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Dowagiac Fine Art Boosters invites community to participate in talent show

DOWAGIAC — Amid social distancing and stay at home orders, one Dowagiac art organization is still looking to showcase community talent. The Dowagiac Fine Arts ... Read more

1 day ago by Hannah Holliday.

Lewis Cass ISD pulls together for distant learning

CASS COUNTY — As school systems were informed Thursday that classes would not be reuniting for the remainder of the current school year, distance learning ... Read more

1 day ago by Christina Clark.

Lakeland forensic care, advocacy services remain available 24/7

ST. JOSEPH — Studies have shown domestic violence rates rise with times of stress similar to what workplaces, schools, and communities around the country are ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

Dr. T.K. Lawless Park now a Michigan Dark-Sky Preserve

VANDALIA — Cass County Parks’ Dark-Sky campaign can add another win to its count. Recently, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bill 4740 into law, which ... Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Culton.

Diamond Nutrition launches Pay it Forward program to support essential workers

CASSOPOLIS — Right now, while most Michiganders are tucked away in their homes, practicing social distancing and avoiding potential contact with the COVID-19 virus, hundreds ... Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles neighbors share errands, cook for one another while social distancing

NILES — Social distancing measures in response to state mandates set in place by the COVID-19 threat have continued to change how communities interact. For ... Read more

1 day ago by Christina Clark.

American Legion accepting scholarship applications

EDWARDSBURG — Though schools have been shut down for the remainder of the year school year due to COVID-19 concerns, Edwardsburg and Cassopolis students can ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

Cass County Commissioners reschedule meeting

CASSOPOLIS — A teleconference meeting of the Cass County Board of Commissioner was over as soon as it began Thursday. Due to concerns raised by ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

Cassopolis church looks to connect despite COVID-19

CASSOPOLIS — In a time of stay-at-home orders, most churches in Michigan have dismissed worship services and other gatherings until further notice, and local pastors ... Read more

1 day ago by stratalux.

Edwardsburg Food Pantry remains open

EDWARDSBURG — Edwardsburg Food Pantry will be open from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today for residents of Edwardsburg and Union who have found themselves ... Read more

1 day ago by Submitted.

Area resident sentenced on drugs, weapons charges

CASSOPOLIS — An Edwardsburg man is going to spend more time in jail after being sentenced on drug and weapons charges Friday in Cass County ... Read more

1 day ago by Debra Haight.

Niles postal worker offers aid to customers during COVID-19 pandemic

NILES — Before postal carrier Lynn Mayo can leave the post office to begin her route, she sorts through racks and tubs of letters, bills ... Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles Walmart limits entry, purchasing amounts

NILES — A line of people approximately six feet apart wrapped around the Niles Walmart building could be seen from the road Friday afternoon, as ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Southwest Michigan COVID-19 cases increase

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — COVID-19 case numbers are continuing to rise in southwest Michigan. As of 3 p.m. Friday, the number of confirmed positive cases in ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Buchanan farm-to-table brewery opens for carryout

Thursday morning, Chicago native Brian Dougherty stood inside of a nearly-empty taproom as a small team of staff bustled behind him, cleaning, putting the finishing ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Caruso’s continues to offer sweets, eats during COVID-19 closures

One local candy and soda shop that survived during the Great Depression is now hopeful it will continue serving the community until well after the ... Read more

2 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

With schools closed, early childhood educators adapt

From story time to learning to spell, learning has not come to a halt for students and teachers in the Brandywine Community Schools and Niles ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

Weekly Berrien County board of commissioners meeting hosted live, online

The Berrien County Board of Commissioners hosted its weekly meeting Thursday in a new format to accommodate social distancing measures. Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

SMC student named Miss Agriculture 2020 — Rhode Island

Agriculture for Andrea “Andie” Lee began as soon as she could walk. Read more

2 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

Michigan’s conservation districts still ‘open’ for essential services

Michigan’s conservation district offices may look quiet (and closed) from the outside due to the state’s COVID-19 crisis response. Yet staff are still busy fielding ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Girls on the Run Southwest Michigan cancels spring 2020 season, 5K

Each spring, hundreds of girls from across southwest Michigan gather to show off the hard work developed during several weeks of practice at the Girls ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Van Buren County reports first COVID-19 death

VAN BUREN COUNTY — The death toll of COVID-19 continues to rise, with another death reported in southwest Michigan by the Michigan Department of Health and ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Report.

Gov. Whitmer closes schools for the remainder of the year

LANSING — Michigan students will not be returning to school this year. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Thursday that orders schools to close ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Berrien County directs residents to hotline, non 9-1-1 for concerns

BERRIEN COUNTY — Although many people have questions regarding the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order signed by Governor Whitmer, Berrien County residents are requested ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Local animal control services urge owners to have plans

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN —  As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Michigan, local animal control services and shelters remain open to respond to emergencies and to ... Read more

3 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

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