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Cass County commissioners rescind 2019 resolution, leaving Woodlands’ mental health authority status intact

CASSOPOLIS — A weight was lifted off the shoulders of Woodlands Behavioral Health Network employees Thursday evening. During its regularly scheduled meeting, the Cass County ... Read more

38 mins ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac businesses look forward to ‘Holidays By Moonlight’ shopping event

DOWAGIAC — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Dowagiac. Front Street businesses are preparing for the “Holidays By Moonlight” shopping event, ... Read more

2 hours ago by Max Harden.

Cass County declares local state of emergency

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County has declared a local state of emergency. Thursday evening, during the Cass County Board of Commissioners’ regularly scheduled virtual meeting, the ... Read more

3 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles DART Holiday Lights Tour to go virtual

NILES – Christmas decorations twinkling in the evenings is an annual tradition to observe around the Niles community. One way for many residents without access ... Read more

5 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien County Sheriff’s Office receives donation of body armor for K9s

BERRIEN COUNTY — Berrien County Sheriff’s Office K9s Blek, Maxx and Mika have received bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from nonprofit ... Read more

18 hours ago by Submitted.

New MRI technology now available in Niles

NILES – A new magnetic resonance imaging system, used to form pictures of the anatomy and the physiological processes of the body, is now available ... Read more

19 hours ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Van Buren counties reports new COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Berrien County reported three new COVID-19 deaths Thursday, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Thursday, Berrien ... Read more

20 hours ago by Staff Report.

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 ... Read more

21 hours ago by Submitted.

SMC grad serving patients at the Cleveland Clinic Las Vegas

DOWAGIAC — Despite a sparkling academic record, Joel Adu-Brimpong did not expect to attend college. He applied to Southwestern Michigan College as a favor to ... Read more

23 hours ago by Submitted.

Family mourns Niles native killed following traffic stop in New Mexico

NILES — Baysia Cox, 29, remembers her brother, Rodney Applewhite, happy. She described her brother’s smile as one that never left his face, lighting up ... Read more

23 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles, Cassopolis students receive United Way scholarship awards

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — United Way of Southwest Michigan bestowed this year’s Volunteer United Youth Scholarship Awards to one winner from each of the three counties ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

Buchanan Community Schools finds unique solution to serving food during remote learning

BUCHANAN – During COVID-19 shutdowns, Buchanan Community Schools leadership has moved swiftly to address the needs voiced throughout its school system community. One of those ... Read more

1 day ago by Christina Clark.

Libby Ann’s set to re-open following COVID closure

SISTER LAKES — It has been a busy week for Libby Blahunka. Libby and her husband, Bob, have been hard at work gearing up for ... Read more

1 day ago by Max Harden.

Niles group aspires to spread holiday cheer

NILES — Bruce Reith, of Niles, takes a lot of inspiration from a familiar, childhood figure. “It really started with Mr. Rogers,” Reith said. “He ... Read more

1 day ago by Christina Clark.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien County reports one new COVID-19 death

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Berrien County reported new COVID-19 death Wednesday, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Wednesday, Berrien County ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Biggby Coffee location coming to Edwardsburg

EDWARDSBURG — Nearly a decade ago, Edwardsburg resident Karmen Rimes was living in Kalamazoo. It was there that she fell in love — with coffee, ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Berrien County Board of Health discusses COVID-19 vaccine deployment

BERRIEN COUNTY — The Berrien County Board of Health discussed what a possible COVID-19 vaccine deployment may look like for the area at its meeting ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

Teens arraigned on felony charges following police pursuit

NILES — Two Niles teens were arraigned in Berrien County Court Wednesday on felony charges following a Tuesday afternoon police pursuit. One 17-year-old male was ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Honor Credit Union announces new southwest Michigan regional manager

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Honor Credit Union recently announced the new regional manager of its southwest Michigan locations. Chad Paluzzi, originally from South Bend, Indiana, will ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

National Guard to host TroopsGiving Food Drive in Dowagiac

DOWAGIAC — The Michigan Army National Guard’s Dowagiac Armory is gearing up to help feed those who need it most. The armory is hosting its ... Read more

2 days ago by Max Harden.

Michigan State Police seeks participants for National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest

LANSING — An annual contest is giving area children the chance to flex their creative muscles, while bringing attention to a statewide cause. The Michigan ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Shelton’s Farm Market helping to feed families in need with holiday gift baskets

NILES — The Shelton’s Farm Market crew is getting in the Christmas spirit and inviting the community to join in the fun. As in past ... Read more

2 days ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Niles dealership collects food, toys for those in need

NILES — It has been a little less than a year that Katelyn Robbins, business development manager, has been with the Campbell Ford Lincoln dealership ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

With stolen cars on the rise, Niles police urge drivers to lock vehicles

NILES — With car thefts on the rise, Niles law enforcement officials are urging residents to take precautions against the crime. Niles Police Department Captain ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac Rotary Club, Rotary Foundation gifts $1,000 to C. Wimberley’s Feed the Hungry campaign

DOWAGIAC — A local organization is doing its part to help provide food for the community. The Dowagiac Rotary Club and the Dowagiac Rotary Charitable ... Read more

2 days ago by Max Harden.

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