Top stories in Edwardsburg in 2018

  1. Edwardsburg wins state football championship — For the first time in Edwardsburg history, the Eddies football team won the division four state football championship game. The team played at Ford Field in Detroit against Chelsea, beating their opponents 28-7. The victory was not only a first for the football team, but a first for any Edwardsburg athletic team.

  2. February floods — All of Cass County was subject to flooding in early 2018 as rain and melting snow washed through communities and caused damages to infrastructure and homes. Levels in Garver Lake rose above the seawall, swept debris into the lake, flooded basements and swamped yards.

  3. Sherman Ostrander retires from Edwardsburg — After 31 years in Edwardsburg education, 23 of which were as superintendent, Sherman Ostrander retired. What started as a two-year commitment lasted three decades. Ostrander was a teacher, a coach and an administrator. He also worked in Niles. His successor, James Knoll, took over as superintendent in July.

  4. Eagle Lake Elementary School recognized as Blue Ribbon School – The US Department of Education recognized Edwardsburg’s Eagle Lake Elementary School among its Blue Ribbon recipients of 2018 for its remarkable progress in M-STEP scores. The recognition was an honor not only for the Eagle Lake staff, but for the Primary School staff that brought those students forward. Superintendent Knoll saw the recognition as a victory for the district and Edwardsburg community as a whole.

  5. Edwardsburg native learns to walk again — Ella Merrill started out 2018 with a horrendous car accident that put her in the hospital in a vegetative state. Her prognosis was grim, and her family and friends thought she would likely be that way for the rest of her life. Unexpectedly, she made a miraculous recovery, regained her cognitive capabilities, learned to walk again and essentially made a full recovery. She went back to school, began playing tennis again and has a positive outlook on her experiences.

Dowagiac

Dowagiac city manager discusses area development

News

Resident connected with unpublished manuscript handwritten by her mother

Business

Niles business wins 2021 distinction, given green light to build kitchen

Cass County

Homeless man gets jail for attempting to steal vehicle

Edwardsburg

Woman arrested following Ontwa Township drug search

News

Gov. Whitmer lifts mask requirement for fully vaccinated Michiganders

Buchanan

Berrien County Health Department to begin administering Pfizer vaccine to 12-15-year-olds

Dowagiac

Past Rotary president presented Paul Harris Award

Cass County

Virtual community resource forum taking place June 4

Edwardsburg

Edwardsburg Area History Museum announces 2021 speakers

Berrien County

Berrien County approves wellness plan, expansion of Indiana-Michigan River Valley Trail

Dowagiac

Dowagiac District Library hosts dedication ceremonies for children’s nook, fireplace area

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien County reports one new COVID-19 death

Edwardsburg

Two South Bend residents arrested following Ontwa Township traffic stop

Business

Inflatable water park on the horizon for Stone Lake

Dowagiac

City of Dowagiac, Penn Township renew water system agreement

News

Niles veterinarian’s license suspended after September discovery of dead animals on property

News

Lakeland breaks ground on cardiac expansion in Niles

News

South Bend Symphony Orchestra concert at to take place at Riverfront Park

Business

Indeck volunteers clean up Island Park in preparation for park’s reopening

Dowagiac

SERVPRO donates smoke detectors to Dowagiac Fire Department

Edwardsburg

Edwardsburg Area History Museum announces 2021 photo displays

Buchanan

Blossomtime announces Blessing of the Blossoms

Cass County

VIDEO: Cass County memorial service honors fallen deputy