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LMC offering community ESL classes beginning May 17

BENTON HARBOR — Registration is now open to the community for non-credit English as a Second Language classes beginning May 17 at Lake Michigan College. ESL classes can ... Read more

15 hours ago by Submitted.

DUS honors retiring faculty, staff members

DOWAGIAC — A group of retiring Dowagiac Union Schools educators were honored this week for their years of service. The Dowagiac Union Schools Board of ... Read more

16 hours ago by Max Harden.

United Way of Southwest Michigan honors community’s resiliency with annual awards

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — United Way has crafted another unique experience to acknowledge the generosity of donors and the impact made in the community in 2020. ... Read more

20 hours ago by Submitted.

Buchanan Middle School threat under investigation

BUCHANAN – On Thursday, May 6, Buchanan Community Schools reported a student had made “some alarming threats” at Buchanan Middle School. In a letter released ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

2021-22 Strengthening Schools grant cycle open

CASSOPOLIS — Midwest Energy and Communications is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 Strengthening Schools Grant program. For the 2020-21 school year, 26 grants totaling ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

EPS reports no threat to students following report of suspicious individual

EDWARDSBURG — Edwardsburg Public School Superintendent Jim Knoll reported that there was no threat to students, following a report of a suspicious person Friday morning. ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

LMC supports Biden’s plan for free community college

BENTON HARBOR — A White House proposal has community colleges around the country in a state of excitement. The Biden administration announced its American Families ... Read more

5 days ago by Max Harden.

Tri-County Head Start planning new Cass County facility

CASS COUNTY — A regional educational organization has its eye on a new facility to better serve Cass County residents. Tri-County Head Start, an organization ... Read more

5 days ago by Sarah Culton.

PHOTO STORY: Dowagiac elementary students thank nurses during National Nurses Week

DOWAGIAC — Thursday kicked off National Nurses Week, and Dowagiac students wanted to thank those serving locally. To celebrate the national week of recognition, students ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Cassopolis Middle School installs water filling station with MEC grant

CASSOPOLIS — Students at Cassopolis Middle School are keeping it cool and hydrated thanks to a newly installed water bottle filling station. This week, Cassopolis ... Read more

7 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac graduate receives WMU scholarship

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College’s Math/Science Department April 30 paid tribute to a pair of powerhouse students, Jossalyn Rogalski and Creed Roschyk. Rogalski received the ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

SMC co-sponsors Law Day with Cass County Bar Association

CASSOPOLIS — A local college teamed up with the Cass County Courts last week. Southwestern Michigan College co-sponsored Law Day with the Cass County Bar ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

United Way awards annual college scholarships to area high-school senior volunteers

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — United Way of Southwest Michigan recently bestowed this year’s Volunteer United Youth Scholarship Awards to one winner from each of the three ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Ballard Elementary rolls out red carpet for teachers

NILES – At Ballard Elementary School, a series of announcements came over the intercom Monday morning instructing teachers to leave classrooms for a secret meeting. ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Cassopolis celebrates Top 10 graduates

CASSOPOLIS — The 2020-2021 school year has been an unusual one for students and educators alike. However, that could not stop Cassopolis High School from ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Eastside Connections School Quarter Three Honor Roll

FIFTH GRADE All A’s Kwame Amponsah Andi Borst Delanee Daniel Ceon Kirtdoll Madisyn McCaffery Alison Murray Oliver Trout Zachary Zietlow All A’s and B’s Keegan ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Retired Brandywine teacher, coach inducted into Edwardsburg Public Schools Hall of Fame

CASSOPOLIS — More than 50 years after his graduation, a retired area educator and coach took the stage at his alma mater last weekend to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Eastside Connections students perform wax museum project outdoors

NILES – “Wax figures” of former President Abraham Lincoln, theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, intrepid pilot Amelia Earhart, civil rights activist Rosa Parks, athlete Kobe Bryant ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

LMC to hold drive-in/drive-thru commencement Saturday

BENTON HARBOR — Lake Michigan College graduates will celebrate this year’s commencement ceremony in-person, although not in the traditional way. Because of COVID-19, last year’s ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

SMC responds to Michigan HB 4401

DOWAGIAC — A new proposed state funding strategy could affect local community colleges. Last week, the Michigan House Appropriations Subcommittee proposed a new formula for ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Volunteer team builds bikes for Buchanan elementary students

BUCHANAN – New rides for students arrived in boxes at Ottawa Elementary School Saturday. After only a 20-minute assembly line comprised of volunteers from the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien County Dancers announce spring concert

BERRIEN COUNTY — Tickets are now on sale for a concert showcasing talent in Berrien County. The Berrien County Dancers will host its spring dance ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Niles High School junior launches Earth Day initiative by donating saplings to students

NILES – Between Earth Day last Thursday, and Arbor Day on Friday, April 30, Stuart Lundberg, chairman of The Lundberg Project, is hoping 100 trees ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

School, community partner to bring bikes to Buchanan students

BUCHANAN – This Saturday, a Buchanan Community Schools physical education teacher will be teaming up with volunteers from Bike Buchanan to build more than 20 ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Former Brandywine teacher charged with accosting a minor for immoral purposes, use of a computer to commit a felony

NILES – A former Brandywine teacher has been charged with multiple crimes, Berrien County Prosecuting Attorney Steven Pierangeli said Wednesday. Patrick Stier, 44, of Niles, has been charged ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

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