Benton Harbor Herald Palladium in Benton-Harbor, Michigan
2 Mar 1977

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2 Mar 1977

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Benton Harbor Herald Palladium (Newspaper) - March 2, 1977, Benton Harbor, Michigan Twin City highlights l e teral5 Aua Lintn combining i t id Wijs and the Herald press Benton Harbor st. Joseph Michigan wednesday March 2. 1977 twin City highlights Benton to proceed with Public safety building by non township trustees last in fit directed an architect to Complete plans tor a fire station and p twice department a Aram a. Exp acted to Cost Al amt to by a paid from Federal Revenue sharing in a Ney. Construction would be the first phase of a Public safety build Nii that would House a fire station and police Headquarters. Including the Jia rage. It would be of Crystal Avenue just North of territorial Road on township owned land the site is i wind the township Hall which fronts on territorial the fire station would Repuk to station no. 1 at 1056 territorial Tad. Reported to be la Low code standards. The police station eventually would enable township offices to expand into the present police quarters in the township Hall. Benton township last month was denial in its bid for Federal Grants totalling $1, 155.582 under that in Public works act for areas of High unemployment. The Money sought Inch ukr $9h4.5s2 for the Complete Public safety building and another to renovate the township Hall. The Iniard s action last night ordering architectural plans followed a Public hearing on How recently a roved Federal Revenue sharing Money for the township should be spent. The new Mone totals s15 ,147 and is to co or a nine month Perkul of Jan. 1 through sept. A 1977, suit isor Catheryn Sirk said tragic Case judge says mrs. Laity bound Over by mck Smith staff writer mrs. Put ances i Ity 7h, wife of retired Berrien District judge Harry laity was bound Over to circuit court y Ste Day on a charge of negligent homicide. Mrs. , of 825 Colfax Avenue Benton Harbor is accused of driving that car that struck 12-year-old Wanda i a is in lilt non Harbor nov. 15. The girl died on the operating Talle hours after the Accident. A the Case is tragic a visiting judge James d. Hayne said yesterday while making the ruling but cause a a we be lost a Little girls a and because a it was not mrs. Laity a intent to have this dreadful Accident however the Misdemeanour crime of negligent homicide requires no proof that the defendant Inte Diki to commit a crime the judge said. After hearing nine witnesses testify including mrs. Laity judge Hayne ruled that mrs. Laity failed to yield right of Way to Wanda. The girl was walking Home after delivering some items to the nearby a Empire cleaners when she was struck by a car the traffic signal was Green for her and Empire Avenue traffic when she crossed Colfax Avenue in the crosswalk South of Empire witnesses testified. She was the daughter of or and a mrs Leff Davis 847 in Earl Street Benton Harl or yesterdays hearing was i on tinted from dec. 14, the first Day of the preliminary examination yesterday mrs. Laity testified that she was driving to the hair in a ser a the of tern my of nov. 15 when a Man in a car began beeping Horn. She stopped on a fax for the traffic signal at by chief Rodez will train at Fri Academy Benton Harbor police chief andr a a a r�k1cz has bin accept tim for admission into the Kluth training session of the Fri a tii Hial Academy at Quantico a. Rode said he will attend the sission which starts pal i and runs to june 16. The a Edwiiy Ira Iii police officers from throughout the United states find several foreign countries in Jop level police administration and latest methods Ltd of Law enforcement. A after training at the Academy the officers return to their res ii Tive Dej artents Kode who l came Benton Harbor chief in 1973, is currently completing studies toward a Dpi Coral degree in criminal Justice from Michigan state University. He said he can obtain additional crw lits t Ward the Degn eat the Academy Ixo cause some of the courses there Are conducted the University of Virginia. Loile has a Baches try a degree irom Virginia Union University and a masters in special education from Northwestern Illinois state. He came to Benton Harbor from , hi., where he was a sergeant. Rodz to Fri Academy new so zoning ordinance going to planners again the st. Joseph planning commission meets tomorrow to again consider a proposed new zoning ordinance and map for the City. The regular no eting will begin at 4 a . In City Hall. The proposed ordinance and map were i nailed in two Public hearings in january. At their regular meeting f a. 3, planners postponed formal action on the