Cassopolis

Cass Kickstart to Careers helps students start saving

With three piggy banks already filled up at home, and more than $150 in savings, Vin Borsa, a ...

Cass County

Cass County treatment courts committed to treating the ‘whole person’

With a swipe of a key card, Dowagiac resident Preston Collett, 47, can access almost any room inside ...

Cassopolis

New Cassopolis Family Clinic Network facility promises a brighter future for healthcare

The weeks leading up to November 2019, a buzz of busy energy pushed the staff and administrators at ...

Horizons

Niles resident uses social media to connect, create community

On Jan. 24, Niles-based fitness coach Frances Shavers did something she had never done before. She sat in ...

Edwardsburg

Edwardsburg food wagon among growing trend of mobile businesses

No matter where Edwardsburg resident Lisa Hines has called home, there has been one thing that has been ...

Horizons

Michiana manufacturing businesses cite growing workforce as key to growth

Think of the word “manufacturing.” What are its associations? Dirty floors, oily equipment, dingy warehouses, poor conditions and ...

Dowagiac

Pokagon Band finds healing through language revitalization efforts

A decade ago, Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Language Specialist Carla Collins, 44, could not string together a full ...

Buchanan

Southwest Michigan libraries adapt to changing needs of patrons

Rows upon rows of musty smelling, hardcover books line sterile, Pine Sol-scented bookshelves. Green lamps with pull strings ...

Dowagiac

New SMC president looks to future of community college

One year ago, a soon-to-be dad was a bundle of nerves as his wife prepared to give birth ...

Berrien County

Nonprofits, city services offer transportation solutions as county efforts lurch forward

The bright blue garage of New Heights Auto Services on M-139, oddly, is easy to miss. Hundreds of ...

Dowagiac

Approaching milestone, local service organization makes plan for next 100 years

At its peak, the Dowagiac Rotary club attracted more than 100 members. Teachers, lawyers and business professionals would ...

Horizons

Relevant Church keeps focus on Jesus in a time of changing worship

A clear, compelling vision to start a life-giving church is what brought Muta and Christine Mwenya to Niles ...

Horizons

Niles city leaders, business owners look to build on resurgence of Main Street

In a brick building at 3 N. Third St. in Niles, cocktails and gourmet burgers are served where ...

Buchanan

Buchanan Promise has time to fulfill goals, but impact is already seen

When Becky and JT Adkerson prepared to build a new home for their family three years ago, they ...

Dowagiac

Dowagiac’s Neighborhood Enhancement grant gives homes new life

Rita Holloway grew up in Chicago surrounded by dirt, glass and weeds. Despite that landscape, as a child, ...

Cass County

Cassopolis, Edwardsburg work with MSU to piece together a picture of the future

Separated by a little less than 10 miles of road along M-62, Cassopolis and Edwardsburg are two villages ...

Brandywine Education

Southwest Michigan’s shining stars setting a bright light for the future

While no quantitative studies can prove it, perhaps the question high school seniors are asked the most is, ...

Horizons

Niles sisters see future in cookie batter business

S isters Jamie Coulston and Joanna Pugh grew up on their mother’s famous sugar cookies. As children, the ...

Horizons

Artist channels creativity into signature tattoos

Amber Olsen was a student at Brandywine High School when sometimes it seemed the stress of everyday life ...

Horizons

Adolescent business owners use welding skills to craft unique creations

Under a spray of white-hot sparks, leaping and bounding within inches of their protective helmets, Baylee Davis, 12, ...

Horizons

Niles Area Community Orchestra offers free music for community, place for musicians to jam

If not for the Niles Area Community Orchestra, Larry Lee’s cello might be locked inside a case gathering ...

Horizons

For Delta Machining, robots are key to job growth

Modern technology has revolutionized society and left a trail of obsolete equipment in its wake. It is hard ...

Horizons

Midwest Energy brings new tech to rural communities

Rural communities remain what many describe as the loveliest parts of Michiana. With rolling hills, fields seemingly without ...

Horizons

Dowagiac artist uses wood burning to tell stories

Nearly 40 years ago, not long after having moved back to Dowagiac where he had spent many of ...

Horizons

Niles duo brings escape room business to Buchanan, South Bend

Sitting in front of a monitor in a separate room, Niles resident Matt Herm watched as a group ...

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