Lifestyles

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

6 months ago by Submitted.

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

6 months ago by Submitted.

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

6 months ago by Submitted.

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

6 months ago by Submitted.

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

6 months ago by Submitted.

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

6 months ago by Submitted.

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

7 months ago by Submitted.

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

7 months ago by Submitted.

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

7 months ago by Submitted.

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

7 months ago by Submitted.

Honor Credit Union gives back

DOWAGIAC — Honor Credit Union recently visited area first responders, including the Dowagiac Police Department, and the Dowagiac, Wayne Township, Indian Lake and Sister Lakes ... Read more

7 months ago by Submitted.

Frigid 5k competitors fight through tough conditions

NILES — More than 360 runners and walkers braved cold temperatures, rain, slush and the occasional ice patch to compete in the 11th annual Niles ... Read more

1 year ago by Hannah Holliday.

Photo gallery: Hunter Ice Festival

NILES — The 16th annual Hunter Ice Festival completed its three-day weekend run Sunday, Jan. 19 in downtown Niles. Despite the snow, rain, slush, wind ... Read more

1 year ago by Beau Brockett Jr..

BIRTHS: Mammel

Aurora Mammel, of Dowagiac, was born on Aug. 2, 2019, to Cheyenne Mammel at Spectrum Health Lakeland in Niles. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces ... Read more

2 years ago by Submitted.

Berrien County marriage licenses

• Timothy Joseph Brink, of St. Joseph, and Michele Louise Burnside, of Berrien Springs • Tynisha Arleatha Ann Campbell, of Indianapolis, and Jaquane Latino Hopkins, ... Read more

2 years ago by Submitted.

BIRTHDAY: Taylor

Grandparents of Gage, Claire and Westin Taylor wanted to wish the three a happy birthday. Read more

2 years ago by Submitted.

Berrien County marriage licenses

• Rory Kayes Cassin, of Hinsdale, Illinois, and Kelly Tucker Lahr, of St. Louis • Michael Joseph Castillo and Alexis Julia Howell, of Lansing, Illinois ... Read more

2 years ago by Submitted.

Area children reach reading challenge goals

Niles — Over the past two weeks, about 30 children have reached reading milestones through the Niles District Library’s 1,000 Books Challenge, of which 10 ... Read more

2 years ago by Submitted.

Berrien County marriage licenses

• Michael Graham Caprez, of Covert, Michigan, and Lucinda Ann Golladay, of Benton Harbor •. Kirsten Elizabeth Dodd and Shannon Michael Knight, of Fort Wayne, ... Read more

2 years ago by Submitted.

ANNIVERSARY: Jackson

Jackson On July 13, Rebecca K. Jackson and Rev. Robert E. Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Coulter’s Chapel Fellowship Hall in Niles. The ... Read more

2 years ago by Submitted.

Birth announcements

Horner Charlotte Horner was born at 3:33 p.m. on July 6, 2019, at Spectrum Lakeland Health in Niles to Abigayle Johnson and Kenneth Horner. She ... Read more

2 years ago by Submitted.

Berrien County marriage licenses

• Holly Berry Archer and Dustin Curtis Jenkins, of Benton Harbor • Henry Lee Brigham and Lesa Lee Simmons, of Benton Harbor • Justin Daniel ... Read more

2 years ago by Submitted.

Lakeland births

Rothwell Micah Rothwell, of Buchanan, was born at 3:28 p.m. June 21, 2019, at Spectrum Health Lakeland Hospital in Niles to Phoebe and Matt Rothwell. ... Read more

2 years ago by Submitted.

Maria Savastano makes Dayton’s dean’s list

Submitted DAYTON — Niles resident Maria Savastano earned a spot on the University of Dayton’s spring 2019 dean’s list, which honors undergraduate students achieving a ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Report.

Berrien County birth announcements

Dylan Mahler was born at 10:26 a.m. on May 30, 2019, to Elizabeth and Andrew Mahler, of St. Joseph. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces ... Read more

2 years ago by Staff Report.

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