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He took on the additional duties of leading the St. Joseph-Benton Harbor Y in 2016, following the retirement of Michael Ahern. ... Last year, Benton Harbor Area Schools, Berrien Community Foundation, Mosaic, the Benton Harbor Boys & Girls Club and the YMCA worked together to offer programs at three ...
BENTON HARBOR, MI -- The Apostolic Tabernacle Church in Benton Harbor decided to combine Sunday School and a school bus ride and use it as a way to reach people outside of the church. The program is called the Sunday School Bus Ministry. The church is working on spreading the word about their ...

Siquon Moss, 10, of Benton Harbor, left, picks up trash Friday with Marvin Henderson of Benton Harbor during a Citywide Clean Up Day sponsored by Apollonia Ellis and Ardale Clark. Ellis and Clark are the “Keeping A1” radio show hosts on the nonprofit Power WVBH 105.3 FM. Dozens of people turned ...
BENTON HARBOR, MI -- A scrapped vehicle at a recycling center caught on fire and ignited a pile of other scrapped vehicles nearby, officials say. At 3:23 p.m. Monday, April 2, the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety responded to a report of a vehicle fire at the Padnos Recycling Center, 1410 Paw ...
"The way we came in on the fire trucks, the guys felt like stars so I thank the city of Benton Harbor for showing us love," said head coach Corey Sterling. When the team arrived at the high school everyone packed into the gym to cheer them on. There was nothing but smiles all around. "This is for everybody ...
Benton Harbor's Devan Nichols and TJ Jones celebrate the Tigers' win over Grand Rapids Catholic Central during the Class B State Championship ... his team was down by one basket in the final seconds of the game, just like the Benton Harbor team in Saturday's game, he said when contacted Sunday.

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Throughout this boys basketball season, the Benton Harbor Tigers have had one goal in mind - to get back to the Breslin Center. They accomplished that feat, earning a spot in Friday's Class B semifinals. Then, with a 60-49 win over River Rouge, Benton Harbor captured its first trip ...
BENTON HARBOR — The future of the former First Congregational United Church of Christ in Benton Harbor is uncertain, with its current owners seeking to ... “We need to get an engineer to get to the top of the tower to see what's going on up there,” said Rich Hensel of Benton Harbor, among the last 36 ...
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. – Benton Harbor officials are asking for help in finding a missing teen. Anna Taylor, 15, was last seen about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday by her mom at their home. She is believed to be wearing blue jeans with holes in them with grey leggings underneath, a grey t-shirt and a blue ...
BENTON HARBOR, Mich (WNDU) - Benton Harbor Area Schools were alerted Friday morning that a BHAS student had made a threat against an Indiana school. No threat was made against Benton Harbor schools, but "in an abundance of caution," three BHAS schools were placed on perimeter lockdown, ...
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Benton Harbor Area Schools' superintendent must face more tests before she can return to her job. Wednesday, the school board approved a surprise resolution with directions specifically for Dr. Shelly Walker. Although Walker is still on administrative leave, trustees want her to ...
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (WNDU) - Benton Harbor Area Schools has placed the principal of STEAM Academy at MLK on paid, non-disciplinary leave, according to a release issued Thursday morning. Principal Dr. John David VanDyke was placed on the leave until further investigations may be conducted.
Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety Officer Josh Rose, right, makes a snow cone for Saffiyah Muhammad, 9, during a National Night Out neighborhood event last summer at City Center Park in downtown Benton Harbor. Also working with Rose is Benton Harbor DPS officers David Muellen, Marvin ...
Benton Harbor school board's finance director to step down. by Cassidy Williams, WSBT 22 Reporter. Benton Harbor school board's finance director to step down // WSBT 22. BOARD.PNG ...
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor school board trustees started the process Monday of evaluating their superintendent without the superintendent present. “You're in unchartered territory,” said Donna Oser from the Michigan Association of School Boards, who is helping the board go through the ...
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor city officials are asking for patience from residents as city workers clear snow from the roads after Friday's snow storm. “This City of Benton Harbor does not have the staff nor the trucks (equipment) to keep up with this level of snowfall,” Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus ...
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor school board trustees said they want the district's long-range financial plan to reflect reality. ... She said 60 percent of the students in the school district – around 3,300 – do not attend Benton Harbor Area Schools, with 50 percent attending other Berrien County schools ...

