Berrien County, Michigan
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Newspaper Submitted By Added to this site
1910 Three Oaks Baseball Team 1910 Galien Gazette - date unknown Sue Langley at suewylan@gmail.com August 2009
A. P. Dutton Shipwreck Dec 8, 1868 vaious St. Joesph news accounts Deanna West Oct 2009
Articles By Joe Canuck (Joe Dumond) 1940's to 1950's Herald-Palladium Bev Edwards 2007
Axe Fiend Kills Farmer! 1 April 1927 Niles Daily Star Laura Cox 2007
Birthday gal turns 100! 5 June 2008 Niles John Walker 2008
Bridgman Short & Tall 21 March 1878 Three Oaks Independent Deanna West 2008
Business, House and Barn Fires 1885 St. Joseph Traveler Herald, St. Joseph, MI various 2010
  Capsized ! Historical data St. Joseph Herald Deanna West March 2010
Updated April 2010
  Dewey Cannon - Three Oaks 1899 - 1963 Three Oaks Sue Langley May 2010
Fire At Shimmer Convalescent Home 19 Feb1954   Deanna West 2008
Hippocampus sinking Sep 8, 1868 Lake Michigan Deanna West July 2010
Lodging by the lake Historical data Various newspapers Deanna West March 2010
Life-Saving Crews of St. Joseph, Michigan Historical data Various sources Deanna West March 2010
Schnorf Hunting accident 9 March 1887 Niles John Walker 2008
Shocking Affair! 4 Sep 1861 St. Joseph Traveler Kathy Warren  
Sinking of the Chicora 21 Jan 1895   Deanna West 2008
Swedish Coffee Pot & Swedish Bakery
Harbert, Michigan
1930'sVariousDeanna West2013
Tabor Farm Resort 1893 to 1991 Newspaper stories D. West 2010
The Congretional Church 21 Mar 1878 Three Oaks Independent Deanna West 2009
The Night The Rio Burned! 9 Jan 1959 Unknown Deanna West 2008
Tower Hill  Campstarted 1929VariousDeanna West2013
Yore's Opera House Fire 5/6 Sep1896   Deanna West 2008
Halloweening - Youngsters Forego Pranks for Movies Tues- Nov 2, 1948 Niles Daily Star Leanna Hardesty July 2009
Wagner Grange Secretary's Book - 1925 minutes Nov. & Dec. 1925
files of Marge Hess Yetzke Marge Hess Yetzke October 2009
  Warren Featherbone Company 1890's - 1900's personal files of
Sue Langley
Sue Langley May 2010
Zordell Mysteries and Tragedies Various The Herald Press William Brackett at brackettwilliam@yahoo.com August 2009

1877 Berrien County Newspapers in existance & Published Weekly

City/Town Name Character of Paper Approximate founding date
Benton Harbor Palladium Republican 1868
Benton Harbor Benton Harbor Times Democrat  
Berrien Springs Berrien Springs Journal Independent 1874
Berrien Springs Berrien Springs Era Republican 1876
Buchanan Buchanan Record Republican circa 1863
New Buffalo New Buffalo Independent Independent  
Niles Niles Republican Republican 1839, 1839-1868, 1868-1915
Niles Niles Democrat Democrat 1868-1889
Niles Niles Mirror Democrat  
St. Joseph St. Joseph Republican Democrat 1874 to ?
St. Joseph St. Joseph Traveler and Herald Republican 1874 to 1885

References for above:  Michigan and The Centennial - 1876 published by: S. B. McCracken - 1877

Newspapers listed by Notre Dame University at Index
List also included papers that pre-existed those named above.
Library of Congress dates for Berrien County Newspapers


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