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PET OF THE WEEK

Meet Gomez. He is a playful, charming adult cat that is ready to warm the heart of his new owner during the cold winter months. ... Read more

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ANNIVERSARY: Paulsen

Don and Sharon Paulsen, of Cassopolis, celebrate their 70th anniversary today. They were married on Dec. 12, 1950. Their family includes their children, Don Paulsen, ... Read more

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Lights go up on the Tree of Love

Jon Mitchell, owner of Mitchell Lawn Care and Landscape LLC, is pictured hanging up the lights on the Tree of Love Thursday, Dec. 3 at ... Read more

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Dowagiac VFW awards scholarship winners

DOWAGIAC — The annual Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1855 Voice of Democracy (grades nine-12) and Patriot’s Pen (grades six-eight) Scholarship Essay Contest took place ... Read more

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Michigan State Police hosts its annual Stuff a Blue Goose event

NILES — Saturday, officers with the Michigan State Police Niles post collected food and toy items at the Niles Walmart to donate to community members ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Culton.

PET OF THE WEEK

Tom is very sweet tuxedo who is about 8 months old. He is loving, talkative and a magnet for cuddles, according to volunteers. When people ... Read more

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PET OF THE WEEK

Meet Mopsie, a bunny from Save A Stray. Mopsie is an adult, mixed-breed rabbit. She would love a forever home for the holidays. Mopsie is ... Read more

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Niles Scream Park raises more than $109,000 for local groups

NILES — The Niles Scream Park, one of Michiana’s most popular autumn attractions, recently completed another successful season at its always-changing 44-acre site on Mayflower ... Read more

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PET OF THE WEEK

Meet Myrtle. Myrtle is a special needs senior cat that requires a wet food only diet because she has no teeth. This condition does not ... Read more

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Pokagon Band announces contest winners

DOWAGIAC — During the month of October, several Pokagon citizens participated in the “Love Shouldn’t Hurt: Domestic Violence Awareness Beading Challenge,” which was a collaboration ... Read more

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50 Years of Optimism

In observance of “Respect for Law Day,” Noon Optimists of Niles, in May 1973, presented Mrs. Steven DeVries with a plaque honoring her late husband, ... Read more

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Pet of the Week

Dawn is 2 to 3 years old. This sweetheart would love nothing more than to show you affection, according to volunteers. She is tolerant of ... Read more

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Veterans Day ceremony

CASSOPOLIS — The Cassopolis Veterans of Foreign Wars hosted a Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday to honor local veterans.  (Submitted photo) Read more

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VETERANS DAY: Walter Swann

DOWAGIAC — Walter Swann, 79, of Dowagiac, celebrated Veterans Day Wednesday. Swann served in the U.S. Navy during the Veitnam War from 1955 to 1956. ... Read more

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Fifty years of optimism

NILES — Brandywine students in 1979 prepare for the annual Optimist Oratorical Contest sponsored by the Noon Optimist Club of Niles. Contestants in the first ... Read more

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Pet of the Week

Elijah, a 3-year-old tabby, was left behind with his brother when the owner moved. According to volunteers, he is very sweet and craves attention. Elijah ... Read more

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Cassopolis resident awarded degree

DAVENPORT, IA — Ryan Loupee, of Cassopolis, graduated with a doctor of chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic’s main campus in Davenport, Iowa, on ... Read more

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Berrien County Marriages

• Hillary Espinal and Michael Robert Fowler, of Benton Harbor • Diane Marie Farlie, of Michigan City, and Jerry Clayton Smith, of Galien • Eric ... Read more

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Fifty years of optimism

NILES — Oratorical winners were presented awards by Maurice Nelson of the Noon Optimist Club of Niles during their annual Optimist Oratorical Contest in 1973. ... Read more

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Marshall Shoppe hosts ninth annual VIP event

DOWAGIAC — On Saturday, Oct. 3, the Marshall Shoppe hosted its ninth annual VIP event supporting breast cancer services. Each customer was asked to make ... Read more

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Engagement announcement

Jessica Robison and Chase Newland, both of Paw Paw, recently announced their engagement. Robison is the daughter of Kim and Randy Robison. Robison’s grandparents are ... Read more

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Pet of the Week

Meet Brady. This 3-and-a-half-month-old has a soft grey coat. He and sister, Halo, were found under a dumpster. Both were missing part of a back ... Read more

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Berrien County Marriages

• Andrew Atkins Jr. and Linda Mashell Williams, of Benton Harbor • Abby Marie Bishop and Matthew John Fohs, of Benton Harbor • Brendan Patrick ... Read more

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Fifty years of optimism

NILES — In March 1973, Soap Box Derby contestants prepared for a race down Third Street in Niles. Contestants Tracy Smiedendorf, Jenny Schwan and Cheryl ... Read more

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Pet of the week

Meet Buddy, a senior dog who hails from Save A Stray. Buddy is an 8-year-old Chihuahau with special needs who came to Save A Stray ... Read more

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