Brian Saxton, the CEO of Benton Harbor's club, said the goal is development in a warm and welcoming home away from home. Sulton is the third Benton Harbor club member – and the first boy – to win the state title in the last six years. “We're applying quality,” Saxton said. “We pay attention to our kids and ...
The organizations in the partnership agreement with the school district are the Michigan Department of Education, Michigan School Reform Office, Andrews University, Berrien RESA, Whirlpool Corp., Second Baptist Church, Riverwood, Lakeland Hospital and the Benton Harbor Boys & Girls Club.
The following administrators will be let go at the end of the year: Curriculum Director Bryan Scoggin, Coordinator of Alternative Programs Rita Seay, Principal of STEAM Academy at MLK John David Van Dyke, Assistant Principal ACA Sharonda Pearson, and Benton Harbor High School Principal Donald Pearson.
BENTON HARBOR — Five Benton Harbor school administrators will no longer have jobs with the district after June 30. Benton Harbor school board trustees voted at a special meeting Wednesday not to renew the contracts of: • Don Pearson, principal of Benton Harbor High School. • John David Van Dyke, ...
A second Benton Harbor school administrator has been placed on leave and is the subject of an investigation. The principal at STEAM Academy at MLK, John David VanDyke, was placed on paid leave Wednesday. A news release by Benton Harbor Schools says it is "non-disciplinary, administrative leave pending further ...
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (WNDU) - Benton Harbor Area Schools has placed the principal of STEAM Academy at MLK on paid, non-disciplinary leave, according to a release issued Thursday morning. Principal Dr. John David VanDyke was placed on the leave until further investigations may be conducted.
Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety Officer Josh Rose, right, makes a snow cone for Saffiyah Muhammad, 9, during a National Night Out neighborhood event last summer at City Center Park in downtown Benton Harbor. Also working with Rose is Benton Harbor DPS officers David Muellen, Marvin ...
While the leader of the district is still on paid leave, the head of the district's finances is stepping down. The school board called a special work session at the administration building Tuesday when that announcement was made. Carolyn Gibbs had been in the position for just three months before letting ...
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. -- Benton Harbor Public Safety Director Dan McGinnis is being investigated by the city manager's office after a female city employee penned a letter accusing McGinnis of varying types of verbal harassment. The letter, signed by 'an anonymous city employee,' and obtained ...
Benton Harbor school board's finance director to step down. by Cassidy Williams, WSBT 22 Reporter. Benton Harbor school board's finance director to step down // WSBT 22. BOARD.PNG ...
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Benton Harbor Area Schools board of trustees started its annual review of Superintendent Dr. Shelly Walker. But the board says she has chosen to not be a part of the process after being placed on leave weeks ago. Dr. Walker is still suspended but she was allowed to come ...
"Benton Harbor Area Schools has been through some ups and downs and some rough patches,” said Taylor. "Sometimes you have interruptions, but through interruptions comes some greatness. We just hope for the best, and we'll continue to do what we were sent here to do." The school board plans on getting as much ...
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. --- Some Benton Harbor Area Schools parents and students are turning to prayer to fix behavioral problems within the school system. Local pastors held a community prayer meeting Sunday evening at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. Many parents and students in the meeting ...
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. -- At a school board meeting last week, the new finance director for Benton Harbor Area Schools revealed the district has mistakenly put itself into more debt. We spent the day breaking down the numbers. Carolyn Gibbs mapped it all out at last Tuesday's board meeting. The figure ...
BENTON HARBOR — Novena Mathis died of a gunshot wound, and her longime boyfriend has been charged, the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety reported Tuesday. ... Benton Harbor police said Tuesday that Edwards and Mathis, 38, had been in a longtime relationship and had two children.
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (WNDU) - Benton Harbor's planning commissioners are looking to change the city's zoning ordinance to allow medical marijuana facilities. Our reporting partners at the Herald-Palladium say the commissioners want to allow them in industrial districts. However, they want to keep ...
Benton Harbor planning commissioners spent almost three hours Tuesday scrutinizing the city's zoning ordinance to find locations for the five types of ... Reed said that members of the Benton Harbor Downtown Development Association sent him an email stating they don't want any medical marijuana ...
