Cassopolis

Movie theaters, gyms, bowling alleys could reopen by July 4

LANSING — July 4 may prove to be the day theaters, bowling alleys and gyms reopen across the state, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday. With ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Cassopolis to get new bar, bakery

CASSOPOLIS — Steve and Schelley Schroeder are hoping to give the village of Cassopolis two things it currently does not already have: a bar and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Scott Novak.

Cass County chief judge promotes celebration of and activities commemorating Juneteenth

CASSOPOLIS — Known as “Juneteenth,” Friday commemorates the day that enslaved persons in Galveston, Texas were notified about the Emancipation Proclamation–almost two and a half ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Cassopolis woman injured in crash

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — A Cassopolis woman sustained injuries in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Richard J. Behnke reported ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

SMC awards 376 degrees to Class of 2020

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College awarded 376 degrees to the Class of 2020 at its virtual commencement June 13. SMC conferred 142 associate in arts ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Gov. Whitmer announces next steps for school reopening in the fall

LANSING — Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that Michigan schools may resume in-person learning in phase 4 of the MI Safe Start plan, with strict ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Cass County crash results in minor injuries

PORTER TOWNSHIP — Sheriff Richard J. Behnke reported that 9:45 a.m. Saturday, deputies from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a personal injury ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

GALLERY: Cassopolis peace rally held

CASSOPOLIS — A peace rally was held in Cassopolis Saturday afternoon to bring awareness to inequality in the justice system and that Black Live Matter. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Scott Novak.

Growers, migrant workers adapt to COVID-19 changes

By CHRISTINA CLARK christina.clark@leaderpub.com SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN — With more than 700 acres, Schilling Family Farms in Eau Claire grows lush groves of fruit trees and ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Niles teen sentenced to prison on sexual misconduct charges

CASSOPOLIS — A Niles youth is going to prison after being sentenced for third-degree criminal sexual conduct in Cass County Circuit Court Friday. Taiten Leigh ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

Cass County building to reopen Wednesday

CASSOPOLIS — Cass County is taking a step toward reopening following COVID-19 shutdowns. Wednesday, the Cass County Administration Building will reopen to the public. The ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

One injured in Porter Township crash

PORTER TOWNSHIP—A Thursday afternoon crash sent one person to the hospital. According to Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke, officers were called to the intersection of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

MEC seeking annexation into village of Cassopolis

CASSOPOLIS — The Cassopolis Village Council voted unanimously on a resolution to annex Midwest Energy and Communications back into the village Monday night. Midwest Energy, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Scott Novak.

Cassopolis council revisits marijuana ordinances

CASSOPOLIS — The village of Cassopolis took another look at its stance on marijuana, both recreational and medicinal, via a Zoom meeting. At its regularly ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Scott Novak.

MEC awards scholarships to students across southwest Michigan

CASSOPOLIS — Midwest Energy and Communications recently recognized the academic achievements, leadership and community involvement of four local students with its annual college scholarship program. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Despite deficit, Cassopolis schools feel they are in good shape

CASSOPOLIS — The Cassopolis Board of Education found out at its annual budget hearing Monday night that it will finish the 2019-20 school year in ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Scott Novak.

Area restaurants, bars open doors for diners this week

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Michiganders looking for a plated meal and hospitality will finally have the opportunity to dine in-house again. Restaurant and bar staff across ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Library materials hit curbside

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The wait is over for patrons waiting to get their hands on some new, or beloved, reading material from their local libraries. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

MEC welcomes first Data Center Customer

CASSOPOLIS — Midwest Energy and Communications welcomed its first data center customer at its Cassopolis headquarters on May 27. MichiCann, located in Niles, is a ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

COA hosts Project Fresh drive-thru

CASSOPOLIS — The Cass County Council on Aging is working to ensure area seniors have access to fresh fruits and vegetables this summer. Thursday, the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Cass County commissioners discuss coronavirus impact, police accountability

CASSOPOLIS — Though parts of the state are beginning to reopen to the public following months of COVID-19 shutdown, Cass County buildings’ doors will remain ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Dowagiac man sentenced to probation on drug charges

CASSOPOLIS – An Elkhart man who said he was thankful to be arrested last fall has been sentenced to probation Friday in Cass County Circuit ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Debra Haight.

Vandalia man strikes telephone pole

CALVIN TOWNSHIP — A Vandalia man was injured in a Calvin Township crash Friday, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Richard J. Behnke ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

MEC lobbies to reopen

CASSOPOLIS — As Michigan businesses begin re-opening, Midwest Energy and Communications is re-opening lobbies to the public beginning Monday, June 8. Co-op officials closed lobbies ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Organizers call drive-thru fair food event a huge success

CASSOPOLIS — With approximately 1,800 cars over three days, the Cass County Fair’s drive-thru fair food event last weekend was a huge success, according to ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

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