Kalamazoo Gazette

South Haven’s beaches have been closed off-and-on this summer due to E. Coli. For now they’re open to swimmers.

North Beach in South Haven is closed due to high levels of E. Coli bacteria.

Former financial services manager Ryan Tibbets has been promoted to assistant chief of fire and administration, but will still help with finances. The department is eliminating the financial manager position in next year’s budget.

An environmental group filed suit challenging oil and gas leases in areas of Barry County that were auctioned off by the state, but the judge ruled that the action was premature.

The beach had been closed for a week due to an outbreak of E. coli bacteria.