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Dowagiac summer concerts to return with new location, new music, food vendors

DOWAGIAC — Let there be songs – and smells – to fill the air.   Dowagiac’s Music in the ...

College

Dowagiac Drama nominated for nine Wave Awards; to perform at ceremony

DOWAGIAC — Local high school drama students will get a taste of the Tony Awards this month, thanks ...

Dowagiac

Beckwith Theatre presents racy comedy ‘Five Women Wearing the Same Dress’

DOWAGIAC — What happens when five reluctant bridesmaids find themselves together in the same bedroom in an attempt ...

Berrien County

Miss Buchanan crowned Miss Blossomtime 2022; Miss Niles Top 6

BENTON HARBOR – Earlier in the evening, Miss Buchanan attempted to grab the microphone to answer a question posed ...

Brandywine Education

Brandywine Middle/Senior High School Quarter 3 Honor Roll

9th Grade Honor Roll Excellence Avina, Monserrat Curtis-Lee, Alexandra Drotoz, Adelyn Hood, Logan Krisher, Paige Mason, Niyah Peterson, ...

Cass County

For the love of language: Dowagiac 91-year-old publishes first children’s book

DOWAGIAC — As a child growing up in the 1930s and ’40s, Thelda Mathews was taught to value ...

Lifestyles

First Baptist Church to host gospel singer John Schindler

NILES — John Schindler, gospel singer, will be in concert at First Baptist Church, 1446 E. Main St., ...

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Drama to present dystopian high school musical ‘Ranked’

DOWAGIAC — Pain is temporary, grades last forever.  Such is the mindset in the world of the dystopian ...

Business

Culture, faith and positivity: Dowagiac artist featured internationally for Black History Month

DOWAGIAC — A website with more than 400 million monthly viewers from around the world has placed one ...

Community News

Improv, ‘Jeeves at Sea’ to open year of comedy at Beckwith Theatre

DOWAGIAC — As the COVID-19 pandemic dragged on, the Beckwith Theatre Company Board of Directors noticed people becoming ...

Community News

Dowagiac artist channels cotton-picking roots in latest piece

In honor of Black History Month, Leader Publications is celebrating African American leaders in business, government, arts and ...

Lifestyles

PET OF THE WEEK: Bowser, of Cass County Animal Control

Meet Bowser, an American Pitbull Terrier. Bowser is a gentle, loving boy who is looking for his forever ...

Lifestyles

PET OF THE WEEK: Pot Roast, of Berrien County Animal Control

Meet Pot Roast, a 5- to 7-year-old lab-shepherd. According to volunteers, he loves to explore outside, does great ...

Cassopolis Education

Cassopolis resident named to UA presidents list

TUSCALOOSA, AL — A Cassopolis resident is being recognized for academic achievement at her out-of-state college. Bailey Reynolds, ...

Lifestyles

PET OF THE WEEK: Silvadene, of Animal Aid

Meet Silvadene, a playful, 7-month-old adoptable cat. He is neutered. He is available through Animal Aid and is ...

Births

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Schooley-Murphy

Bethany Schooley and Lee Murphy, of Edwardsburg, are the parents of a daughter, Olivia, born at 3:34 a.m. ...

Births

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Huff

Brittany and Ryan Huff, of Watervliet, are the parents of a son, Kenley Clarence Huff, born at 6:35 ...

Births

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Nevins-Zaragoza

Tracy Nevins and Roberto Zaragoza, of Dowagiac, are the parents of daughter, Winter Hazel Zaragoza, born at 8:31 ...

Births

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Shelton-Ciciora

Thomas K. Ciciora and Mikayla Shelton are the parents of a son, Sebastian Ciciora, of Niles. Sebastian was ...

Births

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Shepherd

Cody and Heather Shepherd are the parents of a son, Francis Shepherd, of Buchanan. Francis was born Jan. ...

Lifestyles

PET OF THE WEEK: Ember, of Paws of Hope

Meet Ember, an orange female tabby, which is uncommon as most orange tabbies are boys. Ember loves to ...

Births

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Purvis

Chelseah and Taylor Purvis, of Niles, are the parents of a daughter, Savannah Purvis. Savannah was born Jan. ...

Births

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Medrano

Jessica and Jose Medrano, of Dowagiac, are the parents of a son, Leonel Medrano. Leonel was born Jan. ...

Births

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Rodriques-Gross

Maria Rodriques (Gross) and Dakota Gross are the parents of a daughter, Nevada Gross, of Niles. Nevada was ...

Lifestyles

PET OF THE WEEK: Roman, of Save a Stray

Meet Roman, a 6-year-old Chihuahua mix. He is a very social little guy who gets along great with ...

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