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Medical event causes car to crash into Dowagiac Burger King

DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac Burger King reopened following a brief closure Friday due to a car crashing into its drive-thru. At approximately 3:10 p.m. Friday, ... Read more

22 hours ago by Staff Report.

Cassopolis man sent to prison on drug charges

CASSOPOLIS — In Cass County Court Friday, a Cassopolis man convicted of drug offenses was sentenced to prison. Shawn Allen Spurlock, 41, of Hospital Street ... Read more

1 day ago by Debra Haight.

SMC recognized for turning students into citizens

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College has again been named to Washington Monthly’s “2021 Best Colleges for Student Voting Honor Roll,” repeating a feat also achieved ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

ETS program awarded grant from Department of Education

By MAXWELL HARDEN max.harden@leaderpub.com DOWAGIAC — A local career prep program will continue to help area middle school and high school students attain the means ... Read more

1 day ago by Max Harden.

Dowagiac man who broke elementary school windows sentenced to probation

CASSOPOLIS – A Dowagiac man who broke windows at Patrick Hamilton Elementary School twice in 2019 was sentenced to probation, restitution and tether in a ... Read more

1 day ago by Debra Haight.

Changes to retirement benefits cause for concern among Cass County employees

CASSOPOLIS — Changes to retirement benefits for Cass County employees have been the trending topic at county meetings in recent weeks. Cass County Administrator Jeff ... Read more

1 day ago by Max Harden.

Niles first ward residents ask for an end to gun violence in their community

NILES — The evening of Tuesday, Aug. 31 was a night like any other for Niles resident Alisa Weaver. After making her three children a ... Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Culton.

Buchanan Area Senior Center raising funds to convert porch into sunroom

BUCHANAN — A local organization is raising funds to allow itself to grow and better care for area seniors. The Buchanan Area Senior Center is currently ... Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Culton.

Man arrested on drug charges in Mason Township

MASON TOWNSHIP — A man was arrested on drug charges in Mason Township Thursday. The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team announced that on Thursday, detectives ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

Cass County Commissioners approve grant for Dowagiac River restoration

CASSOPOLIS — Parts of the Dowagiac River will be restored and improved, thanks to a vote by the Cass County Board of Commissioners Thursday. During ... Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Culton.

Lyons Industries donates 12 thermal imaging cameras to Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department

SISTER LAKES — A local company is doing its part to keep firefighters safe while on duty. Lyons Industries, 30000 M-62 W., recently donated 12 ... Read more

1 day ago by Max Harden.

Niles man seriously injured in motorcycle crash

HOWARD TOWNSHIP — A Niles man was found unconscious after a motorcycle accident on Anderson Road Thursday evening, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac Police Log: Sept. 13-14

Sept. 13 9:38 a.m. — Indian Hills Apartments, stalking complaint 9:39 a.m. — 400 Block N. Front, assist probation 10:18 p.m. — Borgess Lee Memorial, ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Local emergency departments experiencing high volumes, wait times

JOSEPH – All three Spectrum Health Lakeland emergency departments continue to see significantly high patient volumes, resulting in long wait times, officials reported Thursday. Care ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Residents demand Berrien County commissioners take action on mask mandate

ST. JOSEPH – County residents continued to protest the school mask mandate imposed by the Berrien County Health Department at Thursday’s weekly Berrien County Board ... Read more

2 days ago by Debra Haight.

Cassopolis hosts Cass County Leadership Summit

CASSOPOLIS — The village of Cassopolis brought together leaders from across Cass County this week. The village hosted a Cass County Leadership Summit Wednesday at ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Owners of vintage farm tractors invited to Under the Harvest Moon

DOWAGIAC — Owners of vintage farm machinery are invited to display their units in downtown Dowagiac, Saturday, Oct. 9, as this community hosts its annual ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Edwardsburg welcomes new construction business

EDWARDSBURG — A new business is building a foundation in Edwardsburg. The community recently welcomed Higher Homes, a construction company, to 69045 M-62 Suite A-2, ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Cassopolis organization to host walk honoring National Suicide Prevention Month

CASSOPOLIS — Representatives of an area advocacy organization will be taking to the streets later this month to spread a simple message: “you are not ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

PHOTO STORY: A-Mazing Acres opens for season

EDWARDSBURG — One of southwest Michigan’s top fall attractions has opened for the season. Wednesday, A-Mazing Acres, 18430 US-12 E., Edwardsburg, opened for the season, ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Niles teen builds Eagle Scout project on McCoy Creek Trail

BUCHANAN — A Niles teen recently took the final step toward a lifelong dream — by making steps for others. Kyle Welch, 18, of Boy ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

New short-term rental property group to offer guests ‘curated’ Dowagiac experience

DOWAGIAC — Desmond Lathan was the man of the hour Tuesday evening. The Chicago real estate associate and Dowagiac entrepreneur hosted several guests from the ... Read more

2 days ago by Max Harden.

Two women injured in La Grange Township crash

LA GRANGE TOWNSHIP — A Dowagiac woman was injured in a Wednesday night crash, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Richard Behnke reported ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Niles hosts town hall between community, law enforcement

NILES — An event hosted in the heart of Niles this week aimed to help bridge the gap between law enforcement officers and the residents ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Berrien County Commissioners respond to mask mandate

BERRIEN COUNTY — The Berrien County Board of Commissioners has responded to a recent mask mandate issued by the Berrien County Health Department. On Sept. ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

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