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Take trip inside one of the last one-room school houses in Michigan

BANGOR, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - West Michigan is home to one of the last one-room school houses in the state. Newschannel 3's Jessica Wheeler visited the nearly 170-year-old school to see why parents are signing this kids up as infants. The Wood School in Bangor has kids as young as six months old o

WWMT - 2017-09-21 07:35:22

Van Buren County takes on dogs fleeing Hurricane Irma

Mystery is among 18 dogs from hurricane-ravaged Florida available for adoption at Van Buren County Animal Control's pet shelter in Hartford. More than 100,000 dogs had to be transported to pet shelters in Florida when Hurricane Irma struck earlier this month.Photo provided HARTFORD - Eighteen dogs f

HERALD-PALLADIUM - 2017-09-21 10:00:00

St. Joseph wins SMAC West girls golf title for 6th straight season

The St. Joseph girls golf team shot a 176 in Wednesday's Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference West Division jamboree, clinching the division title. The Bears won all four SMAC West events. St. Joseph's Haley Kutchie shot a 40 on Wednesday, earning medalist honors. The Bears were without their t

HERALD-PALLADIUM - 2017-09-21 10:00:00

City eases downtown zoning restriction

SOUTH HAVEN - For the past several years downtown business owners who wanted to convert the second and third stories of their buildings into apartment lofts faced the obstacle of providing enough private parking spaces for their tenants. That will now get a little easier thanks to a zoning ordinance

HERALD-PALLADIUM - 2017-09-19 10:00:00

Fennville Schools holds forum on bond proposal

Fennville Public Schools held the first of two community forums on a $23 million bond proposal on Tuesday, Sept. 18. "We want voters to go to polls educated about what's included and what we're asking for, and make your decision based on that," Superintendent Jim Greydanus said. The handful of peop

HOLLAND SENTINEL - 2017-09-20 00:01:00

Appeals court nixes Casco Twp. short-term rentals

The Michigan Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court's decision not to allow short-term rentals in a Casco Township subdivision on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The original dispute surrounded four neighbors in the Sunset Shores subdivision of Casco Township, south of Saugatuck. Twenty other neighbors in the

HOLLAND SENTINEL - 2017-09-21 02:06:00

Tomorrow's Stories: Additional Native American programming complements exhibit

Five nationally acclaimed contemporary Native American artists are featured in the new exhibition at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, "Tomorrow's Stories." The two- and three-dimensional pieces in "Tomorrow's Stories" range from large stone sculptures to clothing and accessories - and all reflect

HOLLAND SENTINEL - 2017-09-20 20:00:00

Brewery looks to take over Saugatuck's Red Barn Theater

Kim Collins, owner of Guardian Brewing Company, is in the last stages of purchasing the property, located at 3657 63rd St., and plans to open a restaurant, brewery, event space and recreational camping space. The Red Barn Theater in Saugatuck could soon become Guardian Brewing Company. Kim Collins,

HOLLAND SENTINEL - 2017-09-21 16:01:00

More parking coming to Mulligan's Hollow

Grand Haven City Council has approved a $62,900 contract with Abonmarche Consultants Inc. of Benton Harbor for the design, construction administration and construction close-out services related to the planned parking lot at the recreation area adjacent to the Tri-Cities Family YMCA. "This is for th

GRAND HAVEN TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 19:00:00

City puts bridge blessing on hold

BENTON HARBOR - Approval of a pedestrian bridge over the Paw Paw River between Benton Harbor and the Harbor Village community in St. Joseph was put on hold Monday so Benton Harbor city commissioners can get more information on how the bridge will benefit city residents. The proposed bridge would be

HERALD-PALLADIUM - 2017-09-19 10:00:00

Chemical Bank to close branches, reduce employees

Chemical Financial Corporation, a Midland-based corporation that is the parent of Chemical Bank, has announced that part of the restructuring effort will include reducing the total number of employees by seven percent, according to a recent filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. A

HOLLAND SENTINEL - 2017-09-21 22:04:41

Sunday is moving day for TBTA

ALPENA - Thunder Bay Transportation Authority services, including Dial-a-Ride and the electric/diesel trolleys, will shut down Sunday for one day according to officials. Operations Manager Andrew Sundin said that the shutdown of services will be so that personnel can facilitate the move of the agen

ALPENA NEWS - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Center for Women in Transition reaches campaign goal

Center for Women in Transition announced it has reached its campaign goal early. After announcing the Forward Together Campaign on April 20, the center has raised $2,617,500 in pledges and gifts. The campaign covers comprehensive needs for the agency - future capital improvements, endowment and prog

GRAND HAVEN TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 01:00:00

Schuitmaker makes bid for attorney general

LANSING - Term-limited state Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker sees her next job as being Michigan's attorney general. The Lawton Republican announced Tuesday she is seeking the office held by Bill Schuette, who is running for governor in 2018. Schuitmaker's 26th District covers Van Buren and Allegan counties.

HERALD-PALLADIUM - 2017-09-20 10:00:00

Schuitmaker announces run for Michigan attorney general

Schuitmaker is in her final term in the Michigan Senate and currently represents the 26th District. State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, has announced her candidacy for Michigan attorney general in the 2018 election. Schuitmaker is in her final term in the Michigan Senate and currently represents

HOLLAND SENTINEL - 2017-09-19 19:18:22

Benton Harbor program helps students prepare for college

BENTON HARBOR - When Tra Kilburnt, 17, of Benton Harbor started his freshman year of high school at Countryside Academy three years ago, he wasn't a model student. "He was struggling in high school," said his mother, Analisa Kilburnt. She said that changed once her son got involved with the mentorin

HERALD-PALLADIUM - 2017-09-21 10:00:00

Teen hit and killed by car in Benton Harbor

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (WNDU) - Police are investigating after an 18-year-old man was hit and killed by a vehicle Monday night. It happened at around 8:30 p.m. near Main Street and Fair Avenue. According to police, the victim was taken to the hospital where he died. Investigators say they're working t

WNDU - 2017-09-21 03:49:00

Teen dies after being hit by a car in Benton Harbor

WSBT 22 A teenager is dead after a car hit him in Benton Harbor. It happened Tuesday night at the intersection of Main Street and Fair Avenue. Police say the 18-year-old was walking when he was hit. They haven't identified the victim until family has been notified. No word on what caused the acciden

22 WSBT - 2017-09-20 21:28:14

Teen killed in accident in Benton Harbor

Benton Harbor, MI- A 19-year-old man is dead after falling into oncoming traffic in Benton Harbor Tuesday night. A Benton Harbor law enforcement source tells ABC 57 News the accident happened just before 9 p.m. at the intersection of Oden Street and E. Main Street. Officers believe the victim steppe

ABC57.COM - 2017-09-20 21:20:00

Convicted: Two Benton Harbor men tell their story

A former police officer and the innocent Benton Harbor man he helped put in prison are teaming up. They just released a co-authored book called "Convicted." Their relationship began on tense night in 2006. But more than a decade later, the close friends are telling their story in hopes that others i

22 WSBT - 2017-09-19 18:19:16