Cassopolis

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

4 weeks 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month ago by Scott Novak.

Van Buren/Cass District Health Department to host free curbside condom event

DOWAGIAC — In honor of National HIV Testing Day, for one day only, the Van Buren/Cass District Health Department is hosting a free, contact-less curbside ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

CFCN receives $50,000 in emergency grant funding

CASSOPOLIS — The Cassopolis Family Clinic Network recently announced an infusion of $50,000 in emergency grant funding from the medical aid organization Direct Relief, in ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

UPDATED: Police seeking suspect in robbery at Stone Lake Marathon station

Update: After further investigation, it was found that some of the information regarding the robbery at the Stone Lake Marathon was not accurate, according to ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Cassopolis hosts Juneteenth celebration

CASSOPOLIS — Family, friends and community members gathered together in Clisbee Park Friday evening to celebrate Juneteenth. June 19 recognizes the day that Union Army ... Read more

2 months ago by Scott Novak.

One injured in motorcycle accident

LA GRANGE TOWNSHIP — An Indiana resident is in the hospital following a motorcycle accident in La Grange Township, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Squires Elementary being turned into middle school

CASSOPOLIS — What started as a project for the Sam Adams Elementary fifth and sixth graders will become a reality in the fall when Cassopolis ... Read more

2 months ago by Scott Novak.

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