Berrien Springs

Jennifer Weingart / WVPE Public Radio

  A singer who performed at Andrews University in Berrien Springs in early March has tested positive for COVID-19.

Singer Sandi Patty performed on March 8th. She also held an in-person experience after the concert. Patty announced she has tested positive for COVID-19 on her Facebook page yesterday (Wed).

The Berrien County Health Department and Spectrum Health Lakeland are working to get tests for anyone who had contact with Patty and are showing symptoms.

Photo Of The Week - Summer Fair Season

Aug 16, 2019
Dave Coulston, Niles

WVPE's Photo of the Week captures the midway at night at the Berrien County Youth Fair. "Fair Skies" is the caption that Dave Coulston of Niles gives to this image from Berrien Springs that he took on Monday, Aug. 12th. The 2019 Berrien County Youth draws to a close on Sat., Aug. 17th. 

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Berrien Springs High School via Facebook

BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old boy who wanted to shoot several students at his high school in southwestern Michigan sought help from other students in a failed attempt to get a gun.

The Andrews University Dairy sign
Jennifer Weingart


Andrews University in Berrien Springs is closing down it’s dairy farm after more than a hundred years.

The dairy at Andrews is for teaching, but it’s also a working farm. Students in agriculture programs and other can work on the farm to offset thier tuition. The milk the cows produce is sold to a co-op and used mostly by a cheese maker in Benton Harbor.

Lately, the college hasn’t been able to get a good price for milk. They need $16 a hundredweight for the milk to break even.

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Indiana Michigan Power is lowering the water levels around its dam in Berrien Springs for maintenance work.

The St. Joseph River will be lowered three and a half feet, by six inches a day for the next week to allow for maintenance on the dam.

The maintenance will impact mostly those above the dam in an area known as Lake Chapin

I & M spokesperson Schnee Garrett said the work isn’t out of the ordinary.


Berrien County, Michigan like other places around Michiana has been hit by flooding and high water as rainfall and snowmelt mix.

Just downriver from where Old U.S. 31 crosses the St. Joseph River in Berrien Springs, Shamrock Park is underwater. A little further downriver, so is River Springs Trailer Park. Both have been evacuated.

Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey said it’s likely to be a while before residents can get back into their homes.