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Still no dog ordinance after shouting match in Niles Twp.

An 80-minute meeting — featuring a shouting match between board members and arguments amongst people in the audience — couldn’t produce an agreement on a ... Read more  | Add your comment

Proposed dog ordinance to be revisited again

Niles Township Supervisor Jim Kidwell Tuesday pushed for a first reading of a new proposed ordinance that would allow for dangerous animals to be removed ... Read more  | Add your comment

3 Berrien County schools on persistently lowest-achieving list

The Michigan Department of Education announced today that 98 schools have been identified as Persistently Lowest Achieving (PLA) Schools. Read more  | Add your comment

Most Berrien County businesses in compliance with smoke-free air law

Researchers with the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) Tobacco Section recently completed analysis of results from an observational compliance check survey related to Michigan’s ... Read more  | Add your comment

Landfill board reaches agreement

Landfill board reaches agreement

The Southeast Berrien County Landfill authority board has reached a tentative employment agreement with landfill general manager Clyde “Sonny” Fuller. Read more  | Add your comment

Niles residents’ electric rates to increase

The average Niles utilities customer will see an increase of just a few dollars a month after the Niles City Council approved a 5.9 percent ... Read more  | Add your comment

Kids Count study looks at children of the recession

High unemployment is hurting the economic security of children in Michigan with one in every eight children living in a household struggling with job loss ... Read more  | Add your comment

Michigan’s unemployment rate 10.9 percent

Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased in July by four-tenths of a percentage point to 10.9 percent, according to data released today by the Michigan ... Read more  | Add your comment

‘Sexting’ among teens addressed at public forum

Think the situation involving five area high school students charged with sexting-related offenses in May was an isolated incident? Read more  | Add your comment

City of Niles’ budget $4,200 in the red

Facing more than $450,000 in necessary cuts, how did the city of Niles do in its budgeting process? Read more  | Add your comment

Mother speaks out

Mother speaks out

In just three months, Martell Miller, who would be starting his senior year at Niles High School, will be seated in a courtroom rather than ... Read more  | Add your comment

Stabenow, Levin both vote in favor of debt ceiling deal

Congress passed the debt ceiling deal Tuesday after the U.S. Senate approved it with a vote of 74 to 26. Read more  | Add your comment

Primary election: Bertrand voter turnout high in election to replace recalled officers

The Bertrand Township Board is complete after voters elected Scott Bonner as the new township supervisor and Alice Kring to the vacant trustee post. Read more  | Add your comment

More Articles

  1. Pitbull attacks prompt township to consider drafting ordinance  | Add your comment
  2. Forum to address the future of area youth  | Add your comment
  3. Kidwell recall effort faltering as organizers scramble for petition signatures  | Add your comment
  4. Opinions mixed about end to ‘Last In First Out’  | Add your comment
  5. Proos: Jobs, jobs, jobs still the focus  | Add your comment
  6. Buchanan district gauging public’s interest in trying for a bond again  | Add your comment
  7. Garbage guru  | Add your comment
  8. Twp. treasurer threatens lawsuit against supervisor  | Add your comment
  9. Landfill interim named manager  | Add your comment
  10. Second recall effort under way against Proos  | Add your comment
  11. Nichols’ bond reduced  | Add your comment
  12. Municipalities backing millage  | Add your comment

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