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9-year-old injured in Cass County ATV accident

CASS COUNTY — A child was transported to the hospital this weekend after an ATV accident in Cass County. Sheriff Richard Behnke of the Cass ... Read more

2 hours ago by Staff Report.

Cassopolis Public Schools superintendent resigns

CASSOPOLIS — Cassopolis Public Schools Superintendent Angela Piazza has resigned. The board of education accepted the resignation in a unanimous vote at a special board ... Read more

15 hours ago by Sarah Culton.

Police searching for vehicle of interest in Cassopolis shooting

CASSOPOLIS — Police are searching for a vehicle of interest involved in a Sunday morning shooting in the village of Cassopolis, according to the Cassopolis ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

Former SMC instructor accepts plea deal in sexual misconduct case

CASSOPOLIS – A former Southwestern Michigan College instructor accused of having improper relations with a student he was counseling has accepted a plea deal just ... Read more

4 days ago by Debra Haight.

Vandalia resident sentenced to 10 months in jail for drug offense

In Cass County Court Friday, a Vandalia man was sentenced to 10 months in jail. Randy Ray Deweerd, 60, of South Street in Vandalia, pleaded ... Read more

4 days 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

4 days ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac man heading back to prison on weapons charges

CASSOPOLIS – A Dowagiac man on parole for armed robbery was sent back to prison Friday after being convicted by a Cass County jury last ... Read more

4 days ago by Debra Haight.

Following name change, Heritage Southwest unveils new signs, website

CASSOPOLIS — A local school district finally has a new face to match its new name. Heritage Southwest Intermediate School District, which serves Dowagiac, Cassopolis, ... Read more

4 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Cass County Council on Aging hosts Ice Cream Social, Movie Night

Smiles and laughter abounded at the Cass County Council on Aging Friday. Read more

1 week ago by Max Harden.

Ed’s Open Header Cruise returns Thursday following COVID hiatus

DOWAGIAC — A caravan of cars will be cruising for a cause on Thursday. After a one-year COVID-induced hiatus, Dowagiac’s fifth annual Ed’s Open Header ... Read more

1 week ago by Max Harden.

Michigan Works! awarded $2 million grant to train workers in southwest Michigan

BENTON HARBOR — Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren was awarded a $2 million Michigan Learning and Education Advancement Program grant from the Michigan Department ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

MSU 4-H and Corteva Agriscience announce pollinator project

CASS COUNTY — Michigan State University Extension’s 4-H program and Corteva Agriscience have partnered to present a multi-county program exploring the world of pollinators that ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Tri-County Head Start recognizes employees

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN Tri-County Head Start closed out this year with a recognition program dedicated to covering the successes of this past year with both in-person ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Reid Francis Memorial Invitational Race to take place July 24

CASSOPOLIS — Diamond Lake Yacht Club recently announced the return of the Michiana Inter Lake MC Regatta to be hosted on July 24 at Diamond ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Resident to dive into Paradise Lake history

CASSOPOLIS — Sally Jo Conner will debut “Paradise,” a presentation on Paradise Lake, at 7 p.m. July 31 at the Ross Beatty High School Auditorium. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Cassopolis student named to dean’s list at Miami University

OXFORD, Ohio — John Aleva was named to the dean’s list at Miami University, located in Oxford, Ohio, for the 2020-21 spring semester. Miami University ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Three teens injured in Porter Township crash

PORTER TOWNSHIP — Three teenagers were injured in a Saturday crash in Porter Township, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Richard Behnke reported ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Michigan Works! to host recruitment workshop

BENTON HARBOR — With more than 2,100 jobs open in southwest Michigan, Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren is hosting an educational workshop for local ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Motor carrier officers to participate in Operation Safe Driver Week

LANSING — This week, motor carrier officers from the Michigan State Police, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division will be conducting commercial vehicle inspections throughout the state ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Diamond Lake Orchard expanding into wine

CASSOPOLIS – After 20 years in business, the Diamond Lake Orchard is expanding its product line with wine this August. The 10-acre orchard produces apples, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Caleb Steensma.

Cassopolis man injured in motorcycle crash

POKAGON TOWNSHIP — A Cassopolis man was injured in a weekend motorcycle crash, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Richard Behnke reported his ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac man sentenced to prison following home invasion

CASSOPOLIS — A Dowagiac man is heading to prison after being sentenced Friday in Cass County Court. JB Nunley Jr., 56, of Dowagiac, pleaded guilty ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

Following June trial, Cassopolis man gets prison for firearms charges

CASSOPOLIS – A Cassopolis man with a past criminal record was one of three area residents sentenced to prison Friday in Cass County Circuit Court. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

Three arrested on drug charges in Marcellus

MARCELLUS — Three were arrested on drug charges following a search in the village of Marcellus. The Cass County Drug Enforcement Team announced that on ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Indiana man sentenced to prison following Cassopolis car theft attempt

CASSOPOLIS — An Indiana man is heading to prison following sentencing Friday in Cass County Court. Casey James Balser, 24, of Middlebury, pleaded guilty to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

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