Education

SMC to expand housing capacity

DOWAGIAC — The Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees decided at its regular meeting on Jan. 10 to ...

Education

Brandywine school board elects new officers, discusses May bond proposal

NILES — Brandywine Board of Education members elected new officers and heard details about the proposed bond issue ...

Community News

Laila Ali to speak at LMC Mendel Center as part of Speaker Series, MLK Celebration Week

BENTON HARBOR — The Lake Michigan College Mendel Center welcomes to the Main stage boxing world champion, international ...

Education

Dowagiac elementary school raises $1,000 for Hidden Acres

DOWAGIAC — A local elementary school used its fundraising efforts to give back to the community. Students at ...

Education

SMC announces fall 2023 honor rolls

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College named 44 students to the President’s List for the Fall 2023 semester. Students ...

Community News

Dowagiac schools celebrate November Students of the Month

DOWAGIAC — Six local students have been selected for recognition by teachers and faculty for their outstanding performance ...

Community News

Niles senior delivers socks to seniors

NILES — For the third straight year, Niles High School senior Sawyer Lundberg and his classmates are hoping ...

Education

SMC graduates 21-member nursing class

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College Dec. 13 welcomed 21 new nurses to America’s largest health care profession with ...

Niles

Groove School opens enrollment for 2024, offers guitar scholarship

NILES — A new music school is still accepting scholarship applications for a program offering young Berrien County ...

Community News

Brandywine lifts suspension of violent books, materials

NILES CHARTER TOWNSHIP — Brandywine Board of Education members ended a year that has often been controversial by ...

Business

Dowagiac middle, high school vocalists to perform downtown Dec. 7

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac middle and high school choir members are among the musicians headlining downtown’s Extended Hours Holiday ...

Business

Honor Credit Union, Project Pajama partner for donation drive

DOWAGIAC — A campaign to help Dowagiac Union Schools students wake up in warm, cozy clothing on Christmas ...

Education

APPLEGATE: Helping Build, Nurture and Guide our Learners – Thank You to All Niles Community Schools Staff

November has long been identified as a month of recognition, celebration and expressing thanks to those we appreciate. ...

Community News

Honor Credit Union announces winners of annual Teacher Awards

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Honor Credit Union announced Monday its annual Teacher Award winners. For more than 10 years, ...

Education

Dowagiac schools celebrate October Students of the Month

DOWAGIAC — Six local students have been selected for recognition by teachers and faculty for their outstanding performance ...

Education

Buchanan teacher to present at American Geophysical Union Conference

BUCHANAN — Buchanan Community Schools recently announced that Buchanan High School Science Teacher Melissa Frost has been invited ...

Community News

Brandywine school board talks violent books, district audit, public participation

NILES — In a change from most meetings this year, Monday’s Brandywine Board of Education meeting was a ...

Community News

Savage Bean hosts fundraiser for Cassopolis student performing at Carnegie Hall

CASSOPOLIS — Community members and local businesses came together at Savage Bean Coffee Co. Friday to help support ...

Education

Buchanan Middle School teachers named to Iconic Michigan Teacher Fellowship Project

BUCHANAN — Buchanan Community Schools announced Monday that Buchanan Middle School teachers Monica Luke (7th grade Social Studies) ...

Community News

Brandywine Community Schools hosts Veterans Day breakfast

NILES CHARTER TOWNSHIP — A local school district hosted a meal Friday to show its gratitude to local ...

Education

Howard-Ellis, Southside host Veterans Day celebrations

NILES — Niles Community Schools’ Howard-Ellis Elementary and Southside School hosted Veterans Day celebrations to honor Veterans in ...

Education

Dowagiac school board appoints new member

DOWAGIAC — There is a new board member in town, and she is a familiar face in the ...

Community News

Niles History Center to discuss Simplicity Pattern Company

NILES — The Niles History Center and Niles District Library are teaming up to present a program titled ...

Community News

Savage Bean to host fundraiser for Cassopolis student performing at Carnegie Hall

CASSOPOLIS — Seth Kalina has long had an ear for music. According to his mother, Tara, when Kalina ...

Education

Buchanan high schooler to compete in national gaming competition

BUCHANAN — Buchanan Community Schools has announced that Buchanan High School student Kyler Withers has been chosen in ...

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