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Underground Railroad Society of Cass County receives grant

DOWAGIAC — Help is on the way for The Underground Railroad Society of Cass County. The historical organization was awarded $10,000 by the Michigan Humanities ... Read more

20 hours ago by Max Harden.

Cassopolis resident combines love of gardening with giving back

VANDALIA — Erez Brandvain has always loved gardening. So, it should come as no surprise that he has a rather large garden on Quaker Street ... Read more

21 hours ago by Scott Novak.

COA to host ‘Ice Cream Social Distancing’ events

CASSOPOLIS — This month, one local organization will be serving up something sweet for Cass County residents. The Cass County Council on Aging will host ... Read more

22 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles man sentenced in 2019 shooting incident

CASSOPOLIS – A Niles man who shot his gun out of the windows of a car last year was sentenced Friday in Cass County Circuit ... Read more

1 day ago by Debra Haight.

Gov. Whitmer signs mandatory mask order

LANSING — Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed executive order 2020-147, which reiterates that individuals are required to wear a face covering whenever they are in ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

State AG office to handle Diamond Lake Party case

CASS COUNTY — The Michigan Attorney General’s Office has agreed to review the case of a Fourth of July party hosted at Diamond Lake in ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

Gov. Whitmer signs executive directive requiring implicit bias training for health professionals

LANSING — On Thursday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer singed an executive directive requiring health care professionals in Michigan to undergo implicit bias training to obtain and ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Special prosecutor sought to review Diamond Lake Fourth of July party

CASS COUNTY — A special prosecutor is being sought to review incidents related to parties hosted at Diamond Lake. Tuesday afternoon, the Cass County Prosecutor’s ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Leader Publications welcomes new reporter

NILES — Leader Publications has welcomed a new addition to its news team. Max Harden, of Niles, has joined Leader Publications as a news reporter. ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

Diamond Lake Fourth of July party could result in charges

CASS COUNTY — A Fourth of July party that has put Cass County under nationwide scrutiny could result in charges filed against its organizers. Saturday, ... Read more

5 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Lawless Park to celebrate Michigan Dark Sky Awareness Month by opening on weekend nights

VANDALIA — Cass County stargazers now can view the night sky at a local International Dark-Sky Park. The Cass County Parks Board recently set a ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Outdoor prom event set for Aug. 1

EDWARDSBURG — A regional, all school prom has been greenlit as the original organizer has secured sponsors to partner with to put on the memorable ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Gov. Whitmer closes indoor service at bars throughout lower Michigan, allows cocktails to go

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-143 on Wednesday closing indoor service at bars throughout most of lower Michigan to protect the progress ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

URSCC purchases photo album of Calvin Township, Vandalia residents

In early June, a member of the Underground Railroad Society of Cass County saw a photo album of African Americans from Calvin Township and Vandalia ... Read more

1 week ago by Scott Novak.

Underground Railroad Days canceled due to COVID-19

Mid-July has meant Underground Railroad Days in the village of Vandalia since 2010. Read more

1 week ago by Scott Novak.

Demolition Derby to go on despite no Cass County Fair

A lot of hard work has already been put in by those hoping to compete in demolition derbies this summer, including the one scheduled for ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Scott Novak.

Dowagiac, Cassopolis awarded NEP grants

CASS COUNTY — Two Cass County communities were awarded state grant funding for visual improvements. The Michigan State Housing Development Authority awarded $2.1 million in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Hydroponic businesses seeing an upswing in sales

EDWARDSBURG — With the legalization of recreational marijuana and the COVID-19 pandemic, hydroponic businesses like GroMart in Edwardsburg and the Green Iguana in Cassopolis have ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Scott Novak.

Cass County forms steering committee on race

CASSOPOLIS — One newly formed committee is hoping to make a change in Cass County — one conversation at a time. Cass County has formed ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Courthouse bomb threat extends man’s prison sentence

CASSOPOLIS – The man who shut down the Cass County Law & Courts Building last June with a bomb threat learned his fate Friday in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

Cass County Fair canceled, will return in 2021

CASSOPOLIS — The Cass County Fair Board met Tuesday evening and voted to postpone the Cass County Fair until Aug. 1 to 7, 2021. “This ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Michigan is first state in nation to match its 2010 census self-response rate

ST. JOSEPH — Michigan is the first state in the nation to match its 2010 census self-response rate –– a milestone that can be attributed ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Cass County Road Commission experiences COVID-19 related funding cuts

CASSOPOLIS — The Cass County Road Commission has adjusted some services this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the reduction in funding. Roadside mowing, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Cassopolis Streetscape Project under way

CASSOPOLIS — The Cassopolis Streetscape Project continues this week as workers from Selge Construction in Niles begin grinding up Broadway Street as well as East ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Scott Novak.

Cassopolis Village Council fills vacant seat

CASSOPOLIS — At a special meeting of the Cassopolis Village Council, Kimberle Danzy-Yeager was approved to fill the vacant trustee seat Monday night. Danzy-Yeager, the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Scott Novak.

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