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COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 799,140 cases, 16,986 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Tuesday, Berrien County reported 12,787 COVID-19 cases and 240 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

18 hours ago by Submitted.

Berrien County 4-H Leaders Association sets annual meeting

BERRIEN COUNTY — The Berrien County 4-H Leaders Association will be hosting its 55th annual meeting on Monday, April 26. It is scheduled to start ... Read more

20 hours ago by Submitted.

United Way of Southwest Michigan invites community to honor leaders during National Volunteer Week

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — This week, one regional organization is honoring its volunteers. Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration across the country ... Read more

23 hours ago by Submitted.

UPDATE: Sheriff’s office finds missing Niles man

UPDATE: The Sheriff’s Office has reported the man has been found safe. NILES — The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance finding a missing ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 793,881 cases, 16,901 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Monday, Berrien County reported 12,747 COVID-19 cases and 241 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Merritt Elementary hosting pet supply drive for area shelters

NILES – The students at one Niles elementary school are taking action to help animals in need across Berrien and Cass counties. Merritt Elementary School ... Read more

2 days ago by Christina Clark.

South Bend man sentenced for meth possession in Niles Township

NILES – Prison sentences were handed down to two area residents in Berrien County Trial Court Monday. Neil Courtney Bennett, 49, of South Bend, pleaded ... Read more

2 days ago by Debra Haight.

GateWay Services to become Center for Growth and Independence

BENTON HARBOR — Effective April 30, GateWay Services, 1440 Empire Ave., Benton Harbor, which has a satellite office in Niles, will undergo an official name ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

MDHHS extends epidemic order, strengthens mask requirement for children

LANSING — Today, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services extended its gatherings and mask epidemic order. The order – which preserves the strongest ... Read more

5 days ago by Submitted.

Buchanan graduate now Berrien County prosecuting attorney

ST. JOSEPH – A lot has changed for Holly Lucas since she was crowned Miss Buchanan in 2008. Today, Lucas is a prosecuting attorney working ... Read more

5 days ago by Christina Clark.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 770,822 cases, 16,731 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Thursday, Berrien County reported 12,534 COVID-19 cases and 240 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Buchanan man named 911 Telecommunicator of the Year

BERRIEN COUNTY – A Buchanan man has been named Berrien County’s Telecommunicator of the Year. During the Berrien County Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Thursday ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

LMC to host virtual career, program expo for prospective students

BENTON HARBOR — Area residents can learn what it is like to be a Red Hawk at Lake Michigan College’s virtual career and program expo. ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Niles city, DART consider south county expansion

NILES – Running errands, being transported for doctor appointments and more could become more challenging for some Berrien County residents, as county officials reportedly seek ... Read more

6 days ago by Christina Clark.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 764,519 cases, 16,619 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Wednesday, Berrien County reported 12,489 COVID-19 cases and 240 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 756,564 cases, 16,586 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Tuesday, Berrien County reported 12,411 COVID-19 cases and 239 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Area health departments pause Johnson and Johnson vaccine administration

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Tuesday morning, area health departments took swift action in halting the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine administration, following recommendations by national healthcare ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 747,697 cases, 16,512 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As COVID-19 numbers continue to rise in Michigan, the effects are being seen in southwest Michigan. As of Monday, Berrien County reported ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Andrews University among 26 colleges partnering with MDHHS in vaccination efforts

LANSING — On Thursday, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced that Berrien County’s Andrews University would be a part of a new ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Two area residents sentenced for assault, drug offenses

NILES – Two area residents were sentenced Monday in Berrien County Trial Court for assault and drug offenses. Joseph Paolucci-Hitchcock, 22, of Buchanan, pleaded guilty ... Read more

1 week ago by Debra Haight.

Despite governor’s urging, local students return to classrooms after spring break

BERRIEN COUNTY – Students around Berrien County left for spring break on April 2, and returned to classrooms with their peers on Monday. Despite urges ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Teacher faces disciplinary action for allegedly soliciting 14-year-old

NILES — A Brandywine teacher is facing disciplinary action after he was recorded on video allegedly attempting to meet what he believed was a 14-year-old ... Read more

1 week ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Spectrum Health Lakeland revises visitor guidelines

ST. JOSEPH — As a result of increasing numbers of patients admitted with COVID-19 and an increase in community positivity rate, Spectrum Health Lakeland has ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Gov. Whitmer asks residents to take COVID-19 precautions, high schools to suspend in-person activities

LANSING — Though COVID-19 vaccine supply vaccine is increasing, state leaders are asking that residents take precautions to slow the virus’ spread as case numbers ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Berrien County commissioners approve 911 grant

BERRIEN COUNTY – Improvements will begin this year on Berrien County’s 911 location response, thanks to a grant Berrien County commissioners voted to accept on ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

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