Santa’s workshop in full swing here

By By JOANNA ARNETT / Niles Daily Star
NILES -- Older folks milled around 215 E. Main St., smiling at Santa Claus and surveying the beautifully-adorned tables of holiday sweets for the taking.
The former Fifth Third Bank offices have been transformed into a Santa's workshop of sorts.
Lisa Croteau, Downtown Development Authority (DDA) marketing director, explained the event that is becoming a big hit in downtown Niles.
Every item for sale is donated by a local downtown business and nothing exceeds $5. There are a variety of items, ranging from books to novelty ties, jewelry to Beanie Babies.
The volunteers are locals, city dignitaries, and members of the Red Hat Society, who always lend a hand in community events.
Also present, of course, cheeks still red from his ride south of the North Pole, is jolly ol' St. Nicholas (played by Al Fuller, Sr.)

Berrien County

Edgewater Bank, UFCU announce acquisition

Dowagiac

ACTION Ministries partners with SpartanNash for retail scan campaign

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Union High School closes for three days due to COVID-19

Cassopolis

Resolution to ask Cassopolis Board of Education member to resign fails

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Rotary donates to Rotary Villa Apartments’ trunk or treat efforts

Cass County

Accessory to 2019 Cass County Courts bomb threat sentenced to prison

Buchanan

Local DAR chapter donates to second-grade classroom

Buchanan

Buchanan event inviting community to partake in traditional practice of peace, hope

Cass County

Cass County law enforcement agencies host Halloween with a Cop event

News

Niles City Clerk offers voting advice

Dowagiac

Dowagiac residents finding creative ways to have fun, safe Halloween

Dowagiac

Dowagiac restaurant manager fired following criminal sexual conduct arrest

Berrien County

MDHHS extends emergency orders

Cassopolis

Cassopolis opens new municipal complex

Edwardsburg

Duo Form donates face shields to Edwardsburg Fire Department

Edwardsburg

PHOTO STORY: Community celebrates Edwardsburg firefighter with parade

Berrien County

Berrien County health professionals warn residents to remain vigilant

News

South Bend Police Department seeking information regarding missing Niles man

Cass County

DASAS welcomes new executive director

Business

Cass County businesses struggle amid increase in COVID-19 cases

News

MDHHS adds testing requirements for homes for the aged, large adult foster care facilities

Berrien County

Two injured at Old U.S. 31 and Ullery

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien County reports additional COVID-19 death

Dowagiac

Dowagiac restaurateur arrested on criminal sexual conduct charges