Birth announcements


Davona and Dave Brown, of Buchanan, are the parents of a daughter, Karen Marie Brown, born 7:42 p.m. Nov. 15, 2018.

She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 22.25 inches long.

Her siblings are Annie Brown, 11, William Brown, 5 and Mary Frances Brown, 2.


Ember Brant and Daniel Stafford, of Niles, are the parents of a daughter, Stella Stafford, born 4:30 p.m. Nov. 16, 2018.

She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

Grandparents are Jon Brant, Julie Soales and Boyd Nutting, of Niles. Paternal grandparents are David and Chandra Stafford, of Niles. Great-grandparents are Mary Soales, of Niles and Lynn and Mike Norred, of Niles, and Cathy Messner, of Edwardsburg, and Pennie and Lew Carrington, of Berrien Springs.


Eve Layman and Edwin Jarquin, of Eau Claire, are the parents of a daughter, Elaina Jarquin, born 8:05 a.m. Nov. 19.

She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 ½ inches.

Her siblings Elsie Jarquin, 2; Kylo Jarquin, 2; Luke Jarquin, 3; Nala Jarquin, 4 and Chevy Jarquin, 4.

Maternal grandparents are Larry and Dina Layman, of Sodus. Paternal grandparents are Maria Belen Rosado, of Sodus. Maternal great-grandparent is Nancy Trail, of Eau Claire.

Cass County

State AG office to handle Diamond Lake Party case


Big Ten to play conference-only games in seven sports


Inaugural Edwardsburg Art Fair Aug. 1


Niles City Golf Tournament registration under way

Berrien County

Gov. Whitmer signs executive directive requiring implicit bias training for health professionals


High Profile Boutique Cannabis to open next week in Buchanan


Janel’s Industries named one of Michigan’s 50 Companies To Watch


Wonderland Cinema to show “The Incredibles” Friday

Newsletter Sports

MIS to host four races without fans in August


PGA cancels Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup until next year


Fernwood Botanical Gardens offering pop-up weddings


Niles Community Schools hosts annual libraries, adapted for social distancing


Buchanan to interview superintendent candidates starting Monday


Dowagiac District Library expansion continues following COVID-19 delay

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Support emergency global funding for COVID-19 in CARES 2.0

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sen. Peters is an outstanding public servant

Edwardsburg HS

Senior bios: Edwardsburg’s Conner Nelson

Leader Columnists

CULTON: Think of other people


KAUFMANN: Join the bicycle boom


Buchanan named ‘Nicest Place in Michigan’ by Reader’s Digest


Darlene J. Jones, of Lansing, Illinois


Elsie A. Loux, of Cassopolis


Susan C. Polomcak, of Cassopolis


Judith Benson, of Dowagiac