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Niles restaurant week to showcase 18 restaurants

NILES – The creators of the inaugural Niles Restaurant Week are looking forward to 18 Niles restaurants showcasing menus and culinary offerings beginning next Monday. ... Read more

2 hours ago by Christina Clark.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 583,964 cases, 15,405 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Tuesday, Berrien County reported 10,582 COVID-19 cases and 219 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

2 hours ago by Staff Report.

Cass County GOP censures Congressman Fred Upton for vote against Marjorie Taylor Greene

CASS COUNTY — Rep. Fred Upton has once again found himself at odds with the Cass County GOP. Upton, who was censured by the Cass ... Read more

3 hours ago by Staff Report.

Cass County Veterans Affairs provides update to community

CASSOPOLIS — The Cass County Veterans Affairs recently provided up an update to the community on its services. The Cass County Veterans Affairs officials said ... Read more

4 hours ago by Submitted.

Market Van Buren, MEDC announce formal partnership

PAW PAW — The board and staff at Market Van Buren recently announced the creation of a formal partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. ... Read more

5 hours ago by Submitted.

Cassopolis woman arrested for Dowagiac car theft

DOWAGIAC — Police officers recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested the driver within minutes of the vehicle being stolen, according to the Dowagiac Police Department. ... Read more

6 hours ago by Staff Report.

Niles Restaurant Week to host photo contest

NILES – The first-ever Niles Restaurant Week will take place the first week of March, beginning Monday, March 1 and continuing through Sunday, March 7. ... Read more

7 hours ago by Submitted.

SMC plans to host in-person, outdoor graduation ceremonies

DOWAGIAC – Southwestern Michigan College President Joe Odenwald is optimistic about vaccine distributions and is planning to host in-person graduation ceremonies outdoors in the spring. ... Read more

8 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Niles PD to get body-worn cameras for each officer

NILES – Body-worn cameras are on their way to the Niles Police Department, after an anonymous donor offered to cover the more than $50,000 cost ... Read more

10 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Cass County COA to reopen fitness center, select programs March 1

DOWAGIAC — One Cass County organization will soon be opening its doors. The Cass County Council on Aging announced it will be reopening its Cassopolis ... Read more

10 hours ago by Max Harden.

MSP Niles troopers arrest man who set own residence on fire

HAGAR TOWNSHIP – A Hagar Township man has been arrested on first degree arson charges after setting his own home on fire. Michigan State Police ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Cass counties reports new COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Berrien and Cass counties have reported one new COVID-19 death each, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

YMCA of Greater Michiana to host second annual Day of Giving

NILES — A local organization will once again be promoting a Day of Giving next month. The YMCA of Greater Michiana will host YMCA Day ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

Buchanan selects new city treasurer

BUCHANAN – The city of Buchanan has a permanent city treasurer, but it did not come without some discussion. Stephanie Powers has been serving as ... Read more

1 day ago by Debra Haight.

Niles City Council approves expansion of local provisioning center to include grow, processing

NILES – The next steps for Arwen, LLC to grow its business a little greener were approved unanimously at the Monday night regular Niles City ... Read more

1 day ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac awarded $75,000 in NEP grants

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac City Manager Kevin Anderson had great news to share with the city council at the end of its meeting Monday at City ... Read more

1 day ago by Max Harden.

SMC Guarantee aims to provide financial support to students of all ages

DOWAGIAC – Over the last year, the state of Michigan implemented Futures For Frontliners and the Michigan ReConnect program to aid in allowing frontline workers ... Read more

1 day ago by Christina Clark.

BCF awarded $60,000 grant to combat drug overdose epidemic

BERRIEN COUNTY — The Berrien Community Foundation sought – and won – a $60,000 grant to help in the ongoing fight against drug abuse. BCF ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

During virtual learning, students experiencing homelessness can fall through the cracks

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – Recently, the number of students experiencing homelessness in some way throughout Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties seems to be lower than ... Read more

1 day ago by Christina Clark.

Children injured in Howard Township crash

HOWARD TOWNSHIP — Two children and a driver were injured in a Howard Township crash, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Cass County Sheriff ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Berrien County Health Department postpones COVID-19 vaccine appointments Tuesday due to nationwide shipment delays

BERRIEN COUNTY – The Berrien County Health Department has been notified by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services that due to last week’s ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 581,403 cases, 15,362 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Monday, Berrien County reported 10,541 COVID-19 cases and 218 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac Area FCU provides remote financial literacy learning resources to local schools

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Area FCU stepped up to make partial or full remote learning in the wake of COVID-19 easier. Thanks to their sponsorship, more ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Newly-minted DUS board trustee Brent Brewer ready to serve district

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac Union Schools’ Feb. 15 Board of Education meeting was the first of many for newly-appointed trustee Brent Brewer. After years of attending ... Read more

2 days ago by Max Harden.

2021 Berrien County 4-H Leaders Council officers elected

BERRIEN COUNTY — Tracie Baker, of St. Joseph, was elected president of the Berrien County 4-H Leaders Association on Jan. 25. The election was hosted ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

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