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Berrien County commissioners pass resolution supporting Indiana Michigan River Valley Trail project

ST. JOSEPH – Thursday’s Berrien County Board of Commissioners meeting featured the acceptance of several grants and a resolution to support the Indiana Michigan River ... Read more

10 hours ago by Debra Haight.

Heroin, meth, firearms seized during search warrants in Niles, Buchanan

NILES — Two parolees were arrested in Niles and Buchanan Tuesday as the result of search warrants related to a narcotics investigation, according to the ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

Junior Achievement of Berrien, Cass counties announces Tapas on the Green event

BENTON HARBOR — Junior Achievement serving Berrien and Cass Counties is inviting the community to attend Tapas on the Green, an evening out to support ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Spectrum Health Lakeland Foundation awards $75,000 in scholarships, grants

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — During the recent Allied Health Careers Scholarship program, Spectrum Health Lakeland Foundation awarded a total of $26,750 in the form of 26 ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 906,538 cases, 19,947 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Tuesday, Berrien County reported 14,110 COVID-19 cases and 282 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Registration now open for Lory’s Place Run, Walk, and Rock

St. JOSEPH – Runners, walkers and other supporters are invited to register for the 18th annual Run, Walk, and Rock for Lory’s Place, the grief ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

BCF Arts Challenge seeking support for Berrien County arts venues

BERRIEN COUNTY — The Berrien Community Foundation’s Arts Challenge recently launched a second act to support arts venues that have struggled throughout the pandemic. The ... Read more

2 days ago by Submitted.

Community members encouraged to donate blood, save lives

ST. JOSEPH – One local health care system is asking the public to donate blood and save lives. Blood supplies across the state remain low, ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

Buchanan native Hannah Roberts takes silver in Olympics

TOKYO — Fans from across Michiana filled the Buchanan Commons Saturday night as they watched one of their own make history. Hannah Roberts, 19, won ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Inaugural LIVESTRONG at the YMCA 5K to take place Aug. 7

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The first LIVESTRONG at the YMCA 5K will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 and will feature a 5K ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

Law enforcement, state leaders warn residents to be aware of rental scams

VANDALIA — On July 19, Vandalia resident Bianca May heard a knock on her door. On the other side was a woman who said she ... Read more

7 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Southwest Michigan thrift stores seeing sharp increase in donations

NILES — Clothes are flying onto the shelves of resale stores across the country, and southwest Michigan is no different. In southwest Michigan and beyond, ... Read more

7 days ago by Max Harden.

Salvation Army welcomes new majors

NILES — The Niles Salvation Army recently welcomed two new employees in Majors Nic and Jodi Montgomery. Nic and Jodi became officers in The Salvation ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Berrien County health officials urge COVID-19 vaccination for adolescents

BENTON HARBOR — The Berrien County Health Department and Spectrum Health Lakeland are urging parents of adolescents 12 years and older to have them receive ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Van Buren/Cass District Health Department recommends masks indoors for all regardless of vaccine status

SOUTHWST MICHIGAN — One area health department is recommending masks for all individuals indoors — regardless of vaccine status. The Centers on Disease Control and ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Southwest Michigan organizations join forces to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates, combat misinformation

BENTON HARBOR — The Berrien County Health Department, United Way of Southwest Michigan and Van Buren/Cass District Health Department, are joining forces to increase COVID-19 ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Berrien, Cass counties hosting backpack, school supply drives

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – Students in need will have the opportunity to receive school supplies for the upcoming school year, as area organizations are hosting giveaway ... Read more

1 week ago by Caleb Steensma.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 901,683 cases, 19,902 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Tuesday, Berrien County reported 14,035 COVID-19 cases and 280 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Buchanan leaders hear community development update, resident tree concerns

BUCHANAN – Economic development and trees were the two main topics at Monday night’s Buchanan City Commission meeting. Commissioners heard two requests related to trees ... Read more

1 week ago by Debra Haight.

Niles man gets jail, probation on assault-related charges

In Berrien County Court Monday, a man was sentenced to jail and probation for assault-related charges. Jacob Wayne Hunt, of Regent Street in Niles, pleaded ... Read more

1 week ago by Debra Haight.

Dowagiac woman gets probation, jail time in Berrien County stolen property case

In a meth and stolen property case heard Monday in Berrien County Court, the victim said that the incident has left her afraid to leave ... Read more

1 week ago by Debra Haight.

Students experiencing homelessness remain hard to identify after year with remote education

By CHRISTINA CLARK christina.clark@leaderpub.com SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – Throughout the pandemic, educators and students have navigated new challenges both in classrooms and during remote instruction. The ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Podcast tells Buchanan’s story through eyes of its residents

BUCHANAN — When other girls her age were listening to New Kids on the Block and Mariah Carey, a young Stacey Martin could be found eating ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Portage Road construction scheduled to begin Monday

BERTRAND TOWNSHIP — A road near the cities of Buchanan and Niles will see road work beginning next week. Starting Monday, Portage Road from US-12 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

New pet grooming spa opens in Buchanan

BUCHANAN – A friendly open counter and a white picket fence gate greet humans and canines alike as they enter Blue Paw Pet Spa, 324 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

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