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Niles superintendent hosts outdoor, active meeting to discuss back to school concerns

NILES — Dan Applegate walked 7 miles on Tuesday evening around the Niles High School track. He did not walk it alone, however. The track, ... Read more

6 days ago by Christina Clark.

Vikings assemble backpacks for students

NILES — Filled backpacks in bright red, yellows, greens, blues and pinks lined the entrance to a room at Niles High School on Wednesday afternoon. ... Read more

6 days ago by Christina Clark.

Alternative prom allows area students to enjoy dance amid COVID-19

EDWARDSBURG — In early March, Brandywine High School graduate Ashlyn Farmer had picked out the perfect prom dress, a pink and purple number embroidered with ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles High School staff reunites woman with charm bracelet after more than 30 years

NILES — Each charm on a charm bracelet bears a different meaning to its wearer. Throughout the past 37 years, Niles High School secretary Rhonda ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Health departments working with area schools to finalize back to school plans

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Students left classrooms on March 13 as state mandates to control the spread of COVID-19 were handed down by Michigan Gov. Gretchen ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Children experience reptiles, amphibians at Summer My Way

NILES — Four cold-blooded animals arrived on Friday to the Summer My Way program. Students watching the animals grew wide eyed as they watched them ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Homeschoolers educate parents about school at home options for fall

BERRIEN COUNTY — As the fall approaches with school administrators continuing to work out the details to provide a safe class environment amidst COVID-19 concerns ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Summer My Way partner luncheon takes place during nature week

NILES — In a room with both civilians and superheroes, each one looks down at papers in front of them. A blank butterfly outline is ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Niles nonprofit seeks PPE for students in the fall

NILES — Calls for school supplies mean back to class is on the horizon. A local nonprofit is hoping to raise funds and collect donations ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

State-funded preschool program to be continued at Northside Child Development Center

NILES — A state-funded preschool for at-risk children will find itself with new leadership this fall. The Niles Community Schools and YMCA of Greater Michiana ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Niles High School graduates class of 2020

Correction: In an earlier publishing of this piece, we misquoted Michael Kauffman in his remarks before presenting the class of 2020 gift to Niles High ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Fourth, fifth graders launch rockets during YMCA’s Summer My Way

NILES — A parade of rocket scientists exited Northside Child Development Center on Thursday morning. Carrying their rockets, the scientists made their way to the ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Niles Community Schools hosts annual libraries, adapted for social distancing

NILES — The sounds of happy reunion filled the south part of the Niles High School parking lot just after 11 a.m. Tuesday. As parents ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

First of three pop-up, drive-through libraries to be hosted Tuesday

NILES — Pop-up libraries for student reading programs are scheduled for three dates over the summer. However, the events will be less of a community ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Area schools offer virtual learning

BERRIEN COUNTY — On Tuesday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released “Michigan’s MI Safe Schools: Michigan’s 2020-21 Return to School Roadmap” providing guidance for how to approach ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Former Niles resident aims to donate 500 backpacks with school supplies

NILES — A box of school supplies sits inside the dining room in Curly Q’s BBQ near the counter where orders are placed. The box ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Niles Community Schools awarded educational grant

NILES — From origin to impact, students in the ninth and 10th grades at Niles High School will have the opportunity to participate in a ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Spectrum Health Lakeland Foundation awards $101,500 in scholarships, grants

ST. JOSEPH – Through the Allied Health Careers Scholarship program, Spectrum Health Lakeland Foundation awarded a total of $47,500 in the form of 37 scholarships ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Niles students’ work to be featured in virtual art exhibit

NILES — In a speech prepared for the 2020 Middle and High School Community Student Art Exhibit, Ring Lardner and Eastside Connections art teacher, Scott ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

Niles business owner looks to plan outdoor prom for area graduates

NILES — It is a milestone in any teenagers’ life, idolized by movies and photos of older siblings and parents in their own styles. The ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

Niles Cedar Lane, WAY, adult ed graduates honored in drive-thru ceremony

NILES — Sir Edward Elgar’s familiar “Pomp and Circumstance” played over speakers beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Niles Cedar Lane. Viking blue carpets ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

Gov. Whitmer announces next steps for school reopening in the fall

LANSING — Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that Michigan schools may resume in-person learning in phase 4 of the MI Safe Start plan, with strict ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Graduating Viking named National Merit Finalist

NILES — As Michael Kauffmann, 17, embarked on enjoying his summer after graduating from Niles High School, the class valedictorian was not done acquiring achievements ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

Legendary Evening postponed due to COVID-19 safety, funding

NILES — A fundraising event to help fund special projects in Niles Community Schools, and to recognize exemplary graduating seniors, has been canceled for this ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

Michigan Townships Association offers scholarship to future local leaders

Delta Charter Township, Mich. — An annual scholarship designated for student leaders is now accepting applications across the state of Michigan. The Robert R. Robinson ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

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