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (WOOD) — A Benton Harbor man faces a murder charge in the shooting death of the mother of his children, police say. The victim, identified Tuesday as 38-year-old Novena Mathis, was reported missing Sunday, according to the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety.
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in her vehicle behind the Hayward Wells ... The woman's family reported her as an endangered missing person Sunday, Benton Harbor Public Safety Director Dan McGinnis stated in a news release.
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (WNDU) The woman who was found dead in Benton Harbor on Sunday has been identified, and police believe that her long-term boyfriend was responsible. Novena P. Mathis, a 38-year-old from Benton Harbor, was reported as an endangered missing person on Sunday after ...
BENTON HARBOR, MI -- All eastbound lanes of I-94 near Benton Harbor are closed Thursday, Jan. 4 due to a crash. The crash was reported at 11:48 a.m. on eastbound I-94 at I-196 exit 34 in Berrien County, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. Further details on the crash and if there ...
A Benton Harbor native is set to take command of a U.S. Navy hospital in South Carolina. ... “I'm very humbled ... and very happy to be doing what I'm headed out to do,” said the 1979 graduate of Benton Harbor High School in a telephone interview from his current position as executive officer at the U.S. ...
After visiting Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois, the Merchants finally settled in the then tiny village of Benton Harbor. In 1868, he ... In Benton Harbor, the daily Palladium competed with the Evening News, until those two papers merged after the turn of the century to become The News-Palladium. In 1928, the ...
BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor city commissioners approved licenses for up to 25 medical marijuana facilities in the city last week, but it's still not a done deal, and at least two commissioners want to know why. “We should be collecting money right now from applicants,” City Commissioner Juanita ...
JOSEPH — Almost a third of Benton Harbor's land area is listed as being tax-exempt, an unusually high percentage, according to Tony Meyaard, director of ... Meyaard told the Berrien County Board of Commissioners he is helping Benton Harbor in its property re-appraisal and determining whether some of ...
At Monday's meeting, Benton Harbor High School and the Arts and Communications Academy, the district's middle school, were added to the partnership agreement. Benton Harbor High School was required to enter into an agreement due to low test scores. ACA test scores showed some improvement and ...
BENTON HARBOR — The fate of Benton Harbor school district's on-leave middle school principal will probably be resolved during a special school board ... A few weeks ago, the school district was informed that Benton Harbor High School is now being required to enter into a partnership agreement due to ...
The former superintendent of Benton Harbor Area Schools was convicted of embezzling more than $46,000 in vacation payout money. "We think there was sufficient checks and balances in place, that if anyone was trying to cheat and defraud the system would have been caught," said Heath Lynch, ...
Dr. Leonard Seawood appeared before the jury on Wednesday, maintaining he never intended to defraud or cheat his hometown school district. Seawood faces charges of embezzlement and obtaining money through false pretenses. Prosecutors allege the former Benton Harbor Area Schools ...
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (WNDU) - The trial for the former superintendent of Benton Harbor Area Schools began Tuesday. Dr. Leonard Seawood is charged with embezzlement and obtaining money by false pretenses. He's accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the district from 2012 to 2015 ...
His office partners with federal, state and local law enforcement and supports violent crime task forces in Benton Harbor, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Battle Creek, Kalamazoo and Lansing. The task forces concentrate on gun, gang and drug crime in particular neighborhoods or perpetrated by individuals or ...
Seawood, who has a master's degree in education and a doctoral degree in educational administration, is a Benton Harbor native and was recruited from Arkansas to become superintendent in 2010. His contract allowed for 25 vacation days a year, which if unused would carry over to the following year.
BENTON HARBOR — Officials from Renaissance Athletic Club in Benton Harbor will announce the start of a new philanthropic initiative Sunday during its fifth anniversary celebration. ... The celebration and open house “In da Club” will be 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the club, 501 Graham Ave., Benton Harbor.


 

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