South Haven

"SOUTH HAVEN - The Historical Association of South Haven has surpassed its $300,000 lighthouse restoration fundraising goal, the association announced. The nine-month effort brought in $315,000, to be used to restore the city lighthouse on Lake Michigan. The historical association now owns and maintains the lighthouse. (St. Joseph Benton Harbor Herald-Palladium)

"SOUTH HAVEN - Mayor Bob Burr said he wants to see sweeping zoning changes for short-term vacation rentals put in place by Dec. 31. But it's just not going to happen. A more realistic goal would be late spring, according to those who are starting to study the issue." (St. Joseph Benton Harbor Herald-Palladium)

"SOUTH HAVEN - Leaders of an Orthodox Jewish camp near South Haven plan to offer a $1,000 reward leading to the arrest of a person or persons who painted several swastikas at the camp over the weekend." (St. Joseph Benton Harbor Herald-Palladium)

WMU Archives and Regional Collections

How did a lighthouse keeper spend his time in South Haven in the 1870's? Logbooks shed some light on that time and are being digitized at Western Michigan University. 

SOUTH HAVEN, MI - They filed a federal lawsuit in March alleging South Haven police officers roughed up their client during a 2013 traffic stop. Now, attorneys for Michael Sollitt Kinney are taking the city, South Haven Police Chief Tom Martin and a records clerk to state court because they say dash-cam video they requested under the Michigan Freedom of Information Act has been wrongfully withheld from them for more than a year. (Kalamazoo Gazette)