By ANDREW LERSTENFor the Tribune South Haven Public Schools Board of Education has given the green light for .4 million in bond-funded construction projects at several schools. Mc Cloughan eligible for the Medal of Honor for his acts of heroism and valor during the Vietnam War.

About million of the work is scheduled to take place at Baseline Middle School and at Lincoln Elementary School. If the legislation is approved and he receives it, it will mark the third time a South Haven veteran has received the Medal of Honor.

But she admits Covert faces a number of challenges.

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But this week, former township clerk Dennis Palgen, who defeated Rose in the August primary and ran unopposed in the November general election, will take over. I can walk away with m head up.”Rose made local history in 2008 when voters elected her supervisor.

For Rose the loss is somewhat bittersweet.“I would have preferred he (Palgen) not run, but he was exercising his right to do so,” Rose said. Not only did she become the first female leader of the township, but the first black one.“I ran (for supervisor) because I wanted to give back to my community,” said Rose, who has been involved in politics for more than four decades.

True to her word, she surveyed voters as well as students attending Covert High School.“I thought it would be something good to do,” she said.

“You have to get input.”Through her surveys she found that residents were concerned about Covert's economic appeal.

One of the hurdles to construction is getting permission from the Village of Paw Paw to build on St. But Commissioner John "Mike" Henry didn't see that as a lock-in.

Assuming the millage is passed "the board is not obligated the levy the millage at all," Henry said.

Cultra said because the election is not until May, there is "more than adequate time" for the county to decide to move forward.

Henry called the ballot issue "a very significant public safety millage."He said the way that prisoners get moved from jail to court "stinks." The court facility was designed in the late 1890s and built in 1901."I think they did a great job to design a great facility that's stood a hundred-plus years of use," Henry said.

Commissioners also approved ,085 for equipment to enhance courthouse security.

The expenditure will pay for a magnetometer for the Friend of the Court office, the purchase and repair of X-ray equipment, as well as signs and cameras with card readers. Fred Upton are working on legislation to make James C.

The home is in the process of being restored and the Roses plan to lease some or all of it for commercial office space.