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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.

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.

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.

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.

Niles High School Key Club creates Green Committee for environmental service

NILES – A Niles High School junior has spearheaded efforts to improve the environment inside and outside the school through the Niles Key Club. A ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Niles Community Schools teacher arrested on assault charges

NILES — A Niles Community Schools teacher was arrested last week on charges of assaulting two students. Special education teacher Sara “Sally” Irons, of Niles, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Berrien County educators receive second COVID-19 vaccine

NILES – “Celebration” by Kool and the Gang rang through the decorated hallway school staff and educators used to exit Niles High School on Friday ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

One Year Later: Educators reflect on COVID-19 school shutdown anniversary

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — On March 13, 2020, Michigan students packed up their bags from school for what was, initially, just a temporary break through April ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Niles FFA chapter advances to state

NILES — The Niles Future Farmers of America chapter announced last week all of its 19 participants had advanced to the state contests after regional ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Three Ring Lardner Students reach final qualifying round for spelling competition

NILES – On March 2, Ring Lardner Middle School students participated in the final qualifying round for the Berrien RESA’s Cloverleaf Virtual Spelling Bee. Three ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Lewis Cass ISD selects Hubbard as new superintendent

CASSOPOLIS — The Lewis Cass Intermediate School District has chosen a born and raised southwest Michigan resident to lead the district. A special meeting of ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Culton.

Junior Achievement of Berrien and Cass Counties announces “Play for JA” event

BENTON HARBOR — Junior Achievement serving Berrien and Cass counties is inviting the community to engage in team-building to support local youth education in financial ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Eastside Connections seventh, eighth graders finish Black History Month virtual museum

NILES – The students in Shanna Lamberton’s classroom at Eastside Connections School have wrapped up their virtual museum project for Black History Month. The virtual ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

United Way invites community to sponsor children to receive free books

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — March is National Reading Month, and United Way of Southwest Michigan is encouraging the community to rally around early childhood literacy by ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

During virtual learning, students experiencing homelessness can fall through the cracks

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – Recently, the number of students experiencing homelessness in some way throughout Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties seems to be lower than ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

Eastside Connections students assembling Black History Month virtual museum

NILES – Eighty seventh and eighth graders at Eastside Connections School are researching a putting together a virtual museum in honor of Black History Month. ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

Vikings Return initiative puts recent graduates back in classrooms

NILES — A unique challenge posed by COVID-19 in the classroom led to an opportunity for recent high school graduates to rejoin the classroom in ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

United Way scholarship focuses on community service

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — High school seniors dedicated to community service in southwest Michigan have the chance to win a scholarship toward their post-secondary education. United ... Read more

2 months ago by Sarah Culton.

Despite pandemic challenges, NHS production a success

NILES – While the lines may have read “bah humbug,” Niles High School actors were in high spirits following a limited in-person and virtual production. ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

High school volunteers encouraged to apply for United Way scholarship

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — United Way of Southwest Michigan is seeking nominations for the Volunteer United Youth Scholarship Award. The Volunteer United Youth Scholarship Award recognizes ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Area schools take half-day for vaccine clinics

BERRIEN COUNTY – On Tuesday, some area school districts will be taking a half day to allow their staff members to get their first dose ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

Applications open for annual Honor Credit Union scholarship

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — One regional business is looking to reward graduating seniors for making their communities better places. Applications are currently open for Honor Credit ... Read more

2 months ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles High School to perform ‘Scrooge!’ to small in-person, virtual audiences

NILES – The cast of Niles High School’s “Scrooge!” will be able to bring their performance to a small live audience and virtual one on ... Read more

3 months ago by Christina Clark.

Eastside Connections Honor Roll

Fifth Grade All As Kirtdoll, Ceon Murray, Alison Trout, Oliver Worvey, Connor Zietlow, Zachary All As and Bs Amponsah, Kwame Borst, Andi Custard, Harrison Daniel, ... Read more

3 months ago by Submitted.

MDHHS to provide COVID tests to educators to keep staff, students and community safe as schools offer in-person learning

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is moving forward with plans to offer a voluntary COVID-19 testing program that will provide ... Read more

3 months ago by Submitted.

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