pro Misal until certain sections c Ould in More fully clarified. The sections to be clarified Deal with buildings whose uses do not conform to their zoning. James Multi Ion senior planner with the southwestern Michigan regional planning commission has a ten invited to tomorrow s me a Ting to discuss those Sec titans. Muldoon helped draft the . If the planners vote in favor of the pro Tsal it would then go to it the City commission for final action. The pro used map virtually rules out any further Multi family apartment developments in the City and shrinks the two family residential zone to a 22-Block area in the Der residential area of the City. The ordinance also creates a iut we water recreation Dev Eltty ment zone a which is to be a lied to the City s lakefront area below the Lake l Luff and extending from the River on the North to Park Street on the South. It provides for a n it Vav office commercial distrust covering approximately six blocks Between Broad Street on the South Hurch on the East. Mam on the West and ship on the North. Also on the Agenda for tomorrow s meeting is a Reid West from Florian lit Les to re zone to commercial lots at 222 and 224 Vail court to make Way for an s Are fool office l building the lots Are zoned for single Fain ill use arthritis will be topic of meeting at memorial people afflicted with arthritis and others concerned with the disease have been invited to hear a discussion on the a Iliasic to Pes of arthritis a a at a met Ting thursday March 10 at i m . In the f Orum of memorial Hospital st. Joseph. Or Gordon f. Van Otteren of Irand rapids will be the speaker. He also will answer questions from the audience. The meeting will be the Sec Imd arrange i by the arthritis Volunteer action comic Witla which is working toward formation of a Berrien county chapter of the a Michigan arthritis f foundation a steering committee of the Volunteer commit the includes mrs. Verlin Davis. Benton Harbor As temporary chairman mrs. Marjorie Stamm or. Herald n. Lieal mrs. Herbert seeder and mrs. Leonard Steinke. An initial met Ting held Jan. 20 Attra Teci some 50 people and it was decided Schenuk Public May Street and the Man got out of car and said a lady do you know that you ran Over a child a a a she testified. A i in Bably said a my ital. It can to she said. A i told thank you quot a she testified in a if h a Hadnot Storim d me. Id have gone on quot just moments before the Man stopped hts a. Shi said she had turned her 1975 Blue Buick South onto Colfax from Empire she told the court shed noticed no in dest rians at the intersection and noted nothing unusual. Daniel p Lockhart 29, a teacher at Morton school said that when a Blue car the girl she was thrown into the air right in front of the car that struck her. Another witness testified at the first Day of the preliminary hearing that the girl was struck. Tosse Ltd into this air fell in front of the car and was dragged away. Charles lilt a Nett of 134 Hastings told the c a Urt he had just turned North onto Colfax from Street when he saw an on chiming car with a girl dragging under it. He blew Horn at the Driver he testify gtd. The car a bump on Colfax near Hastings and Bennett said the body of the girl fell free. He Chasid the car and when it Stop a d at May Street he spoke with the Driver whom he id in tidied As mrs. I Ity. A i tool her she had run Over a Little girl. She just mumbled something 1 done to know what a lie Nett said. A she told me that she had t known shed the witness add Tel or. Alfonso a. Lopez or. Opt ated on the girl after the Accident he testified. The girl bled to death from her injuries he said to hts worst of which appeared to have been inflicted while she was under the Auto the Dik Lor said. Judge Hayne continued a Jar social recognizance Bond for the defendant who testified that she still drives her car. Special lose it Utor Kurt Mal Bitt from Kalamazoo count it and judge Hayn it. From Hillsdale were called for the Case because Berrien court officials know he family. Mrs laity was i presented Liy st. Joseph atty. George Keller. Meetings at which specialists would discuss thu disease at length. Or Van Otteren is an internist with a Pectal interest in arthritis and is a Memler of the Western Region Board of the Michigan arthritis foundation. He has medical staff affiliation with five Lisp ills in the Irand lipids area and has Teai hmm appointments at the Mic Tiigran state University school of human Melicine and in the internal Medicine department at butter Ortli Hospital lot is topic in so twp. I he st Joseppi town slip planning commission will decide whether to recommend a zoning change that would allow smaller lots m a Sii div Ision at a special meeting thursday at 7 30 . At