Local News

12/05/2022 - 9:21am
Chamber Seeking Public Nominations for Individuals and Businesses The Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber is looking for outstanding individuals and business who have made an impact in Southwest Michigan over the last year for their 2023 Business Recognition Awards. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, December 16th. Winners will be presented at the 2023 Business Recognition Event in February. Categories for the 2023 Chamber Awards are: Business Focused: • Economic Impact Award: A local enterprise that has made significant contributions to the economic vitality of the...
11/14/2022 - 10:21am
On November 13th, 2022 at approximately 6:42pm, St. Joseph Township Police were dispatched to Niles Road and Royalton Heights for a vehicle accident involving a pedestrian.  The pedestrian was struck while in the south bound travel lane of Niles Road.  The pedestrian was wearing dark colored clothing at the time of the...
11/09/2022 - 10:32am
UPDATE NOV 9, 2022: Early in the morning of November 9th 2022, 9-1-1 to the affected area was restored and tested. 9-1-1 service will resume as normal for service in Eau Claire, Pipestone Township, and Berrien Townships in Berrien County, Michigan.
11/08/2022 - 3:31pm
The Michigan Chapter of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association will meet at noon on Thursday, December 1 at the Silver Harbor Brewing Company, 721 Pleasant St., Saint Joseph.  All military helicopter pilots and friends are invited.  The guest speaker will be Larry Wozniak of Lest We Forget.  Those interested in...
11/08/2022 - 9:12am
9-1-1 service in Eau Claire, Pipestone Township, and Berrien Townships in Berrien County, Michigan may be temporarily out of 9-1-1 service due to an equipment failure. The telephone company that services 9-1-1 to this area explained that some customers with a 269-461 prefix may have lost the ability to dial 9-1-1.  People in...
11/07/2022 - 1:59pm
Thirty-four  children between the ages of 6 and 15 competed Sunday, November 6th  for the titles of Blossomtime Bud Prince and Princess, Miss Jr. Teen and Miss Teen Blossomtime. The pageant was held at the Lakeshore High School Auditorium.  The theme for the show was “Down on the Farm” and the...
11/07/2022 - 9:27am
On November 3, 2022, the Berrien County Sheriff Niles Township Patrol initiated a traffic stop on a stolen 1986 Ford F-250 pickup truck. This stop was initiated on South 3rd Street near Ontario Road. The suspect refused to stop and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit continued out of Michigan on South 3rd St and into the state of Indiana on...
11/04/2022 - 10:54am
On November 3, 2022, the Berrien County Sheriff Niles Township Patrol initiated a traffic stop on a stolen 1986 Ford F-250 pickup truck. This stop was initiated on South 3rd Street near Ontario Road. The suspect refused to stop and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit continued out of Michigan on South 3rd St and into the state of Indiana on...
11/02/2022 - 10:12am
The Therapeutic Equestrian Center (TEC) is looking for volunteers to help make “I Did It!”moments happen for people with disabilities in  Southwest Michigan and the Michiana Area. An array of volunteer opportunities exists at TEC with the most current need being volunteers for the Holiday Riding Session...
10/31/2022 - 8:39am
October 27, 2022 – Building Excellence in Science and Technology (BEST Early) and the Benton Spirit Community Newspaper are partnering with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy’s Office of the Environmental Justice Public Advocate and Honor Credit Union to promote environmental education and...
10/31/2022 - 8:32am
A ST. JOSEPH TOWNSHIP POLICE OFFICER LOCATED A VEHICLE MATCHING A B.O.L. PUT OUT REFERENCE AN ARMED ROBBERY WHICH HAD OCCURRED IN BERRIEN SPRINGS.  A PURSUIT WAS INITIATED ON THE SUSPECT VEHICLE AND DURING THE PURSUIT THE SUSPECT FIRED NUMEROUS SHOTS AT THE OFFICER FROM A MOVING VEHICLE.  THE PURSUIT ENDED AT THE INTERSECTION...