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Cass County Fair Show and Go gives youth time to shine

CASSOPOLIS — The 2020 Cass County Fair may have been canceled, but Fair Board President Brian Kuemin wanted to find a way to allow the ... Read more

12 hours ago by Max Harden.

Elkhart man saved from burning car in Mason Township

MASON TOWNSHIP — An Elkhart resident was saved from a burning vehicle in Cass County Monday morning, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff ... 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.

Dowagiac woman injured in motorcycle vs. truck accident

MARCELLUS TOWNSHIP — A Dowagiac woman and a Marcellus man were injured in a motorcycle vs. truck accident Saturday, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

One injured in Pokagon Township motorcycle crash

POKAGON TOWNSHIP — A Niles man sustained minor injuries in a motorcycle crash Sunday, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Richard J. Behnke ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Union woman injured in single vehicle crash

NEWBERG TOWNSHIP—A Union woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash on M-40 Highway Saturday morning. At approximately 4:49 a.m., Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke reported ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

One person injured in Newberg Township motorcycle crash

NEWBERG TOWNSHIP — One person was injured Friday evening in a motorcycle involved crash. Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke reported that at approximately 7:03 p.m., ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Cass County Sheriff’s Office welcomes new bloodhound

CASSOPOLIS — The Cass County Sheriff’s Office’s newest employee always keeps her nose to the grindstone, walks on all fours and will do just about ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Culton.

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.

Dowagiac man sentenced to jail following drug overdose, probation violation

CASSOPOLIS – A Dowagiac man has to spend more time in jail after violating his probation from a 2018 conviction. Sentencings Friday were once again ... Read more

5 days ago by Debra Haight.

MEC annexes back into the village limits

CASSOPOLIS — Nearly two years after it opened its new headquarters on Decatur Road in Penn Township, Midwest Energy and Communications has been annexed back ... Read more

5 days ago by Scott Novak.

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.

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.

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.

Cass County sees increase in concealed carry permits

CASS COUNTY — The demand for firearms in Cass County is on the rise. According to data provided by Cass County Clerk Monica McMichael, the ... Read more

1 week ago by Max Harden.

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.

Cass County election candidates, proposals for the Aug. 4 primaries

Cass County Prosecutor — Victor Fitz, R Sheriff — Richard Behnke, R Clerk/Register of Deeds — Monica McMichael, R Treasurer — Hope Anderson, R Surveyor ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

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.

Dowagiac resident sentenced to probation, jail

CASSOPOLIS — A Dowagiac man who shot into the ground at his wife’s feet earlier this summer was sentenced Friday in Cass County Circuit Court ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

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.

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.

Mother of brothers injured in LaGrange Township electrocution gives update

FORT WAYNE — The mother of Austin and Lane Francis, who were both injured Saturday afternoon after an accidental electrocution, says the condition of her ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Our Father’s Family Keeper Ministries to host free fall-winter clothing giveaway, seeking donations

VANDALIA — Our Father’s Family Keeper Ministries’ signature free fall-winter clothing exchange returns from 10 a.m. to 2p.m. Aug. 22. This time it will be ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

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