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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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Niles resident woodworks pumpkins

NILES — Ron Ganger, 88, of Niles, still keeps up with his woodworking skills. Pictured are two pumpkins he decorated this year. (Submitted photos) Read more

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Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce honors business owner

DOWAGIAC — Earlier this month, Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce President Kim MacGregor of Edward Jones presented local business owner Tom Underwood with a gift, ... Read more

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Clown parade

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County Medical Care Facility hosted a clown parade with popcorn and prizes for its residents last Wednesday.  Staff member Diana Masters said ... Read more

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Pet of the week

Meet Payton. She is a big girl with big dreams of finding her forever home. Payton is a 3-and-a-half-year-old labrador and Chesapeake Bay retriever mix, ... Read more

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BIRTHDAY: Murphy

Corinna Murphy will be celebrating her fourth birthday on Oct. 26, 2020. Murphy was born on Oct. 26, 2016. Her family includes her mom, dad, ... Read more

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Berrien County Marriages

• Joseph Aaron Kopac, of Buchanan, and Amber Nichole Brooks, of Michigan City • Kara Nichole McKinney, of Bedford, Indiana, and John Michael Townsend, of ... Read more

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Pet of the Week

Meet Felix. He is 11 weeks old and seeking either a foster or forever home. Felix is inquisitive, and loves to play and cuddle. He ... Read more

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ANNIVERSARY: Fifty years of optimism

NILES — Ted Majerek (speaker) is pictured at an annual Noon Optimists of Niles Youth Appreciation Banquet. Other speakers at the head of the table ... Read more

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Berrien County marriage license

• Justin Joseph Amellio and Carl Eric Ashbrook, of Niles • James Arthur Antio and Angela Cheree Rodriguez, of Coloma • Jacquline Annette Churchill, of ... Read more

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BIRTH: Ott

Erica and John Ott are the parents of a girl, Roselyn Ott, born at 8:12 a.m. on Oct. 16, 2020, at Spectrum Health Lakeland, in ... Read more

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