Month: June 2016

Why I Love Michiana: Whitney Behnke

Whitney Behnke is no stranger to southwest Michigan. After growing up in Coloma, the 28-year-old explored the United States for a bit but returned home to the corner of the Mitten State where she met her husband, a Dowagiac police officer. Drawn to Lake Michigan, Behnke left Dowagiac last winter […]

Cup runneth over

Unique business model helps coffee shop build community It seems fitting that the maroon-painted brick building with the faded, green-striped awning stands at one of the most unique intersections in South Bend, Indiana. Four streets — Portage, DeMaude, California and Cottage Grove — all converge from a variety of directions, […]

Growing faith

Granger Community Church celebrates 30 years of service in Michiana Some time after transplanting his wife and children to Granger, Indiana, in the mid-1980s, Mark Beeson found himself discouraged and questioning his decision to relocate. After parking his car outside the former Service Merchandise (now Best Buy) on Grape Road […]

Camp director makes impact on youth

Winding through the gravel drive on a cool spring morning, visitors can almost hear the sounds of summers past: The laughter of children playing capture the flag, the zing of basketballs missing their swoosh and the snap of arrows impaling bales of hay holding brightly colored targets. This is the […]