wins $100,000


A South Haven lottery club got a life-changing surprise when they found out they’d won a $100,000 Powerball prize weeks after the drawing. The two-person IDK J&H lottery club matched four white balls and the Powerball in

Market Van Buren hosts Municipal Summit


Market Van Buren hosted its fourth Annual Municipal Summit this week. The event was held at Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac with more than 50 leaders from Cass and Van Buren Counties gathered to learn strategies related

Soo Locks reopening early this year


Part of the Soo Locks will open early this year. LeighAnn Ryckeghem is the operations manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Soo Locks office and tells us the waterways close each winter for maintenance. The

Hartford hires new city manager


The city of Hartford will have a new city manager starting this week. Nicol Brown has been hired for the position, effective this Wednesday. Brown comes to Hartford from the city of St. Joseph, where she was