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Niles church to host Family Fun Fest Saturday

NILES — A day of free fun is coming to the Niles community this weekend as a local church hosts a family-friendly event. Community Evangelical ... Read more

20 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

Southwest Michigan thrift stores seeing sharp increase in donations

NILES — Clothes are flying onto the shelves of resale stores across the country, and southwest Michigan is no different. In southwest Michigan and beyond, ... Read more

5 days ago by Max Harden.

Edwardsburg Lions Club celebrates 75 years

EDWARDSBURG — One local club is celebrating 75 years of service in the Edwardsburg community. The Edwardsburg Lions Club will celebrate its 75th anniversary in ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Two 10-year-olds raise money for Buchanan nonprofit

BUCHANAN – On Sunday evening, two 10-year-olds set up a tent, despite the on-again, off-again rain, in front of the Buchanan Police Department on Front ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Family of man swept off St. Joseph pier donates equipment to Berrien County Sheriff’ Office

BERRIEN COUNTY — The family of a man killed after being swept into Lake Michigan have donated equipment to the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office to ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Niles church to host sixth Serve the City Saturday

NILES – Taylor Bailey’s voice filled with excitement when she spoke about Relevant Church’s Serve the City outreach event. It was one of the first, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

10-year-olds to host fundraiser for RAM

BUCHANAN — Two Buchanan children will be volunteering their time to raise money for charity this weekend. From 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, 10-year-olds Eloise ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Sister Lakes Fire Department’s Fourth of July Bigfoot Parade, BBQ fundraiser raises $12,000

SISTER LAKES — A local fire department had a Fourth of July weekend to remember. The Sister Lakes Fire Department hosted its annual Fourth of ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Max Harden.

PHOTO STORY: Dowagiac Fire Department hosts annual corn, sausage roast

DOWAGIAC — Before Fourth of July fireworks took to the skies last weekend, Dowagiac community members came together to support an area agency. Friday, the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac District Library hosts dedication ceremony for The Pokagon Room

DOWAGIAC — Local students looking for a space to work on school or crafting projects need look no further than the Dowagiac District Library. On ... Read more

1 month ago by Max Harden.

20th annual Niles Burn Run raises funds to send burn-injured children to camp

NILES – Motorcyclists are sometimes known for being a tough crowd, but this past weekend, hundreds joined together in Niles to show their softer side. ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

United Federal Credit Union helps the Alex Mandarino Foundation raise $35,000 for childhood cancer research

ST. JOSEPH — United Federal Credit Union recently announced it helped The Alex Mandarino Foundation raise more than $35,000 during the ninth Annual Alex’s Duck ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Community rebuilds Little Free Library dedicated to late sister following vandalism incidents

DOWAGIAC — This week, the Dowagiac community came together to give a Little Free Library a new home and honor the memory of a late ... Read more

2 months ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles Burn Run returns this month for 20th ride

NILES – A chorus of motorcycle engines will be heard through downtown Niles as riders taking part in an annual ride next weekend. The Niles ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

Saint Francis Outreach’s Food Backpack Program concludes fifth year

DOWAGIAC — A local nonprofit is putting the finishing touches on one of its biggest yearly projects. Saint Francis Outreach is gearing up for the ... Read more

2 months ago by Max Harden.

Niles Salvation Army lieutenants get marching orders

NILES – Throughout the past four years, the lieutenants serving at The Salvation Army in Niles have helped the community weather a flood, a fire ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

LADD donates to Cass County Medical Care Facility

CASSOPOLIS — A local nonprofit supported a fellow Cass County organization this week. Tuesday afternoon, Living Alternatives for the Developmentally Disabled, also known as LADD ... Read more

2 months ago by Sarah Culton.

Buchanan Boy Scout nears finish of Eagle Scout project building community garden

BUCHANAN – Over the weekend, progress was planted in Buchanan as a local boy scout worked toward completing his Eagle Scout Project. Buchanan teen Evan ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

Area residents, business owners contribute to beautification effort of downtown Niles

NILES – Many of the flower beds in downtown Niles got some overdue attention thanks to a small group of local volunteers. Monday marked the ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

Edwardsburg unveils All Aboard project

EDWARDSBURG —Edwardsburg is looking greener after unveiling a landscaping project more than a year in the making. Wednesday, Edwardsburg officials hosted a ceremony in Gunn ... Read more

3 months ago by Sarah Culton.

Cassopolis senior to host charity basketball tournament

CASSOPOLIS — A Ross Beatty senior is using his love for sports to raise money for a cause. Cassopolis native and multi-sport athlete Mason Polomcak ... Read more

3 months ago by Max Harden.

Niles community helps toddler fight leukemia

NILES – Last Saturday, friends of Brooklynn Bowman hosted a fair at the Cass County Fair grounds to raise money for her continued fight against ... Read more

3 months ago by Christina Clark.

Indeck volunteers clean up Island Park in preparation for park’s reopening

NILES – Last Saturday, volunteers from Indeck Niles Energy Center and Kiewit Power Constructors spent the day cleaning up Island Park. The workers spent time ... Read more

3 months ago by Christina Clark.

SERVPRO donates smoke detectors to Dowagiac Fire Department

DOWAGIAC — SERVPRO of Cass and St. Joseph Counties is doing its part to keep communities safe from house fires. The company, located at 1444 ... Read more

3 months 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

3 months ago by Submitted.

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