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Berrien County Youth Fair to host third Fair Food Drive Thru

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Though the Berrien County Youth Fair was canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, its organizers have found other ways to ... Read more

17 hours ago by Submitted.

Update: Arrest made in wrong-way crash in Niles Township

NILES TOWNSHIP—On Monday afternoon, Undersheriff Chuck Heit of the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department released the name and charges of the 29-year-old woman who caused a ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

Hazardous weather outlook includes damaging winds for Berrien, Cass counties

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN —The partly sunny skies seen in Niles around 2:30 p.m. are predicted to be exchanged for hazardous wind gusts by 4 to 5 ... Read more

1 day ago by Christina Clark.

Emergency order presents challenges to growers, organizations

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — On Monday, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued an emergency order requiring COVID-19 testing for both agricultural and food ... Read more

4 days ago by Christina Clark.

Vikings assemble backpacks for students

NILES — Filled backpacks in bright red, yellows, greens, blues and pinks lined the entrance to a room at Niles High School on Wednesday afternoon. ... Read more

6 days ago by Christina Clark.

Girls on the Run Southwest Michigan to host virtual short film festival Aug. 19

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — LUNAFEST, the fundraising film festival dedicated to championing women filmmakers and bringing women together in their communities, will be hosted virtually by ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Berrien County Sheriff’s Office launches internal investigation into video incident

NILES — The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office has launched an internal investigation into a Niles incident that was recorded and shared via Facebook Live Tuesday. ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Gov. Whitmer approves $28 million in outdoor recreation development and acquisition grants

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday signed legislation creating more opportunities for quality outdoor recreation by authorizing $28.7 million in Michigan Natural Resources Trust ... Read more

6 days ago by Submitted.

Arrest, use of force streamed on Facebook Live involved Berrien County deputy

NILES — An arrest turned into a physical altercation in a Facebook Live video recorded in Niles on Tuesday afternoon. In the video, which begins ... Read more

7 days ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien, Cass County unofficial election results

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Listed below are the unofficial election results from Berrien and Cass counties for the Aug. 4 primary election with 100 percent of ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

Motorcyclist seriously injured in collision with pickup truck

NILES TOWNSHIP—A motorcyclist sustained serious, possibly life-threatening, injuries in a truck versus motorcycle collision Tuesday afternoon, according to deputies from the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office. ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

Berrien County services work to connect homeless to housing

BERRIEN COUNTY — The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to financially impact people already precariously housed. The U.S. Department of Labor reported Michigan’s June 2020 unemployment ... Read more

7 days ago by Christina Clark.

Plastic surgeon to discuss cosmetic, reconstructive procedures

ST. JOSEPH – Community members are invited to join plastic surgeon, Ginard Henry, MD, for a free, online seminar titled “Plastic Surgery Secrets,” which focuses ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Area senior centers seek millage approvals on Tuesday’s ballot

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Services for southwest Michigan’s senior citizen population will be on the ballot Tuesday. Senior centers across Berrien and Cass counties are seeking ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Berrien County election candidates, proposals for Aug. 4 primaries

Berrien County Prosecutor — Steven Pierangeli, R Sheriff — Paul Bailey, R Clerk — Gwen Swanigan, D; Sharon Tyler, R Treasurer — Troy Rolling, R; ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Berrien County treasurer candidates prepare for election

Two Republican candidates are vying for the position of Berrien County Treasurer during the Aug. 4 primaries. Leader Publications conducted a Q&A session with both ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Berrien, Cass County commissioner candidates prepare for primaries

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Listed below are Q&As with county commissioner candidates from Berrien and Cass counties who are running for contested seats in Tuesday’s primary ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Gov. Whitmer amends MI Safe Start order to limit indoor gatherings

LANSING. –Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-160 and Executive Order 2020-161, amending Michigan’s Safe Start Order and issuing revised workplace safeguards. Under the Safe ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

United Way of Southwest Michigan teams up with “When We All Vote” to boost voter registration in Berrien, Cass, Van Buren xounties

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — United Way of Southwest Michigan recently partnered with “When We All Vote,” a nonprofit, non-partisan organization launched in 2018 to promote voter ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Berrien County recycling event to take place Aug. 12

BERRIEN COUNTY — A chance for area residents to safely recycle a number of household objects is coming to Berrien County next month. Berrien County ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Local nonprofit invites parents to register for backpack full of school supplies

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The first day of class for students is quickly approaching. Some area schools, including Brandywine Community Schools and Niles Community Schools, have ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Health departments working with area schools to finalize back to school plans

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Students left classrooms on March 13 as state mandates to control the spread of COVID-19 were handed down by Michigan Gov. Gretchen ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien County hiring contact tracers as clinics reopen, COVID-19 deaths increase

BERRIEN COUNTY — As operations in the Berrien County Health Department have stabilized, clinics like the WIC and immunization clinic have reopened. The staff borrowed ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Homeschoolers educate parents about school at home options for fall

BERRIEN COUNTY — As the fall approaches with school administrators continuing to work out the details to provide a safe class environment amidst COVID-19 concerns ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Michigan Gateway Community Foundation announces new CEO, president

BUCHANAN — Rob Habicht’s office in the front of the Michigan Gateway Community Foundation has drywall patching where he had hung frames for the past ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

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