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Council approves hike in utility rates

The Niles City Council unanimously voted to implement across-the-board increases in utilities prices after just one resident spoke against the move at Monday’s regular meeting ... Read more  | Add your comment

Police department praised for role in Amtrak stabbings

The Niles Police Department received heavy praise from members of the Niles City Council for the way it handled the recent stabbing at the Niles ... Read more  | Add your comment

Pucker Street Dam removal cost skyrockets

Pucker Street Dam removal cost skyrockets

City officials have proposed placing a surcharge on kilowatt hours for customers of the city's electric utility in order to pay for the project. Read more  | Add your comment

Ambulance facility coming

Ambulance facility coming

Council approves construction, lease for new ambulance facility Local emergency medical crews will soon have some new digs  in Dowagiac. The Dowagiac City Council approved Monday ... Read more  | Add your comment

Council member resigns

Gross moving out of first ward While the moving process is always a mixture of happiness and stress, the latest one for Councilmember Randy Gross ... Read more  | Add your comment

Commission approves new ambulance facility

The City of Dowagiac took the first step forward Monday in its latest venture to enhance the safety of its residents. The Dowagiac Planning Commission ... Read more  | Add your comment

Part 2: Upton shares thoughts on the Keystone Pipeline

Fresh off his victory in the November election, Congressman Fred Upton stopped by Leader Publications last week for a discussion about several current issues facing ... Read more  | Add your comment

County selects new member for road commission

For nearly two decades, Cassopolis’ Kevin Hershberger served his community as an employee of the Cass County Road Commission, running its blacktop plant while doing ... Read more  | Add your comment

Solution on the way for Russom retention ponds

Russom Park visitors hoping to enjoy some aquatic activity inside the park grounds will soon be out of luck. The pair of unintentional bodies of ... Read more  | Add your comment

Sheriff’s office gets upgrade

Law enforcement to get modernized radio equipment In a move that’s been nearly 20 years in the making, deputies with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office ... Read more  | Add your comment

Preparing for winter

With snowfall in the forecast over the next several days, winter has officially arrived in the region. With the changing of the seasons also comes ... Read more  | Add your comment

City approves dual Dial-a-Ride agreement with county

While riders of the public transit system won’t notice the difference, the City of Dowagiac will be taking a less hands-on approach in regards to ... Read more  | Add your comment

Dowagiac council approves new wayfinding signs

Officials with the City of Dowagiac are looking to provide some guidance to its residents and visitors — literally. Read more  | Add your comment

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  1. Proos, Pagel retain senate, house seats  | Add your comment
  2. Familiar faces return to Cass County commission  | Add your comment
  3. Niles Township hires engineer for well replacement project  | Add your comment
  4. Planning continues on Cass Avenue Park  | Add your comment
  5. 20 years in the making  | Add your comment
  6. Committee discusses use for building  | Add your comment
  7. Recall aimed at Bertrand Township clerk  | Add your comment
  8. Niles Township firefighters to get small raise  | Add your comment
  9. Milton Township moves into new building  | Add your comment
  10. Controvery continues for Ontwa Township  | Add your comment
  11. MDEQ listens to concerns  | Add your comment
  12. Howard, Smith vying for Berrien County District Judge  | Add your comment

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