Fairplains est school in addition to the re zoning Reid West of no a is a it hards which w a uld affect High Woods states East of Niles Road and n a rth of 1-94, planners will review other matters according to chairman Ernest Knauf a s9-lot suck division South of a Elson Road proposed by in Peoples savings association of Benton Plarl or and a medical building Planich a to let a built on Niles Road by drs. 11 k Man Yappa and i s. I Ridge will in discussed he said the regular March Mih Ting it of the planning commission will Imp held thurmay March 17, at 7 30 . At the school. Knauf Suid the first phase of the Public safety building is expected to Cost $250.000. Mrs. Sirk said $215, is available from l previously received Revenue sharing Money. She said the r a Iii ining $35.000 would be from the forthcoming $153.147. Citizen suggestions on How to spend the new Nitoiu y included Street resurfacing trash and rubbish service child Day care and senior Citize Iise centers and dental can program. There was no of position voice d against that Public safety building Start. Ali a i Utard will formally All Kate the $153,147 at its Larch 15 meeting directed to Complete plans was architect Richard Schramm of Kalamazoo. Mrs Sirk said both the fire station and police garage would be built unless construction bids to be sought later w it re Well Al ave Toh it $25tl, Kim Mark if so the garage would probably be Delaye Ltd mrs. Sirk said original plans called for an 18,000 s Are loot Public in gilding including 6.0 i Square f it for the fire station. The Izard in general business last night approved a preliminary apis location to the Michigan l a a part men of natural resources for a 50-50 Matching Grant to Ai Uinn Access land to Thi Paw Paw River the township now has $20. Mhz in past Remenih Sli Aring Money for this the Board also voted to seek bids front people who w a uld lease the Concession stand at River Park off Zollar Road. The Board is seeking a maximum of 15 Jet cent of the receipts next season. Township att. Thomas n Robinsonjr. Was Aith Orinc d to explore us Gal procedures to collect $1,180 ill Delin ult int prop try taxes allegedly owed by King Cole cleaners to a nil do Gay Oscar t. Ole. I treasurer Ken Malkin reported that by in be. 28 the township had cold cited property taxes to it taling �>4.270,794, or 87.63 it cent Malkin also n la tried that the township re lived $129,722 from the state As reimburse intent in lieu of invent litre personal properly tax. This tax was eliminate d by this Singh business tax. Malkin said the reimbursement is 87.9 per cent of the $147,621 to hts township would have receive Ltd from an inventory tax if it were still Levuel i he Lioard adopted a Resolution urging Berrien county to draft a uniform dog control or Diganci that. I to a full would i provide a $25 Fine and court costs for anyone sentenced for it omit tag dogs to run Loos Ltd either the county nor the township has a dog control ordinance it was r a port Tel there is however a state statute on dog control it was re sorted i he put Ilice department was praised in Anotle r Resolution for recent arrests connected to two recent armed robberies of Liu siness places. Mrs. Luber Williams of 899 Wauconda Avenue was appoint in l to a one year term on the Community development it i Tiz a is advisory committee. She was Rei it sorted to l c tie nominee Ollie i win it area p Braiu Liao Alliy to visit pickup in Lien ton lie Ilton Towel sell effective immediately will no longer pick up trash and Rul l Isle in alleys. Supervisor Catheryn Sirk said last night mrs Sirk said township i Sklens my t put their trash and rub Hisni beside st Cis tor collections. Slu said tie reason is poor condition of alleys of severe win tit weather. The change is i effective until Turt Lier notice mrs. Sirk said Man saved from Blaze Paul Kinard an occupant of this Cabin on the Russell Tidey farm Sodus township was found unconscious on the floor and draw liked to safety by a fellow occupant Joseph Tharpe As the Structure burned tuesday afternoon. Staff photo worker is saved from Cabin fire a farm worker pulled an unconscious fellow occur ant to safety from a blazing farm Cabin on the Russell Tidey farm in Sodus township tui Day afternoon according to lib Orrien c aunty sheriff s officers. Paul Kinard was listed in stable condition this Morniing at Berrien Leneral Hospital suffering from smoke inhalation acct ring to deputies Joseph w Tharpe 42, ran into the blazing Cabin and found Kinard unconscious on the floor Tharpe pulled Kinard outside officers Rei sorted. Thar who also lived in the Cabin off Hillandale Road told officers he was feeding livestock a Short distance away about 4 . When he said he saw smoke and flames