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Niles City Council approves three social district permits

NILES – Three businesses within the approved Niles social district moved one step closer to being able to serve adult beverages to enjoy outside of ... Read more

13 hours ago by Christina Clark.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 867,341 cases, 18,338 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Tuesday, Berrien County reported 13,521 COVID-19 cases and 255 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

14 hours ago by Staff Report.

Dowagiac Police Log: April 30-May 3

April 30 9:50 a.m. – Hamilton, alarm 11:25 a.m. – Lester, lost property 12:16 p.m. – Matthews/Dailey, assist Cass County Sheriff’s Office 12:41 p.m. – ... Read more

15 hours ago by Submitted.

LMC offering community ESL classes beginning May 17

BENTON HARBOR — Registration is now open to the community for non-credit English as a Second Language classes beginning May 17 at Lake Michigan College. ESL classes can ... Read more

15 hours ago by Submitted.

Ontwa Township Board tables short term rental ordinance vote

ONTWA TOWNSHIP — A proposed plan to regulate properties rented out on sites like Airbnb and VRBO has been kicked back to the Ontwa Township ... Read more

16 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

DUS honors retiring faculty, staff members

DOWAGIAC — A group of retiring Dowagiac Union Schools educators were honored this week for their years of service. The Dowagiac Union Schools Board of ... Read more

16 hours ago by Max Harden.

Buchanan master planning enters home stretch

BUCHANAN – The effort to get a new master plan in place for the city of Buchanan is entering the home stretch. The city’s planning ... Read more

17 hours ago by Debra Haight.

United Way of Southwest Michigan honors community’s resiliency with annual awards

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — United Way has crafted another unique experience to acknowledge the generosity of donors and the impact made in the community in 2020. ... Read more

20 hours ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 865,349 cases, 18,239 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Monday, Berrien County reported 13,521 COVID-19 cases and 255 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Cass County 4-H auction items available for viewing

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County 4-H Leaders’ Association’s virtual auction items will soon be available for viewing on the RedStar Auction website, redstarauctions.com. Hailey Harman, Cass ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Man who led police on two-state chase headed to prison

NILES – A LaPorte man who led police on a two-state chase is going to prison after being sentenced in Berrien County Trial Court Monday. ... Read more

2 days ago by Debra Haight.

Ontwa Township/Edwardsburg Police Log: April 26-May 2

April 26 12:42 a.m. – North Shore/Lawndale, traffic stop 2:35 a.m. – US-12/Sunset, traffic stop 3:02 a.m. – US-12, traffic stop 3:43 a.m. – M-62, ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Buchanan Middle School threat under investigation

BUCHANAN – On Thursday, May 6, Buchanan Community Schools reported a student had made “some alarming threats” at Buchanan Middle School. In a letter released ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

SMCAA celebrates Community Action Month

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — This year Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency commemorates 39 years of helping families throughout southwest Michigan. SMCAA was established in 1982 “to wage war on ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

2021-22 Strengthening Schools grant cycle open

CASSOPOLIS — Midwest Energy and Communications is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 Strengthening Schools Grant program. For the 2020-21 school year, 26 grants totaling ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Chase leads to the capture of larceny suspects

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — Two individuals have been arrested, and police are requesting charges on a third, following a chase through Cass County Monday morning. Cass ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

EPS reports no threat to students following report of suspicious individual

EDWARDSBURG — Edwardsburg Public School Superintendent Jim Knoll reported that there was no threat to students, following a report of a suspicious person Friday morning. ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

LMC supports Biden’s plan for free community college

BENTON HARBOR — A White House proposal has community colleges around the country in a state of excitement. The Biden administration announced its American Families ... Read more

5 days ago by Max Harden.

Mobile medical unit providing free ultrasound, STD testing

DOWAGIAC — The Pregnancy Helpline of Three Rivers is bringing free services to Dowagiac women through its mobile medical unit. The organization, headquartered at 172 ... Read more

5 days ago by Max Harden.

Niles man, Buchanan woman share experiences from COVID-19 vaccine clinics

BERRIEN COUNTY — As COVID-19 vaccinations have become available throughout southwest Michigan, volunteers have continually been sought to staff the clinics they are administered through. ... Read more

5 days ago by Christina Clark.

Greater Niles Chamber of Commerce celebrates business award winners

NILES — One Niles organization took time Friday to recognize area business leaders and their contributions to the community over the past year. Friday, the ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac Police Log: April 30-May2

Friday, April 30 9:50 a.m. — 300 Block Hamilton, alarm 11:25 a.m. — 200 Block Lester, lost property 12:16 p.m. — Mathews/Daily, assist Cass County ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac National Guard Hosts Food Truck Muster

DOWAGIAC — Stomachs were filled Wednesday night as the Michigan Army National Guard’s Dowagiac Armory hosted its inaugural Food Truck Muster from 5 to 8 ... Read more

5 days ago by Max Harden.

Tri-County Head Start planning new Cass County facility

CASS COUNTY — A regional educational organization has its eye on a new facility to better serve Cass County residents. Tri-County Head Start, an organization ... Read more

5 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Cass County commissioners support four-year terms

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County commissioners are throwing their support behind longer term lengths for those holding their elected positions. Thursday evening, the Cass County Board ... Read more

5 days ago by Sarah Culton.

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