Wagtowicz anniversary

Tom and Lois Howell Wagtowicz recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

On Aug. 17, 1969, Thomas Wagtowicz, of New Windsor, New York, and Lois Howell, of Onaway, Michigan, were united in marriage at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Onaway, Michigan, which Howell’s father and uncles built.

On Aug. 17, 2019, the couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. An early celebration was hosted in July, so the couple’s daughter Melissa; son-in-law, Dave Williamson; and grandsons, Benjamin and Ryan, who live in Tennessee, could be in attendance. The couple’s other daughter, Jennifer Wagtowicz, lives in the area.

The couple also celebrated the occasion with five members of their wedding party —three were unable to attend, and two have passed away.

Tom was an SDA school teacher and taught for 20 years at Geist Montessori Academy, Goldwater SDA School and Glenwood SDA School. Later, he became a substitute for 27 years and subbed in Dowagiac, Cassopolis, Edwardsburg and Marcellus. He continues to substitute teach.

Lois worked at Borgess Lee-Memorial Hospital, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center and Hospice at Home in St. Joseph. Lois has been an obstetrics nurse for 44 years.

Dowagiac

Positive COVID-19 tests force cancellation of Moose Riders’ Cass County Cancer Service Ride

Berrien County

Veterinarian ticketed following discovery of dead animals on his property

Dowagiac

SMC to produce radio show featuring Dewey Lake monster

Business

Niles Apple Festival Harvest Market aims to showcase vendors, food trucks

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan sees 117,910 cases, 6,680 deaths

Berrien County

Niles man gets probation for criminal sexual conduct

Berrien County

Public Safety Warning issued following multiple vehicle break-ins in Berrien County

Dowagiac

DUS approves hire of new Sister Lakes assistant principal

News

Niles Charter Township board approves millages for ballot

Buchanan

Buchanan Art Center donates more than $1,500 to RAM

Dowagiac

DUS approves ICG site improvement plan

News

Niles pastor takes vocals to park

Berrien County

MDARD reminding schools, businesses to only use EPA-approved disinfectants

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan sees 117,406 cases, 6,665 deaths

Dowagiac

Dowagiac City Council authorizes loans for sanitary sewer improvements

News

Local organization hosts voter registration, cookout

Berrien County

Michigan Works! announces support for front line workers

Dowagiac

Sept. 21 Dowagiac weather report

Berrien County

Michigan Teen Safe Driving program enters 10th year

Berrien County

Free virtual cancer symposium open to providers, public

Education

Niles Community Schools’ remote platform allows students to go at own pace

Business

Dowagiac business donates backpacks, school supplies to students in need

Cassopolis

Miss Cassopolis Scholarship Program hosting school supply drive

Berrien County

Berrien County Health department gets blunt on marijuana education, safety