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APPLEGATE: Supporting students’ academic abilities in Niles and beyond

At Niles Community Schools, our students embark on an academic, social and emotional journey of growth and exploration. ...

Buchanan

Buchanan community discusses $34.9 million BCS bond proposal

BUCHANAN — Buchanan Community Schools hosted a bond proposal informational meeting Wednesday at Buchanan Christian Church, 112 W. ...

Community News

Schools, bus drivers struggle to keep up amid driver shortage

NILES — Pamela Behm enjoys being behind the wheel of a school bus. A bus driver of 23 ...

Business

Pump(kin) it up: Mason’s Pumpkins ready for third annual Harvest Festival

DOWAGIAC — A local middle schooler’s business venture is preparing for its biggest event of the year. Mason ...

Community News

Former SMC professor to be featured in Michigan City art exhibit

MICHIGAN CITY, IN. — A former Dowagiac resident will have their works of art on display. David Baker, ...

Dowagiac

Dowagiac high school student suspended for making social media threats

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac Union High School student has been suspended for making “alarming comments” on social media, ...

Community News

Edwardsburg Public Schools apologizes for guest speaker’s comments

EDWARDSBURG — Edwardsburg Public Schools has released an apology to the district after students and parents objected to ...

Dowagiac

PHOTO GALLERY: Dowagiac celebrates Homecoming 2022

The annual Homecoming parade was held Friday afternoon prior to Dowagiac facing Brandywine on the gridiron in a ...

Community News

Dowagiac Union High School student suspended after making online threat to student

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac Union High School student has been suspended following an online threat made to a ...

Community News

Historic poet: Dowagiac artist using music to teach local history

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac resident is using music and media to educate listeners on local history. Ellis “LILEL” ...

Community News

SMC to host ‘Cabaret’ auditions Friday

DOWAGIAC — Auditions for Southwestern Michigan College’s Fall Cabaret, “Becoming: A Musical Theatre Song Cycle” are set for ...

Community News

Michigan Gateway Community Foundation donates to SMC Athletics project

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College announced today that Michigan Gateway Community Foundation has made a generous grant of ...

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Middle School student suspended after making online threat

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac Middle School student has been suspended following a threat made to the school district, ...

Brandywine Education

Brandywine Community Schools welcomes back students for 2022-23 school year

NILES — After a summer away, students returned to Brandywine Community Schools last week for the 2022-2023 school ...

Community News

SMC Renaissance Faire returns Saturday

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College’s fifth Renaissance Faire steps back in time from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, ...

Dowagiac

Dowagiac leaders focus on positives as classes resume

DOWAGIAC — It’s been a whirlwind of a first week for Dowagiac Union Schools. The joy often associated ...

Columns

APPLEGATE: Extracurriculars can help students build new skills and gain experiences

It’s hard to believe that we are already at the start of the school year. While we have ...

Cass County

Dowagiac school bus confirmed to be involved in accident

Cass County Sherriff’s Office dispatch has confirmed that a Dowagiac Union Schools bus has been involved in an ...

College

Local high school students complete SMC ETS Public Safety/Fire Camp

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College’s Educational Talent Search’s Public Safety Camp, in partnership with Dowagiac fire and police ...

Community News

HCU announces 13th annual Teacher Awards

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Honor Credit Union is thrilled to announce the 13th Annual Teacher Awards. Honor is committed ...

Dowagiac

SMC dedicates 1st Source Bank Fieldhouse

Southwestern Michigan College’s Wednesday 1st Source Bank Fieldhouse dedication celebrates an ambitious new era.

Community News

Edwardsburg Public Schools to try again with Nov. 8 bond proposal

Edwardsburg — Edwardsburg Public Schools is hoping to change the minds of voters and try again to make ...

Community News

Upstage Right performs Moana Jr.

NILES — A chorus of elementary-aged students danced across the Niles High School Auditorium stage for a one-night ...

Berrien County

Niles’ McKee, Roman crowned 2022 Berrien County Youth Fair King and Queen

BERRIEN SPRINGS — A pair of Brandywine High School students took home top honors at the Berrien County ...

Community News

Sister Lakes woman installs Little Free Library

SISTER LAKES — Bookworms in a local community have a new outlet to lean on, thanks to the ...

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