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Former SMC instructor accepts plea deal in sexual misconduct case

CASSOPOLIS – A former Southwestern Michigan College instructor accused of having improper relations with a student he was counseling has accepted a plea deal just ... Read more

23 hours ago by Debra Haight.

Students experiencing homelessness remain hard to identify after year with remote education

By CHRISTINA CLARK SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – Throughout the pandemic, educators and students have navigated new challenges both in classrooms and during remote instruction. The ... Read more

1 day ago by Christina Clark.

Emily Schrock returns to SMC in alumni position

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College announces that alumna Emily Schrock returned July 19 as alumni relations and development coordinator. Schrock, valedictorian of Constantine High School’s ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

Following name change, Heritage Southwest unveils new signs, website

CASSOPOLIS — A local school district finally has a new face to match its new name. Heritage Southwest Intermediate School District, which serves Dowagiac, Cassopolis, ... Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Culton.

PAW Inc. to present ‘Legally Blonde Jr.’ this weekend

EDWARDSBURG —Performing Arts Workshops, better known as PAW Inc., students will have Michiana thinking pink when they present their production of “Legally Blonde Jr.” this ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Edwardsburg schools will not require masks, quarantining come fall

EDWARDSBURG — As districts across southwest Michigan recently began announcing looser COVID-19 protocols for the coming school year, Edwardsburg Public Schools is following suit. Wednesday, ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac Board of Education approves interactive monitor systems for K-8 classrooms

DOWAGIAC — State-of-the-art technology will soon be coming to Dowagiac Middle School and Dowagiac elementary schools. The Dowagiac Union Schools Board of Education unanimously approved ... Read more

4 days ago by Max Harden.

Township considers sharing expense of school resource officer with Brandywine Middle/High School

NILES TWP. — Brandywine High School could have a school resource officer on campus this fall if Brandywine officials can reach an agreement with Niles ... Read more

4 days ago by Debra Haight.

‘Return to normal’: Brandywine will not require vaccinations, face coverings unless mandated by local or state agency

NILES — As Berrien County students and teachers return to school next month, they can expect to do so without masks, so long as COVID-19 ... Read more

5 days ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Buchanan approves event to celebrate local Olympian

BUCHANAN — Buchanan commissioners Monday gave a shout out to Buchanan’s own Hannah Roberts, who will be competing in the Tokyo Olympics at the end ... Read more

1 week ago by Debra Haight.

Michigan Works! awarded $2 million grant to train workers in southwest Michigan

BENTON HARBOR — Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren was awarded a $2 million Michigan Learning and Education Advancement Program grant from the Michigan Department ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Tri-County Head Start recognizes employees

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN Tri-County Head Start closed out this year with a recognition program dedicated to covering the successes of this past year with both in-person ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Edwardsburg hires new primary school principal

EDWARDSBURG — New faces will be in Edwardsburg classrooms this fall. Monday evening, the Edwardsburg Public Schools Board of Education met for its regular meeting. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Steve’s Run moves back to downtown Dowagiac Oct. 9

DOWAGIAC — Steve’s Run, the 47th Original Road and Trail Race, hosted virtually in 2020, not only returns as a live event on Oct. 9, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Cassopolis student named to dean’s list at Miami University

OXFORD, Ohio — John Aleva was named to the dean’s list at Miami University, located in Oxford, Ohio, for the 2020-21 spring semester. Miami University ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

One year after COVID hiatus, Fitch Camp makes triumphant return

DOWAGIAC — The sounds of children splashing in the lake and basketballs bouncing on the concrete court were music to Chris Cox’s ears. Cox, the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Max Harden.

SMC announces Laura Odenwald as dance team volunteer coach

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College’s new dance team coach has journeyed from Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg, Maryland, to Dowagiac’s Cherry Grove Road. Laura ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Parent raises concerns about safety at Cassopolis Middle School

CASSOPOLIS — A Cassopolis parent has expressed concerns about safety and security at district schools. At a special board meeting called by the Cassopolis Public ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Edwardsburg student places third in national Microsoft Office competition

EDWARDSBURG — Edwardsburg High School recently proved that its students are some of southwest Michigan’s best and brightest as a student took home a third-place ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Familiar face to lead Brandywine athletics

NILES — In the last two decades, Coach David Sidenbender has amassed more than 400 wins for Brandywine baseball, more than 100 wins for Brandywine tennis, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Edwardsburg Middle School Honor Roll

EDWARDSBURG — Edwardsburg Middle School recently released its second semester honor roll. Eighth grade 4.0 principal’s list Armock, Ella Bienz, Abbigail Bryant, Dakota Cole, Victoria ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

DUHS principal named superintendent at Hartford Public Schools

DOWAGIAC — Kelly Millin is ready for her next adventure. After seven years as the principal of Dowagiac Union High School, Millin recently accepted a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Brandywine schools launch pop-up library

NILES – Midday Tuesday, students on summer break entered door 15 of Brandywine Elementary School to see a familiar face, kindergarten teacher Sara Gleason. Though ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Edwardsburg Public Schools votes to lower its debt levy

EDWARDSBURG — Edwardsburg Public Schools Board of Education voted Monday to once again lower its debt levy by .06 mils for the upcoming winter tax ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac school board approves construction of new baseball field

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Union High School baseball team will not have to travel far to play home games next season. Monday, the Dowagiac Union ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Max Harden.

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