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Buchanan

Munchie Mondays to return to Buchanan this summer

BUCHANAN — A popular event is set to make its delicious return to downtown Buchanan this summer. Buchanan’s Munchie Mondays event is set to make ... Read more

by Submitted, Monday, March 4, 2024 9:10 am

Obituaries

Wayne Lake, 74, of Niles,

Wayne Lake, 74, of Niles, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Lakeland Hospital. Arrangements are pending and have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home ... Read more

by Submitted, Sunday, March 3, 2024 8:31 pm

Obituaries

Elinor Peshka, 96, of Elkhart

Elinor Peshka, 96, of Elkhart, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2024. Arrangements are pending and have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, ... Read more

by Submitted, Sunday, March 3, 2024 8:30 pm

Obituaries

Melanie Mark, 71, of Niles

Melanie Mark, 71, of Niles, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2024. Arrangements are pending and have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, ... Read more

by Submitted, Sunday, March 3, 2024 8:28 pm

Obituaries

Denise Carter, 47, of South Bend

Denise Carter, 47, of South Bend, passed away Friday, March 1, 2024. Arrangements are pending and have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation ... Read more

by Submitted, Saturday, March 2, 2024 12:09 pm

Obituaries

Walter Holley Jr., 71, of Westfield

Walter Holley Jr., 71, of Westfield, passed away Thursday, Feb.29, 2024. Arrangements are pending and have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, ... Read more

by Submitted, Saturday, March 2, 2024 12:09 pm

Obituaries

Barbaradine McCuddy, 100, of Niles

Barbaradine McCuddy, 100, of Niles, passed away Friday, March 1, 2024. Arrangements are pending and have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, ... Read more

by Submitted, Saturday, March 2, 2024 12:07 pm

Obituaries

Helen Sanders, 103, of Eau Claire

Helen Sanders, 103, of Eau Claire, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2024. A memorial service will be at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted ... Read more

by Submitted, Saturday, March 2, 2024 12:06 pm

Obituaries

Hildegard “Hilde” Erwin, 71, of Zephyrhills

Hildegard “Hilde” Erwin, 71, of Zephyrhills, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. Arrangements are pending and have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation ... Read more

by Submitted, Thursday, February 29, 2024 11:54 am

Letters to the Editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Who cares about welding students these days?

Who cares about welding students these days? In short, I do. Southwestern Michigan College in Niles needs more Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) machines for ... Read more

by Submitted, Thursday, February 29, 2024 6:03 am

Buchanan

LiveBuchanan announces downtown mural project

BUCHANAN — A project aimed at beautifying and enhancing downtown Buchanan is now underway. LiveBuchanan, in partnership with the Buchanan District Library and Roti Roti ... Read more

by Submitted, Wednesday, February 28, 2024 2:03 pm

Obituaries

Lori J. Schur, 64, of Mishawaka, Indiana

Lori J. Schur, 64, of Mishawaka, Indiana, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2024. A Memorial Service will be at 12 p.m., on Friday, March 1, at ... Read more

by Submitted, Wednesday, February 28, 2024 1:59 pm

Obituaries

Stacy L. Craig, 61, of Decatur

Stacy L. Craig, 61, of Decatur, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024. A Memorial Gathering will be held from 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, March 3, at ... Read more

by Submitted, Wednesday, February 28, 2024 1:59 pm

Obituaries

Nancy Elizabeth Acosta, 83

Nancy Elizabeth Acosta, 83, passed away on Wednesday, Feb.28, 2024, in Niles, Michigan. Arrangements have been entrusted to and are pending with Brown Funeral Home ... Read more

by Submitted, Wednesday, February 28, 2024 1:57 pm

Columns

Boeskool: Savoring the flavor – Niles Restaurant Week unveils a culinary extravaganza

By Ryan Boeskool Niles is quickly gaining a reputation for food enthusiasts seeking a diverse and delectable culinary experience. With so many new options in ... Read more

by Submitted, Wednesday, February 28, 2024 11:15 am

Obituaries

Alicia LaHaie

Oct. 14, 1957-Feb. 22, 2024   Alicia Ann LaHaie, 66, of Adrian, MI died unexpectedly on Feb. 22, 2024. Alicia was born on Oct. 14, ... Read more

by Submitted, Tuesday, February 27, 2024 4:52 pm

Obituaries

Donna M. Proctor

Jan. 24, 1940-Feb. 8, 2024 Donna May Proctor, 84, of Edwardsburg, died peacefully, Thursday Feb. 8, 2024, in the comfort of her family’s presence. Her ... Read more

by Submitted, Tuesday, February 27, 2024 4:48 pm

Obituaries

Venita C. Bishop

Jan. 21, 1951-Feb. 17, 2024   Venita C. Bishop, 73, of Galien, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, at Corewell Spectrum Health, Niles, with ... Read more

by Submitted, Tuesday, February 27, 2024 4:47 pm

Obituaries

Lora Evans-Bandurski, 66, of Sister Lakes

Lora Evans-Bandurski, 66, of Sister Lakes, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. Services will be at 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 29, at Clark Chapel, 405 Center ... Read more

by Submitted, Tuesday, February 27, 2024 10:31 am

Obiatuaries

Shirley Schaefer, 94, of Niles

Shirley Schaefer, 94, of Niles, passed away Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024. Arrangements are pending and have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, ... Read more

by Submitted, Tuesday, February 27, 2024 10:30 am

Obituaries

Larry Hendrick, 87, of South Bend,

Larry Hendrick, 87, of South Bend, passed away Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024. Arrangements are pending and have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation ... Read more

by Submitted, Tuesday, February 27, 2024 10:29 am

Obiatuaries

Clarence Frantz

Dec. 4, 1939-Feb. 20, 2024   Clarence Frantz, passed away peacefully on Feb. 20, 2024, at the age of 84, and was born on December ... Read more

by Submitted, Sunday, February 25, 2024 9:21 am

Obituaries

H. James “Jim” Payne, 78

H. James “Jim” Payne, 78, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, while surrounded by his loved ones. Arrangements have been ... Read more

by Submitted, Sunday, February 25, 2024 9:20 am

Business

Food for thought: Dowagiac seeks feedback for 2024 Music in The Park food lineup

DOWAGIAC — In recent years, Dowagiac’s annual summer concert series has moved to a new location, added a wide range of diverse artists to the ... Read more

by Submitted, Friday, February 23, 2024 11:57 am

Brandywine Education

Five Brandywine staff members nominated for Excellence in Education Awards

NILES CHARTER TOWNSHIP — Five staff members from a local school have been recognized for their support and care of students. Brandywine Community Schools announced ... Read more

by Submitted, Friday, February 23, 2024 11:35 am

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