coming from the building. He said he rushed Back to the Cabin and found Kinard on the floor about 15 feet from the Entrance. Sodus township fire Chu f Calvin lilt Nett said three trucks and nine firemen responded to the Blaze which Star Tel near a Heater Bennett said it took Fin men an hour to extinguish the l la a which gutted the two room wooden building Ause of the Blaze was a a faulty Heater quot according to Fin Inen the building appeared to in a total loss $21,395 budget is proposed for Shoreham the Shoreham Village Council last night unveiled a proposed operating budget of $21,395 for the 1977-78 fiscal year an amount $1,189 less than the i present year s budget. The Council appointed a replacement for Villag it treasurer Nancy Anderson who resigned last night after serv my five years in the put is. Named to replace her was mrs Harold Martha Berk 50, of 2i 4 Brown sch Mil Road. She is to serve until the next Village ele it to in in pril. 1978 mrs Anderson said she was resigning to do vote Mori time to other activities Village president j a in Helsley said the Coulik ii would vote on whether to adopt the put Josed Ihu a Liuget at its next regular Mueting which is scheduled for Afi Ril 12. The new l dug it was Presentia in a re tired Public hearing held by fore the Start of the regular sikh Ting there was no one present to comment on the l budget the budget includes raises for till Village president clerk and treasurer the president would receive a $125 raise increasing annual salary to $550. The clerk and treasurer would each re Civ a $50 1 annually amounting to raises of $25 and $56 it its Pec Tivel trustee salaries would remain at $15 a meeting. In Oulu r areas the new Liuget Calls for purchasing about $1.100 Worth of playground compared to $2,120 last year the largest single reduction m spending is in the area of land improvements at Park suit a last Vear $3.360 was a budgeted while Sttne is budgeted this year 1 Here is one a it edition Al expense this Vear of $1,700 for to Ennis courts outlier major expenditures Are s4.000 Lor Park maintenance $3,500 Lor Street lighting .$1.5 i for Legal Anil auditing Lees and $1.imm for insurance the budget sets Iside $1.5 h for payment to st. Joseph township tor police project Ami and $2.4 h for fire Protection the previous year $1.200 was paid for a a lice and $1.973 was paid for fire. Total Revenue was estimated at $23.100 i he f us go it is based on a one Mill pro a try Tav Levy in the Village which would raise about $4. M 0 other estimated Revenue sources were $14,100 in state Aid $2,800 in Revenue sharing $500 from building permits and $1,700 from Init Cost in investments. In a relate it i area the Council introduced separate budgets Lor its major Stre let fund and its let a cal Street fund. The Council proposes to spend $1,358 on major Street maintenance and \ i a i mrs. Martha bark new Shoreham treasurer local Street $3.332 on Maintz a Nance the Money is to 1m used for Snow lowing and minor Road Rej pairs woman girl Hurt i traffic mishaps \ 13-year-old Royalton township girl and a Benton township woman were injured tuesday m Seji Arate traffic accidents in est Igat cd l v Berrien sheriffs deputies and Benton Harl or ii lice both k. Klann. 13, daughter of or and mrs i aul Klann of 3401 Niles Road Royalton township was treated tor bruises at memorial Hospital after a two car i collision tues Dav afternoon. Berrien county deputies said de it duties said the girl was a pass enact in a car driven by Greg Kahn 16, of t437 Niles Road. Royalton township what a it collided with a car driven Liv Arnold Liedtke 4 1, of 4352 Hart drive. Royalton Towi Ishi both cars were heading North on Niles no car Ile Loru Road when the Accident occurred. De whities said Kahn was to Kei de for tailing to st up in the assured car a Staik a deputies Reix irked heralding Jenkins 34, of 6 >0 North Pike Road Benton township was treated and released from mercy Hospital tuesday afle Rukmin following a car it Ede Striani Accident on Miller Street Benton Harbor it Ilice said police said Sam Smith or. 13, of 505 Alaspa Avenue. Benton Harbor was westbound of Miller Street and the woman standing Luar a car which i had pulled Over to the curb for repairs Poliet said Smith was ticketed Lor Travi Ling too fast tor conditions Catholic Hoard Kesch edible March tih Lake Michigan Catholic Ari a Board of education will melt to at 7 ill next Morula it instead of toni fit according to a it Radii Lak Michigan Atli Olic is Livols Exi i a Uva director the l Oard normally holds its monthly meetings on the first wednesday of each month. Monday s melt a Ting will f c held at the like Michigan Catholic High Chihil

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