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Cass County millages on the ballot for May 4

CASS COUNTY — Three Cass County millages will be on the ballot May 4 for a special election. According to Cass County Clerk Monica McMichael, ... Read more

2 hours ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac announces March students of the month

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Union Schools Board of Education honored the district’s February Students of the Month during its meeting Monday night at Dowagiac Middle ... Read more

2 hours ago by Max Harden.

DUS to install classroom phones in elementary schools, high school

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union Schools will soon be upgrading its communication capabilities. The DUS Board of Education unanimously approved the purchase of classroom phones and ... Read more

21 hours ago by Max Harden.

DUS Board of Education honors Class of 2021 Top 10

DOWAGIAC — A group of high school students was honored Monday for their efforts in the classroom the past four years. The Dowagiac Union Schools ... Read more

22 hours ago by Max Harden.

Teacher resigns after allegedly soliciting 14-year-old

NILES — A teacher who was recorded allegedly attempting to meet what he thought was a 14-year-old girl at a hotel earlier this month has ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Merritt Elementary hosting pet supply drive for area shelters

NILES – The students at one Niles elementary school are taking action to help animals in need across Berrien and Cass counties. Merritt Elementary School ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

SMC psychology panel provides pandemic perspective

DOWAGIAC — On April 13, Southwestern Michigan College’s Psychology Club and Psi Beta, the national community college honor society provided a hopeful pandemic perspective with ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

SMC Board of Trustees prepares for Higher Learning Commission reaffirmation visit

DOWAGIAC — At its monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 14, the Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees reviewed final preparations and the schedule for the ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

No danger found following lockdown at DUHS

DOWAGIAC — No danger to students or staff was found following a Thursday afternoon lockdown at Dowagiac Union High School, according to the Dowagiac Police ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Niles teacher accused of assault pleads not guilty

NILES — A Niles teacher accused of assaulting two students has pleaded not guilty. Thursday, Southside School teacher Sara “Sally” Irons, of Niles, was arraigned ... Read more

6 days ago by Sarah Culton.

LMC to host virtual career, program expo for prospective students

BENTON HARBOR — Area residents can learn what it is like to be a Red Hawk at Lake Michigan College’s virtual career and program expo. ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Despite governor’s urging, local students return to classrooms after spring break

BERRIEN COUNTY – Students around Berrien County left for spring break on April 2, and returned to classrooms with their peers on Monday. Despite urges ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Teacher faces disciplinary action for allegedly soliciting 14-year-old

NILES — A Brandywine teacher is facing disciplinary action after he was recorded on video allegedly attempting to meet what he believed was a 14-year-old ... Read more

1 week ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Day taking place next week at LMC campus

BENTON HARBOR — A way for Berrien County residents to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle is coming to town next week. The Berrien County Reduce Reuse ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac District Library hosting poetry contest

DOWAGIAC — The month of April is National Poetry Month, and the Dowagiac District Library’s celebration aims to pack a punch. The library is hosting ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Edwardsburg chamber fundraising to donate personalized tumblers to graduating seniors

EDWARDSBURG — Members of the Edwardsburg Chamber of Commerce know what it means to be a proud Eddie. That is why they are raising funds ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

SMC’s first president reflects on career

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College’s first president, Dr. Nathan A. Ivey, and Dorothy, his wife of 71 years, live in Dallas. “We’ve been loyal to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Niles High School takes extra day for spring break

NILES – Spring break began a day early for Niles High School students on Thursday. “Today was the first day we went remote, other than ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Lake Michigan College Honors Program hosts social justice forum

BERRIEN COUNTY – Transforming conversations and data into actions was a theme consistent across speakers during Lake Michigan College’s Honors Program virtual Social Justice Forum ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Brandywine Middle/High School Third Quarter Honor Roll

Ninth Grade Honor Roll Excellence Dillard, Robert Dye, Brock Dye, Conner Farmer, Alexys Gouin, Eli Hullinger, Tressa Low, Allie Peterson, Triston Rieth, Kaiden Skinner, Elisa ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

SMC student, Dowagiac native named Michigan Miss Agriculture USA

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College agricultural business student Shaelyn Bundy, of Dowagiac, March 23 was named the 2021 Michigan Miss Agriculture USA, advancing to national ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

YMCA to offer Spring Break Camp

CORRECTION: This piece has been updated from its original publication to reflect the correct location for the event. The Niles Daily Star regrets the error ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Buchanan senior awarded for top essay in local DAR contest

THREE OAKS — Six local students were recently recognized for good citizenship by the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The Rebecca Dewey ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Great Start Collaborative to host training on diversity, equity

CASSOPOLIS — One area organization is putting its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom at the forefront of a community training next ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac District Library, community members team up for storytime program

DOWAGIAC — A local librarian is teaming up with members of the community to encourage children to read. The Dowagiac District Library’s Community Helpers Storytime ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Max Harden.

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