Local Government

Sports complex deal gets green light

The effort to build a $400,000 sports complex at the site formerly occupied by Tyler Refrigeration on Lake Street to a large step forward Monday. Read more  | Add your comment

City earmarks $10,000 for renovation of downtown storefronts

City earmarks $10,000 for renovation of downtown storefronts

Downtown property and business owners, who are contemplating the renovation or major maintenance of their storefronts, will receive a helping hand from the City of ... Read more  | Add your comment

Community embraces campaign to light downtown

As the start of the holiday shopping season approaches, there’s always a special anticipation in the air, as Dowagiac shop owners are fast at work. ... Read more  | Add your comment

Is a rate hike on the horizon for Niles Township?

Niles Charter Township officials will have to decide if getting a $1 million grant to pay for an in-depth assessment of its wastewater and stormwater ... Read more  | Add your comment

Niles Council remains unchanged

The November election did not result in any changes to the makeup of the Niles City Council. Read more  | Add your comment

Ambulance director explains absence from township meeting

Tim Gray, executive director of Southwestern Michigan Community Ambulance Service, said there is a good reason why he wasn’t at Monday’s meeting of the Niles ... Read more  | Add your comment

Lyons to begin fifth term as mayor; tax levy defeated

Lyons to begin fifth term as mayor; tax levy defeated

In what was likely a closer race than many expected, Dowagiac voters elected incumbent mayor Don Lyons to serve another four-year term. “I thought it ... Read more  | Add your comment

Township won’t support emergency services consolidation

Niles Charter Township officials are not in favor of pursuing a plan that would merge ambulance and fire department services in the greater Niles-Buchanan area. Read more  | Add your comment

Mayor, millage outcome to be determined Tuesday

When polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday, citizens of Dowagiac will be asked to make two big decisions for their city. First, voters will have ... Read more  | Add your comment

Dowagiac Police Log Oct. 29-31

Oct. 29 6:10 a.m. — 200 block Oak, civil dispute 8:00 a.m. — 200 block Oak, civil dispute 8:35 a.m. — Police Department, non-criminal complaint 9:00 ... Read more  | Add your comment

Niles ponders demolition of former manufacturing complex

Niles ponders demolition of former manufacturing complex

National Standard, Co., has approached the city of Niles about demolishing its former complex on Wayne Street, a series of structures spanning approximately six blocks ... Read more  | Add your comment

Dental clinic will add three new dentists

Dental clinic will add three new dentists

The city of Dowagiac has officially broken ground on a new, expanded dental clinic. The 12,000 sq. foot building to be erected on the corner ... Read more  | Add your comment

Fate of Niles landmark up in the air

The fate of an historic Niles landmark remains in doubt. Read more  | Add your comment

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  1. Wayne Township to extend water line, become fire district  | Add your comment
  2. Public input sought on possible road commission takeover  | Add your comment
  3. Pokagon Band to distribute more than $180,000 from casino earnings  | Add your comment
  4. Food hub coming to Southwest Michigan  | Add your comment
  5. Mayoral candidate hopes to improve downtown area  | Add your comment
  6. Niles Council green lights bridge bash  | Add your comment
  7. MDOT pays for new traffic lights on Main Street in Niles  | Add your comment
  8. Niles budget could affect utility rates  | Add your comment
  9. Niles council tackles budget shortfall  | Add your comment
  10. Niles Township mulls fire millage  | Add your comment
  11. Enbridge requests police presence  | Add your comment
  12. Group plans to build interpretive center at Fort St. Joseph dig site  | Add your comment

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