Local News

04/03/2020 - 2:43pm
Prayer Call in Berrien County Gains Momentum Friday, April 03, 2020 Berrien County is praying as the COVID-19 pandemic hits home. The “Stay at Home” order hasn’t hindered gathering together on the telephone, as the weekly Prayer Call in Berrien County gains momentum. Concerned citizens are joining the prayer line on Thursdays at 12 noon (ET).   Sheriff Paul Bailey and his command staff joined the community effort. The Sheriff recited the Pledge of Allegiance and gave an update on the issues facing Berrien County, Michigan. The free conference call allows 1,000...
03/19/2020 - 12:14pm
As we face these challenging times and practice abundance of caution and in accordance with the guidelines laid out by the CDC, The Blossomtime Festival's 2020 Grand Floral Parade has been canceled on May 2nd.  The inaugural Grand Floral Parade took place in 1923 and since then, it has only previously been canceled once,...
03/19/2020 - 9:11am
Sheriff’s Office Records Lobby Closed to Public    Out of an abundance of caution and an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID19, the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office Records Lobby in both St. Joseph and Niles will be closed to the public as of 5:00 PM on March 18, 2020.  At this time, it will remain...
03/17/2020 - 9:41am
Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber Launches Buy Local Berrien!   Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recent executive order to temporarily close dine-in services at all bars, restaurants, and various other public spaces in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak will have an undeniable impact on the local economy...
03/16/2020 - 11:00am
In order to ensure the safety of our employees and our residents and prevent spreading of the highly contagious COVID-19 virus, St. Joseph Charter Township Hall will be closed to the public as of 5:00 p.m. Monday, March 16th and will remain closed through March 31st.   Township officials will continue to reassess risk as...
03/12/2020 - 11:46am
Dear Blossomtime Friends,  As a Festival that has been creating joy for more than 114 years, we value the trust you place in us every day with your children and we appreciate your community support.   As our country works to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we support and respect Lake Michigan...
03/12/2020 - 9:18am
Local Organizations Form Coalition to Promote Southwest Michigan Beaches   There has been significant media coverage regarding the shoreline erosion along Lake Michigan’s coastline over the past year. With tourism season on its way, many fear the negative headlines surrounding high water levels at popular beaches will...
03/09/2020 - 3:00pm
Saving Michigan’s Hemlock Trees: Stopping the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Information Session    As erosion continues to affect communities along Lake Michigan, dunes and hillsides can be weakened even more by the threat of a tiny invasive insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA). The roots of a healthy hemlock tree hold...
03/03/2020 - 3:57pm
Scott Berry Named Lakeshore’s 2020 Distinguished Alumni     The Lakeshore Alumni Association and Lakeshore  Excellence Foundation are pleased to announce Scott Berry as this year’s Lakeshore  Distinguished Alumni.      The 1987 graduate of Lakeshore High School is well known...
03/02/2020 - 10:51am
The Barn Church has Moved!   Berrien Springs, MI: The Barn Church and Ministries announced that they have moved to a new facility. This news comes in the wake of a recent shake up when their original facility, a privately owned barn on Linco Road, was closed due to township ordinances.     “What would have...
03/02/2020 - 10:05am
Michael Stover Memorial Fundraiser  Thursday, March 26, 2020 5 pm - 8 pm    Hidden Pointe Hall 1062 Nickerson Ave Benton Harbor    Taco Dinner, Cash Bar, 50/50 Raffle, and More!    Proceeds go to immediate family of Michael Stover.    Hosted by Coldwell Banker Anchor, St....


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